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  • n. Plural form of fugue.


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  • One of the reasons serialism might initially bug people more than, say, Bach fugues, is that there's no established common-tongue emotional reference for a serialist vocabulary, leaving a programmatically-minded listener more at sea.

    Girder and Panel

  • The whole afternoon they played so-called fugues, so that I had to go to bed and take medicine.

    Historical Miniatures

  • Now that organ is gone but the mother music still plays those rich red dirges and fugues inside that chamber so lusty with echoes.

    Ghost Camp

  • He was torn, too, by his facility in both commercial and fine art, in both music three fugues he composed during the 1920s will be performed at Carnegie Hall next fall and visual art.

    A Divided Artist Comes Home

  • That is why we should be pleased that when the peculiar glee of the moment dies down, when the choral fugues of we-told-you-so die out, when we no longer hear ourselves demanding that the UN formally retract its Report of the Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, or demanding that NGOs disband themselves in disgrace, Richard Goldstone will still be with us.

    Bradley Burston: The Next Israeli-Arab War, Goldstone Will Be There

  • Two of Bach's English Suites — F major and A minor — and a quartet of Scarlatti sonatas were interspersed with a host of the little preludes and fugues Bach wrote for his students and children.

    Authentication keys

  • The fugues come back and again and again interweave.

    Wednesday Poetry: Kathe Kollwitz « Planning the Day

  • It was about a Suicide Squad-esque group of misfits, special forces soldiers with severe mental problems — MPD, psychogenic fugues, schizophrenia, pathological lying, etc.

    2009 March «

  • A water fountain in which drops of water, timed in complex rhythmic fugues, fall into glass receptacles.

    George Heymont: There's Art Right At Your Fingertips!

  • I can appreciate Bach fugues on so many more levels than a lay listener, having studied them in great detail and having sung them in choirs and performed them on a number of instruments.

    F is for Flow « An A-Z of ELT


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  • 1. fugue - dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who they are and leaves home to creates a new life; during the fugue there is no memory of the ...

    2. fugue - a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days

    3. fugue - a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement


    September 27, 2009