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The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint

The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint
Author: Thomas Benjamin
ISBN 13: 9780415943918
ISBN 10: 415943914
Edition: 2nd Revised ed.
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2003-08-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $85.95

The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint is an introductory text to the analysis and composition of tonal counterpoint. Using examples from the music of J.S. Bach - the master of this style - the author takes students through a series of carefully graded, cumulative exercises that stress both analysis and writing. Benjamin covers chromaticism and fugal writing in exceptional detail. The exercises cover a wide range of formats, including error detection, linear pitch reduction, analysis and composition. The book also incorporates a 100-page anthology of scores, effective for analysis, in-class performance, and compositional models.