Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Fugue for Twos - (2013)    

for piano


 

The second as well as grouping of two and the meter, 2/4, join together notions in this small fugue. Opening with diatonic clusters of notes in seconds, the fugue subject is stated as at measure 11, a long two followed by two shorter grouping of two. The raised fourth breaks the tonic major into a modal feeling, bright and playful. Statements occur in the dominant as well as subdominant, with short stretti in canon at the fifth.

 

 

3 pages, circa 4' 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.

 

Fugue for Twos