Chromatic Rondo and Fugue in C minor - (2019)
for Jacob Benda
rhythm as thematic element is paired with chromatic relationships inside the
tonic minor tonal domain. Repetitions allow for registration changes as wished by the
performer, as do sectional divisions in the rondo.
The fugue subject
outlines the tonic minor triad, mediant minor and then diminished fifth at
its onset, with answering mediant major and minor to return to the tonic's
opening note. This derives from the chromaticism in the rondo which
precedes. Episodic breaks between restatements of the subject often are
arpeggios and scales in virtuosic fashion.
Dr. Jacob Benda serves as Director of Music & Liturgy, St. John the
Baptist Catholic Parish, Excelsior, Minnesota.
pages, circa 7' 30" an MP3 demo is here:
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 organ
Chromatic Rondo and Fugue in C minor