Four Three Sharp Fugues -
Like the previous set of fugues all within a single key signature but
different domains, this set is organized on the signature with three sharps,
major and minor.
The first in the harmonic minor is an energetic subject moving through the
expected harmonic regions.
The second begins as a mensural canon, the base line under the more obvious
fugue subject its elongation. A little stretto combines the subject in three
time-varied statements taken together, octave transposition for the sake of
the keyboard's expected limitations of reach and fingering.
The third leaves the minor for the major, the fugue subject head motive
being a diatonic "row" of seven notes in order.
The fourth is a more complex form, with two subjects not quite a double
fugue, but rather more like a small sonata allegro form with
pages, circa 12' 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
Four Three Sharp Fugues