MUS 401

Counterpoint

Composition of sixteenth- and eighteenth-century polyphony in two, three, and four parts. Topics include the sixteenth-century genres of motet, madrigal, canzonet, fantasia, and the eighteenth-century genres of chorale prelude, invention, and fugue. Students complete and present original contrapuntal compositions.

Prerequisites: MUS 202 and 204 or permission of the instructor.