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Modal Counterpoint, Renaissance Style
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date May 10, 1999
Pages 324
Binding Paperback
Edition Spiral-bound
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195109122
ISBN-10 0195109120
Dimensions 1 by 9.50 by 11.50 in.
Weight 1.75 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $59.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: An exceptional text for undergraduate and graduate music students, Modal Counterpoint, Renaissance Style uses a wide variety of carefully graded exercises to present guidelines for writing and analyzing 16th-century music. The only species counterpoint text that draws directly on Renaissance treatises, it provides a conceptual framework to guide students through composition and analysis as it teaches them general structural principles. With stylistically diverse examples including not only motets and mass movements but also French chansons, German chorale settings, English canzonets, Italian madrigals, and Spanish organ hymns, villancicos, and ricercars, the book gives students a "real-life" feel for the subject. It distinguishes between technical requirements ("hard" rules) and stylistic guidelines ("soft" rules), and includes coordinated exercises that allow students to develop their skills systematically. The concluding chapters provide the formal and conceptual building blocks for longer pieces and encourage students to understand analysis and composition as complementary activities. By the end of the book, they are writing real compositions, not just drill exercises.
Modal Counterpoint, Renaissance Style features carefully chosen contemporaneous musical examples, progressively graded exercises, historical asides that explain important topics and issues of the period, and a set of notes to the instructor. Combining the historical accuracy of "style-oriented" texts with the more systematic species counterpoint approach, this book offers a unique alternative to other methods.

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Spiral-bound edition from Oxford Univ Pr (December 18, 2007)
9780195331943 | details & prices | 347 pages | 8.75 × 10.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $79.95
About: An exceptional text for undergraduate and graduate music students, Modal Counterpoint, Renaissance Style uses a wide variety of carefully graded exercises to present guidelines for writing and analyzing 16th-century music.
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Spiral-bound edition from Oxford Univ Pr (May 10, 1999)
9780195109122 | details & prices | 324 pages | 9.50 × 11.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $59.95
About: An exceptional text for undergraduate and graduate music students, Modal Counterpoint, Renaissance Style uses a wide variety of carefully graded exercises to present guidelines for writing and analyzing 16th-century music.

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