Pattern completion

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In music pattern completion is "the use of a projected set to organize a work over a long span of time" (Wilson 1992, p. 210n5). The compositional technique has been used by Béla Bartók and Igor Stravinsky.

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  • Straus, Joseph (1982). "A Principle of Voice Leading in the Music of Stravinsky", Music Theory Spectrum 4, p. 106-124.