Prolegomena on Counterpoint

Octavio Alberto Agustín-Aquino, Julien Junod, Guerino Mazzola

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In Europe, during the Middle Ages, a set of principles intended to organize the concert of many voices emerged and matured; the final result of this process is termed counterpoint, and it is the main concern of this book. In this chapter we shall briefly discuss its meaning and some highlights of its historical roots, in order to justify the necessity, utility, and assumptions of the mathematical model that has been developed by the authors. For a detailed discussion of the history of counterpoint, see [10, 43, 78].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Music Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameComputational Music Science
ISSN (Print)1868-0305
ISSN (Electronic)1868-0313

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  • Compositional Tool
  • Gesture Theory
  • Historical Root
  • Parallel Motion
  • Precise Mathematical Model


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