TomTolleson Posted January 4 Share Posted January 4 Hello! I’m trying to approach a (sort of) contrapuntal composition style many know from Arvo Part as Tintinntabuli. The method is generally a tonal-based approach. I didn't see anything in the forums about it so I'm hoping this post isn't a duplicate. My understanding of it is as follows: 1. In a key, say B minor, we have a melody line that could be: (Setf pitches ‘(cs3 d3 g3 e3 fs3 b3)) This would be the M-line (melody line) Underneath we would have one or more T-lines (tintinntabuli). Each would consist only of the B minor triad. The pitch of the triad in the T-line corresponds to the pitch in the triad determined by the rule established by the composer. This can be inferior or superior. So I could have a T1 line that is comprised of the first inferior diatonic pitch the pitch in the M Line and a T2 line comprised of the second inferior diatonic pitch. So the T1 line would only consist of B, D and F#. To do this manually would be: ;; M1 Line (Setf pitches ‘(cs3 d3 g3 e3 fs3 b3)) ;; T1 Line (Setf pitches ‘(b3 b3 fs3 d3 d3 fs2)) What I’m trying to do is automate the creation of the T1 or T2 lines parametrically. Any advice on the best approach to this? Thanks! Tom Tolleson Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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