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

rectus disminuido Diminution
inversus disminución Inversion/Diminution
Inversion
Inversion/Augmentation

Second Stretto

rectus disminuido Diminution
Inversion

Third Stretto

Diminution
Inversion/Diminution

Fourth Stretto

Diminution
Inversion/Diminution
rectus aumentado Augmentation

Fifth Stretto

Diminution
Inversion/Diminution
Original
inversus aumentado Inversion/Augmentation

Sixth Stretto

Diminution
Inversion/Diminution
Inversion/Diminution
Augmentation

Complete Fugue

Diminution
Inversion/Diminution
rectus Original
inversus Inversion
rectus aumentado Inversion/Augmentation

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