from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who writes or composes counterpoint.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One skilled in the rules and practice of counterpoint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Mus.) One skilled in counterpoint.
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- noun music One skilled in
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a composer who specializes in counterpoint
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In both [the melodic inventor and the contrapuntist] this is to be ascribed more to the energies of genius, and to some natural and inborn talent than to craftsmanship.
Albrechtsberger was the famous contrapuntist of his day, and Beethoven derived much from his teaching; he does not appear to have impressed his master, however, with a high opinion of his powers, for the old man advised one of his pupils to have nothing to do with the young man from Bonn.
He studied at the University of his native city, choosing the law for his profession, but making music the occupation of his leisure hours, -- the well-known contrapuntist, Türk, being his instructor in musical theory and composition.
Albrechtsberger, one of these, was a famous contrapuntist of his time, and the student gained much from his teaching.
Nothing could be more absurd: as well attempt to interpret Beethoven in terms of mathematical physics - as many a fatuous contrapuntist, indeed, has tried to do.
Who ever heard of an Irish epicure, an Irish _flâneur_, or, for that matter, an Irish contrapuntist?
His musical instructors include Speidel, Lebert, and Pruckner, at Stuttgart, Huff the contrapuntist at Frankfort, and
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Byrd was the most distinguished contrapuntist and the most prolific composer of his time in England.
Piel's compositions reveal the resourceful contrapuntist, and are of classic purity of style.
He was the most gifted and most learned contrapuntist and composer before Palestrina and was the head of the Second