All-trichord hexachord

All-trichord hexachord

All-trichord hexachord (About this sound   ).
All-trichord hexachord trichords.[1] (About this sound   )

In music, the all-trichord hexachord is a unique hexachord that contains all twelve trichords, or from which all twelve possible trichords may be derived.[2] The prime form of this set class is {012478}[1] and its Forte number is 6-Z17. Its complement is 6-Z43 and they share the interval vector of <3,2,2,3,3,2>.

It appears in pieces by Robert Morris and Elliott Carter.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b Schiff, David (1998). The Music of Elliott Carter, p.34. ISBN 0-8014-3612-5.
  2. ^ Whittall, Arnold (2008). The Cambridge Introduction to Serialism, p. 271. ISBN 978-0-521-68200-8.
  3. ^ Alegant, Brian (2010). The Twelve-Tone Music of Luigi Dallapiccola, p.307n4. ISBN 1-58046-325-8.

Further reading

  • Boland, Marguerite (1999). "The All-trichord Hexachord: Compositional Strategies in Elliott Carter's Con leggerezza pensosa and Gra and a Folio of Original Compositions". MA Thesis, La Trobe University (Alegant 2010, p.307n4).
  • Boland, Marguerite (2006). "'Linking' and 'Morphing': Harmonic Flow in Elliott Carter's Con Leggerezza Pensosa". Tempo 60, no. 237 (July): 33–43.
  • Boros, James (1990). "Some Properties of the All-Trichord Hexachord", In Theory Only 11/6: 19-41.
  • Capuzzo, Guy (2004). "The Complement Union Property in the Music of Elliott Carter". Journal of Music Theory 48, no. 1 (Spring): 1–24.
  • Capuzzo, Guy (2007). "Registral Constraints on All-Interval Rows in Elliott Carter's Changes". Intégral 21:79-108.
  • Morris, Robert D. (1990). "Pitch-Class Complementation and Its Generalizations". Journal of Music Theory 34, no. 2 (Autumn): 175–245.
  • Morris, Robert (1995). "Compositional Spaces and Other Territories". Perspectives of New Music 33, nos. 1 & 2 (Winter–Summer):328–58.
  • Ravenscroft, Brenda (2003). "Setting the Pace: The Role of Speeds in Elliott Carter's A Mirror on Which to Dwell". Music Analysis 22, no. 3 (October): 253–82.
  • Roeder, John (2009). "A Transformational Space for Elliott Carter's Recent Complement-union Music". In Mathematics and Computation in Music, edited by Timour Klouche and Thomas Noll, 303–310. Communications in Computer and Information Science 37. New York: Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-04579-0; ISBN 978-3-642-04578-3.
  • Sallmen, Mark (2007). "Listening to the Music Itself: Breaking Through the Shell of Elliott Carter's 'In Genesis'", Music Theory Online 13/3 (Alegant 2010, p.307n4). (Accessed 31 March 2014)