Chromatic Cakewalk and Fugue - (2011)
cakewalk, among the various forms of ragtime, involved dancing in
light-hearted mockery of others, and such a cakewalk became high art in the
hands of many. I thought simply to add another take on this delightful
rhythm and treat it in the manner of an melodic invention and then
contrapuntally. Just for the fun of it.
fugue shares the infectious bounce of the opening, with a pickup added to
assist in watching for the subject's entrances and answers, especially in
the density of stretto appearances.
score is 3 pages, with an approximate performance time of 2' 50."
is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano score.
Chromatic Cakewalk and Fugue