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The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpoint





ISBN 9780415988650
Published October 11, 2010 by Routledge
328 Pages

 
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Covering modal music from Gregorian chant through the seventeenth-century, The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpoint is a comprehensive textbook combining stylistic composition, theory and analysis, music history, and performance. By supplementing a modified species approach with a wealth of complete musical examples and historical information, this textbook thoroughly joins principle with practice, providing a truly immersive experience in the study of modal counterpoint and familiarizing students with modal repertoire.

Table of Contents

1. Modes and Monophony  2. The Single Line  3. Counterpoint During the Middle Ages  4. First Species in Two Voices  5. First Species in Three Voices  6. Counterpoint During the Fourteenth Century  7. Second Species in Two Voices  8. Second Species in Three Voices  9. Counterpoint During the Renaissance  10. Fourth Species in Two Voices  11. Fourth Species in Three Voices  12. Texture, Melody, and Meter  13. Further Aspects of Species Counterpoint  14. The Melodic Line  15. Modal Counterpoint in Two Voices  16. Modal Counterpoint in Three Voices  17. Modal Counterpoint in Four or More Voices  18. The Rise of Tonality in the Seventeenth-Century

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