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Gradus ad Parnassus
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Bill (Unique as my name)
2007-05-13 15:39:37 UTC
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I am searching for an on-line english text of Fux's Gradus ad
Parnassus. I came across Dave Smey's "Counterpoint - Introduction &
First Species". I found it good reading, with reference to Fux. Any
suggestions?

Thank you.
sagespath
2007-05-14 00:21:41 UTC
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Post by Bill (Unique as my name)
I am searching for an on-line english text of Fux's Gradus ad
Parnassus. I came across Dave Smey's "Counterpoint - Introduction &
First Species". I found it good reading, with reference to Fux. Any
suggestions?
Thank you.
The Gradus, and The Study of Fugue, both by Fux, were edited by Alfred
Mann and published by Norton. Copies are in the Denver Public Library
and presumably elsewhere. I would also recommend the Tovey edition of
the 48 preludes and fugues, and his 'Companion to the Art of the
Fugue'. For advanced students c.f. Hugo Norden's "The Technique of
Canon"
sagespath
2007-05-25 00:25:33 UTC
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Post by Bill (Unique as my name)
I am searching for an on-line english text of Fux's Gradus ad
Parnassus. I came across Dave Smey's "Counterpoint - Introduction &
First Species". I found it good reading, with reference to Fux. Any
suggestions?
Thank you.
Here's another step: In the first species you learned to create a
second voice both above and below a cantus firmus. Now if you add a
third voice to the second by the same principles, the third voice will
also be correct with the first.

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