- Forte, Allen
The Structure of Atonal Music.
Yale University, New Haven, 1975, Paper, , , Very Good /
ix, 224 pp. Paper. Second printing, 1977. Wear to wraps, else very good. Contents: Part I: Pitch-class sets and relations; Part II: Pitch-class set complexes; Appendix 1, Prime forms and vectors of pitch class sets; Appendix 2: Similarity relations, Appendix 3: The Subcomplexes Kh; Glossary of technical terms; References; Index of musical examples, Index of Pc sets in musical examples, General index.
As a fond mother, when the day is o'er, Leads by the hand her little child to bed, Half willing, half reluctant to be led, And leave his broken playthings on the floor, Still gazing at them through the open door, Nor wholly reassured and comforted By promises of others in their stead, Which, though more splendid, may not please him more; So Nature deals with us, and takes away Our playthings one by one, and by the hand Leads us to rest so gently, that we go Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay, Being too full of sleep to understand How far the unknown transcends the what we know.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [1807-1882]