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GRADUS. This is a Latin word, literally signifying a step; figuratively it is used to designate a person in the ascending or descending line, in genealogy; a degree.

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Lux calls the second piece, gradus ad parnassum, a "satyr play" (55), a bizarre or grotesque variant of the first, to which we should add that gradus ad parnassum takes the implications of Mahler's words in the opposite direction, with characters yielding to passivity as everything falls to pieces around them.
If the price of excessive control was to hasten entropy in memory at present, the price of giving up in gradus ad parnassum is to descend into utter dissolution, identity forfeited and basic perceptual abilities fatally blurred.
There are three exercises in fourth species counterpoint a tre, each constructed upon the famous Dorian cantus firmus encountered throughout Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum (Vienna: Gehlen, 1725), the other voices approaching the three complete specimens found in the section "De ligatura" of the Gradus (pp.
Rutgers University Press, 1958) has achieved the status of a classic, and he has provided us with a translation of the parts of Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum that deal with simple counterpoint.
26-27) up (with different meaning) in Lorenz Christoph Mizler's 1742 German translation of Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum.
198) with the first use of the word Tonart ("tonality"), in his Gross-Generalbass-Schule of 1731; the term was subsequently taken up (with different meaning) in Lorenz Christoph Mizler's 1742 German translation of Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum.