Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in D major - (2012)    

for piano


 

The outline of the major seven triad serves as the head motive for the work. A light-hearted top line is accompanied by moving thirds in contrasting motion. After a pause to taken in the lowered third, F, the theme exchanges registers and continues on its merry way.

 

 

The fugue subject is that head motive stated only once and followed by moving fifths and then diatonic runs to greet the dominant region. The head motive in particular is stated in a number of regions, with the subject returning at one point in F, as the humoresque's dawdling there hinted.

 

 

3 pages, circa 2' 50" - 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 D major