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Author Benjamin, Thomas

Title The craft of tonal counterpoint / Thomas Benjamin
Edition 2nd ed
Published New York : Routledge, 2003


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 404 pages) : illustrations
Contents Line and other elements of style -- Nonimitative two-voice writing -- Chromaticism in two voices -- Composition of binary dance forms -- Double (invertible) counterpoint -- Imitation, canon -- The two-voice invention -- Three-voice counterpoint I : texture, rhythm, harmony -- Three-voice counterpoint II : chromaticism, triple counterpoint, canon -- Fugue I -- Fugue II -- Four-voice counterpoint -- Variation forms -- Cantus firmus procedure : the chorale prelude
Summary The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint is an introductory text to the analysis and composition of tonal counterpoint. Using examples from the music of J.S. Bach - the master of this style - the author takes students through a series of carefully graded, cumulative exercises that stress both analysis and writing. Benjamin covers chromaticism and fugal writing in exceptional detail. The exercises cover a wide range of formats, including error detection, linear pitch reduction, analysis and composition. The book also incorporates a 100-page anthology of scores, effective for analysis, in-cla
Notes Revised edition of: Counterpoint in the style of J.S. Bach. 1986
"Anthology (all works are by J.S. Bach)": pages 296-297
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 295) and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 -- Criticism and interpretation
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. fast (OCoLC)fst00031701
Bach, Johann Sebastian 1685-1750 gnd
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. larpcal
Bach, Johann Sebastian. swd
Subject Counterpoint -- Textbooks
Musical analysis -- Music collections.
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Theory.
Musical analysis.
Música -- Alemanha.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Benjamin, Thomas. Counterpoint in the style of J.S. Bach
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Works. Selections. 2003
LC no. 2003012527
ISBN 0203494113