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Definitions of "contrapuntal"

  • Music Of, relating to, or incorporating counterpoint. adjective
  • Of or relating to counterpoint. adjective
  • Pertaining to, or according to the rules of, counterpoint. adjective
  • In music, pertaining to counterpoint, or in accordance with its rules; having an independent motion of the voice-parts.
  • having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together adjective
  • relating to or characteristic of or according to the rules of counterpoint adjective

The word "contrapuntal" in example sentences

Music written entirely by the rules of counterpoint is called contrapuntal music; that written otherwise is known as free harmonic music.. [Music Talks with Children]

It will pass to the subsequent _Figures of Earth_ and, after showing how the greater gravity of this volume is accompanied by a greater profusion of poetry _per se_ it will unravel the scheme of Cabell's fifteen essays in what might be called contrapuntal prose.. [Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes]

Even if I have different objects interwoven or crosscutting one another or in a certain kind of contrapuntal configuration, the clarity is really important to me.. [NewMusicBox]

Much of this involved hairline gradations of delay: lagging one contrapuntal strand just behind the others to draw the ear to it, shaping a lyrical line with slightly sticky rubato to encourage the brain to fill in the decay.. [Authentication keys]

Foss, though, would go through and say no, this note should be up an octave, you need to clean up the voice leading from this harmony to this harmony, this chord should come a beat later, you should separate these contrapuntal lines into separate octaves, etc., etc.. [Archive 2009-02-01]

Grodecki, who sometimes wore her Roland keyboard around her neck, played a few contrapuntal synth riffs, but they weren't integral to the sound.. [Concert review: Vanity Theft at U Street Music Hall robs punk of its spirit]

Written at a time when busily contrapuntal late-baroque composition was giving way to the pared-down elegance of the emergent Classical style, Gretry's opera-comique occupies an intriguing middle ground.. [Music review: Opera Lafayette's 'Le Magnifique']

DAVID FOLKENFLIK: The language is alliterative, the cadence contrapuntal.. [Kennedy Aide Ted Sorensen Dies At 82]

Without these papers, he says, "much of what we associate with the late 1960s youth rebellion—its size, intensity, and contrapuntal expressions of furious anger and joyful bliss—might not have been possible.". [Let's Print It, Man]

Julien has certainly done something innovative with the moving image here: the relationship between each of the screens is redolent of that between orchestral instruments, allowing for contrapuntal effects as well as variations on and restatements of earlier themes.. [Isaac Julien's angel of Morecambe]

Yet his aim, always, is to make Bruckner's contrapuntal lines audible.. [Lucerne Festival Orchestra; Xerxes; La bohème – review]

The second movement, "Origines" was inspired by the significance of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris as a place of worship and as the place where contrapuntal music was born.. [Donna Fish: Artists to Watch]

Look at the total assurance of that slightly upward swell in the body, the exquisite lines of the profile, so perfectly matched with the volume, and the daring contrapuntal harmonies of angled spout and slightly tapering handle in relation to the whole — not the slightest hint of any awkwardness or discontinuity at the joins.. [Sir Percival David at the British Museum]

Like so many Radiohead songs before it, this one bristles with nervous anticipation, contrapuntal rhythms gently doing battle with each other.. [Album review: Radiohead, "The King of Limbs"]

Oh and the reason I say Chion isn't talking about contrapuntal sound is that it was already quite old hat by the time this book was written.. [Audio Vision, Part 1]

His ideas of audio/visual synchresis and "sound objects" are more nuanced, kind of an attempt to go back and explain why the original examples of contrapuntal sound in Surrealist and Dada film worked so well.. [Audio Vision, Part 1]

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@frieze_magazine: ‘This is the passing of time visualized through a contrapuntal freezing of it.' From our 200th issue, @HRFThorne on On…


@frieze_magazine: ‘This is the passing of time visualized through a contrapuntal freezing of it.' From our 200th issue, @HRFThorne on On…


‘This is the passing of time visualized through a contrapuntal freezing of it.' From our 200th issue, @HRFThorne on…

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