chapter  3
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Counterpoint During the Middle Ages

A thorough account of counterpoint from the tenth century through the sixteenth century must inevitably deal with virtually all part music written during this period of more than five hundred years. Such accounts are presented to varying degrees of detail in music history books and musical dictionaries. Our purpose here is to highlight some of the aspects of counterpoint from that period, especially aspects that have a bearing on the contrapuntal writing of later periods.