Stretto

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Stretto

 

(1) A type of imitation, in which a voice enters with a theme that is subsequently overlapped by another voice. A stretto is employed in the final section of a fugue.

(2) The concluding passage of a work or movement done in an accelerated, rapid tempo.

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