By Robert Gauldin
Useful paintings in writing counterpoint! Robert Gauldin emphasizes the purchase of writing talents within the contrapuntal self-discipline and the simulation of 16th century sacred polyphonic idioms during this quantity. the writer follows a didactic approach to a "non species or direct" method. whereas no earlier contrapuntal education is important to soak up this fabric, a few acquaintance with Baroque polyphonic terminology proves helpful.
Key positive factors 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 selection of entire or excerpted activities drawn from musical literature on the end of every significant textual department; emphasizes Palestrina and the Counter Reformation sacred variety; discusses a number of compositional methods of the overdue Renaissance, together with paraphrase, cantus firmus, ordinary sort, parody, polychoral procedure, and chromaticism.
Titles of comparable curiosity from Waveland Press: Gauldin, A functional method of 18th Century Counterpoint, Revised version (ISBN 9781478604709) and Soderlund-Scott, Examples of Gregorian Chant and Sacred tune of the sixteenth Century (ISBN 9780881339093).
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