Compositional Style Guides

Techniques of Twentieth-Century Composition. Leon Dallin, W.M.C. Brown Publishers, 1974.
MT 40 .D22 1974

Coves many aspects of compositional practice since WW II, created like a text book with exercises.

Serial Composition and Atonality. George Perle, University of California Press, 1991.
MT 40 .P45 1991

Comprehensive discussions of the music of Schoenberg, Webern and Berg.

Formalized Music Iannis Xenakis, rev.ed., Pendragon Press, 1992.
ML 3800 .X4 1992

Classic volume on the author's approach to composition, art, and mathematics principles.

Explorations in Music Materials. James Yannatos, Prentice Hall, 1978.
MT 40 .Y36

Instructional guide to compositional materials and techniques, with suggested exercises.

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