The Craft of Modal Counterpoint

The Craft of Modal Counterpoint

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qThe Craft of Modal Counterpointq is the companion book to Benjamin's qThe Craft of Tonal Counterpoint, q recently republished in a second edition by Routledge. Modal counterpoint is the style of composition that was employed until the qtonalq revolution pioneered by Bach; it is the basis for most Early Music. Benjamin, a composer and pedagogue, offers a complete analysis of this important musical style. 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 132 musical examples.The modality of each voice, including shifts of mode 0 The treatment of all leaps ( in what note values, whether up or ... Each line has a clear contour, often roughly in this form: A. The high point is often placed around the middle of each phrase.


Title:The Craft of Modal Counterpoint
Author: Thomas Benjamin
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2005
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