Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in A major - (2011)    

for piano


 

Light-hearted thirds with decorative appoggiaturas make the opening gambit, the long phrase then repeated an octave below. An answering statement contrasts with it, and the simple three-part form rushes to its gentle conclusion.

 

 

The fugue echoes the harmonic flavors of the humoresque, and restatements appear throughout the range of the keyboard, including a short dalliance altering the statement into the submediant harmonic minor -- but just for a moment.

 

 

3 pages, circa 3' 30" - 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 major