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Fugue in D-sharp minor

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So... Somewhat astonishingly to me I've finished the other fugue I was working on today as well as the other one. If I had to tell which one is better, I would say this one is more varied in rhythmic terms, but that the one in F-sharp is overall more intense. Just one thing; I decided to use a subject by Bach, more specifically, that of the Fugue 5 of WTC 1, which is repeated three times throughout the fugue in each of the three different voices. I think it's fine, but anyone else may have their own opinion. Anyway, without further ado, here it is:

 

EDIT: the subject by Bach appearing here is from Prelude 5 of Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, not the fugue. I was mistaken momentaneosly, sorry for the confusion.

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Sounds great! I like the counterpoint, although I couldn't tell you if it is technically good or not! I like the rhythmic variation throughout. It really holds interest for both the audience and the performer. Good job!

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1 hour ago, aMusicComposer said:

Sounds great! I like the counterpoint, although I couldn't tell you if it is technically good or not! I like the rhythmic variation throughout. It really holds interest for both the audience and the performer. Good job!

 

Thank you VERY much!! It's great to hear so from a skilled musician and composer!

Just one question: is it playable? I always bear such a doubt in mind since I can't play any keyboard instruments, so that to me there's always that little risk a passage is virtually unplayable at all, hehe... Most times I just try not to introduce too wide intervals between consecutive voices, specially if they're concurrent in the same hand, but that's it.

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It's totally playable. Sure, some parts are slightly more difficult than others, but it's totally within the range of an experienced pianist. Well done!

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Just as Theodore said. Remember though, fugues are never easy to play!

"Most times I just try not to introduce too wide intervals between consecutive voices, specially if they're concurrent in the same hand, but that's it."

That's a good rule for counterpoint anyway, and it helps to rationalise the piece.

Edit: the quote button didn't work!

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@Theodore Servin and @aMusicComposer countless thanks to both of you, I was afraid the piece could result too tricky as my older ones did in the past (for the sake of being contrapuntically horrendous), but anyway, done it's done and I'm so satisfied to read your comments!

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P.S.: the other fugue (F-sharp minor 3) exists as well.

Thanks a lot!

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