Alphabet - Krzysztof Penderecki

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Notation

Penderecki used very characteristic types of notation, especially in his sonoristic pieces, the scores of which contain graphic representations of avant-garde performance techniques applied by the composer. Interesting examples of notation include wide, shaded stripes representing cluster glissandi progressing with continuous movement in various directions, as well as the approximate notation of the melodic contour of the given part, which resembles an electrocardiogram (ECG), for example in Polymorphia.