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The aim was the perfect integrity and independence of the various melodies in their flow, from which, of course, resulted passing dissonances, but these were continually solved into consonances on the accented notes of the measure.
counterpoint was almost entirely neglected, but it received a new and wonderful development at the hands of Handel and Bach.
counterpoint in accordance with its original principles, has come into its own again and is bearing fruit as it did of yore.
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  Counterpoint for Everyone
Counterpoint is an important element of music, but it is not one of the basic elements.
Another example that may be familiar is the soloist in a pop or gospel song who, after the refrain has been repeated a few times, takes off on a countermelody or descant part while everyone else continues to sing the refrain.
Even if a piece of music cannot really be called "counterpoint" or "polyphony", because it clearly has one melody, the accompaniment lines may still be quite contrapuntal.
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  Counterpoint - LoveToKnow 1911
The laws of counterpoint are, then, laws of harmony with the addition of such laws of melody as are not already produced by the interaction of harmonic and melodic principles.
Triple counterpoint (and a fortiori multiple counterpoint) is normally possible only at the octave; for it will be found that if three parts are designed to invert in some other interval this will involve two of them inverting in a third interval which will give rise to incalculable difficulty.
Quintuple counterpoint is admirably illustrated in the finale of Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, in which everything in the successive statement and gradual development of the five themes conspires to give the utmost effect to their combination in the coda.
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  Counterpoint - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Counterpoint written before approximately 1600 is usually known as polyphony.
Species counterpoint is a type of strict counterpoint, developed as a pedagogical tool, in which a student progresses through several "species" of increasing complexity, gradually attaining the ability to write free counterpoint according to the rules at the given time.
In fourth species counterpoint, a note is sustained or suspended in an added part while notes move against it in the given part, creating a dissonance, followed by the suspended note then changing (and "catching up") to create a subsequent consonance with the note in the given part as it continues to sound.
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 Species Guidelines
Intervals permitted between the counterpoint and cantus firmus are major and minor thirds, sixths, and tenths, and perfect unisons, octaves, and fifths.
The counterpoint ends with a whole note (as does the c.f.); the penultimate measure of the counterpoint can be a whole note as well, if desired.
The counterpoint ends with a whole note; the penultimate measure of the counterpoint will have four quarter notes, the last of which will be scale degree 2 or 7.
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The appeal of counterpoint may reside not only in the human fascination with complexity and with the role of art in bringing complexity into some kind of order, but with the temporal nature of musical experience.
In fourth species counterpoint, a note is held while changing note move against the holding note, creating a dissonance, followed by the holding note changing to create a subsequent consonance as the changing note holds.
A common misconception is the belief that counterpoint is equal to these five species, and that anything that does not follow the strict rules of any of the species is not counterpoint.
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 Counterpoint   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Counterpoint consolidated its lead in recent years by acquiring two other companies: TL Creates – makers of the Pelican ProFiles line of contract management software for the booming brand licensing industry; and fresh ground software – a producer of search engines for publishers who are putting their catalogs on the Web.
Counterpoint has captured 30% of the market for rights management solutions among the top 100 licensors in the world.
As Counterpoint continues to expand and they look to the future, Helland says Revelation is still their clear choice.
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 COUNTERPOINT (Lat. con... - Online Information article about COUNTERPOINT (Lat. con...
Double counterpoint in other intervals than the octave, loth and 12th, is rare, but the general principle and motives for it remain the same under all conditions.
Mass are in double counterpoint in the octave, 11th and 13th.
inversion of two of the counterpoints with each other in the 9th, a kind of double counterpoint which is almost impossible.
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Counterpoint is a very general feature of music (especially prominent in much Western music) whereby two or more melodic strands occur simultaneously — in separate voices, either literally or metaphorically (if the music is instrumental).
It was elaborated extensively in the Renaissance period; but composers of the Baroque period brought counterpoint to a kind of culmination; and, broadly and with many exceptions, it may be said that harmony then took over as the predominant organising principle in musical composition.
In first species counterpoint, each note in an added part* (or parts) simply works against one note in the given part (the cantus firmus).
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 18th Century Counterpoint
Counterpoint is the oldest and most venerable topic in the domain of music theory and for most of the “great masters” such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven it was virtually the only theory instruction they had.
The word counterpoint is derived from the Latin phrase punctus contra punctum, meaning “point against point.” The points referred to are the dots that medieval composers made on staves that we now call noteheads.
Fundamentally counterpoint is the study of melodies and how to combine two or more melodies at the same time.
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 CounterPoint: A Zooming Presentation Tool
CounterPoint is a zooming presentation tool that acts as a plugin to PowerPoint.
CounterPoint in the editing canvas mode, where slides are arranged spatially and presentation paths are created through these arrangements.
CounterPoint in the layout organizer mode, where a presenter can organize slides into a hierarchy and apply layout templates to automatically arrange slides along predefined shapes.
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 Counterpoint at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The appeal of counterpoint may reside not only in the human fascinations with complexity and with the role of art in harnessing complexity into some kind of order, but with the temporal nature of musical experience.
Augmentation is when one of the lines in imitative counterpoint is extended in duration compared to the rate at which it was played when introduced.
Dissonant counterpoint was first theororized by Charles Seeger, who formulated it as counterpoint but with all the rules reversed.
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 Musical Forms - Counterpoint
The use of counterpoint in composition reached new heights in the late 15th century and the 16th with the works of such composers as Josquin, Palestrina, Lassus and Byrd.
Composers of the Classical period were trained by such methods, and in the mature works of Mozart and Haydn counterpoint is extensively used to intensify the development sections of sonata-form movements.
Schubert recognized, in his last months, the value of the study of counterpoint, and there is contrapuntal writing in some of his last works, such as the String Quintet in C.
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 Into to Species Counterpoint   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Species counterpoint is a study of the elements of composition in successively more complex rhythmic rhythmic situations.
Although the act of writing species counterpoint simulates the act of musical composition, it is not exactly the same thing because of the contrived limitations of the species exercise.
I characterize this difference as "artificial" because the relationship between harmony and counterpoint are so perfectly fused in much of the music we enjoy that it is impossible to conceive of one without the other.
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 Counterpoint Musical Productions
Whether it be a classic or a contemporary wedding atmosphere that you desire, Counterpoint is able to provide you with music chosen specifically for you and your event.
Counterpoint is an ensemble with a great deal of integrity and many years of accumulated musical knowledge and performance experience behind it.
Counterpoint is a local Long Island group made up of musicians who have grown up and settled on Long Island.
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 The Counterpoint Page
Counterpoint in which each of the voices is written as an independent part, not aligned in a score.
The idea of species, or "types" of counterpoint is widely present in the theoretical literature before Fuchs' Gradus ad Parnassum; however, the main pedagogical virtue of Fuch's method was that it reduced the number of possibilities to a manageable number, summarizing the most essential contrapuntal types.
Counterpoint in Composition, Felix Saltzer and Carl Schachter, 1969.
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 Counterpoint Systems : Management
Robert Katovsky founded Counterpoint Systems in 1987 when he spun it out from Complete Computer Services, the predecessor company he had founded with a partner in the 1970s.
As Chairman of Counterpoint Systems, Robert Katovsky continues to ensure that Counterpoint maintains its unrivalled position as the definitive supplier of rights and royalties systems to the music, film and licensing industries.
Ben joined Counterpoint in 1998 to manage the design and delivery of Movie Maestro, the company’s first application for the film and television industry.
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A single ‘part’ or ‘voice’; added to another is called ‘a counterpoint’ to that other, but the more common use of the word is that of the combination of simultaneous parts or vv., each of significance in itself and the whole resulting in a coherent texture.
In strict counterpoint the processes are studied under 5 heads, the result of an analysis which dissects the practice of the art into 5 species.
The use of strict counterpoint as a method of study has tended to decline, its ‘rules’ being felt to be too rigid.
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When writing Counterpoint, the principal objective is to create simultaneous progressions of different voices which, though harmonically interdependent, stimulate the listener to hear and appreciate each individual melodic line.
To write good counterpoint one must learn the art of thinking strategically, so as to fully exploit (without breaking the rules) the potential creative possibilities which are inherent in the techniques of counterpoint.
Species Counterpoint is a very difficult to acquire, but invaluable, skill, which has long formed the basis of Contrapuntal Study in many of the World’s leading teaching establishments.
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 Patterns: Counterpoint
Counterpoint often gives a clear sense of structure, a resonance of call and response reminiscent at once of liturgy and of casual dialogue.
Where Eisen uses Counterpoint as a substitute for the structural power of the Cycle pattern, Larsen builds her hypertext from two interlocked Cycles.
Counterpoint writ large, the dialogue amongst hypertexts proposed in "Conversations With Friends" [8] is constructed as Counterpoint among several independent hypertexts, each representing a recognizable point of view and each capable of responding to links and trajectories within its own frame and those of other active hypertexts.
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 SchenkerGUIDE: Counterpoint   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Like his theory of harmony, which adapts and draws together a number of older ideas, Schenker's Counterpoint (written in 1910), is a refinement rather than a replacement of previous work on the subject.
His main source was a method of teaching counterpoint that had been handed down generations of musicians known as species counterpoint.
The reason Schenker considered species counterpoint so important was because he believed that these qualities could be shown to lie at the heart of even the most complex compositions.
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 Counterpoint Systems : Royalty, license and copyright administration software for the entertainment and licensing ...
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With over 25 years of expertise, we have set the standard for administration software in the fields of music, film, television, computer games, apparel, technology, and merchandising.
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 Encyclopedia article on Counterpoint [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Counterpoint is a very general feature of music (especially prominent in much Western music) whereby two or more melodic strands occur simultaneously - in separate voices, either literally or metaphorically (if the music is instrumental).
Counterpoint was elaborated extensively in the Renaissance period; but composers of the Baroque period brought counterpoint to a kind of culmination; and, broadly and with many exceptions, it may be said that harmony then took over as the predominant organising principle in musical composition.
As it happens, such music created from the Baroque period on is described as contrapuntal, while music from before Baroque times is called polyphony.
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