|R & D|
The Inner Breath of the Motifs
The Sustaining Force in the Musical Unfoldment of the Motif
The Growth of the Melody
The Personal Journey of the Musical Listener
The Growth of the Motif
The Whole of the Melody is more than the Sum of the Parts of the Motifs
The sequence is the inner breath of the motifs and, therefore, the inner breath of the melody as well.
The sequence is that force which, from within, sustains the aspects of the motif in their diversity as the melody. When the motif elements of the melody tend to fall apart which would disrupt the description of the motif's life the sequence unites the waves of music even stronger.
As the motif sets out on its individual path of life, it expands into the melody, and this is due to the natural formative power of the sequence which permeates it from within with the harmonizing qualities of joy.
The compositional rules according to which the sequence guides the motif on its life-path in the melody are called the "sequence-technique."
To the listener the melody is his personal journey through the worlds of the motifs; and the melody appears to him as a more comprehensive form of the motif, as the more manifold expression of the motif.
The melody, by nature, is not a sum of motifs, rather it has grown entirely from a single motif, just as a tree grows from a single seed.
A sum of motifs, therefore, does not yet constitute a naturally grown melody but is comparable to a tree that has been artificially assembled.
© AAR EDITION INTERNATIONAL 1982