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"Modal and Tonal Counterpoint" by Harold Owen is a book that all teachers of counterpoint, theory, and composition, should have at their disposal. The book is unique in covering counterpoint from the 16th to the 20th century. I teach at a four-year college, and I often pull the book out during composition lessons to demonstrate a variety of Cited by: 5. Tonal counterpoint.. [Leland H Procter] Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Book\/a>, schema. In Tonal Counterpoint for the 21st-Century Musician, Teresa Davidian finally provides students a textbook that is quick, direct, and visual--a direct reflection of the age in which they live. This book is easy to understand, comprehensive, and distinctly modern in its approach to the study of counterpoint. The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint book. The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint. DOI link for The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint. The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint book. By Thomas Benjamin. 12 pages Chromaticism in Two Voices. View abstract. chapter 4 | 8 pages Composition of Binary Dance Forms. View abstract.
The Preface and 12 chapters below come from the unpublished Handbook of Tonal Counterpoint by George Heussenstamm and is used with permission. Here it is in all its contrapuntal goodness, just waiting for you to explore and learn from it! The preface attempts to justify this by pointing out that while modal and tonal counterpoint texts respectively teaching the styles of Palestrina and Bach abound, there is no comprehensive counterpoint book available linking styles. In the first place, while counterpoint texts may focus on the styles of one of these composers they don't Reviews: 9. Book Description "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. Fux's book is based on 16th century counterpoint (i.e., Palestrina, so pre-tonal music), whereas Kennan's book is based on 18th century counterpoint (i.e., Bach). Kennan also has three chapters specifically on fugue; note that all the examples in these chapters are Bach, so you may want to consider a different book if you're not looking to.