Invertible Counterpoint

Invertible Counterpoint

 

a form of polyphonic exposition characterized by a shifting of voices. There are several types of invertible counterpoint. In the vertical type, the higher voice becomes the lower, and in the horizontal type a voice enters earlier or later (in relation to other voices) than in the exposition. Double invertible counterpoint combines the vertical and horizontal types.

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36 [1847]) are quite conventional formally, with first movements in sonata form, lyrical slow movements (with explorations of orchestral color that were consistently singled out in contemporary press reviews), minuet or scherzo with pastoral trio, and exciting finales where the composer's skill at writing invertible counterpoint and fugue find free expression.
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These single-line paradigms can be combined in four voices, and these matrixes (which are compared to the structure of the Ursatz) are used to explain all types of invertible counterpoint.