total serialization,the application of serial technique to rhythm, dynamics, and timbre, in addition to pitch. Important composers of serial music include Igor Stravinsky, Ernst Křenek, Egon Wellesz, and Walter Piston. For further information see separate articles on all composers mentioned in this article.
See J. Rufer, Composition with Twelve Notes (tr. 1952) G. Perle, Serial Composition and Atonality (3d ed. 1972).
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