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Back to the Fugue

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Back to the Fugue game quiz
"How do you pronounce "fugue"? Say the word "few" and add a hard G (like at the end of "dog") to the end. Now that we've covered that, we can move on to questions like "What are some features of fugues?" and "What are some famous fugues"?"

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1. A fugue is a type of composition in which a number of different voices or parts play the same melody at different points in time. Which of these terms best describes fugal texture?
    imitative counterpoint
    homophony
    transposition
    obbligato


2. The theme or main melodic idea of a fugue is called the subject. Fugue subjects typically undergo various transformation over the course of the piece. What is NOT a generally recognized term for a method of altering the subject?
    augmentation
    inversion
    diminution
    redaction


3. Fugues are most closely associated with which of these instruments or ensembles?
    fife and drum corps
    bass guitar
    banjo
    organ


4. Which of these musical forms or genres most closely resembles a fugue in its style?
    sinfonia
    suite
    ricercar
    rondo


5. Which of these movement types did the Baroque master J.S. Bach NOT use to introduce any of his fugues?
    fantasia
    toccata
    passacaglia
    overture


6. Which of these is the correct title of J.S. Bach's 1748-1749 fugal masterpiece?
    Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of the Fugue)
    Nobilissima Visione (Most Noble Vision)
    L'Estro armonico (Harmonic Inspiration)
    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music)


7. Czech-American composer Jaromír Weinberger (1896-1967) introduced the fugue from his opera "Schwanda the Bagpiper" with what type of dance movement?
    pavane
    foxtrot
    polka
    loco-motion


8. Ludwig van Beethoven originally scored his "Grosse Fuge" ("Great Fugue") in B-flat, Op. 133, for what instrument or ensemble?
    piano solo
    wind octet
    symphony orchestra
    string quartet


9. The word "fugue" has a nonmusical meaning as well. What is it?
    to ignore someone who is taunting you
    a chocolatey food
    an abnormal mental or behavioral state
    a species of butterfly


10. Fugues written in minor keys sometimes arrive at a major chord in the final cadence. What is the technical term for this harmonic effect?
    Picardy third
    Burgundy third
    Normandy third
    Lombardy third


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Compiled Jun 28 12