ASH04 Counterpoint

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Robert Hugo, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Supervisor
Mgr. Robert Hugo, Ph.D.
Academy of Ancient Music - Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Michaela Ratolístková
Supplier department: Academy of Ancient Music - Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students will be able to compose basic techniques. Students will be acquainted with the specificities of vocal and instrumental polyphonies in the renaissance and baroque music. Basic techniques: imitation, proportion, modality etc. Basic forms: canon, motet, madrigal, passacaglia, fugue etc.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to compose basic techniques. Students will be acquainted with the specificities of vocal and instrumental polyphonies in the renaissance and baroque music. Basic techniques: imitation, proportion, modality etc. Basic forms: canon, motet, madrigal, passacaglia, fugue etc.
Syllabus
  • Introduction to counterpoint: basic terminology
  • Prerequisites: intervals and modes - their classification
  • Techniques of the cantus firmus: 1:1, 2:1, 4:1, 3:1, 6:1 and syncopic counterpoint
  • Imitation techniques: typology
  • Contrapuntal figures
  • Instrumental techniques: free and reversed counterpoint
  • Fugue - analysis and exemplification of the techniques
Literature
    required literature
  • ZARLINO, Gioseffo: The Art of Counterpoint (anglický překlad III. dílu spisu Le Institutioni Harmoniche 1558; 2. vyd., Londýn 1976).
  • FUX, Johann Joseph: Gradus ad Parnassum (Vídeň 1725).
  • ZARLINO, Gioseffo (1517-1590). Le Institutioni Harmoniche. Benátky 1562 (2. vyd.) online:http://imgbase-scd-ulp.u-strasbg.fr/displayimage.php?album=556&pos=0
  • HŮLA, Zdeněk. Nauka o kontrapunktu. 1. vyd. Praha: Editio Supraphon, 1985. 323 s. : n. info
    recommended literature
  • MORLEY, Thomas: An Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Music (London 1597, reprint London 1952).
  • MARPURG, Friedrich Wilhelm: Handbuch bey dem Generalbasse und der Composition (sv. I–III, 1755–58).
  • SIMPSON, Christopher: A Compendium of Practical Music in Five Parts (druhé vydání 1667, reprint Oxford 1970).
  • MOTTE, Diether de la. Kontrapunkt : ein Lese- und Arbeitsbuch [Motte, 1999]. 6. Aufl. München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 1999. 374 s. : n. ISBN 3-423-30146-5. info
  • ŠÍN, Otakar. Nauka o kontrapunktu, imitaci a fuze. Praha: Fr. A. Urbánek a synové, 1936. viii, 196. info
Teaching methods
lectures, practice, discussion
Assessment methods
written test, homeworks, analysis, oral exam
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: 8 hodin konzultací.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 8 hodin konzultací.

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