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Re: Contrapunct; polyphony; Beatles etc

"Baldwin, Daniel" wrote:

> So -- any composition with at least two independent voices would be
> considered polyphonic, and a composition with only two voices (each of which
> is independent) would be considered contrapuntal, but a piece with 3 voices
> (2 of which are independent and one of which is not) would be polyphonic but
> not contrapuntal,

Ahem, how's 'bout the canons in the Goldbergs? Or the Canonic Variations on "Vom
Himmel Hoch"?

> and a piece with 3 voices, only one of which is
> independent, would be monophonic?