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Counterpoint of the polyphonic period

G. Ackley Brower

Counterpoint of the polyphonic period

a textbook of simple counterpoint in the strict style

by G. Ackley Brower

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Published by The Birmingham Conservatory of Music in Birmingham, Ala .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Counterpoint.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby G. Ackley Brower.
    ContributionsBirmingham (Ala.). The Birmingham Conservatory of Music.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsMT55.B86 C6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 251 p.
    Number of Pages251
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6398534M
    LC Control Number40004379
    OCLC/WorldCa6799677

    Counterpoint was elaborated extensively in the Renaissance period, but composers of the Baroque period brought counterpoint to a culmination of sorts, and it may be said that, broadly speaking, harmony then took over as the predominant organizing principle in musical composition. This is generally regarded as one of the standard textbooks on polyphonic counterpoint of the Palestrinian style. Section I of the book, Jeppesen's overview of the history of counterpoint, is, however, almost dissertational in character, rather than pedagogic. The man has obviously read every medieval, renaissance, baroque, and classical author Reviews:

    Polyphony is a synonym of counterpoint. As nouns the difference between polyphony and counterpoint is that polyphony is (music) musical texture consisting of several independent melodic voices, as opposed to music with just one voice (monophony) or music with one dominant melodic voice accompanied by chords (homophony) while counterpoint is (music) a melody added to an existing . Polyphony in the Classical Era: Counterpoint in Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Polyphony in the Romantic Era: Counterpoint in Mendelssohn, Brahms, Franck, and Others. PART SIX: POLYPHONY IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Serial and Atonal Counterpoint. Counterpoint in Hindemith, Bartok, and Stravinsky.

      Linguistics, Style and Writing in the 21st Century - with Steven Pinker - Duration: The Royal Institution Recommended for you. Counterpoint was elaborated extensively in the Renaissance period, the exceptions are many. Fux's book and its concept of "species" was purely a method of teaching counterpoint, not a definitive or rigidly prescriptive set of rules for it. Counterpoint: the polyphonic vocal style of the sixteenth century. trans. by Glen Haydon, with a.


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This is generally regarded as one of the standard textbooks on polyphonic counterpoint of the Palestrinian style. Section I of the book, Jeppesen's overview of the history of counterpoint, is, however, almost dissertational in character, rather than by: This classic introductory text focuses on the polyphonic vocal style perfected by Palestrina.

Unlike many other texts, it maintains a careful balance between theoretical and practical problems, between historical and systematic methodology. The result is an exceptionally useful resource, ideal for classroom use in teaching modal counterpoint.4/5.

Originally, as we know, counterpoint meant polyphonic composition or composition in general. The first textbooks of counterpoint that are known to us, although they do not use this term at all, are based, therefore, on the oldest form of European polyphonic music of which examples are preserved for us, on the so-called parallel organum (about A.

D.).Author: Knud Jeppesen. Excerpt. As suggested by the title, Dr. Jeppesen Counterpoint is a textbook on the polyphonic vocal style of the sixteenth century.

But it is no ordinary textbook, because it maintains an unusually happy balance between theoretical and practical problems, between historical and systematic methodology. It is a practical manual designed for classroom use in teaching modal counterpoint, the logical successor of the old strict or academic counterpoint.

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He begins by covering general aspects of the style, then covers in detail two, three, and four-part counterpoint.

The Motet, an important form of vocal composition in this period, is studied separately. The book concludes with a brief anthology of key scores, 15 in all, for the student to study further.

Also includes musical examples. Invertible counterpoint: a special case Counterpoint and orchestration 4. Instrumental Counterpoint Range Crossing Specific Instrumental idioms and motives 5. Contrapuntal forms Fugue Canon Passacaglia and chaconne 6. Real world applications of counterpoint Counterpoint in non-polyphonic forms 7.

Counterpoint and emotional richness 8. Counterpoint Applied in the Invention, Fugue, Canon and Other Polyphonic Forms: An Exhaustive Treatise on the Structural and Formal Details of the Polyphonic Or Contrapuntal. The Classical period.

The turn from the Baroque to the Classical period in music was marked by the change from a luxuriant polyphonic to a relatively simple homophonic texture—i.e., a texture of a single melodic line plus chordal ers of the early Classical period (c.

–70) largely eschewed counterpoint altogether, drawing on it only when preparing church music in the. An illustration of an open book.

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Full text of "Counterpoint: the polyphonic vocal style of the sixteenth century;". Practical work in writing counterpoint. This volume emphasizes developing analytical and writing skills in the contrapuntal technique of the eighteenth century. The orientation is strongly stylistic, dealing mainly with the polyphony of the late Baroque period.

Counterpoint: The Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteenth Century Knud Jeppesen This classic introductory text focuses on the polyphonic vocal style perfected by Palestrina. In music, counterpoint is the relationship between two or more musical lines which are harmonically interdependent yet independent in rhythm and melodic contour.

As a compositional technique, counterpoint is found in many musical styles including Medieval music, gamelan, and the music of West Africa. Within the context of Western classical music, counterpoint refers to the texture of polyphony.

Counterpoint in non-polyphonic forms Conclusion, acknowledgments, bibliography and not limited to the style of one period. This is not a textbook: We will not repeat, in detail, information easily available this book is more about the "why" of counterpoint than the "what".

A Practical Approach to 18th Century Counterpoint Book Summary: Practical work in writing counterpoint. This volume emphasizes developing analytical and writing skills in the contrapuntal technique of the eighteenth century.

The orientation is strongly stylistic, dealing mainly with the polyphony of the late Baroque period. Practical work in writing counterpoint. This volume emphasizes developing analytical and writing skills in the contrapuntal technique of the eighteenth century.

The orientation is strongly. Counterpoint: the polyphonic vocal style of the sixteenth century; by,Englewood Cliffs, N. J., Prentice-Hall edition. The second part of the book contains an extended treatment of "species" counterpoint in two, three, and four parts, as well as counterpoint in more than four parts, and specific discussions of the canon, the motet, and the Mass.

Throughout, the text is generously supplied with musical examples―exercises, solutions, and illustrations. In music, counterpoint is the relationship between two or more voices that are independent in contour and rhythm and are harmonically interdependent (polyphony).

It has been most commonly identified in classical music, developing strongly during the Renaissance and in much of the common practice period, especially in Baroque music.

The. Counterpoint The Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteenth Century By Knud Jeppesen, foreword by Alfred Mann Book Item: X. $ Add to Cart Add to List. Share. Product Details. Description. The polyphonic vocal style of the 16th century. Contains a foreword by Alfred Mann.

The word counterpoint is frequently used interchangeably with is not properly correct, since polyphony refers generally to music consisting of two or more distinct melodic lines while counterpoint refers to the compositional technique involved in the handling of these melodic lines.

Good counterpoint requires two qualities: (1) a meaningful or harmonious relationship between the.Get this from a library! Counterpoint: the polyphonic vocal style of the sixteenth century.

[Knud Jeppesen] -- 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 .Polyphony is a type of musical texture consisting of two or more simultaneous lines of independent melody, as opposed to a musical texture with just one voice, monophony, or a texture with one dominant melodic voice accompanied by chords, homophony.

Within the context of the Western musical tradition, the term polyphony is usually used to refer to music of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.