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O Canada, the Canadian National Anthem, has original French words written by Adolphe-Basil Routhier, while the music was composed by Calixa Lavalée, 1880. The English words were written later in 1908, by Robert Stanley Weir.
The issue here is anticipating cadences, The Winter Syndrome - In bars 5-8, the harmonies go prematurely to the V chord, in bar 6, anticipating the full cadence to V in bar 8, and in bars 23-24, the harmonies go prematurely to the I chord, anticipating the full cadence to I in bar 28.
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A 48-bar, 1.5-minute, 4-Voice Fugue using the first 2 cells (bars 1-4) for the subject, in a calm, folkloric, modal style.
The fugue uses the first two cells (bars 1-4) as a subject, indicated "A", with the notes A C C / F, G \ A Bb C D / G, cadencing with the melo-harmony II / V, for the first and third entries, and, as symmetrical counterpart, the notes E C C / G, F \ E D C Bb / F cadencing with the melo-harmony IV / I, for the second and fourth entries, with the Fundamental Bass in the subject, producing a soft, modal sound, for 48 bars, 1.5 minutes.
This fugue is of ternary form, three 16-bar sections - the first section has 4 subject entries AAAA of 2 bars each, the second and third sections have only 2 subject entries, AA preceded by canonic interludes based on the inverted subject, BB, for an overall form of AAAA BBAA BBAA.
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