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The recent (1981-91) chamber music for mixed instrumental ensembles of Ned Rorem demonstrates the use of tonal (or nearly tonal) material in combination with nontonal material (sometimes based freely on a twelve-note row) in such a manner that every composition has clearly identifiable sections (or whole movements) principally generated by each, even though the tonal sections often contain some nontonal elements, while the nontonal sections often borrow elements from tonality. Additionally, some sections (or movements) are balanced throughout between the use of tonal and nontonal elements.
Kirby, Paul Howard, "Tonal and Nontonal Elements in the Recent Chamber Music of Ned Rorem" (1996). CUNY Academic Works.