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Counterpoint - Macfarren (1886)

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« on: August 11, 2022, 06:24:48 pm »

Counterpoint, a Practical Course of Study

by G. A. Macfarren

It is hoped that the present work contains nothing new in fact. It is founded on observation of the music of greatest artists, observation matured perhaps by long use in attempted explaining. . . .

Throughout the book modulation is a matter which is not discussed.


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Does the above make the remotest semblance of sense to anybody? Macfarren was good at opera, crap at symphonies and boring as hell as a pedagogue. He could modulate alright, but probably realised that his audience was comatose by that point...
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