double fugue

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[English]
Properly, a fugue which has two separate subjects that are both treated fugally; a proper double fugue should consist of two different themes, introduced separately, which eventually are combined so the second theme forms a countersubject. The term double fugue has also been applied to a fugue in which the theme and countersubject appear simultaneously at the beginning of the composition and are regularly associated throughout.

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