I love counterpoint.
Correction: I love singing counterpoint.
Wonderful grace of Jesus, for example. Only hymn with a bass lead. Great song.
But interpreting counterpoint? I'm not an octopus, and even if I were...
For example, try fingerspelling C-A-T with one hand and D-O-G with the other hand.
It's tougher than you might think.
Today in church we sang "Everlasting God", and at 3:10 by this video, it splits into an call-echo part. Then at 4:01 it shifts into a verse-chorus counterpoint. That means different tunes and different WORDS for each part.
I managed to put the ladies' verse part on my left hand and the men's chorus part on my right hand so that, for the first time since I had a coterp that I could have join me for counterpoint songs, I didn't have to say, "I'm with you, and you're on your own." (That's what I do for You are Holy, and for that matter, Wonderful Grace of Jesus, because there is simply no way.) When we went from unison to echo I shifted my stance and indicated, "hang on, things are gonna get interesting", and when the counterpoint hit... it was impressive. I nearly hooped and hollered and jumped around after the song ended. In a presbyterian church, you just don't do that. BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN UNDERSTANDABLE IF I DID.