Music Theory Online

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Volume 15 Number 2, June 2009
Copyright © 2009 Society for Music Theory
Table of Contents


Emmanuel Amiot
(CPGE, Perpignan)
Discrete Fourier Transform and Bach’s Good Temperament
Stephen C. Brown
(Northern Arizona University)
Axis Tonality and Submediant in the Music of Shostakovich
Joseph C. Kraus
(Florida State University)
Coaching Mozart’s String Quintet in E-Flat Major: Finding the Rhythmic Shape
Frank Samarotto
(Indiana University)
“Plays of Opposing Motion”: Contra-Structural Melodic Impulses in Voice-leading Analysis

Employment Opportunities

New Dissertations

  • Arndt, Matthew, "Schenker and Schoenberg on the Tone and the Genius." University of Wisconsin–Madison, August 2008.
  • Atkinson, Sean E, "An Analytical Model for the Study of Multimedia Compositions: A Case Study in Minimalist Music." Florida State University, April 2009.
  • Ballard, Jack D., Jr., "Part One: The Castle (Ballet for Large Orchestra) and Part Two: Hyperextended Chord Tones: Chromatic Consonance in a Tertian Context." Kent State University, December 2008.
  • Bor, Mustafa, "Contour Reduction Algorithms: A Theory of Pitch and Duration Hierarchies for Post-Tonal Music." University of British Columbia, April 2009.
  • Endrinal, Christopher James Scott, "Form and Style in the Music of U2." Florida State University, April 2008.
  • Forrest, David L., "Prolongation in the Choral Music of Benjamin Britten." Texas Tech University, May 2009.
  • Mak, Su Yin, "Structure, Design, and Rhetoric: Variation Procedures in Selected Instrumental and Vocal Works by Franz Schubert." Eastman School of Music, January 2009.


Justin A. Williams
(University of Nottingham)
Beats and Flows: A Response to Kyle Adams, “Aspects of the Music/Text Relationship in Rap”
Kyle Adams
(Indiana University)
“People’s Instinctive Assumptions and the Paths of Narrative”: A Response to Justin Williams

Book Reviews

Mark McFarland
(Georgia State University)
Review of Jeremy Day-O'Connell, Pentatonicism from the Eighteenth Century to Debussy
(Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2007)
Patrick Tuck
(University of the Cumberlands)
Review of Jane Piper Clendinning and Elizabeth West Marvin, The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis
(New York: W.W. Norton, 2005)


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Editorial Assistants for the Present Volume
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