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The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint, Benjamin, Thomas
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Author Name:    Benjamin, Thomas

Title:   The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Edition:   2

Publisher:    Routledge 

ISBN Number:   0415943914 / 9780415943918

Seller ID:   ING9780415943918

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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.



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