Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in B flat minor - (2011)    

for piano


 

The tonic minor adds the lower sixth of its scale to the opening gestures, a harbinger for those to follow. The left hand reaches above the right, as at measure fifteen and beyond, again highlighting the sixth as pedal against a lightly changing harmonic scheme. The form is a simple ABCBA, with a middle section in contrast to the filigree of the outer sections.

 

 

The fugue subject also highlights the sixth of the melodic minor scale, as it moves through both melodic and harmonic minor colors to its cadence. A rapid-fire counterpoint accompanies the next entrance in the dominant minor. Episodic material is drawn from gestures in the humoresque.

 

 

5 pages, circa 5' 10" - 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 minor