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Music Term: Klangfarbenmelodie

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Klangfarbenmelodie


Definition and background:

A term coined by composer Arnold Schoenberg to describe a style of composition that employs several different kinds of tone colors to a single pitch or to multiple pitches. This is achieved by distributing the pitch or melody among several different instruments. "Tone-color-melody," distribution of pitch or melody among instruments, varying timbre.


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