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MUSC8027 - Counterpoint 3

Title:Counterpoint 3
Long Title:Counterpoint 3
Module Code:MUSC8027
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: MARIA JUDGE
Module Description: This module will present an introduction to the techniques of canon and invertible counterpoint, and an introduction to the techniques of writing counterpoint in the harmonic instrumental style of the 18th century
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Manipulate the techniques of composing canons, finite and infinite at various intervals in two parts
LO2 Manipulate the basic techniques of double invertible counterpoint at the octave, the tenth and the twelfth
LO3 Demonstrate the compositional use of these techniques in constructing complete short pieces
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

13018 MUSC8026 Counterpoint 2
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Counterpoint 3
This module will cover the composition of two-part canons at various intervals; the technique of invertible counterpoint in two parts (double counterpoint) at the octave, and the tenth and the twelfth; the construction of short simple pieces utilising these techniques; the technique of 18th century harmonic instrumental counterpoint
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Portfolio of representative exercises of all the work completed during the semester 1,2,3 100.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theoretical Background 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Explanation and assessment of and feedback on practical work 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Completion of Composition assignments 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bach, J.S., 15 Two-part Inventions
  • Bach, J.S., The Goldberg Variations
  • Bach, J.S., The Musical Offering
  • Piston, Walter 1947, Counterpoint, Norton [ISBN: 978-0393097283]
  • Prout, Ebenezer 1891, Double Counterpoint and Canon, Augner [ISBN: 978-1402167348]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 7 Elective

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