serialism
(SEAR-ee-ul-izm)


[Eng.]


A method of composition in which various musical elements such as pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and tone colour may be put in order according to a fixed series. See also total serialism.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Stockhausen: Zeitmasse for Five Woodwinds, No. 5
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 53
Boulez: Le marteau sans maître, IX
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 58

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