Definition of Contrapuntist

1. Noun. A composer who specializes in counterpoint.

Generic synonyms: Composer
Derivative terms: Counterpoint



Definition of Contrapuntist

1. n. One skilled in counterpoint.

Definition of Contrapuntist

1. Noun. (music) One skilled in counterpoint. ¹

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Definition of Contrapuntist

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contrapuntist

contraparallelogram
contraparallelograms
contraplex
contrapolar
contraposition
contrapositions
contrapositive
contrapositives
contrapposto
contrapsin
contraption
contraptions
contrapuntal
contrapuntally
contrapuntist (current term)
contrapuntists
contraremonstrant
contraremonstrants
contrarian
contrarianism
contrarians
contrariantly
contraried
contraries
contrarieties
contrariety
contrarily
contrariness
contrarinesses

Literary usage of Contrapuntist

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1. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1910)
"... Fortunate Genius—How "St. Paul" Originated—Mendelssohn as a contrapuntist—Brief Analysis of "St. Paul"- English Performances of "St. Paul"—Evolution of ..."

2. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"But the contrapuntist aims at having each voice a melody in itself. Harmony sacrifices a great deal of detail of fine part-writing for the sake of the ..."

3. Famous Composers and Their Works by John Knowles Paine, Theodore Thomas (1891)
"The process of adding real parts to a composition, in itself perfect and complete, is beset by difficulties so serious that the strongest contrapuntist may ..."

4. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1889)
"STEPHAN MAHD, a singer in the chapel of Ferdinand King of the Romans (afterwards Emperor) is known as a contrapuntist ; his chief work is Lamentations for ..."

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