From: George States [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 11:01 AM
In 1959, a British musicologist - Deryck Cooke - published a book on
his studies and theories about patterns in music and how they trigger and effect
The book's title is "The Language of Music". I studied it in
1967 for a research paper, and he does have a whole section/chapter on DESH
(even though he doesn't call it this!). Deryck Cooke maintains that music is a
language for expressing emotional states, and that furthermore it is (at least
in the case of tonal music) a strictly codified language in which each scale
degree signifies a certain emotion and permits only a single specific reading.
Cooke's argument on behalf of his theory in "The Language of Music"
cites a great many supporting examples.
George - Vancouver, BC, Canada.