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Flashcards in Reading: Fugue Deck (12):
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In general terms, fugue can be thought of as ___ ___ ___.

Systematized imitative polyphony.

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Fugue

A polyphonic composition for a fixed number of instrumental lines or voices built on a single principal theme.

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Subject

The term for the principal theme of a fugue.

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Fuga

Running away.

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Exposition

(1) The first section of a fugue. (2) The first section of a sonata-form movement.

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Subject Entries

In a fugue, appearances of the entire fugue subject after the opening exposition.

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Episode

In a fugue, a passage that does not contain any complete appearances of the fugue subject.

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Countersubject

In a fugue, a subsidiary melodic line that appears regularly in counterpoint with the subject.

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Inversion

Reading or playing a melody or a twelve-tone series upside down. Playing all of its upwards intervals downwards and vice versa.

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Stretto

In a fugue, overlapping entrances of the fugue subject in several voices simultaneously.

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Prelude

An introductory piece, leading to another, such as a fugue or an opera (with the exception of Chopin's preludes).

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Arpeggio

A chord "broken" so that its pitches are played in quick succession rather than simultaneously.

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