Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Five Two Sharp Fugues - (2015)    

for piano


 

Two sharps and five fugues. The first is a jaunty 6/8 subject, short, to-the-point and moving easily to the dominant.

 

 

The second in 5/8 is a subject which is merely row of dyads in contrary motion. The break with the 3+2 meter, like a hemiola in other meters, breaks the rhythm as at measure 12 before the return to the subject.

 

 

The third is a lyrical, accompanied subject at first, and through the expected domains.

 

 

 

This fugue then is developed in a more rhythmically active variant, before returning to the opening mood.

 

 

This fourth fugue in the minor treats the subject at first with a monotone reference, and thereafter in varying domains and in inversion.

 

 

The final fugue, opening as does the fourth with chords to announce the domain change, is again an up tempo romp with the hemiola as well as some gentle arpeggios breaking the rhythm from time to time.

 

 

11 pages, circa 13' 00" - 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.

 

Five Two Sharp Fugues