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contrapuntal

Music characterized by counterpoint
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The view of Bach as primarily a contrapuntist is nicely balanced here by quotations of the position taken up immediately after his death that he was a master of harmony.
Maillard was an able contrapuntist whose music joined a clear if often repetitive sense of melodic shape with a penchant for reworking melodies drawn from plainsong and psalmody.
By considering source authentication, compositional elements, texture, and rhetorical shape, Patrick Macey weighs conflicting attributions of the psalm motet De profundis clamavi to Josquin or his younger contemporary Nicolas Champion, "a skilled contrapuntist who created excellent music," deducing that "the weight of the evidence tips the scales in Champion's favor" (p.
Although Dr Jones finds Werner a more effective contrapuntist than some of his contemporaries (he also wrote a Mass setting with the same title as Haydn's), none of them was as resourceful as Haydn.
It is a matter of some disappointment to those who admire the eight-voice textures of contemporary Franco-Flemish works that Palestrina, the great contrapuntist, failed to produce a single through-composed eight-voice motet.