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Designed for courses in beginning and advanced counterpoint, this established text introduces the contrapuntal style of 17th and 18th century music through analysis and writing. While a limited understanding of contrapuntal elements may be gained through analysis alone, these elements are grasped in a more intimate way through the actual writing of contrapuntal examples. Also, by linking the study of counterpoint to music of a specific period, the text provides a clear model for students to emulate and a definite basis for the criticism of student work.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 292 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • music
  • 013080746X
  • 9780130807465
  • 815,534

Table of contents

1. Introduction.

2. The Single Melodic Line.

3. Principles of Two-Voice Counterpoint.

4. Two-Voice Exercises, 1:1, 2:1

5. Chromaticism (Two Voices).

6. Two-Voice Exercises (Concluded).

7. Writing of Short Two-Voice Pieces.

8. Canon.

9. Invertible Counterpoint.

10. The Two-Part Invention; Motive Development.

11. Three-Voice Counterpoint.

12. Writing of Short Pieces, Three Voices.

13. Imitation in Three Voices.

14. The Three-Part Invention; The Trio Sonata.

15. Fugue.

16. Fugue (Continued).

17. Fugue (Concluded).

18. Forms Based on the Chorale.

19. Contrapuntal Variation Forms.
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