Chromatic Fugue in G minor

 

 

Chromatic Fugue in G minor - (2012)    

for piano


 

A brief and rather consonant introduction moving from major to minor, the double fugue subject consists of the upper line moving in ever smaller leaps up and down over a rising line of half steps. Underpinned by the tonal region, from tonic to dominant, the first answer comes at measure nine. With some diversions from the dominant and tonic in G minor, the fugue also creates its own counterpoint at the octave and fifth in ensuing statements.

 

 

Below, the subject in the tonic minor is answered two measures later in the lower parts in the dominant. Then the harmonic regions are reversed answered a measure apart. Later instances also have the double subject displaced in time at the octave. The fugue ends with an open fifth, neither major nor minor.

 

 

3 pages, circa 3' 50" - an MP3 demo is here: 

 

The score 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 Fugue in G minor