Counterpoint in Composition

The Study of Voice Leading

Author: Felix Salzer,Carl Schachter

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023107039X

Category: Music

Page: 478

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-- Stanley Persky, City University of New York

Free Composition

Volume III of New Musical Theories and Fantasies

Author: Heinrich Schenker

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 9781576470749

Category: Music

Page: 190

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The first two volumes of Heinrich Schenker's masterwork Neue musikalische Theorien und Phantasien, Harmonielehren (1906), and Kontrapunkt (1910 and 1922), laid the foundations for the harmonic aspect of his theory. The specific voice-leading component was a later development, progressing with brilliance over the last 15 years of his life. It is in Free Composition (Freie Satz, 1935) that the idea of voice-leading receives its most detailed and precise formulation. Pendragon Press is honored to make this distinguished reprint available once again, with a new preface by Carl Schacter.

Jazz Composition and Orchestration

Author: William Russo

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226732088

Category: Music

Page: 825

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"Russo has undertaken an ambitious project, attempting to discuss together the elements of music that are commonly treated separately in books on harmony, counterpoint, and orchestration. As such, his new book contains enough musical instruction to be of interest even to students not particularly interested in 'jazz' or Russo's own musical idiom. For the student who wants to compose or arrange for 'jazz' ensembles from dance bands to full orchestras, Russo has shown himself to be a generous source of good advice."—Jon Newsom, Notes

Tonal Counterpoint for the 21st-Century Musician

An Introduction

Author: Teresa Davidian

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442234601

Category: Music

Page: 260

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Written in a style that is clear, simple, and informal writing style, Davidian artfully mixes the history of counterpoint with an outline of its structure, placing musical examples from J. S. Bach side by side with those from The Beatles to illustrate the universality and currency of counterpoint in music analysis and composition.

The Italian Traditions & Puccini

Compositional Theory & Practice in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Author: Nicholas Baragwanath

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253001668

Category: Music

Page: 438

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“A major contribution . . . not only to Puccini studies but also to the study of nineteenth-century Italian opera in general.” —Nineteenth-Century Music Review In this groundbreaking survey of the fundamentals, methods, and formulas that were taught at Italian music conservatories during the 19th Century, Nicholas Baragwanath explores the compositional significance of tradition in Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Boito, and, most importantly, Puccini. Taking account of some 400 primary sources, Baragwanath explains the varying theories and practices of the period in light of current theoretical and analytical conceptions of this music. The Italian Traditions and Puccini offers a guide to an informed interpretation and appreciation of Italian opera by underscoring the proximity of archaic traditions to the music of Puccini. “Dense and challenging in its detail and analysis, this work is an important addition to the growing corpus of Puccini studies. . . . Highly recommended.” —Choice