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great variety of melodies; traditional harmonies; strong pulses with regular meters; full-orchestras are common
avoids tunes; often very strange sounding; variety of textures; dissonant; irregular pulses and meter; small, colorful ensembles
focuses on the "inner" world; generally expresses the subjective feelings and emotions of the artist
method of musical composition in which one or more musical elements is subject to ordering a fixed, repeated pattern (series)
dismisses the modern requirements that art music be atonal and original, appealing only to academic and elite "concert hall" audiences; makes the music accessible to all; recognizes the emotional appeal
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