A New Way of Making Fowre Parts in Counterpoint by Thomas Campion: And Rules How to Compose by Giovanni Coprario (Music Theory in Britain, 1500-1700:

A New Way of Making Fowre Parts in Counterpoint by Thomas Campion: And Rules How to Compose by Giovanni Coprario (Music Theory in Britain, 1500-1700:

By: Giovanni Coprario (author), Thomas Campion (author), Christopher R. Wilson (editor), Professor Jessie Ann Owens (series_editor)Hardback

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Regarded as one of the most important English music treatises in the seventeenth century, Thomas Campion's A New Way of Making Fowre Parts in Counterpoint reveals progressive ideas about the latent theory of inversions, the fundamental bass, cadences and tonality, and the major-minor octave scale. In this first accurate modern edition of Campion's treatise, Christopher Wilson provides a fully annotated text and a substantial introduction which highlights the historical significance of 'A New Way...' both in its close relationship with Coprario's 'Rules how to Compose' (which is included as an appendix together with commentary and notes) and its unusual debt to German rather than Italian music theory. Wilson presents a persuasive case for viewing the treatise as essentially a very early modern harmony tutor.and its unusual debt to German rather than Italian music theory.

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Christopher R. Wilson, The University of Reading, UK

Contents

Contents: Series editor's preface; Preface; Introduction: Background to Campion; Date of treatise; Campion and Coprario; Campion's treatise after 1620; Campion and Renaissance theory; Campion's preface on the 'Scale'; Campion's harmonic thinking; Campion and Calvisius; Editorial note: A new Way of Making Fowre Parts in Counterpoint: The preface; Of counterpoint; Of the tones of musicke; Of the taking of all concords, perfect and imperfect; Of the lesser or imperfect third; Of the greater or perfect third; Of the lesser sixt; Of the greater sixt; Giovanni Coprario, Rules how to compose; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/09/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780754605157
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 132
  • ID: 9780754605157
  • weight: 339
  • ISBN10: 0754605159

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