Humoresque and Fugue in C major - (2011)
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.
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.
pages, circa 5' 00" - 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 C major