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An exceptional text for undergraduate and graduate music students Modal Counterpoint Renaissance Style uses a wide variety of carefully graded exercises to present guidelines for writing and analyzing 16th century music The only species counterpoint text that draws directly on Renaissance treatises it provides a conceptual framework to guide students through composition and analysis as it teaches them general structural principles With stylistically diverse examples including not only motets and mass movements but also French chansons German chorale settings English canzonets Italian madrigals and Spanish organ hymns villancicos and ricercars the book gives students a real life feel for the subject It distinguishes between technical requirements hard rules and stylistic guidelines soft rules and includes coordinated exercises that allow students to develop their skills systematically The concluding chapters provide the formal and conceptual building blocks for longer pieces and encourage students to understand analysis and composition as complementary activities By the end of the book students are writing real compositions not just drill exercises The text also features progressively graded exercises historical asides that explain important topics and issues of the period and some notes in the preface on using the book in the classroom Combining the historical accuracy of style oriented texts with thesystematic species counterpoint approach this book offers a unique alternative to other methods Now in its second edition Modal Counterpoint Renaissance Style integrates improvisation activities and new repertoire examples into many chapters revises the chapter on three part writing Chapter 14 so that it paysattention to rules and strategies reworks the chapters on cadences Chapter 10 and on writing two parts in mixed values Chapter 11 to make themaccessible to students incorporates clarified instructions throughout and includes a summary of rulesAn exceptional text for undergraduate and graduate music students Modal Counterpoint Renaissance Style uses a wide variety of carefully graded exercises to present guidelines for writing and analyzing 16th century music The only species counterpoint text that draws directly on Renaissance treatises it provides a conceptual framework to guide students through composition and analysis as it teaches them general structural principles With stylistically diverse examples including not only motets and mass movements but also French chansons German chorale settings English canzonets Italian madrigals and Spanish organ hymns villancicos and ricercars the book gives students a real life feel for the subject It distinguishes between technical requirements hard rules and stylistic guidelines soft rules and includes coordinated exercises that allow students to develop their skills systematically The concluding chapters provide the formal and conceptual building blocks for longer pieces and encourage students to understand analysis and composition as complementary activities By the end of the book students are writing real compositions not just drill exercises The text also features progressively graded exercises historical asides that explain important topics and issues of the period and some notes in the preface on using the book in the classroom Combining the historical accuracy of style oriented texts with thesystematic species counterpoint approach this book offers a unique alternative to other methods Now in its second edition Modal Counterpoint Renaissance Style integrates improvisation activities and new repertoire examples into many chapters revises the chapter on three part writing Chapter 14 so that it paysattention to rules and strategies reworks the chapters on cadences Chapter 10 and on writing two parts in mixed values Chapter 11 to make themaccessible to students incorporates clarified instructions throughout and includes a summary of rulesAn exceptional text for undergraduate and graduate music students Modal Counterpoint Renaissance Style uses a wide variety of carefully graded exercises to present guidelines for writing and analyzing 16th century music The only species counterpoint text that draws directly on Renaissance treatises it provides a conceptual framework to guide students through composition and analysis as it teaches them general structural principles With stylistically diverse examples including not only motets and mass movements but also French chansons German chorale settings English canzonets Italian madrigals and Spanish organ hymns villancicos and ricercars the book gives students a real life feel for the subject It distinguishes between technical requirements hard rules and stylistic guidelines soft rules and includes coordinated exercises that allow students to develop their skills systematically The concluding chapters provide the formal and conceptual building blocks for longer pieces and encourage students to understand analysis and composition as complementary activities By the end of the book students are writing real compositions not just drill exercises The text also features progressively graded exercises historical asides that explain important topics and issues of the period and some notes in the preface on using the book in the classroom Combining the historical accuracy of style oriented texts with thesystematic species counterpoint approach this book offers a unique alternative to other methods Now in its second edition Modal Counterpoint Renaissance Style integrates improvisation activities and new repertoire examples into many chapters revises the chapter on three part writing Chapter 14 so that it paysattention to rules and strategies reworks the chapters on cadences Chapter 10 and on writing two parts in mixed values Chapter 11 to make themaccessible to students incorporates clarified instructions throughout and includes a summary of rules


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    I have just finished working through this book after two years and it's by far the best book about 16th century counterpoint I've come across and I have used severalThe benefit it has over other methods is that it goes back to the original Renaissance method books and uses exercises from those unlike say Jeppesen where I now realize having worked through this book that Jeppesen didn't know as much about Palestrina as he made out There's nothing in Jeppesen about modal ranges for instanceThe main thing wrong with it is the large number of typos and also in some places I could have done with worked examples and the paper is very thin for a book that if used properly needs to be robustAlso it's ridiculously expensive I found the book six months before I bought it and the price made me wait Eventually I took the plunge and am very glad that I did but I still can't see why it has to be so expensiveI've just noticed that Peter Schubert has written a Baroque Counterpoint book so I guess I shall have to buy that but that's even expensive