contrapuntal


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contrapuntal

Music characterized by counterpoint
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He begins by discussing the ways that scale-degree six functions "whether as a scalar element, as the result of contrapuntal motion, as a horizontalized chordal constituent, or as part of a bass line" (p.
The desire for a clear contrapuntal texture has also led me to reseat members of the orchestra" to mitigate "acoustical delay" (p.
The inner theater into which readers are beckoned provokes probings and soundings of meanings, musicalities, colorations, and contrapuntal rhythms in structured splatterings of sensation.
Even in pieces written for elementary levels, students have the opportunity of performing music with greater harmonic color, musical depth, variety of sound, rhythmic complexities and contrapuntal interests, than what their abilities would allow if they would be performing a solo.
As well he might: Festa's collection consists of no fewer than 125 variations on the basic thirty-seven-note theme, all of them displaying a remarkable level of melodic invention and contrapuntal elegance.
Liverpool composer Kenneth Hesketh's Fra Duri Scogli was very much a Renaissance sound synthesised into a modern setting,along with some highly interesting contrapuntal variations.
The site of contrapuntal juxtaposition, whether for personal survival or intellectual apprehension and cultural narration, is necessarily liminal.
On Saturday Angela Hewitt and her magnificent Fazioli piano gave a packed Town Hall audience of all ages a movingly absorbing account of the Goldberg Variations, music which encompasses dance-forms, movements evoking solo melodic instruments, and learned contrapuntal structures, and demanding huge virtuosity both technical and intellectual.
Teachers who prefer a contrapuntal, rather than a chordal approach to composition, should use a different book.
The work takes its cantus firmus from the opening notes of the Easter antiphon Et ecce terrae motus factus et magnus (And Behold, There Was a Great Earthquake), a melodic idea consisting of only three pitches, but which Brumel varies by contrapuntal and canonic means and embroiders into a lavishly complex exposition of the techniques taught him by his mentor.
The finale started with a fascinating, meditative contrapuntal movement which drove itself to a dazzling conclusion.
But it uses broader outlines, moving groups in massive blocks with simpler contrapuntal responses to the music, than those seen in Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer's reconstruction of the Nijinsky.