Reading the Runes

McGregor, Richard (2000) Reading the Runes. Perspectives of New Music, 38 (2). pp. 5-29. Full text not available from this repository.

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Researchers interested in the music of Peter Maxwell Davies have long been aware of a problem relating to the interpretation the precompositional workings and first-draft scores in the available sketch material: the presence of a personal alphabet devised when Davies was in his early teens and used, sporadically, in his compositional workings. It was obvious that some sort of labelling process was being used in the preliminary workings for individual pieces, but its significance unclear, while longer messages, found throughout the sketch material, were completely unintelligible. Sometimes such messages comprised only a few symbols, whereas in other places there were complete lines of symbols.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Perspectives of New Music
Publisher: New Music, Inc.
ISSN: 0031-6016
Departments: Secondary PGCE
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2010 15:24
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 17:31

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