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fugue


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fugue  \Fugue\,  n.  [F.,  fr  It  fuga,  fr  L.  fuga  a  fleeing, 
  flight,  akin  to  fugere  to  fiee.  See  {Fugitive}.]  (Mus.) 
  A  polyphonic  composition,  developed  from  a  given  theme  or 
  themes,  according  to  strict  contrapuntal  rules  The  theme  is 
  first  given  out  by  one  voice  or  part  and  then,  while  that 
  pursues  its  way  it  is  repeated  by  another  at  the  interval  of 
  a  fifth  or  fourth  and  so  on  until  all  the  parts  have 
  answered  one  by  one  continuing  their  several  melodies  and 
  interweaving  them  in  one  complex  progressive  whole,  in  which 
  the  theme  is  often  lost  and  reappears. 
 
  All  parts  of  the  scheme  are  eternally  chasing  each 
  other  like  the  parts  of  a  fugue.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fugue 
  n  1:  a  dreamlike  state  of  altered  consciousness  that  may  last  for 
  hours  or  days 
  2:  a  musical  form  consisting  of  a  theme  repeated  a  fifth  above 
  or  a  fourth  below  its  first  statement 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Fugue 
 
    A  music  language  implemented  in  {Xlisp}. 
 
  ["Fugue:  A  Functional  Language  for  Sound  Synthesis", 
  R.B.  Dannenberg  et  al  Computer  24(7):36-41  (Jul  1991)]. 
 
  (1994-12-01) 
 
 




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