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MUSC8028 - Counterpoint 4

Title:Counterpoint 4
Long Title:Counterpoint 4
Module Code:MUSC8028
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 cover the technique of composing two-part inventions for keyboard, invertible counterpoint in three parts (triple counterpoint) and an introduction to fugal composition.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Employ Eighteenth-Century instrumental technique; canon at the octave, the fourth, the fifth and /or other intervals, invertible Counterpoint at the octave, the Tenth and the Twelfth) in the composition of two-part inventions for keyboard
LO2 Manipulate the technique of triple invertible counterpoint at the octave
LO3 Compose a fugal exposition or a complete short fugue in three parts for keyboard, instrumental ensemble or voices
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).

13019 MUSC8027 Counterpoint 3
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 Project 4
This module will cover the structural techniques required to compose a complete two-part invention for keyboard employing the resources of canon and/or invertible counterpoint; the technnique of triple invertible counterpoint; an introduction to fugal composition- the fugue subject, the answer, the countersubject(s), the fugal exposition, the episode(s); approaches to writing a complete fugue
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

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) Counterpoint 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 well tempered Klavier, Book 1
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bullivant, Roger 1971, Fugue, Hutchinson [ISBN: 978-0091084400]
  • Higg, James 1878, Fugue, Novello
  • Mann, Alfred 1960, The Study of Fugue, Faber & Faber
  • Prout, Ebenezer 1891, Fugue, Augner
  • Thorpe, Davie Cedric 1947, Counterpoint, Norton
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) 8 Elective

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