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       M U S I C          T H E O R Y         O N L I N E
                     A Publication of the
                   Society for Music Theory
         Copyright (c) 1995 Society for Music Theory
| Volume 1, Number 2      March, 1995      ISSN:  1067-3040   |
  General Editor                          Lee Rothfarb
  Co-Editors                              Dave Headlam
                                          Justin London
                                          Ann McNamee
  Reviews Editor                          Brian Alegant
  Manager                                 Robert Judd
  Consulting Editors
	Bo Alphonce		   Thomas Mathiesen
	Jonathan Bernard	   Ann McNamee
	John Clough		   Benito Rivera
	Nicholas Cook		   John Rothgeb
	Allen Forte		   Arvid Vollsnes
	Marianne Kielian-Gilbert   Robert Wason
	Stephen Hinton		   Gary Wittlich
  Editorial Assistants             Christopher Pitchford
                                   Ralph Steffen
  All queries to: mto-editor@smt.ucsb.edu  or to
                         * * CONTENTS * *
AUTHOR AND TITLE                                 FILENAMES
1. Target Article                                mto.95.1.2.demske.art
   Thomas R. Demske, On Considering a Computational
     Model of Similarity Analysis
2. Commentaries
   Allen Forte, Tristan Redux: Comments on       mto.95.1.2.forte.tlk
    John Rothgeb's article on the Tristan        mto.95.1.2.forte1.gif
    Chord in MTO 1.1                             mto.95.1.2.forte2.gif
3. Reviews
   None this issue
4. Announcements                                 mto.95.1.2.ann
   a. Stanford University CCRMA Summer Workshops 
   b. Computer Music Journal, 19:1--Spring, 1995
   c. International Semiotics Institute, Toronto
      Semiotics Research Unit, Summer School of
   d. Music Theory Midwest and Society of Composers:
      Joint Conference
   e. Colorado College Summer Session on Wagner's Ring
5. Employment                                    mto.95.1.2.job
   a. School of Music, University of Oregon
   b. School of Music, University of Oregon
   c. University of Surrey, Guilford, England
6. New Dissertations                             mto.95.1.2.dis
   a. Harper, Steven A.  "Minimal Interval Content Descriptions,"
      School of Music, University of Texas, Austin, 1994.
   b. Murphy, Paul T.  "the Thoroughbass Theory of Jose de Torres y Martinez
      Bravo with an Annotated Translation of *Reglas Generales* (1736),"
      School of Music, University of Texas, Austin, 1995.
   c. Tucker, Gary R. "Tonality and Atonlity in Alban Berg's Four
      Songs, Op. 2," University of Western Ontario, 1995.
7. Communications
WWW:  The main Event!
Since the World-Wide Web (WWW) made its debut around three years
ago, the number of private, commercial, and non-commercial Web 
sites has grown prodigiously to more than 10,000.  One projection
puts the number at 40,000 sites by the end of this year (*Internet
World*, April 1995, p. 4).  A survey of MTO subscribers last year
indicated that many were already using the Web, and some others
anticipated being able to use it soon.  Though Web users and hope-
fuls were not in the majority at the time, presumably many more
subscribers have by now begun to explore the Web with one of the
several available "browsers" (Mosaic, Netscape, WinWeb, MacWeb,
Cello, and others).
This issue of MTO (1.2) marks an initial step into the WWW arena,
by providing access to MTO items through the Web server that has
been established on the SMT Networking host, boethius.  Those who
use the Web, may acess MTO through the URL (Uniform Resource
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"page" has links to all the current and past MTO items.  Those
who are interested may want to take a look at the boethius "page"
(http://smt.ucsb.edu/boethius.html), which includes
a link to the MTO page.  
The main people behind MTO's Web plunge are Robert Judd, MTO
Manager, and Christopher Pitchford, MTO Editorial Assistant,
who designed and developed the pages.  We are indebted to Judd 
and Pitchford for the many hours they have spent preparing MTO 
for Web access.  
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months, the MTO staff will be preparing documentation on how to
get started with the Web and HTML.  Rather than wait for us to
catch up, subscribers may prefer to buy one of the many books 
available which can be found in computer sections of many 
After reading this far about the virtues of the Web and HTML,
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and integrated graphics.  The new boethius and MTO URLs are so far
our only examples of HTML documents.  All of the actual MTO items
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There's a fascinating, colorful, hypertextual multimedia world
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