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Publication Date: 1992
Publisher: Thomson Learning
Preface. PART ONE: INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS. 1. The Nature of Polyphonic Music: Terms and General Concepts. 2. Polyphony and Style: A Comparison of Examples From the Fourteenth to the Twentieth Centuries. PART TWO: COUNTERPOINT IN THE LATE RENAISSANCE (1500-1600). 3. Two-Part Counterpoint: Basic Principles of Sixteenth-Century Style. 4. Two-Part Counterpoint: First and Second Species Counterpoint. 5. Two-Part Counterpoint: Third, Fourth, and Fifth Species. 6. Two-Part Motets: Setting of Text; Formal Considerations. 7. Two-Part Secular Music: Instrumental Duo; Canzonet. 8. Three-Part Counterpoint: Motet; Canzonet; Fantasia. 9. Four-Part Counterpoint: Dance Variations; Motet; Madrigal. 10. Polyphony in More Than Four Parts. PART THREE: COUNTERPOINT IN THE EARLY BAROQUE (1600-1700). 11. Stylistic Innovations: The Basso Continuo; the Emergence of Tonality; New Uses of Dissonance; Chromaticism. 12. Continuous Variations: Ground Bass; Chaconne; and Passacaglia. 13. Trio Texture: Two Trebles With Continuo. 14. Predecessors of the Fugue: Canzona; Ricercar; Fantasia; and Choral Fugato. PART FOUR: COUNTERPOINT IN THE LATE BAROQUE (1700-1750). 15. Review of Basic Concepts and Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint. 16. Polyphonic Style in 1700: Melodic, Harmonic, and Temporal Considerations; Polyphonic Textures. 17. Cantus Firmus Compositions: The Chorals Prelude. 18. Invention: Bach's Two-Part Inventions. 19. Three-Part Counterpoint: Bach's Sinfonia's. 20. Canon: Two-Part Canon; Accompanied Canon; Canonic Chorale. 21. Fugue I: Overview; Subject and Response; Countersubject. 22. Fugue II: The Exposition in Three and Four Parts. 23. Fugue III: Development; Episodes; Contrapuntal Techniques and Devices; Stretto; Concluding Techniques. 24. Genres Using Fugal Technique: Gigue; Fugal Sonata Movement; Fugal Chorus. PART FIVE: POLYPHONY IN THE CLASSICAL AND ROMANTIC ERAS (1750-1900). 25. Polyphony in the Classical Era: Counterpoint in Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. 26. Polyphony in the Romantic Era: Counterpoint in Mendelssohn, Brahms, Franck, and Others. PART SIX: POLYPHONY IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. 27. Serial and Atonal Counterpoint. 28. Counterpoint in Hindemith, Bartok, and Stravinsky. Appendix A: Identification of Examples in Chapter 1. Appendix B: The Ecclesiastical Modes and the Hexacord System. Appendix C: A Guide to the Interpretation of Figured Bass Symbols. Glossary. Discography. Selected Bibliography. List of Musical Examples for Discussion. Index.Owen, Harold is the author of 'Modal and Tonal Counterpoint From Josquin to Stravinsky', published 1992 under ISBN 9780028721453 and ISBN 0028721454.
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