One finds this mirrored in the antiphonies between orchestral groups in a huge, highly contrapuntal gigue.
In contrapuntal music the phrases of the various melodic voices overlap except at the most important cadences.
The dominance of contrapuntal music or the ‘first practice’ was, however, already threatened by developments occurring elsewhere on the peninsula.
This is a tall order indeed, yet performers wishing to play contrapuntal music well have to master this juggling act.
The motets, however, represent the zenith of Brahms's contrapuntal art.
This symphony is, if anything, contrapuntal , and the first movement a stunning exemplar.
The final movement has some pounding drums with trumpets and some more contrapuntal blending of melodic lines.
The architecture of contrapuntal music was gloriously celebrated by Palestrina in Rome, Lassus in Munich, and Byrd in London.
Generally, they are more lyrical and less contrapuntal than their German counterparts.
One would expect this in something like the early Passacaglia, a contrapuntal Baroque form in which a set of variations occurs over a repeating bass.