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Nov 25, 2012 | 12:19 PM EST
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2 min 29 sec
4.33 / 5.00

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I was sick and bored today, so I ended up instrumentating five 3-part excercises I wrote earlier in the contrapunctal style of Palestrina (the goal, so to say, of species counterpoint for those familiar with it). Plenty of canon-like imitations, both at the octave and at the duodecima in double (invertible) counterpoint going on :)

Felt silly splitting them up as they're so short so I made one upload for them all. Hope you enjoy them despite the short length!

Link to score for anyone interested: pen?id=0BxsT7xHZWU2mVTZhc Dg4M0lpRTA



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Considering that I've gotta be acquainted to some degree with Palestrina, Thomas Tallis and chant in general, I appreciate these things. :D

Why not try joining them together to make one full piece? I know that these are studies, but one could do with a full-blown contrapuntal piece when there are very few of them around.

descara responds:

I thought about joining them together, but I figured since I'm supposed to do a Kyrie Eleison sooner or later I'll wait until then with making a whole piece in the style of Palestrina. Plus, I was lazy :P