Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento: A New Method Inspired by Old Masters, written by CvA teacher Job IJzerman, has been published by Oxford University Press on 24 December. The publication has been achieved with a government grant and support from the Music Research Division at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
A new method of music theory education for undergraduate music students, Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento is grounded in schema theory and partimento, and takes an integrated, hands-on approach to the teaching of harmony and counterpoint in today's classrooms and studios. A textbook in three parts, the package includes:
* the hardcopy text, providing essential stylistic and technical information and repertoire discussion;
* an online workbook with a full range of exercises, including partimenti by Fenaroli, Sala, and others, along with arrangements of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century compositions;
* an online instructor's manual providing additional information and realizations of all exercises.
Linking theoretical knowledge with aural perception and aesthetic experience, the exercises encompass various activities, such as singing, playing, improvising, and notation, which challenge and develop the student's harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic imagination. Covering the common-practice period (Corelli to Brahms), Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento is a core component of practice-oriented training of musicianship skills, in conjunction with solfeggio, analysis, and modal or tonal counterpoint.
The book launch will take place on 26 February in the Sweelinckzaal. More information will follow soon.
Other book publications by CvA teachers:
* Lex Eisenhardt (2015), Italian Guitar Music of the Seventeenth Century: Battuto and Pizzicato. Rochester: University of Rochester Press.
* Rafael Reina (2015), Applying Karnatic Rhythmical Techniques to Western Music. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.
* Michiel Schuijer en Jed Wentz, eds. (2015), Dance and the Dutch Republic, European Drama and Performance Studies 2015/1. Parijs: Classiques Garnier.
* Clemens Kemme, ed. (2018), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Missa in c, für Soli, Chor, und Orchester, KV 427. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel.