Global Compositions

  • Guerino Mazzola
Part of the Computational Music Science book series (CMS)


The categories ObLoc and Loc are representations of local objects, i.e., of objects that are not composed of proper “parts”. However, music mainly deals with compound objects. The adequate concept of a global composition is defined. The corresponding vocabulary of elementary global music objects is described, including ecclesiastical modes, tridadic degrees, meters, rhythms, motives and themes.


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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guerino Mazzola
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  1. 1.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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