Fugue 1h in A minor

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Member of: Fugues in A minor for piano
Full name of work:Fugue 1h in A minor
Composer:Pettett, Ken (1948 -), British
Music category:Classical - Instrumental
Instruments:Piano
Name of file creator:Ken Pettett
e-mail address:kenpettett "at" btinternet "dot" com
Running time:00:05:22
Comments:A series of fugues based on a single theme (as Bach's 'The Art Of Fugue').
Fugue 1a:(4 part fugue) straightforward fugue in 4:4 introducing the original theme (eight-bars).
Fugue 1b:(4 part fugue) slight rhythmic variation to the original theme using 6:8 and a dotted rhythm.
Fugue 1c:(4 part fugue) based on the inversion of the original theme and using a formal counter-subject; dimunitions of the original and inverted themes are introduced towards the end.
Fugue 1d:(4 part fugue) based on the retrograde of the original theme.
Fugue 1e:(3 part fugue) uses an extended version of the original theme (8 bars of 8:4) in a dotted rhythm; combined in various ways with the original theme (or its inversion) and a free part.
Fugue 1f:(4 part fugue) based on a shortened version of the original theme (4 bars of 4:4) and its inversion; combined in various ways with their dimunitions.
Fugue 1g:(4 part fugue) based on a shortened version (6 bars of 4:4) of the retrograde of the original theme and its inversion; a series of short fugues each in a different mode, starting and ending in the Phrygian mode.
Fugue 1h; (4 part fugue) based on the counter-subject from fugue 1c combined in various ways with the original theme and it inversion/retrograde.
Fugue 1i:(4 part fugue) the original theme with a minor rhythmic change so it can be played with its inversion/retrograde.
Fugue 1j:(4 part fugue) based on a new counter-theme (and its inversion) devised so that it can be played against the original theme in 6ths or 3rds (with the fourth part taking a free role)
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