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Right of Spring
Pierott Lunaire "Madonna"
Variations for Orchestra Op.31 Theme and Variation
20th century music
20th Century Scales
pentatonic (5-note), whole tone (6-note), octatonic (8-note)
20th Century Rhythm
May change many times in a single piece, individual may play slightly faster or slower than the group
20th Century Length
Much shorter or longer than traditional
20th Century Tone
Expanded instrumentation and larger orchestras
20th Century Color/Sound
New ways of playing traditional instruments. New interest in electronic/computer generated sound.
Tonal (key centered)
Major and Minor Scales
Balanced, smooth, predictable
Regular and largely predictable, all instruments perform a single rhythm together.
Standardized by genre
Standardized around family of classical instruments
Ensemble size/types of instruments conventional for each genre.