Course
Materials

Description

In this course you will:

  • Learn the principles of polyphony from the 16th – 21st centuries
  • Analyze examples of counterpoint from various style periods
  • Develop skills in writing counterpoint in Modal, Common Practice, and Contemporary styles
  • Gain a deeper understanding of counterpoint, and how to demonstrate it in performance¬†

Syllabus

  • Dependent on Course Section
  • Text: None required

Preparation

  • Pre-requisites: Advanced Music Theory courses
  • Co-requisites: None
  • Background: Fluency in Harmonic Analysis and Score Reading

For the Student

Guidelines for Voice-Leading

Non-Chord Tones

The Ecclesiastical Modes

Modal Counterpoint Worksheets (Fux)

Examples:

Oculus non vidit by Orlando de Lassus, 1577

Missa Brevis Kyrie by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

For the Instructor

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