- Schoenberg, Arnold (edited by Gerald Strang and Leonard Stein.)
Fundamentals of Musical Composition.
Faber and Faber, London; Boston, 1987, Wraps, , , Very Good /
xvi, 224 pp. First published in 1967. Edited by Gerald Strang, with the collaboration of Leonard Stein. Contents: Part I Construction of Themes—The concept of form; The motive; Connecting motive-forms; Construction of simple themes (1-4); The accompaniment; Character and mood; Melody and theme; Advice for self-criticism; Part II Small Forms—The small ternary form; Uneven, irregular and asymmetrical construction; The minuet; The scherzo; Theme and variations; Part III Large Forms—The parts of larger forms (subsidiary formulations); The rondo forms; The sonata-allegro (first movement form), Appendix—(Author’s statement); index.