The Study of Counterpoint from Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus Ad Parnassum

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1965 - Music - 156 pages
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Originally written in Latin, ?Steps to Parnassus? was translated into the principal European languages, but the only English version was a free paraphrase published in 1886. The present translation by Alfred Mann is therefore the first faithful rendering in English from the original Latin and presents the essence of Fux's teachings. For its distinction as a classic and its undiminished usefulness for the modern student it is a privilege to offer this fine translation in the Norton Library.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
vii
THE AUTHORS FOREWORD TO THE READER
17
NOTE AGAINST NOTE
27
THE SECOND SPECIES OF COUNTERPOINT
41
Second Part
71
Third Part
109
APPENDIX
141
BIBLIOGRAPHY
149
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Alfred Mann was a musicologist, former conductor of the Cantata Singers, editor of a new full score of Handel's Messiah, and a contributor to The Musical Quarterly and other scholarly periodicals.

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