- n. Plural form of tonality.
“Peter Schat proposed the "Tone Clock," a triad-based system which expands on the tonal ideas of Rameau, thus creating 12 distinct "tonalities".”
“Gershwin was not a jazz musician; his music is not jazz, but his inherent sensitivity to African-American music allowed him to create music that was intelligently and rewardingly coloured by its textures and tonalities.”
“One, the 50 minutes of weird, alien "electronic tonalities" that constitute the music score.”
“Tesknota , Polish for nostalgia, echoes with "tonalities of sadness and longing.”
“Beckmesser, a pedantic city clerk in medieval Nuremberg, is modeled on Eduard Hanslick, a conservative music critic who attacked Wagner's progressive tonalities.”
“The music hints at a far-off Moravian wedding band, with klezmerish clarinets and tonalities Janácek, a few decades on, might have enjoyed.”
“Eight years ago, when his trio, the Bandwagon, played the Village Vanguard — where it will hold court for six nights this week beginning Tuesday — he reached first not for the piano but a MiniDisc player: A sampled conversation in Turkish was heard, its cadence and tonalities serving as a template for a song.”
“These first-generation photographs provide exhibit visitors with a particular sense of the rich tonalities and the dramatic settings of the photographs.”
“The critic James Huneker, writing in 1903, said that Debussy's tonalities "are vague, even violently unnatural.”
“With me, however, I don't know if it's as much a matter of landscape helping me find a voice — my father shaped my voice before I knew any better, loading my brain with iambic pentameter and certain tonalities.”
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