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The purpose of this dissertation is to show how symmetry is a general determinant* of musical composition. Symmetry will be defined as a congruence which results from certain specific operations, namely those of reflection, rotation, or translation and will be applied to any aspect of musical composition. A composition is here to be the combination and arrangement of parts to form a whole. Stated in another v/ay, the purpose is to demonstrate how postoperative congruences define the arrangement and combination of the parts of musical works.
Solomon, Larry Joseph, "Symmetry As A Determinant Of Musical Composition." (1973). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 9801.