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Invention 2 in Modern Style

Note: Before you take a look at my example, you can read my listening log post about 20th century fugues, which inspired this piece. There are also posts about oboe and bassoon, which I’ve used here. The posts about baroque inventions, although different in style, helped me in the construction of the form.


Following the previous invention, where I explored the baroque form and mostly the technique imitation, here my invention was inspired by the style of 20th century fugues, experimenting more with augmentation, diminution and inversion. Here is the full score:

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You can listen to the audio below:

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Invention 1 in Baroque Style

Note: Before looking at my example, you can read my old research from Part 1 of the course regarding baroque inventions, as well as the posts about the flute (piccolo) and vibraphone, which I use here. You can also take a look at my listening log post about Bach’s fugues and inventions I listened to.


Project 12 is about composing two contrasting two-part inventions of between 8 and 20 bars, using techniques of imitation, inversion, augmentation and diminution. I decided to write the first invention in the baroque style. Here is the full score:

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Below is the audio:

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