BAIN MUSC 726C
The Counterpoint of J.S. Bach

Terms & Concepts

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Online Dictionaries

  1. Grove/Oxford {Grove} - *
  2. Harvard Dictionary of Music {HD} - *

* - Off-campus access requires a UofSC network username and password.

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Open Access Glossaries

  1. Earsense, Fugue Vocabulary {Earsense.org}
  2. Edwards, Puzzle Canon Glossary {PuzzleCanon.com}
  3. Kerman, Art of Fugue Glossary {Open JSTOR} (Kerman 2015)

Definitions

  1. Acrostic {WP}
  2. Alteration {HD}
  3. Analysis {Grove}
  4. Cadence {Grove}
  5. Cambiata {HD}
  6. Canon {HD; Grove}
  7. Chaconne {Grove}
  8. Chorale {Grove}
  9. Chorale prelude {Grove}
  10. Clefs {WP}
  11. Consonance and Dissonance {HD}
  12. Continuo {Grove}
  13. Counterpoint {Grove}
  14. Compound melody {GB} (Davidian 2015)
  15. Corpus analysis (Giraud et al. 2017)
  16. Cross relation {HD}
  17. Dissonant counterpoint {Grove}
  18. Double counterpoint, see Invertible counterpoint
  19. Dux/Comes (Latin, 'leader/follower') {Grove}
  20. Durchführung (Ger., 'leading through') {Grove}
  21. Figured bass {Grove}
  22. Fortspinnung (Ger., 'spinning out') {Grove}
  23. Fugue {Grove}
  24. Fundamental bass {Grove}
  25. Handexemplar (Ger.) {WP}
  26. Harmony {Grove}
  27. Key signature {HD}
  28. Ground, ground bass {HD}
  29. Grundgestalt (German, 'basic shape') {Grove}
  30. Imitation {Grove}
  31. Invertible counterpoint {Grove; HD}
  32. Invention {Grove}
  33. Madrigal {Grove}
  34. Mass {Grove}
  35. Mode {Grove}
  36. Motet {Grove}
  37. Notation {Grove}
  38. Note values: British vs. American {WP}
  39. Organum {Grove}
  40. Part-writing [voice-leading] {Grove}
  41. Partimento [It. - division] {HD}
  42. Partita {Grove}
  43. Partial (key) signature {HD}
  44. Passacaglia {Grove}
  45. Pitch notation: American Standard (WP); Helmholtz {WP}
  46. Plainchant {Grove}
  47. Presa (It.) {Grove}
  48. Prima pratica and seconda pratica (It.) {Grove}
  49. Ricercare {Grove}
  50. Serialism {Grove}
  51. Sinfonia {Grove}
  52. Solmization {Grove}
  53. Sonata {Grove}
  54. Species counterpoint {Grove}
  55. Step progressions {GB} (Davidian 2015)
  56. Suite {Grove}
  57. Texture {Grove}
    1. Monophony {Grove}
    2. Polyphony {Grove}
    3. Homophony {Grove}
  58. Thoroughbass, or basso continuo {Grove}
    See also: Figured bass
  59. Trio sonata {Grove}
  60. Toccata {Grove}
  61. Tonality {Grove}
  62. Triple counterpoint, see Invertible counterpoint
  63. Urtext {WP; see also Bärenreiter}
  64. Vademecum (Lat.) {WP}
  65. Variations {Grove}

References

Davidian, Teresa. 2015. Counterpoint for the 21st-Century Musician: An Introduction. New York: Rowan & Littlefield. {GB}

Giraud, Mathieu, Richard Groult, Emmanuel Leguy, Florence Levé. 2015. "Computational Fugue Analysis." Computer Music Journal 39/2 (2): 77–96. {JSTOR}

Grove Music Online; Oxford Music Online (Grove/Oxford). 2022. Oxford University Press. Available online at: <http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com>.

Kerman, Joseph. 2015/2005. Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715–1750. Berkeley: University of California Press.{Full-text: Luminosa; JSTOR}

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

Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Available online at: <https://www.wikipedia.org>.



Updated: May 31, 2022

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