A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Double Fugue

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DOUBLE FUGUE, a common term for a fugue on two subjects, in which the two start together, as in the following, by Sebastian Bach:—

{ \override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f \relative e'' << { e1 ~ e4 e c a c8 cis d dis e8. d32 c b8. c32 d c16 d c8 } \\ { s1 s2 r8 e, f16 e f c e a, a' e fis d b' fis gis e a8 ~ a b a8. e16 f e f c } >> }
or in D. Scarlatti's harpsichord fugue in D minor; or Handel's organ fugue, quoted under Countersubject, p. 409 b.

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