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.


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
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