A Practical Approach To Sixteenth - Century Counterpoint

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
SKU: DADAX0136892582
ISBN : 9780136892588
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A Practical Approach to Sixteenth - Century Counterpoint

Practical work in writing counterpoint! Robert Gauldin emphasizes the acquisition of writing skills in the contrapuntal discipline and the simulation of sixteenth-century sacred polyphonic idioms in this volume. The author follows a didactic method of a non-species or direct approach. While no previous contrapuntal training is necessary to absorb this material, some acquaintance with Baroque polyphonic terminology proves helpful. Key features include: musical examples illustrating specific devices are taken from musical literature or composed by the author; demonstrates the possibility of employing a single given pitch series within the contexts of different compositional techniques; includes a collection of complete or excerpted movements drawn from musical literature at the conclusion of each major textual division; emphasizes Palestrina and the Counter-Reformation sacred style; discusses various compositional procedures of the late Renaissance, including paraphrase, cantus firmus, familiar style, parody, polychoral technique, and chromaticism.

Specifications of A Practical Approach to Sixteenth - Century Counterpoint

AuthorRobert Gauldin
PublisherPrentice Hall
Number Of Pages312
Publication Date1985-01-15
Height1 inch.
Length9.1 inch.
Width6.1 inch.
Weight1.4 pounds.

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