The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpoint
Routledge – 2009 – 328 pages
Covering modal music from Gregorian chant through the seventeenth-century, The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpoint is a comprehensive textbook combining stylistic composition, theory and analysis, music history, and performance. By supplementing a modified species approach with a wealth of complete musical examples and historical information, this textbook thoroughly joins principle with practice, providing a truly immersive experience in the study of modal counterpoint and familiarizing students with modal repertoire.
1. Modes and Monophony 2. The Single Line 3. Counterpoint During the Middle Ages 4. First Species in Two Voices 5. First Species in Three Voices 6. Counterpoint During the Fourteenth Century 7. Second Species in Two Voices 8. Second Species in Three Voices 9. Counterpoint During the Renaissance 10. Fourth Species in Two Voices 11. Fourth Species in Three Voices 12. Texture, Melody, and Meter 13. Further Aspects of Species Counterpoint 14. The Melodic Line 15. Modal Counterpoint in Two Voices 16. Modal Counterpoint in Three Voices 17. Modal Counterpoint in Four or More Voices 18. The Rise of Tonality in the Seventeenth-Century