The Study of Fugue
Classic study comprises two parts. The first is a comprehensive historical survey of writings on the fugue from the beginning of fugal teaching (c. 1350) to the present. Part Two explores in depth four 18th-century studies which are its classical presentations: Steps to Parnassus, J. J. Fux (1725), A Treatise on Fugue, F. W. Marpurg (1753–54), Fundamental and Practical Essay on Fugal Counterpoint, Padre Martini (1775), A Manual of the Fundamental Principles of Composition, J. A. Albrechtsberger (1790). Translations of texts, introductions and critical commentary, and many musical examples. Index. Bibliography.
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Albrechtsberger Albrechtsberger’s Aloysius alto appears Art of Fugue Bach Bach’s bass Beethoven beginning Bernhard canon cantus ﬁrmus canzona century clef composer composition contrapuntal contrary motion Costanzo Porta countersubject deﬁnite diatonic discussion double counterpoint double fugue edition episode example exposition ﬁfth degree ﬁgures ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst degree ﬁrst subject ﬁrst theme four voices fourth fugal technique fugal theory fugal writing Fuge Fux’s Gradus half-tone steps harmonic illustrations imitation intervals introduced J. S. Bach Johann Josephus lower manner Marpurg Martini masters Mattheson measure melodic line mode Mozart note values number of voices octave opening statement original perfect cadence polyphonic present retrograde motion rules second theme seventh signiﬁcant sixth soprano stretto student study of fugue style teaching tenor tenth term fuga thematic entrance thematic statement theorists third three-part tion tonal tonal answer tone transposed transposition unison upper Vicentino vocal written Zarlino