Composers

 

    Handel played on English organs with split keys.    
         
Barbour, J. Murray, Tuning and Temperament, Da Capo Press, NY 1972, p108
 

 

      Handel in his Foundling Hopspital organ had 16 notes, tuned from d flat to a# in the series of Fifths in art. 15, . . .    
               
Helmholtz, Hermann, On The Sensations of Tone, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1954, p432
 
        Art. 15 The Pythagorean or Ancient Greek Temperament in Helmholtz On The Sensations of Tone, p433 has c' = 0¢; b'# = 23.5¢; d' flat = 90.2¢; c'# = 113.7¢; e' double flat = 180.5; d' = 203.9¢; c'## = 227.4¢; e' flat = 294.1¢; d'# = 317.6¢; f' flat = 384.4¢; e' = 407.8¢; f' 498.0¢; e'# = 521.5¢; g' flat = 588.3¢; f'# = 611.7¢; a' double flat = 678.5¢; g' = 702.0¢; f'## = 725.4¢; a' flat = 792.2¢; g# = 815.6¢; b' double flat = 882.4¢; a' = 905.9¢; g'## = 929.3¢; b' flat = 996.1¢; a# = 1019.6¢; c' flat = 1086.3¢; b' = 1109.8¢; c" = 1200¢    
                note actual tuning 72 ET
c 0 0
g 702.0¢ 700¢
d 203.9¢ 200¢
a 905.9¢ 900¢
e 407.8¢ 400¢
b 1109.8¢ 1117¢
f# 611.7¢ 617¢
c# 113.7¢ 117¢
g# 815.6¢ 817¢
d# 317.6¢ 317¢
a# 1019.6¢ 1017¢
f 498¢ 500¢
b flat 996.1¢ 1100¢
e flat 294.1¢ 300¢
a flat 792.2¢ 800¢
 
               

 

Benjamin Britten uses the natural horn to realize the 13th harmonic in Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Piano.

 

     
 
               

 

Hall Overton told me that jazz pianists could take full advantage of "out-of-tune" pitches on a piano.

Rick Tagawa, c1968

 

     
 
Lutoslawski "Farewell To The Orchestra" in Wikipedia
 

George Ives' Dilemma

Beethoven

Stravinsky

Composer's Timeline

 

Compositores microtonalistas

"Several experimentalists have managed to survive in the predominantly conservative musical culture of Mexico. Julian Carrillo (1875-1965), an early western- world experimenter with microtonal scales, is perhaps best known. The practically unknown Augusto Novaro (1891- 1960) designed and built string instruments, guitars and pianos with experimental intonational arrangements, and published his treatise on a "Natural System of Music" in Mexico City in 1951." [Garland, Peter, "Selected Studies for Player Piano," Soundings Book 4, spring- summer 1977, Berkeley, California, p1]

Julian Carrillo & the 13th Sound

 

Jesus Bernal, Organista Mexicano, teaches acoustics @ National Conservatory, Mexico


Biography (part 1) of Julian Carrillo (in Spanish)


Biography (part 2) of Julian Carrillo (in English)



Julian Carrillo 13th Sound & the Quarter Tone Guitar (in Spanish)


Julian Carrillo's Dos Bosquejos performed in March 1992 @ the Centre for Microtonal Music in London


Julian Carrillo's Preludio Impromptu & Lentamente from Suite Impromptu (1931) performed at Microthon May 20, 1999 New York


Julian Carrillo Cello Concertino (1927) in repertoire of Frances-Marie Uitti


Julian Carrillo Mass for Pope John XXIII sound recording

 

Bruce Mather

"Several experimentalists have managed to survive in the predominantly conservative musical culture of Mexico. Julian Carrillo (1875-1965), an early western- world experimenter with microtonal scales, is perhaps best known. The practically unknown Augusto Novaro (1891- 1960) designed and built string instruments, guitars and pianos with experimental intonational arrangements, and published his treatise on a "Natural System of Music" in Mexico City in 1951." Garland ,Peter, "Selected Studies for Player Piano," Soundings Book 4, spring- summer 1977, Berkeley, California, p1]

BIOGRAPHY OF AUGUSTO NOVARO (IN SPANISH)

Beethoven
Ezra Sims' 72-tET notation

James Tenney biography @ Smith Archives Composer Profile


FROG PEAK MUSIC: A Composers' Collective

Discography of Ivan Wyschnegradsky
Paul Hindemith
 
 
 
 
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