Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in C minor - (2012)    

for piano


 

An andante introduction defines the tonic minor across a wide range, the gruff rumble of the bass runs arriving a C. The allegro which follows is a happy lurch of unequal, syncopated phrases, the melodic theme beginning in differing beats against the bar line, as the theme is stated in minor and then relative major. Several interludes sit into the triple meter before a reprise.

 

 

 

After landing solidly in the tonic minor, the fugue "Gestalt" takes up, a top line moving against the arch of the bottom line. The fugue theme is restated first in the subdominant, and later in dominant and reprises across the range of the keyboard in the tonic. A final reminiscence of the opening gestures ends the work with a fortissimo punctuation and last lingering, hushed tonic.

 

 

4 pages, circa 4' 30" - 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 minor