Date of Award
Professor W. Francis McBeth
The traditional triad of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries tends to sound trite in the surroundings of twentieth century dissonance. The composer faces the problem of imaginative use of the triad so as to add freshness to a composition. In modern composition, major and minor triads are usually used as points of relaxation before and after sections of tension.
Bishop, Camille, "Chords Employed in Twentieth Century Composition" (1967). Honors Theses. 456.