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Counterpoint The Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteenth Century

ISBN-10: 048627036X
ISBN-13: 9780486270364
Edition: 1992 (Reprint)
Authors: Knud Jeppesen
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Description: First paperback edition of classic introductory text by world-renowned musicologist and authority on Palestrina. Features history of contrapuntal theory, technical features, "species" exercises in 2-, 3- and 4-part counterpoint; canon, motet, Mass,  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/27/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

First paperback edition of classic introductory text by world-renowned musicologist and authority on Palestrina. Features history of contrapuntal theory, technical features, "species" exercises in 2-, 3- and 4-part counterpoint; canon, motet, Mass, more. Includes many musical examples. New foreword by Alfred Mann. Introduction.

Foreword
Introduction to the English Translation
Preface
Preliminaries
Outline History of Contrapuntal Theory
Counterpoint and Harmony Contrasted
The Ninth to the Fourteenth Centuries: The Beginnings of Contrapuntal Theory
The Fifteenth Century: Crystallization of Principles
The Sixteenth Century: The Style of Palestrina
The Seventeenth Century: Some Pedagogical Developments
The Eighteenth Century: The Style of Bach
The Nineteenth Century: Palestrina or Bach?
The "Palestrina Movement" after Fux
Technical Features
Notation
The Ecclesiastical Modes
Melody
Harmony
Contrapuntal Exercises
Introduction
Two-Part Counterpoint
First Species
Second Species
Third Species
Fourth Species
Fifth Species
Free Two-Part Counterpoint
Imitation
Three-Part Counterpoint
First Species
Second Species
Third Species
Fourth Species
Fifth Species
Imitation
Four-Part Counterpoint
First Species
Second Species
Third Species
Fourth Species
Fifth Species
Imitation
Counterpoint in More Than Four Parts
The Canon
The Motet
The Mass
Appendix: The Vocal Fugue
Appendix: Double, Triple, and Quadruple Counterpoint
Appendix: Summary of the Most Important Contrapuntal Laws and Rules
Melody
Consonant Combinations
Dissonant Combinations
Index

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