A Practical Approach to 16th-Century Counterpoint, Revised by Robert Gauldin

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By Robert Gauldin

functional paintings in writing counterpoint! Gauldin emphasizes the purchase of writing talents within the contrapuntal self-discipline and the simulation of sixteenth-century sacred polyphonic idioms during this quantity. the writer follows a didactic approach to a “non-species or direct” method. whereas no past contrapuntal education is important to take in this fabric, a few acquaintance with Baroque polyphonic terminology proves worthy. Key beneficial properties contain: musical examples illustrating particular units are taken from musical literature or composed by way of the writer; demonstrates the opportunity of using a unmarried given pitch sequence in the contexts of other compositional innovations; encompasses a choice of whole or excerpted events drawn from musical literature on the end of every significant textual department; emphasizes Palestrina and the Counter-Reformation sacred type; discusses quite a few compositional systems of the past due Renaissance, together with paraphrase, cantus firmus, widely used kind, parody, polychoral strategy, and chromaticism.

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