tone row

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tone row

 (rō)
n. Music
An ordering of notes employing all 12 pitches of the chromatic scale.

tone row

or

tone series

n
(Classical Music) music a group of notes having a characteristic pattern or order that forms the basis of the musical material in a serial composition, esp one consisting of the twelve notes of the chromatic scale. Also called: note row See also serialism, twelve-tone

twelve′-tone` row′

(roʊ)
n.
the 12 chromatic tones of the octave arranged by a composer in a particular sequence and used more or less as the fixed melodic and harmonic basis for a piece.
[1940–45]
Translations

tone row

, tone series (US)
n (twelve-tone music) → Reihe f
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Barlinnine Nine, fittingly contains a backbone tone-row (no, I don't know either) of D-C-A-F-EG-Eflat, inspired by the letters in the big man's name.
We see how the creator of musical value is ultimately the slave of his tone-row creations.
EXAMPLE 1C: LUO ZHONGRONG, THIRD STRING QUARTET (FOUR EXAMPLES FROM THE TONE-ROW COLLECTION) Pentatonic trichords: 024 (a), 025 (b), 027 (c), 037 (d) Pentatonic tetrachords: 0247 (A), 0257 (B), 0358 (C) Non-pentatonic trichord/tetrachord: x, X Tone Row: 0 2 4 7 5 t 8 1 6 3 9 e abex ACX 0 2 5 7 4 e 6 8 1 3 9 t bdex BAX 0 2 7 9 e 1 3 6 t 4 5 8 cadx BAX 0 3 7 t 1 8 5 8 e 2 4 6 dbxa CXA [P.sub.c]--the mundane suffering on earth [P.sub.t]--the ethereal realm of Heaven [P.sub.0]--a declaration of the discord between the two worlds [P.sub.7]/[P.sub.6]--a shift to reconciliation EXAMPLE 3A: CHEN QIGANG, POEME LYRIQUE II, SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF PENTATONIC SCALES NOTES
Kafka's palimpsests) to Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; from Conrad's Victory and tales of the sea to the poems of Eliot; from Satie's compositions to those of Debussy and the tone-row theories of Schoenberg.
To be blunt, once sounds are no longer speech-in-audio-hyperbole and/or the rhythmic tutor of dance, nor the occasion of any other social usage, Music can so tickle the brain as to engender a feeling of rightness (and of no other meaning whatsoever) sufficient to be that "legal" variability of Known (tone-row, metronome/whatever) which constitutes delightful synaptic surprise to the mind.
Although tone-rows form the hybrid system's foundation, it is not a system of composition such as Babbitt's or Perle's.