Example 14. Tonal and post-tonal composer representation in journals and selected textbooks
The two upper rows chart the rankings of composers who wrote what is typically considered tonal music, along with textbooks that cover topics particular to this repertoire. The two lower rows chart the same statistics for composers writing, and textbooks focusing on, post-tonal music. The values in parentheses represent the number of journal articles exemplifying each composer, and number of musical works per composer referenced in each textbook. The composers listed are the top ten most-represented composers in each textbook. (Several lists include more than ten names due to tied rankings.) For example: while Beethoven and Brahms are tied as the most-discussed tonal composers among articles in the corpus, four of the five textbooks we surveyed contained more examples of music by J.S. Bach than any other composer.