Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in B flat major - (2012)    

for piano


 

The lilt of 6/8 can be infectious. Here triads as arpeggios trade hands, and a single-voiced texture alternates with three-part statements. 

 

 

 

The fugue subject's acciaccatura on the raised second serves later, a ground for the dalliance in some more distant tonal domains. The familiar B-A-C-H motive finds its way into this jaunty fugue as an occasional countersubject. Some rubato in leading to the new statements is stylistically advised.

 

 

4 pages, circa 3' 20" - 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 B flat major