Five Two Sharp Fugues - (2015)
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
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.
pages, circa 13' 00" - an MP3 demo is here:
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Five Two Sharp Fugues