A Treatise on Canon and Fugue; Including the Study of Imitation

A Treatise on Canon and Fugue; Including the Study of Imitation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...it will now be time to employ other related keys. But since we do not for the present wish to transpose the theme into other keys, in order that we may avoid unnecessary deviations from our main work on account of lack of space, and that we may not spoil the unity of the composition, we must either put the countertheme into different keys, or else effect this change by means of the digressions. And, in order to avoid the cadence which not infrequently forms apart of the theme, especially when it has already been heard repeatedly, it is (3) often necessary to either alter the end of the theme, or to drop It entirely. After these remarks we will proceed in our work in this way, continu ng from No. 130: The slight alteration in the end of the answer is easily found, the final note (6) being dropped and the digression joined on at the note c. This digression is short and moves in the relative key of A minor, the subject beginning in the upper voice with an imperfect whole cadence in same key; in this way it certainly was impossible to let the voice pause, but that is justified from the fact that we have here no principal entrance of the theme. With this the second treatment of the theme is ended, and we have now to prepare for the third, and lead up to it. THE THIRD TREATMENT OF THE THEME. The third, in this case the last, treatment of the theme is about the same as a repetition of the first. The object of this is that the whole composition may be rounded off, and that we may prepare for the coda, this repetition being generally made in all important compositions for the same reasons. But it will be necessary to shorten the entrances oi the voices, so as not to proceed in the prolix and rather preparatory manner of the first treatment, and also to...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236575849
  • 9781236575845