bitonality. The use of 2 keys simultaneously, as in the works of Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams, Holst, and many other 20th-cent. composers. See tonality and polytonality.
More From encyclopedia.com
Symphony , symphony (from Gk., ‘a sounding together’; Ger. Sinfonie, Fr. symphonie, It. sinfonia, Gk.-Lat. symphonia). A term which has had several meanings ove… Key , key1 / kē/ • n. (pl. keys ) 1. a small piece of shaped metal with incisions cut to fit the wards of a particular lock, and that is inserted into a lo… clavichord , clavichord. Small kbd. instr. developed in 14th cent. from the monochord and sometimes called clarichord or manichord or chekker. The early clavichor… William Cavendish , Cavendish, William. See Devonshire, 4th duke of. Tomaso Albinoni , Albinoni, Tomaso Albinoni, Tomaso (b Venice, 1671; d Venice, 1751). It. composer of 81 operas, 99 sonatas, 59 concs., and 9 sinfonias. J. S. Bach mad… William Parsons 3d earl of Rosse , Parsons, William Parsons, William, English composer who flourished in the mid 16th century. He was active at Wells Cathedral, where he served as vica…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article