Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Fugue for Sevens - (2013)    

for piano


 

Within a time signature of 7/8, the motif is seven as underlying metrical unit and as frequent use of the interval of a seventh. The inversion of a seventh, of course, yields the second as explanation for the opening gesture. The fugue subject itself is a set of falling sevenths across a two-octave range of the diatonic scale, two features somewhat unusual in contrapuntal literature. The counterpoint to the subject is mostly also made of parallel sevenths, as in the opening bass line and as at measure nineteen and beyond, reflecting the opening gestures of the adagio. Throughout the fugue, sempre delicato in intended.

 

3 pages, circa 3' 40" - 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.

 

Fugue for Sevens