Four-Part Counterpoint

The rules established by the five orders 1) of two-part, three-part, and four-part counterpoint, must suffice for studying florid counterpoint, without need of adding new rules. Here is an example of the present order 2):

Example quoted from Fuchs 3)

When the pupil has amply gone through these exercises, florid counterpoint should be introduced into two parts at a time, and, finally, into all the parts, with the exception of the one which contains the given cantus firmus.

Example with florid counterpoint in two parts

Example with florid counterpoint in all the parts

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