Definition of Serialism

1. Noun. 20th century music that uses a definite order of notes as a thematic basis for a musical composition.

Exact synonyms: Serial Music
Generic synonyms: Music
Specialized synonyms: 12-tone Music, 12-tone System, Twelve-tone Music, Twelve-tone System



Definition of Serialism

1. Noun. (music) Music, especially from the 20th century, in which themes are based on a definite order of notes of an equal-tempered scale. ¹

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Definition of Serialism

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Literary usage of Serialism

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1. Random Recollections of an Old Publisher by William Tinsley (1900)
"... as a rule, had much to do with success in journalism and serialism. This is not I am sure an assertion that will meet with universal approval in the ..."

2. Dickens, Reade, and Collins, Sensation Novelists: A Study in the Conditions by Walter Clarke Phillips (1919)
"... for their parallel of novel and play implies reliance upon much the same narrative expedients that serialism is popularly held accountable for. ..."

3. Studies in Literature by Franklin Leifchild, Titus Munson Coan, Joseph Henry Shorthouse, George Thomas Stokes, Matthew Arnold, Thomas Wright (1883)
"... based upon the proposition that there must be such a body of unknown readers standing in the relation of cause to the known effect of penny serialism. ..."

4. The Social Context of Music Education edited by José Luis Aróstegui (2004)
"... serialism, futurism, and the like. Those resistances confirm the idea that music-skill performance in the repertoire from the late Baroque to the Early ..."

5. The British and Foreign Evangelical Review and Quarterly Record of Christian by James Oswald Dykes, James Stuart Candlish, Hugh Sinclair Paterson, Joseph Samuel Exell (1868)
"... and warmth of religious sentiment, very different from the weak mixtures of modern religious serialism, springing out of the doctrines of free grace, ..."

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