MUT 374

Advanced Counterpoint and Fugue

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2017-2018 Fall Main campus No
2019-2020 Fall Main campus No

Level: Undergraduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: MUT 300

The main goals of this course will be: through the writing of strict species counterpoint exercises in 18th century style to prepare the student to go on to more advanced stylistic exercises employing true 18th century forms, such as binary form “dance” suite movements, two- and three-part inventions, and chorale preludes and fugues; and to develop the student’s ability to analyze, both in terms of harmony and form, contrapuntal compositions from the 18th century. The course will begin with strict species counterpoint and then move on to the specific style and techniques of 18th century counterpoint. Listening assignments of selected works by J. S. Bach will be required. This course fulfills the Music Theory elective.