Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016
MUS 420 Modal Counterpoint
2 hours; 2 credits
The polyphonic modes; soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone clefs; shaping a line, with special care for pitch structure, rhythmic flexibility, and ease of performance (students must sing their own examples); combining two, three, and four lines. The models to be studied and emulated are primarily Lassus and Palestrina.
Prerequisite: Junior Standing, MUS 322
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