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The Art of Counterpoint
Contributor(s): Zarlino, Gioseffo (Author), Marco, Guy A. (Translator), Palisca, Claude V. (Translator)

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ISBN: 0393008339     ISBN-13: 9780393008333
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
OUR PRICE: $20.40  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 1976
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Music | Instruction & Study - Theory
- Music | Instruction & Study - Composition
- Music | Printed Music - General
Dewey: 781.42
LCCN: 76028244
Physical Information: 0.7" H x 5.01" W x 8.01" (0.70 lbs) 320 pages
Features: Illustrated, Index
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Publisher Description:
Zarlino's Le Istitutioni harmoniche, published in 1558, is one of the most influential music treatises of all time. To his contemporaries it revealed the secrets of composition he had learned from Adrian Willaert, who brought to Italy the polyphonic art of the Netherlands. To the modern scholar Zarlino's treatise illumines the compositional technique of the golden age of vocal polyphony. The essence of this art is contained in Part III, "The Art of Counterpoint," which is here translated into English for the first time.

Contributor Bio(s): Palisca, Claude V.: - Claude V. Palisca, late professor of music at Yale University, began his collaboration on A History of Western Music with the Third Edition. Among his many publications are a history of Baroque music and a collection of scholarly essays on Italian Renaissance music.
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