A continuation of MUS 122, this course offers an introduction to sixteenth-century species/modal counterpoint and eighteenth-century tonal counterpoint, with an emphasis on its relationship to the harmony and melodic figuration of the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. Students will complete a variety of compositional and analytical exercises in the style of Palestrina and Bach, and will also learn the history of Western counterpoint as articulated in the treatises of Zarlino, Galilei, Fux, Cherubini, and others. A keyboard lab offers practice in playing assigned counterpoint exercises, cadence progressions, and figured bass in keyboard style.
Max Enrollment: 15
Prerequisites: MUS 122
Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video
Typical Periods Offered: Fall
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring