AUGUSTA READ THOMAS


Diagrammatic Plan of a Chord


1 leaf. Oblong folio (ca. 216 x 279 mm; 8.5″ x 11″). Original autograph manuscript executed in red, pink, orange, green, and yellow inks.

A colorful illustration of the composer’s concept. Each letter is numbered according to its place in the alphabet with a pitch assigned accordingly; i.e., the letter “a” (the first letter in the alphabet) corresponds to a pitch of “c” (the first note in a 12-note chromatic progression), with additional criteria noted, such as the elimination of duplicate pitches. 

With light vertical creases where previously folded.


Published by J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians

J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians was established in 1977 by John and Jude Lubrano. Since that time, the firm has come to be recognized as one of the leading international antiquarian dealers in the specialities of Music and Dance.

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