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Fugues


  • Musical works based on canonic imitation that generally begin with a subject that recurs frequently throughout. For works with a melody that is imitated at a particular interval of time, generally note-for-note see [Canons (Music).]

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    • found: Grove music online, viewed July 8, 2014(Fugue; a piece of music based on canonic imitation; it is generally distinguished on the one hand from canon, which involves the strictest sort of imitative counterpoint, and on the other from mere imitation, which involves the least strict; there exists no widespread agreement among present-day scholars on what its defining characteristics should be)
    • found: Oxford dictionary of music online, viewed July 8, 2014(Fugue; type of contrapuntal comp. for particular no. of parts or 'voices'; the vv. enter successively in imitation of each other, the 1st v. entering with a short melody or phrase known as the subject; when all the vv. have entered, the exposition is over; then (normally) there comes an episode or passage of connective leading to another entry or series of entries of the subject, and so on until the end of the piece, entries and episodes alternating; contrasts of key constitute an important element in fugal construction)
  • General Notes

    • Musical works based on canonic imitation that generally begin with a subject that recurs frequently throughout. For works with a melody that is imitated at a particular interval of time, generally note-for-note see [Canons (Music).]
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    • Note under [Canons (Music)]
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    • 2014-12-10: new
    • 2015-12-02: revised
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