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OT Re: Tritones (was Non-Human Phonology)

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 17:41
Rob Haden wrote:
> I wonder if it's possible for there to be a creature which does not find > the > tritone to be the most discordant interval... >
Leonard Bernstein? IIRC, it is said he liked to use it in his music, but I can only think of one example-- in "Maria" (West Side Story): "Maria, I've just met a girl named...." The syllables _mari-_ and _I've just_ are sung C -> F# (then on to G-- but the piece is in C maj. here, and it's not a proper D-7 > G cadence, which is what James W. is describing AIUI)