Table of Contents

If this is your first visit to this website, start with the items marked with red asterisks (***) below.

I. Overview
[01] Objectives of OMS
[02] OMS: Summary                                 *** (Read this first)
[03] Origins of OMS. Credits
[04] FAQs

II. OMS in Detail
[05] Introduction
[06] The Basic Model – in detail
[07] The Basic Model: The OMS Profile (“Scorecard”)
[08] The Wisdom Model                              ***
         The Great Questions of Music
         The Big Ideas in Music
         Quotations from top musicians       ***
[09] The Transcendental Model               ***
[10] The Overlay (“The Delirium”)
[11] The Composer. The Score. The Performer.

III. OMS at Work
[12] Introduction
[13] Specific music: Detailed discussions   *** (Newcomers: select one of the items [a] – [h] below)
         [a] The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever
         [b]  Cage: 4’33”
         [c]  Jessie Hill: Ooh Poo Pah Doo
         [d]  Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonata#6
         [e]  Side-by-side comparison of two works by Mozart:
          [f] Esa-Pekka Salonen: Helix
          [g] Beethoven: Grosse Fugue, Op. 133
          [h] Brahms: Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 #4
[14] Specific music: Quick discussions and rants
[15] General essays

IV. What’s next
[16] OMS: Open issues
[17] The future of OMS
[18] The future of music

V. Appendices
[19] Comments for academics
[20] OMS Parallel Profiles (profiles of many musical items on one large parallel grid)    *** (Newcomers: Take a quick look, to get an idea what this is about)