GRADUS AD PARNASSUM. supercuadripartita. Elementos de la aritmética: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Figs. 13 y Fux/van Ghelen (, facsímil). In Fux’s opinion the third quarter may be dissonant provided both of the quarters (“flowering’ counterpoint) and corresponds to the contrapunto diminuto of the. It is well documented that Haydn read extensively from Fux’s Gradus ad at the end of his partimento-based Scuola di Contrapunto, suggests Fux’s book as.

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Da Capo Press, ; reprinted n. Fux’s work repeated some of Diruta’s, possibly coincidentally, since he is not known to have had a copy.

Thus, his book stresses practice over theory. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. The works of MersenneCicero and Aristotle are among the references quoted by Fux in this section. Counterpoint has been used to designate a voice or even an entire composition.

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Oxford University Press, Inc. Johann Joseph Fux German: All of these are examples of imitative counterpoint.

The nota cambiatadouble neighbor tones, and double passing tones. The species are, in order, note against note; two notes against one; fyx notes against one; ligature or suspensions one note against one, but offset by half of the note value ; and florid counterpoint, in which the other species are combined freely.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikibooks. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Since the Renaissance period in European music, much contrapuntal music has been written in imitative counterpoint. In the adjacent example in two parts, the cantus firmus is the lower part. While Gradus ad Contrapuhto is famous as the origin of the term ” species counterpoint “, Fux was not the first one to invent the idea.

Lastly a double dontrapunto tone allows contdapunto dissonant passing tones in a row. Three special figures are introduced into third species and later added to fifth species, and ultimately outside the restrictions of species writing. Mozart had a copy of it that he annotated. The fifth note or downbeat of the next measure should move by step in the same direction as the last two notes of the double neighbor figure.

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Fux expressed the intention of adding sections on how to write counterpoint for more than four parts, indicating that rules in this area were to be “less rigorously observed”. Once all the species are mastered in two voices, the species are gone through again in three voices, and then in four voices. In fourth species counterpoint, some notes are sustained or suspended in an added part while notes move against them in the given part, often creating a dissonance on the contraputno, followed by the suspended note then changing and “catching up” to create a subsequent consonance with the note in the given part as it continues to sound.


Relatively little is known about his early life, but likely he went to nearby Graz for music lessons.

Some examples of related compositional techniques include: This means that the general focus of the composer had shifted away from how the intervals of added melodies related to a cantus firmusand more toward how they related to each other.

Joseph Iand Charles Conttrapuntoboth of whom continued to employ him in high positions in the court. First species counterpoint must be all dissonances, establishing “dissonance, rather than consonance, as the rule,” and consonances are “resolved” through a skip, not step.

Johann Joseph Fux

A succession of later theorists quite closely imitated Fux’s seminal work, often with some small and idiosyncratic modifications in the rules. By the s he was in Viennaand attracted the attention of Emperor Leopold I with some masses he composed; the emperor was sufficiently impressed by them to assist him with his career after this point. ContrapuntiLeopold hired him as court composer.

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