retrograde inversion



[Eng.]


A device used by composers that combines retrograde motion and inversion. It is analagous to writing a figure or theme upside down and backwards. This device is essential in twelve-tone music.

See retrograde; inversion; retrograde motion; Crab motion; cancrizans; [Ger.] Krebsgang.

See also; retrograde canon; canon cancrizans; retrogression.


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