Author

Schulte

Date of Award

12-2017

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Music

First Advisor

Dr. Matthew Steel

Second Advisor

Dr. Alexander Cannon

Third Advisor

Dr. Rand Johnson

Keywords

Johann Joseph Fux, counterpoint, composition, Gradus ad Parnassum, edition

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

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.

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