Certain forms, he notes, have always had a great hold on the mind, possessing an imperishability that cannot be explained by pure chromaticism
or continuity (Journals, p.
This sense of secure centeredness was weakened in the late 19th century by the increasing use of chromaticism
(pitches outside the major or minor key in force), and decisively challenged in the early years of the 20th century by a number of factors: the use of new scales derived from ethnic music; impressionism, which treats chords and dissonances very differently than in the system based on major and minor; bitonality (simultaneous use of two keys); unpredictable beat patterns; and especially atonality and dodecaphony, both of which avoid any sense of key center.
The trademark restless chromaticism
in the lower strings rose to exciting crescendos while Francomb convincingly shaped tone and phrase from the song-like andante to the invigorating finale.
491 in '48 the obsolescence of whose vinyl corps adds exercising inexplicitness with every surface flaw upon the scale unloosing chromaticism
from its lock to waver gently out into the air of a new planet treading shakily or as a lamb will wobble on the grass so this cadenza lacked all certainty other than that belief which bears us up from one step to the next before we think how to fall over into earth or drink))))))
But, if two such particles approach one another, they will be either attracted or repulsed from each other because of van der Waals forces caused by their residual chromaticism
the world of magic (usually connected with chromaticism
as an autonomous system, such as in the work of Wagner and Rimsky-Korsakov).
Instead, he begins with the fact that Anglo- American literary modernists tended to be ill-informed about chromaticism
, serialism, and twentieth-century art music more generally.
However, most jazz, including modal jazz, is diatonic music; that is, within the structure of the jazz standard, as well as the blues, there is almost always a return to the tonic, even in the chromaticism
of bebop (Kofsky 262-64, 280, 317; Heble 32-33).
It became customary to employ swifter rhythms, running figures, and diatonicism for joy, and slower rhythms, longer note values, and chromaticism
Chabrier's dissonances, in anticipation of those of Debussy and Faure, are often unprepared and unresolved, while his use of chromaticism
and exotic rhythms and scales, particularly in his Spanish-influenced pieces, was novel.
The Random House Dictionary seems pretty sound, if a bit stuffy, on the subject, suggesting that after originating in New Orleans at the beginning of the twentieth century it developed "through various increasingly complex styles, generally marked by intricate, melodic freedom, and a harmonic idiom ranging from simple diatonicism through chromaticism
to, in recent developments, atonality.
The inflected melisma of the cadenza seals Lelia's sexuality, for its chromaticism
is traditionally linked with wickedness and sexuality in the Renaissance.