Wearing tone-coloured glasses: a 'colour-first' compositional approach to the modern wind band
In the nineteenth century, the English term tone colour, derived from the German word klangfarbe, entered musical vocabulary. Similarly, the French term timbre, referring to the same concept, 'quality of tone', circulated musical discussions. Throughout the twentieth century, composers explored various aspects of tone colour in their compositional approach including Schoenberg's Klangfarbenmelodie (later developed extensively by Webern), Varese's fascination with sound generation, Messiaen's...[Show more]
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