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A look at form and pitch content in Toru Takemitsu’s “Equinox”

David Settle

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This thesis serves as an analysis of Toru Takemitsu’s “Equinox.” This piece is one of a group of compositions for solo classical guitar that was written by a composer who was well established outside the world of classical guitar during the Twentieth Century, an idea that has led to an expansion of the instrument’s repertoire. “Equinox” in particular manages to sound cohesive even with untraditional uses of harmony and form. The purpose of this project is to determine why this is using analysis of pitch-content, contour, and form.

A look at form and pitch content in Toru Takemitsu’s “Equinox”.

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