Fermata Posted October 22, 2012 Share Posted October 22, 2012 ~ new fugue theme, see post #13 ~ I've just read the recent topic about introducing challenges and thought I would attempt to start one. The task is to write a four-part tonal fugue on a given subject in D (see attachment of post #13). Its aim is twofold: firstly, anyone who's keen on fugues and knows enough counterpoint can join and try for fun. Secondly, I think it would be interesting to observe in how many different ways a subject can be worked out despite given strict conditions (see below) and how certain problems emerging from the nature of the fugue theme can be solved. In order to balance the odds among participants and to make the compositions more easily 'comparable' with regard to technical issues, the following regulations are made: - one regular (~invertible) countersubject should be introduced - the order of modulations after the exposition should be the following: b min (subject) - f# min (answer) - G maj (s) - e min (a) - elaborate dominant pedal, followed by stretto + coda. The score should be open <SATB>. This is not a competition, however I can reward the creator(s) of the best fugue(s) this time with some scanned old fugue-related printed materials (not available online) as a small token of appreciation. Deadline : November 2nd 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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