Craft of Modal Counterpoint: A Practical Approach

Craft of Modal Counterpoint: A Practical Approach

by Thomas Benjamin




The Craft of Modal Counterpoint is the companion book to Benjamin's The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint, recently republished in a second edition by Routledge. Modal counterpoint is the style of composition that was employed until the "tonal" 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028704807
Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference
Publication date: 01/01/1979
Pages: 230

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