Chapter 45. Serialism

D. Analysis process

2. The first 12 pitches of the piece, found in the piano part, are those of P 0. The row is identified where it begins and a frame is put around it. Then, to prove that all the pitches of P 0 are used in order (and only once), an ordinal number is written near where each one occurs in the piece.

At this point the voice enters. There should be a new row form presented (or a repetition of the old one). The voice could be presenting a complete row form or sharing one with the piano. Upon examination, the next 12 pitches in the voice are all different and are probably a row form. Checking the piano separately reveals another row form. Go to next page for the answer.


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