The writings of Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger (1895-1943) have long fascinated me since my first exposure to them in 1975. As his books are currently hard to obtain, the following info on the collection of his books, and his wife's memoir of him, all of which I have, will hopefully give enough information to help learn more about them and stimulate interest for those unfamiliar with them as to their general contents.
|Book||Table of Contents||Year||Publisher||ISBN or other|
|The Schillinger System of Musical Composition (Volume I: Books I-VII) [pages ix-xxiv, 1-878]||Overture to the Schillinger System by Henry Cowell||1941||Carl Fischer, Inc.||03359-A|
|Introduction by Arnold Shaw and Lyle Dowling||1978||Da Capo Press||0-306-77521-2|
|Book I: Theory of Rhythm||2004||Clock & Rose Press (2nd Edition)||1593860285|
|Book II: Theory of Pitch-Scales|
|Book III: Variations of Music by Means of Geometrical Projection|
|Book IV: Theory of Melody|
|Book V: Special Theory of Harmony|
|Book VI: The Correlation of Harmony and Melody|
|Book VII: Theory of Counterpoint|
|The Schillinger System of Musical Composition (Volume II: Books VIII-XII) [pages 881-1640]||Book VIII: Instrumental Forms||1941||Carl Fischer, Inc.||03359 B|
|Book IX: General Theory of Harmony (Strata Harmony)||1978||Da Capo Press||0-306-77522-0|
|Book X: Evolution of Pitch-Families (Style)||2004||Clock & Rose Press (2nd Edition)||1593860285|
|Book XI: Theory of Composition|
|Book XII: Theory of Orchestration|
|Glossary of Terms compiled by Lyle Dowling and Arnold Shaw|
|The Mathematical Basis of the Arts [pages vi-x, 3-696]||Part One: Science and Esthetics||1948||Carl Ficher, Inc.|
|Part Two: Theory of Regularity and Coordination||1976||Da Capo Press||0-306-70781-0|
|Part Three: Technology of Art Production|
|Appendix A: Basic Forms of Regularity and Coordination|
|Appendix B: Relative Dimensions|
|Appendix: C: New Art Forms|
|Appendix D: Poetry and Prose|
|Appendix E: Projects|
|Glossary (Compiled by Arnold Shaw)|
|Kaleidophone: Pitch Scales in Relation to Chord Structures [pages 3-80]||Author's Preface||1940, 1967||Charles Colin||N/A [$3.50]|
|How to Use the Kaleidophone|
|Table I: Serial Development of Pitch Scales in Relation to Chord Strucures|
|Table II: Families of Chord Structures|
|Index of Chords and Scales|
|Encyclopedia of Rhythms: Instrumental Forms of Harmony - a massive collection of rhythm patterns (evolved according to the Schillinger theory of interference) arranged in instrumental form [pages A-W, 4-250]||[Bio] Joseph Schillinger||1966||Charles Colin|
|A Note to the Teacher and Student by Arnold Shaw||1976||Da Capo Press||0-306-70782-9|
|Supplementary and Explanatory Key to Part I by Charles Colin|
|Supplementary and Explanatory Key to Part II by Charles Colin|
|Part I: Rhythmic Resultants to Instrumental Forms of Harmony|
|Part II: Analyzing Rhythmic Resultants with Fractioning|
|Joseph Schillinger: A Memoir by Frances Schillinger [pages vii-viii, 1-224]||Preface + 12 Chapters||1949||Greenburg|
|1976||Da Capo Press||0-306-70780-2|
Further Schillinger related internet links are:
The Schillinger Society webpage hosted by Philip DiTullio.
The Schillinger System webpage hosted by Stuart David at
Schillinger System of Musical Composition at http://www.geodyne.com/schillinger/
Chaos Computer Controlled Music at http://people.delphi.com/dd555/chaos.html
American Mavericks: The Rhythmicon
Several of my Schillinger inspired text files are on my Theory webpage with several others to be included.
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Last updated on 7 June 2009.