Humoresque and Fugue in A flat major - (2012)
raised fourth and appoggiatura in the top voice tease parallel fourths,
placing D natural and D flat into the harmonic vocabulary early on. The D of
course leads to the dominant, and yet its occurrences are not all in service
to functional harmony. The texture is mostly two-part, breaking into three
for the episodic materials.
fugue takes the rhythmic figure of the earlier head motive, the dotted
rhythm now more evident. Light-hearted and with some rubato
suggested, it bubbles along to a simple final cadence in octaves.
pages, circa 3' 00" - an MP3 demo is here:
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.
Humoresque and Fugue in A flat major