equal counterpoint

noun

Definition of equal counterpoint

old-fashioned
:strict counterpoint in which the parts move in even and identical note values :first species
  • In equal counterpoint, the leading of the several parts is independent only in a melodic sense.
  • —Theodore Baker, translation of Salomon Jadassohn, A Manual of Single, Double, Triple and Quadruple Counterpoint1902

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First Known Use of equal counterpoint

1822


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