The Study of Counterpoint has ratings and 36 reviews. Joel said: Now how you gonna go and front on my boy Fux? Even if you’re not a musician — like. Misc. Notes, Title: Practical Rules for Learning Composition translated from a Work intitled Gradus ad Parnassum written originally in Latin by John Joseph Feux. The Study of Counterpoint from Joseph Fux’s. Gradus Ad Parnassum. Translated & Edited by Alfred Mann. Compliments of The Reel Score lscore.

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Furthermore, Mann’s “The Study of Counterpoint” is almost like a story of the master Aloysius who is getting too old to teach, and looking for a worthy pupil to carry the torch.

Fux’s study on species counterpoint has set the standard for centuries on tonal music; in fact, this is the joseh text that Beethoven used. Bach’s Print copy Sonate a 4. The same cantus firmus is used in every example. Apr 06, Rahul Prabhakar rated it it was amazing. I had to read everything about 3 times to get a handle on it. Because it might be funny.

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However, citing his poor health as a result of gout and age, he chose to conclude the book as it stood. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Fux is incredibly self-righteous in his nagging soliloquy about “the rise cux three dimensional thought” all to be found in his cumbersome introduction and foreward. Like how inverted chords were thought of in this era — not as inverted chords but as a solution to a line of counterpoint.

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The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work Gradus ad Parnassum. Mattheson ‘s favourable account of his choral writing and his chamber duet style. Jul 29, John rated it liked it. Missa canonicaPsalms, Requiems, and instrumental works.

It’s a short book and I’m going to read it again in the future. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Fux frequently worked with theatrical engineer Giuseppe Galli Bibiena and poet and librettist Pietro Pariati. A magnificent book use as THE reference for composing by the giants of composers in classical music in Europe.


At the outset, Fux states his purpose: Dec 24, Dimitris rated it it was amazing. Read more Read less. joselh

Read reviews that mention species counterpoint music theory human voice fux in this book study of counterpoint pretty much classical music great composers need to know book were ever teacher and student modern music book written know how to read book provides century and 20th tux counterpoint composition in this book great book book is really reading this book.

Norton Company first published June Fud is divided in two major parts. I chose to do counterpoiht “quick” route and just play through the examples and glean general instruction on writing counterpoint but I agree with Fux that working through the species will take considerable time and be of the most benefit. Fux presents a summary of the theory on Musica Speculativaor the analysis of intervals as proportions between numbers. This book will show you how to do this from the vux up, from the simple to the more complex and does it in a clearly illustrated logical wayone of the best on the subject.

Since gux appearance init has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers. Sometime during this period he must have made a trip to Italy, as evidenced by the strong influence of Corelli and Bolognese composers on his work of the time. And had me lost a huge percentage of the time. While the species approach may have pedagogical benefits the best apologia for which has been written by Alan Belkin in his ‘Counterpoint’, although I cannot agree with josdph saying, for example, that the first species forces a student to focus on melodic shape is in my opinion misguided, as rhythm is very much part of a melody’s shape.

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In addition Fux wrote Masses incl. Sometime during this period he must have made a trip to Italy, as evidenced by the strong influence of Arcangelo Corelli and Bolognese composers on his work of the time. The species are, in order, note against note; two notes against one; four notes against one; ligature or suspensions one note against one, but offset by half of the note value ; and “florid,” in which the other species are counterpojnt freely. Did Fux or Mann write anything else?


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Reading this was my first exploration into more advanced harmony and voice leading, and I was quite daunted! Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. May 16, Zack Macomber rated it really liked it. This section is in a simple lecture style, and looks at music from a purely hoseph angle, in a theoretical tradition that goes back, through the works of Renaissance theoreticians, to the Ancient Greeks.

Overall easy to read and can be used to really dive into counterpoint. The staff diagrams could have easily been updated to reflect the Bass and Treble staves used today, but that’s just a minor suggestion for future editions. I plan to work through examples as necessary as I do contrapuntal writing in my arrangements I mainly arrange hymns and have a strong desire to arrange them contrapuntally.

Forkel of January 19, attests to J. See 1 coungerpoint about The Study of Counterpoint…. Read by Bach, Beethoven, among many others so-called ‘great composers’, this book lays the ground on which you will be able to appreciate and compose, with the proper dedication, music that uses this technique.

See and discover other items: The essence of the most celebrated book on counterpoint, Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum. An incredible book that has survived Un excelente libro que ha sobrevivido la prueba del tiempo. An impressive list of nineteenth-century composers subscribed to josep second edition, and in more recent times Paul Hindemith said, “Perhaps the craft of composition would really have fallen into decline if Fux’s? It’s written in question and answer josdph I was required to buy this book for my AP music theory class even though counterpoint is not a significant part of the curriculum, but it has expanded my knowledge of music immensely and could not be happier with it.

Fux was famous as a coungerpoint throughout this period, his fame being eclipsed only later in the 18th century as the Baroque style died out.