- Spiral-bound: 336 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 13, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195109120
- ISBN-13: 978-0195109122
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 0.6 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,343,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Modal Counterpoint, Renaissance Style
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"The finest introduction to modal counterpoint in the Renaissance style that I know....The author's approach is logical, and students are introduced to the potentially difficult subject beginning with fundamentals and advancing step by step to more complex issues and problems. Consequently, an instructor with only a limited amount of time to devote to an introduction to modal counterpoint could use the opening chapters of the book by themselves; the book is written so clearly that interested students could continue the work on their own. What distinguishes this book most from other counterpoint texts is the author's capturing the Renaissance sense of 'play' at the heart of the musical composition of the time." --Jan Herlinger, Professor of Musicology, Louisiana State University
"Good basic text for undergraduates."--Robert L. Kendrick, University of Chicago
"Excellent text. Schubert's system of hard-soft 'rules' makes this a wonderful book. It includes many great assignments and the emphasis beyond traditional species is excellent."--Frank Felice, Butler University
About the Author
Peter Schubert is at McGill University.
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Still, the organization of the material and the obvious expertise of the author make this textbook a most impressive entry in the music theory teaching sweepstakes.
Ex.I-2: C time sig. should read 2/1
Ex. I-2: m.8, alto, last quarter B-flat should read B-natural
Line 8: "labeled in the example" should be deleted (or add missing labels)
Ex. 1-1b: last line, 3rd measure fill in G-A-B-C
Ex. 1-3e: "(see Exx. 14-6 and 14-7)" should read "(see Exx. 14-9 and 14-10)"
Ex. 1-3g: "(see Exx. 14-6 and 14-7)" should read "(see Exx. 14-9 and 14-10)"
ill. #6: 2nd ex. w/ pyramid upside down should say "avoid"
Ex. 2-6b: treble 8ve clef in first two exx. should be alto clef
Ex. 2-6b: clef in 3rd Ex. should be normal treble clef
line 9: "25 percent" should read "20 percent"
Exercise 4-D2: first CF note A should read G
line 16: "shown in Example 5-4" should read "shown in Example 5-5"
line 5: "high point to the next." should read "high point to the next
temporary low point or vice-versa."
line 1: "third-species Mixolydian" should read "third-species Hypomixolydian"
Ex. 5-D2: 4th staff, last note low G should be an octave higher
ill. rule 4: last example, "X" should be over quarter-note G
Ex. 7-5a: add brackets in mm. 4-11 over B-G-A-A-A and A-F-G-G-G
Exx. 7-5b & c: same as above
Exercise 7-C2: signature in middle line should be B-flat (not C-flat!)
Puzzle-canon exercise: fourth canon, last note C should be D
line 1: "Example 5-2" should read "Example 5-4"
line 11: "stepwise in one direction (you" should read "stepwise (you"
Ex. 14-9: m.5, top line, tenor octave clef should be regular treble clef
Ex. 14-9: m. 16, middle line, 7th note should be F, not G
Ex. 14-10: m. 7, beat 4, middle voice, dot missing
line 15: "Compare numbers 4 and 7." should read "Compare numbers 4 and 6."
Ex. 14-12, #7: middle line, tenor octave clef should be regular treble clef
lines 3-4: delete "In each ...and bracketed" or have students
label & bracket in Exx. 16-8 and 16-9
line 3: "in the mode indicated" delete (or teacher must specify mode)
line 10: "at the asterisk" should read "in m. 23" (or add * in alto, m. 23)
Ex. 19-14: bass, m. 14, reverse note E and rest
Ex. App. 1-1: underline both first and third syllables in "Be - ne - dic -tus"
Appendix 4: 15th CF note breve D should be semibreve D
Other minor/obvious mistakes are excluded.