A Manual of Sixteenth-century Contrapuntal Style

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University of Delaware Press, 1989 - Music - 142 pages
This volume explores the expressive power of sixteenth-century vocal polyphony, giving special emphasis to the development of aural familiarity with the style. Every element of sixteenth-century counterpoint is defined, described, and liberally illustrated, included for analysis and singing are complete compositions and movements by Palestrina, Lasso, Victoria, Byrd, Morales, and Joaquin.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
An Overview of the Style
11
Notation and Text Underlay
13
Performance Practice
14
Transposition
17
Cadence and Modulation
18
Practical Considerations
19
Latin Pronunciation
20
Quarter Notes and Leaps
51
Eighth Notes
53
TwoVoice Counterpoint with All Note Values
57
Imitation
61
Double Counterpoint
62
Formal Structure
65
TwoVoice Compositions for Analysis
67
ThreeVoice Counterpoint
71

Rhythm
22
Note Values and Rests
23
Tempo
24
Melody
28
Intervals
29
Repeated Notes
31
Style and Contour
32
Beginning Melody Writing
33
Vocal Range
34
Contour and Rhythmic Aspects
36
Summary and Application
37
Beginning TwoVoice Counterpoint
40
Contour and Linear Movement
41
Dissonance
43
Imitation
46
Melody Writing with All Note Values
50
Cadence
73
Dissonance
76
Imitation
84
ThreeVoice Compositions
87
Counterpoint in Four Voices The Motet
96
Imitation
99
Triple Meter
101
The Motet
105
Counterpoint in More Than Four Voices The Mass
116
Double and Triple Chorus Polychoral Style
128
The Mass
132
Bibliography
136
List of Musical Examples
Index
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