Common Tones in Simple Time

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John Adams

Common Tones in Simple Time

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The purest of John Adams' essays in minimalism, Common Tones in Simple Time (1979) is organized around triads (the "common" element of the title) and never strays from the "simple" meters of 4/4 and 2/2. A "pastorale with pulse," in Adams' own words, Common Tones in Simple Time generates interest primarily through long... read more

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