Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in C major - (2011)    

for piano


 

The polytonal colors of the opening gesture marked andante bleed together, after which an up tempo scherzo figure dances in the upper register of the piano. The many changing harmonic colors root on C, but the chromaticism is more dense and far ranging than might at first appear.

 

 

The fugue is a two-voiced subject, in thirds and stressing the raised fourth of the scale, most often functioning as leading tone to the dominant but here as thematic as well. Elements from the humoresque provide episodic materials as the entrances of the fugue subject span the keyboard and tonalites.

 

 

5 pages, circa 5' 00" - 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 C major