Fugato: fugal exposition that doesn’t go any further.
In order to have a Counter Subject, it has to appear after the first Answer as well.
Subject _______ CS
Answer _______ CS 1 (free)
Subject __________ CS 1
coda = tail
What happens after the Exposition?
Episode: any section that is absent of the subject
Middle Entry: each return of the subject, can involve one or more statements of the subject, or the presentation of the subject in various mutations.
Stretto: “narrowing“ of the gap of the successive entrances of a subject.
Last section of the form, followed by a double bar. May contain augmentation or diminution, signals that “things” are coming to an end. Final entry is presented in the original key.
Inversions – may include a second exposition that prevents the subject in an inversion.
OVERALL FORM OF A FUGUE
|| Exposition | Episode | Middle Entry | Episode | Middle Entry | Episode | Final Entry ||
Composers often use Fugues to pay homage to the Baroque style. The fillery creates a motor effect that keeps the fugue moving along.