Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in A flat major - (2012)    

for piano


 

The 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.

 

 

The 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.

 

 

3 pages, circa 3' 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.

 

Humoresque and Fugue in A flat major