Greetings all, just a short triple fugue - 3 expositions - first is the subject in its original form, second is an inversion, 3rd is a retrograde. The subject is almost unrecognizable in retrograde -…Continue
"Repeating the same material in the subject isn't usually good practice. Perhaps just use the last phrase as the subject and omit the repetition, or make use of the sequences in the original instead of straight-out repetition?"
"Here's an idea for you: during one of your cadences, sneak a subject entry into the mix. I forget the exact terminology, I think it's called a "hidden entry" or something like that. Of course, this only works with…"
"Cheers HST, I agree I have a lot of work to do on developing my subjects, I never really run them through exhaustive manipulations and combinations and usually peter out after a minute or so. I'm trying to work on this and hopefully each fugue…"
"Hey Tom, took a couple of listens to your new fugue today. I liked the overall structure of a slow and solemn opening leading to a lively 2nd section. I did find some parts in the first section a bit unconvincing, like the awkward rhythm…"
"Has anyone noticed the absence of someone in particular here lately?
It is Mr. Fugue himself :>} , I'll bet he is hard at work penning the ultimate 'fractal fugue'.
or should I say the 'penultimate fugue'.…"
"I enjoyed this Tom. I really liked that part at 1:30…. It went on for maybe 10 seconds, but was finding id really like to hear that drawn out much more.. and after that, i also felt that the sections could be lengthened - or…"
"You did say you didn't listen to any post with 'fugue' in the title - which implies an aversion. You are a composer, and my guess is if you enjoyed writing fugues you would at least listen to fugues other people have written, so I…"
"So by that logic, the very fact that Beethoven titled his 9th symphony a "symphony" is testament to that fact that sole purpose he wrote it was because he just wanted to show off that he knows how to write a symphony? That's an...…"
"I don't think it's any different than using "sonata" or "passacaglia" in a title. It's rare that a composer would write a piece purely to demonstrate a form, except perhaps in their student years or the first time…"