Musical composition

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MUSICAL COMPOSITION. The act of congress of February 3, 1831, authorizes the granting of a copyright for a musical composition. A question was formerly agitated whether a composition published on a single sheet of paper, was to be considered a book, and it was decided in the affirmative. 2 Campb. 28, n.; 11 East, 244. See Copyright.

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2) Each period marks a change in style or at least the appearance of new compositional techniques.
Composers are only necessary to reflect the constraints created by compositional technique.
Let us now look at the evolution of this compositional technique in Xenakis's production.
But ultimately, his analysis relies too heavily on Part's compositional technique to satisfy those enquirers seeking a deeper understanding of the musical language.
1, where Horace comfortably and naturally posits a connection between moral character and compositional technique.
A valuable clue to help us answer this question is provided by the second major Spanish treatise on improvisation, Santa Maria's Arte de rafter fantasia, in what seems to be the earliest published complete description of an improvisational and compositional technique based on the supremacy of a treble-bass duet filled in with vertical sonorities.
This speedy production reveals a compositional technique which, far from the 'laborious' method, had, in fact totally bypassed the need for manuscript draft or fair copy.
The text Ellington reads in order to offer the listener his performed reading is an evocative prompt which conjures up the possibility of composition and performance, and the narrative Ellington offers as discussion of his compositional technique shows that the evocative prompt goes to the listener as well.
Violence is a good compositional technique to keep things interesting.
Focusing on early Jewish texts and traditions and their reception in Christianity and Judaism, they consider such topics as Iron Age heroes and Enochic giants, compositional technique in the Temple Scroll: creative interpretation and integrative interpretation in the Passover legislation, mending the fractures of Genesis: strategies of harmonization in the Book of Jubilees, redemption from the ashes: repositioning atonement and sacrifice in early Christian and Rabbinic thought, and Jewish apocalyptic and mystical background in the Gospel of Judas.
Srnka does not conceal his extra-musical inspiration (for instance, the movements of a bird flock in Engrams), neither does he hide his absorption in issues of compositional technique.
Brahms's allusions, however, come across as deliberate demonstrations of his more sophisticated compositional technique, and it is perhaps unsurprising that the Brahms-Herzogenberg relationship was put under strain through these musical exchanges.