Similarly to Contrapunctus VI this fugue is formed by a series of stretti using the subject transformed by inversion, diminution and augmentation. Only in part of measure 18, measures 32 to 34 and in the final 4 measures coda the subject is not present.

This illustration shows the structure of Contrapunctus VII. Click any section for more information:

First Stretto

stretto 1


rectus disminuido Diminution inversus disminución Inversion
Diminution
Inversion Inversion
Augmentation

Second Stretto

stretto 2

rectus disminuido Diminution Inversion

Third Stretto

stretto 3

Diminution Inversion
Diminution

Fourth Stretto

stretto 4

Diminution Inversion
Diminution
rectus aumentado Augmentation

Fifth Stretto

stretto 5


Inversion
Diminution
Original inversus aumentado Inversion
Augmentation

Sixth Stretto

stretto 6

Diminution Inversion
Diminution

Seventh Stretto

stretto 7

Diminution Inversion
Diminution
Augmentation

Complete Fugue


Diminution Inversion
Diminution
rectus Original inversus Inversion rectus aumentado Inversion
Augmentation

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