We have seen (in the articles on Harmony and Music) how harmonic music originated in just this habit of regarding combinations of sound as mere sensations, and how for centuries the habit opposed itself to the intellectual principles of contrapuntal harmony.
The last movement of the B major employs a contrapuntal semiquaver figuration with hints of elements from the previous two movements.
The best features of their Masses are those that combine faithfulness to the Neapolitan forms with a contrapuntal richness such as no Neapo litan composer ever achieved.
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contrapuntal writing has influenced composers ever since.