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The Craft of Modal Counterpoint: A Practical Approach Thomas E. Benjamin

The Craft of Modal Counterpoint: A Practical Approach

Thomas E. Benjamin

Published March 2nd 2005
ISBN : 9786610106882
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The Craft of Modal Counterpoint is the companion book to Benjamins 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 revolutionMoreThe Craft of Modal Counterpoint is the companion book to Benjamins 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.