Editor: Frank Heidlberger, Professor of Music Theory at the University of North Texas Publisher: The University of North Texas

Theoria is a peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of history in music theory. This includes critical articles representing the current stage of research, and edi­tions of newly discovered or mostly unknown theore­tical texts with translation and commen­tary. Analytical articles on recent or unknown repertory and methods are also published, as well as review articles on recent secondary literature and textbooks.

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AVAILABLE SOON: Theoria – Historical Aspects of Music Theory, Vol. 28 (2024)


Jan Miyake

The Evolution and Roots of the Imaginary Continuo


James S. MacKay

Haydn’s Compositional Gradus ad Parnassum: Fuxian Counterpoint in his Symphonic Finales


Stephanie Venturino

Beyond the Rhine: Harmonic Dualism in Vincent d’Indy’s Cours de composition musicale


Papers presented at the Conference Identity in Music Theory and History, New Orleans, November 2022

August Sheehy



Brian Fairley

The Texture of a Nation: Politics and Polyphony in the Caucasus


Eshantha Joseph Peiris

Music Theory and Identity Politics in Post-Independence Sri Lanka


Patrick Domico and Lucy Liu

Composing Refuge: Nikolay Medtner as Theorist


Kristin M. Franseen

“An autobiographical interest for which there is no real warranty”: Gossip and Biography in Rosa Newmarch’s Public Music Theory and Musicology


Andrew J. Chung

Tuning, Temperament, and the Acoustics of Anthropological Difference


Frank Heidlberger

Antoine Reicha’s Music Theory and the Question of Identity


Peter A. Martens

Isaac Vossius: Biography of a Music Theorist(?), or, Gate-crashing Versus Gate-keeping in the Late Seventeenth Century



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