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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Fugue 11 in F Major, BWV 856

This piece begins in the key of F major (as it states in the name). The subject lasts until m. 4 and is stated two more times besides the initial statement. Therefore, this fugue is made up of three voices. I found that the subject is in this piece 14 times. I'm having a hard time figuring out where exactly the cadences are, but I definitely feel cadences at measures 13, 46, 56, and of course the last measure. The expository section obviously starts at the beginning of the piece and lasts until m. 30. The modulatory section is from m. 30-65. I'm not sure if this is correct, but it seems to finally get back to the original key at m. 66.

4 comments:

MeatPopsicle said...

I agree, it's hard to identify cadences. It's almost as if they all meld together.

Sanders said...

yeah, they go by pretty damn fast...blah. BOOGERS!

Kaberle said...

Yeah..cadences..I totally forgot to write about them in my blog because I got too distracted by the inner workings of the motive and how he layered it among the voices...so thumbs up for writing about cadences and where you thought you heard them...:)

Djumby said...

I agree with pretty much everything you said. Interesting though, after reading three different blogs plus my own, we say that there are 12, 13, 14 subject statements in this piece...hmmm I wonder who is correct?