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Species Counterpoint should produce viable solutions to many cantus firmi adhering to the rules of 16th century counterpoint.

These rules can be turned on or off and the cantus re-solved thus producing more or less strict solutions.

What's New

Version 1.0 (1.1):

New features:

  • Mode now defaults to 'Modal' instead of 'Major'
  • Added "Recover leaps > 4ths" rule
  • Added "No repeated patterns of 3 or more notes" rule
  • Added Memory Dots for quick store/retrieval of best solutions
  • Added cmd-comma shortcut for preferences
  • Added more sample cantus firmi (from Johann Fux)
  • Increased max composition length to


Mac OS X 10.0 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 1,065
Version Downloads 171
License Shareware
Date 05 Jul 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $5.00
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