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Fugue from A minor to F minor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Jensen May 15. 3 Replies

Finally - a Fugue I'm pretty happy with.https://soundcloud.com/psllbof/fugue-from-a-minor-to-f-minorUtilizing double answers…Continue

Fugue in Inversion and Retrograde

Started this discussion. Last reply by roger stancill May 15. 26 Replies

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

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Fugues

Started this discussion. Last reply by gregorio X Aug 2, 2016. 10 Replies

Fugue in D minorI've been writing a lot of fugues recently. A very challenging and fun form to write in!If anyone else…Continue

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Piece for Modern Orchestra

Started Sep 11, 2011 0 Replies

Piece for orchestra and with 2 electric guitars as part of the instrumentation. Continue

 

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roger stancill replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue in Inversion and Retrograde
"Greg-o . si si senor,  I hadn't heard of Chopin's fugue, I will check it out. One of the things I noticed after first listening to the Nocturnes of John Field was an obvious connection to his efforts, by Chopin,…"
May 15
Tom Jensen replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue from A minor to F minor
"Thanks for the replies guys, I often seem to write fugues in two parts, as obvious double fugues - but joining them together is something I need to work on. The second subject is a 'loose' inversion because I just wrote out what I thought…"
May 15
Mike Hewer replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue from A minor to F minor
"No need for orthodoxy Tom as far as I'm concerned. The form is open to so much interpretation and creative freedom that one wonders why it is not used more in our time. I really enjoyed your fugue but found the accents on the playback of the…"
May 15
H. S. Teoh replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue from A minor to F minor
"Interesting subject. I found the syncopations a bit hard to follow (that could just be me, though). I found the break at around 2:00 a bit disrupting. I wonder if there may be a way to make that transition smoother so that the second section…"
May 15
H. S. Teoh replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue in Inversion and Retrograde
"While Bach may have predominantly composed in the tonic subject + dominant answer model, earlier fugues (cf. Pachelbel) featured answers in all kinds of keys outside of the dominant.  Tonic + tonic is a common one, there's tonic +…"
May 14
Steve Chandler replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue in Inversion and Retrograde
"Hi Mike, I guess you didn't listen to my Crazy Fugue, I may have struggled in writing it, but I was trying to craft a piece with a dramatic arc. My statement about atonality being anathema to fugue was with regard to the traditional procedure…"
May 14
gregorio X replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue in Inversion and Retrograde
"Chopin did write one fugue.. His etudes are not just mere studies of technique development, which they methodically are, but also passionate music. Fugues can be quite flat as well,  unless the composer can breathe music into them. "
May 14
roger stancill replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue in Inversion and Retrograde
"Hi Steve, as you've probably noticed, I'm working on a book... Bach for Dummies  lol Would you equate your statement 'because it's up to the composer.....' to what Chopin did with the Etude?   just casually…"
May 14
Mike Hewer replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue in Inversion and Retrograde
"Hi Steve, Nice to have a new voice here. I have to disagree about your statement about "stretched tonality" being anathema to fugue. There are many examples by masters who have succesfully composed fugue in atonal style, one thinks of…"
May 14
Steve Chandler replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue in Inversion and Retrograde
"I've heard it said that fugue is not a form, but a procedure. That's the blessing and curse of fugues, because it's up to the composer to make an enjoyable piece out of the procedure. This fugue has some delightful parts, but overall…"
May 14
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Fugue from A minor to F minor

Finally - a Fugue I'm pretty happy with.https://soundcloud.com/psllbof/fugue-from-a-minor-to-f-minorUtilizing double answers for the second voice in the exposition - first tonal, then real, then the episode into the entry of the 3rd voice.The second subject in the last minute of the fugue is a loose inversion and re-imagining of the subject, starting on the 3rd scale degree, and with voices entering a minor third below.…See More
May 14
Mike Hewer replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue in Inversion and Retrograde
"@HS Thank you for the interest...ok maybe I'll post a couple more in a while. I'll say again, perhaps we should make a sticky fugue thread to protect us from the onslaughts - if a member enters the thread, they do so at their own risk..."
May 7
gregorio X replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue in Inversion and Retrograde
"Hi Tom.  I like the subject, and i am thinking as a triptych - each section is too short.. I didn't notice any sequential development as a contrast to exposition - which each section could employ. I would think all sections could be…"
May 6
H. S. Teoh replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue in Inversion and Retrograde
"@Tom: yes, I also feel your subject and its alter egos definitely have the potential to be expanded into full-fledged fugues in their own right.  Well, if it were up to me, I would be less ambitious and try to incorporate them into just part of…"
May 6
H. S. Teoh replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue in Inversion and Retrograde
"@Mike: I remember you posted one of your preludes + fugues from your set. I haven't seen any of the others, though.  Even though I'm not personally into atonal music, your work nonetheless intrigues me, and I'm curious to see…"
May 6
Tom Jensen replied to gregorio X's discussion "Ceci n'est pas une fugue"
"Very nice! I like the dynamics and pacing. Great ending / cadenza too!"
May 6

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Multimedia, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Baroque, 20th century and Renaissance
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
New Zealand
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Dunedin based composer
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https://soundcloud.com/psllbof

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At 1:13pm on June 22, 2011, Michael Thomas Huspek said…
Beautiful music!
At 12:29am on June 13, 2011, Clark Nichols said…
I love your music dude, great job!
 
 
 

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