From the publisher. The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux's great theoretical work Gradus ad Parnassum. Since its appearance in 1725, it has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers. J.S. Bach held it in high esteem, Leopold Mozart trained his famous son from its pages, Haydn worked out every lesson with meticulous care, and Beethoven condensed it into an abstract for ready reference.
"Counterpoint proceeds by developing species counterpoint in the tradition of Johann Joseph Fux and his famous Gradus ad Parnassum (1725), but with attention to Schenker's more in-depth study. Everyone from beginning music theory students to composers to graduate composition students will benefit from the methods introduced here. As emphasized in the preface, readers are presented with "exercises for composition." Rather than actually teaching a student to compose, working through these exercises will improve musicianship as it applies to both composition and understanding music theory."--BOOK JACKET.
Counterpoint manuals have long been central to the music education of composers, historians, and theorists. In this book a conductor uses counterpoint exercises to aid musicians in becoming sensitive to the fundamental ingredients of good music making.
First paperback edition of classic introductory text features history of contrapuntal theory, technical features, "species" exercises in 2-, 3- and 4-part counterpoint; canon, motet, Mass, more. Includes many musical examples.
On a shimmering, Massachusetts morning, Martha Brailsford stepped aboard the "Counterpoint" and went for the last sail of her life. She had no way of knowing that the boat's owner, Tom Maimoni, had a dark side, that he'd lured other women onto his boat. What happened that morning of July 12, 1998? Was Martha's death an accident? Or, was she murdered? Would there be enough evidence for a jury to convict Maimoni? In this nonfiction debut, mystery novelist Margaret Press takes us into the heart of Salem, introducing a cast of real-life characters—the other women who encountered Maimoni, the team of dedicated investigators, the "lobsterman," and the modern-day witch of Salem. As the lives of these townspeople intertwine, readers are drawn in to an intriguing maze of surprise and contradiciton, where all the paths lead back to that fateful July morning aboard the "Counterpoint."
Ayden's life has long been guided by two emotions: love for his sister, and hatred of all things human. When he's captured in battle, he must, for his sister's sake, swallow his pride and endure slavery in the service of a human prince, Freyrik Farr. Between prejudice, politics, pride, and survival, Ayden and Freyrik must carve a new path, no matter how daunting. For nothing less than the fate of both their peoples rests on the power of their perseveranceNand their love.