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Uploaded on Oct 21, 2011
The fugue, a polyphonic composition based on a subject (main theme), was most popular in the Baroque Period (1600-1750.) This is a simplified explanation of the fugue (for instance, the subject is always referred to as "subject" even when it appears as an "answer" (the subject in the dominant key.) This explanation is intended for basic Music Appreciation classes, not for an in-depth counterpoint class.