Definition of double fugue in English:

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double fugue

noun

Music
A fugue with two subjects, each similarly treated.
Example sentences
  • Fugues and double fugues, chorales and double-choruses swirl around, as Taneyev takes stock of both Bach and his historical significance.
  • Never has the concluding double fugue been played with such clarity and musical sensitivity.
  • Diamond gives us, in fact, two fugues, one as the peroration of the first movement and the second (a double fugue) a summing up of the entire sonata.

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Syllabification: dou·ble fugue

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