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RE: Contrapunct; polyphony; Beatles etc

My message was posted as a series of questions -- I was asking whether my
inferences from Brad Lehman's message were correct.I guess you took it as a
declarative statement, and you took issue with it in that spirit.

What does "snip" mean?

Regards --


-----Original Message-----
From: Russell Lichter [mailto:lichter@earthlink.net]
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 2:10 PM
Cc: 'f_minor@email.rutgers.edu'
Subject: 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
> is independent) would be considered contrapuntal, but a piece with 3
> (2 of which are independent and one of which is not) would be polyphonic
> not contrapuntal,

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

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