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The Study Of Fugue

Author : Alfred Mann
ISBN : 9780486171340
Genre : Music
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Classic study comprises two parts. The first is a comprehensive historical survey of writings on the fugue from the beginning of fugal teaching (c. 1350) to the present. Part Two explores in depth four 18th-century studies which are its classical presentations: Steps to Parnassus, J. J. Fux (1725), A Treatise on Fugue, F. W. Marpurg (1753–54), Fundamental and Practical Essay on Fugal Counterpoint, Padre Martini (1775), A Manual of the Fundamental Principles of Composition, J. A. Albrechtsberger (1790). Translations of texts, introductions and critical commentary, and many musical examples. Index. Bibliography.
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The Style Of Palestrina And The Dissonance

Author : Knud Jeppesen
ISBN : 9780486171623
Genre : Music
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The greatest Renaissance creator of liturgical music, the revered sixteenth-century composer known as Palestrina wrote works that served for centuries as models of counterpoint. Until The Style of Palestrina and the Dissonance, theoreticians seldom closely analyzed the composer’s work to discover its fundamental elements, including the handling of rhythm, line, and harmony. Beginning chapters discuss the standard use of rhythm and mensuration in Palestrina’s time, the ecclesiastical modes, and treatment of words. Author Knud Jeppesen proceeds to explore Palestrina’s music in terms of the elements that constitute his personal style, isolating unusual vertical lines and establishing common and uncommon interval skips and rhythmic accents. The heart of the book presents a modern empirical treatment of dissonance. Palestrina's contrapuntal technique forged new harmonic devices, placing dissonance on unaccented beats and highlighting text in very unorthodox ways for his time. These new uses of dissonance and resolution are explored in meticulous detail. In addition, Jeppesen includes a complete history of the evolving concept and treatment of dissonance before Palestrina, including quotations from the earliest theoretical works and numerous musical examples that illustrate the practices of Palestrina’s predecessors.
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The Study Of Counterpoint From Johann Joseph Fux S Gradus Ad Parnassum

Author : Johann Joseph Fux
ISBN : 0393002772
Genre : Music
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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 great composers, including J.S. Bach, Haydn, and Beethoven. Originally written in Latin, this work has been translated in to the principal European languages. The present translation by Alfred Mann is the first faithful rendering in English, presenting the essence of Fux's teachings.
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Musical Structure And Design

Author : Cedric Thorpe Davie
ISBN : 9780486216294
Genre : Music
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Clear, elementary explanation of basic forms, Renaissance to 1900, with many works analyzed. Nature and function of concerto, sonata, etc., clarified with nonmusical analogies; illustrated in detailed analysis of specific piece of music.
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Treatise On Harmony

Author : Jean-Philippe Rameau
ISBN : 9780486171371
Genre : Music
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One of most important books in Western music. Detailed explanation of principles of diatonic harmonic theory. New 1971 translation by Philip Gossett of 1722 edition. Many musical examples.
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Guide To The Practical Study Of Harmony

Author : Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
ISBN : 9780486317687
Genre : Music
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Written during Tchaikovsky's years as professor at the Moscow Conservatory, this clear and thorough introduction to the study of harmony features numerous examples and exercises.
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Bach S The Art Of Fugue A Companion To The Art Of Fugue

Author : Donald Francis Tovey
ISBN : 9780486497648
Genre : Music
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Complete score of The Art of Fugue plus extensive commentary features all 14 fugues plus the four canons. The commentary outlines the fugues' contrapuntal devices and offers keen observations on the composer's craftsmanship.
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Structural Functions In Music

Author : Wallace Berry
ISBN : 0486253848
Genre : Music
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A brilliant investigation into musical structure through a systematic exploration of tonality, melody, harmony, texture, and rhythm. Discusses early madrigals and Gregorian chants through Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms to Ravel, Bartok, and Berg."
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