BAIN MUSC 529
Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint

Terms & Concepts

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Textbook

Robert Gauldin, A Practical Approach to 18th Century Counterpoint. (Gauldin 2013/1995)


  1. Cadence {BA; HD}
  2. Canon {BA; HD}
  3. Chorale  {BA; Grove}
  4. Continuo (It.) {BA; Grove}
  5. Counterpoint {BA}, pp. 33-34
  6. Development {HD}
  7. Figured bass, see Thoroughbass
  8. Fugue {BA; Grove}
  9. Ground bass {HD}
  10. Historically informed performance {WP}
  11. Harmony {BA}
  12. Melodic motion, pp. 33-34
  13. Melody {BA}, see Ch. 2
  14. Non-harmonic tone, pp. 61-63
  15. Modulation, pp. 12-13
  16. Partimento (It.) {Grove}
  17. Prelude {BA}
  18. Phrase {HD}
  19. Rule of the Octave {HD; Grove; Partimenti.org}, pp. 9-10
  20. Schema theory
      • Exemplar
  21. Sequence
  22. Texture {HD}
  23. Thoroughbass {HD; Grove), pp. 4-7
  24. Two-reprise form, pp. 85-91
  25. Variation {HD}
  26. Vorimitation (Ger., 'prior imitation') {Grove}

See also: BAIN MUSC 726 Terms &  Concepts


Compositional Procedures, Forms, Genres, Movements, etc.

  1. Aria {BA}
  2. Chaconne {BA}
  3. Chorale (see above)
  4. Dances movements, pp. 310-312
  5. Invention {BA}
  6. Fugue (see above)
  7. Hymn {BA}
  8. Partita {HD}
  9. Passacaglia {BA}
  10. Passion {BA}
  11. Prelude (see above)
  12. Motet {BA}
  13. Oratorio {BA}
  14. Overture {BA}
  15. Recitative {BA}
  16. Sinfonia {BA}
  17. Suite {BA}
  18. Toccata {BA}
  19. Variation form {BA; HD} (Gauldin, Ch. 19)



Links

Britannica Academic (BA), Encyclopedia Britannica  https://academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate

Grove Music Online (Grove)  https://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/grovemusic

Harvard Dictionary of Music (HD)  https://corp.credoreference.com/component/booktracker/edition/252.html (Randel 2003) 

Open Music Theory, Version 2 (OMT2)  https://viva.pressbooks.pub/openmusictheory/ (Gotham et al. 2020)

The New Penguin Dictionary of Music (NP)  https://corp.credoreference.com/component/booktracker/edition/390.html (Griffiths 2006)

Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia (WP)  https://www.wikipedia.org


References

Gauldin, Robert. A Practical Approach to 18th Century Counterpoint. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2013/1995). {GB1GB2}

_____________. 2004. "An Introduction to Species Counterpoint," in Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music, 2nd ed. New York: Norton, pp. A14-25. {GB}

_____________. 1993. "Fux to Bach: Bridging the Gap." Indiana Theory Review. 14/2 (Fall 1993): 4572. {IUScholarWorks}

Gotham, Mark, et al. 2020. Open Music Theory, Version 2 (OMT2). Viva Press Publishing. Available online at: <https://viva.pressbooks.pub/openmusictheory/>.

Griffiths, Paul, ed. 2006. The New Penguin Dictionary of Music. New York: Penguin. {GB}

Randel, Don Michael, ed. 2003. The Harvard Dictionary of Music, 4th ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. {GB}



Updated: September 19, 2023

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music
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