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The Third Canon in The Art of Fugue: Counterpoint at the fifth? Or just a bunch of parallel fifths?

March 15, 2021

Rather than moving on to the twelfth fugue, we have a brief visit to the third of four canons from "The Art of Fugue" by J.S. Bach:

Canon alla Duodecima in Contrapunto alla Quina (Canon at the twelfth in counterpoint at the fifth). 

This canon is very similar in construction to the previous canon, though at the larger interval of the 12th. 

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