Humoresque and Fugue in B flat minor - (2011)
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.
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.
pages, circa 5' 10" - 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 B flat minor