Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in B major - (2011)    

for piano


 

Scalar gestures in opposite motion, secco and structured in sequences are the opening gambit, which then repeats at another octave and then is extended with similar materials. Several textural changes add variety as the simple scale provides ample material with which to work.

 

 

The fugue is obviously related to the opening theme of the humoresque, and the answering phrase of falling, parallel fifths leads to the subject's two-voiced stepping stone to the answer in the dominant. The fugue moves through many octaves and its materials add to the episodes which aim to rush the whole forward to its final, gentle cadence.

 

 

5 pages, circa 4' 45" - 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 major