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Nokia Fugue (Op. 31)

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Uploaded on Dec 18, 2008

UPDATE (Dec. 21, 2014):
The Nokia Fugue II for Woodwind Quartet is up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwC8n...

UPDATE (Aug. 17, 2014):
Hey Friends, check out the "Nokia Fughetta"! (URL: https://soundcloud.com/zeryx28/nokia-... ) This is a 20-second adaptation of the Nokia Fugue (Op. 31) that I submitted to Ping!, a call for scores, organized by the Redshift Music Society. It was among the 15 entries that were selected to be recorded and recently programmed into a concert on August 10, 2014, in Vancouver BC. Thanks again to the Negative Zed Ensemble and Redshift Records. Hope there will be more events like this in the future.

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Download the score: http://www.audiomuse.ca

I had the idea of doing a fugue on the Nokia Tune (the cell phone ringtone) for a while, but never got around to doing it until now. The subject is taken from the Nokia Tune. At first, it was a bit challenging to work out a good implied harmony for the melody since it kind of stays in the same tonality for its first half. So in the end, this is what I came up with. This fugue uses inversion and stretto.

Twitter: @vincentwlo
Facebook: Audiomuse

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