Theory and Analysis Answer 9

Example C. Row from Berg’s Lyric Suite (1926)

From Example C, the prime form of the first tetrachord of the row is:

a. [0,4,5,9]

c. [0,5,8,1]

b. [0,1,5,8]

d. [1,5,8,0]

First tetrachord = F, E, C, A or [5,4,0,9] (C = 0)

For instructions on finding the Prime Form of a Pitch Class Set, see:

Kostka, Stephan. Materials and Techniques of Twentieth-Century Music. 2nd edition. Prentice Hall, 1990.

Straus, Joseph N. Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory. 3rd edition. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005.