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Flashcards in Fugue Deck (13):
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Exposition

initial presentation of subject

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Development of fugue

contains alternating entries (subject intact) and episodes (subject not present)

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Fugue subject

often begin on scale degree 1 or 5, often a phrase with a distinct melodic or rhythmic idea for composer to work with

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fugue answer

imitate subject at the dominant

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real answer

literal transposition of the subject - occurs when there is no strong dominant at or near the beginning of the subject

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tonal answer

transposes the subject with slight intervallic adjustments to preserve the integrity of the tonic key

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countersubject

material that is used as counterpoint to the subject or answer.

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link

a short passage inserted between the answer and return of the subject in the exposition. used to modulate from dominant back to tonic and disguise the return of the subject

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episode

second structural division; modulatory; consists of material derived from subject or countersubject but DOES NOT contain subject intact.

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counter-exposition

a section which (if present) follows episode I and presents the subject and answer in original keys

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stretto

imitation at a close interval such that each successive entry overlaps

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Order of fugue material

Subject (tonic)
Answer (dominant)
Link (if present)
Subject (tonic)

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Purpose of link in fugue

Modulate back to tonic from dominant

Delay reappearance of subject