Klangfarbenmelodie



[Ger., sound-colour-melody]


A term coined by composer Arnold Schoenberg to describe a style of composition that employs several different kinds of tone colors to a single pitch or to multiple pitches. This is achieved by distributing the pitch or melody among several different instruments.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLE:

Webern: Symphony, Op. 21
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 43

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