Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Matthew Steel
Dr. Alexander Cannon
Dr. Rand Johnson
Johann Joseph Fux, counterpoint, composition, Gradus ad Parnassum, edition
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The seminal eighteenth-century counterpoint treatise Gradus ad Parnassum by Johann Joseph Fux exists in Latin, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and a host of other languages in its entirely, but in English only the second book of two has been translated, and even that is available only in a collection of partial translations. While a complete English translation is well beyond the scope of this project, toward that end, this research makes a case for its completion and provides a modernized edition and commentary of the as-yet-untranslated first book.
Schulte, "Gradus ad Parnassum: A Reader's Edition and Commentary" (2017). Master's Theses. 1993.