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Drawn together. (1) Quicker tempo. (2) In fugue: when entry of the answer occurs before subject is completed, overlapping with it. This is a way of increasing excitement, as in a 4‐part fugue when all 4 vv. enter in stretto.

(1) Quicker tempo. (2) In fugue: when entry of the answer occurs before subject is completed, overlapping with it. This is a way of increasing excitement, as in a 4‐part fugue when all 4 vv. enter in stretto.

Subjects: Music.


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