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Copycat Fugue

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COPYCAT FUGUE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Greenburn Book 2

1- 8 1s set, cross down to below 3rd place, cast up to 2nd place and lead up to 1st place (opposite sides) while 2s stand for 2 bars, set, cross down to below 3rd place and cast up to 2nd place while 3s stand for 4 bars, set, cross RH. End 123 on opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s out and down and 2s in and up to start)
17-24 1s cast down 1 place while 2s dance in and up, 1s cross up while 2s cast 1 place, 1s cast to 2nd place (own side) while 2s ½ turn RH moving up to 1st places, 2s turn RH while 1s+3s turn RH on sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain for 6 bars (until back in order 123 on own sides), 1s+2s change places RH on sides. 213

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Dance Information

A copycat is one who imitates others' work without adding ingenuity.

In music, a fugue (pronounced "fyoog") is a type of contrapuntal composition or technique of composition for a fixed number of parts, normally referred to as "voices".

In the Middle Ages, the term was widely used to denote any works in canonic style; by the Renaissance, it had come to denote specifically imitative works. Since the 17th century, the term fugue has described what is commonly regarded as the most fully developed procedure of imitative counterpoint.

A fugue opens with one main theme, the subject, which then sounds successively in each voice in imitation; when each voice has entered, the exposition is complete; this is rarely followed by a connecting passage, or episode, developed from previously heard material; further "entries" of the subject then are heard in related keys. Episodes (if applicable) and entries are usually alternated until the "final entry" of the subject, by which point the music has returned to the opening key, or tonic, which is often followed by closing material, the coda. In this sense, fugue is a style of composition, rather than fixed structure.

Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Organ - Video On YouTube
Excellent example of a fugue with a bar-graph 'musical' score, with each 'voice' in a different colour.

Copycat Fugue Image
Original Score Of A Six-Part Fugue From 'The Musical Offering', In The Hand Of Johann Sebastian Bach


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