Examples from literature
- After the exposition the fugue consists of a kind of free contrapuntal fantasy on the subject and its answer.
- From the first he used counterpoint, canon, imitation, and all the devices of the contrapuntal style.
- Sight-singing in three parts should always begin with exercises written in the contrapuntal style.
- So great was the scandal throughout the whole world of church music that contrapuntal music came near being abandoned entirely.
- The great Bach infused this into his fugues, the highest manifestation of the contrapuntal, or polyphonic music of old.