Oct 23, 2021  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

THMUS E553-4 — Advanced Counterpoint

6 credits
Full Year
Philip Lasser

THMUS 511  Is a prerequisite for this course. An intensive course devoted to studying the contrapuntal nature of music. Counterpoint is treated here not as a historical, style-based study, but rather as a fundamental controlling force in the syntax of Western music. The class is designed as a rigorous seminar with weekly written assignments on topics ranging from species to fully invertible counterpoint, and from canon to fugue. Concurrently, works from the Middle Ages through the 20th century will be analyzed for their underlying contrapuntal organization. Required of all undergraduate Composition majors.