counterpoint

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Synonyms for counterpoint

striking difference between compared individuals

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Synonyms for counterpoint

a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies

to show differences when compared

write in counterpoint

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Explanations relying on the composer's age (he was a generation older than most of the other composers of madrigals active at the same time) or on his Flemish concern for traditional, imitative counterpoint have never been really satisfactory.
The Stabat mater and the Improperia both make extensive use of slow, consonant block chords in root position, and while the Missa Papae Marcelli has its share of imitative counterpoint, it is famously more homophonic than most previous Masses; its clarity and intelligibility were reputed to have saved church music from being banned during the Council of Trent.
Morley groups together all non-canonic forms of imitative counterpoint under the general heading `fuge'.
Beginning with the rudiments of sixteenth-century music (pitches, rhythm, solmization, the hexachord system, mutation), the treatise proceeds progressively from treatment of dissonance and harmonization of melodies to chapters on imitative counterpoint in two-, three- and four-parts, which conclude with two illustrative pieces titled "fantasia a concierto?
Ingegneri has always been painted as a conservative, interested only in structure and imitative counterpoint (though Monteverdi did include him among practitioners of the seconda prattica).