"Sweet Anticipation" is partially devoted to explaining why listeners have a positive response to music that they can successfully predict. The book also presents evidence that the pleasure felt when expectations are met is especially great when these expectations are unconscious. I give examples from popular and classical music of consciously and unconsciously recognizable material and explore what Huron's findings might mean to composers.
Aversa, Eleanor (2009) Book Review: "Sweet Anticipation," by David Huron--Implications for Composers. In: Music Theory Online, Vol. 15, pp. np. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/85157/.