Musical set

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In music theory , especially in harmony theory , the term “ tone set” or simply set refers to the arrangement (setting) of tones or notes in polyphonic works of music . Example: Setting up the polyphonic version of a melody is called a polyphonic set . Composition and arrangement is therefore a technical aspect of composition ; in this capacity it is the subject of syntax and part of a music course .

A specialty is historical syntax . This describes an orientation of music theory in which historical composition techniques are researched on the basis of sources and musical works and used didactically for today's practice. Historical typesetting is represented as an academic subject at universities and colleges of music , in particular at institutes for early music .

Traditional composition theory differentiates mainly between monodic , heterophonic , homophonic and polyphonic composition techniques. Special sentence types are among others

According to the different scoring of pieces of music , vocal , song , choir , instrumental , string quartet , orchestral and many other movements are differentiated, which take into account the respective tonal and technical characteristics.

A so-called strict sentence , as it was taught in harmony lessons, is rarely found in compositions. By Hugo Distler , such a strict tone set was harmony set called.


Individual evidence

  1. Diether de la Motte : Harmony. Bärenreiter, Kassel, and Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, Munich 1976, ISBN 3-7618-0540-3 , p. 7.