Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in E flat major - (2012)    

for piano


 

The lovely limping lilt of 7/8 is regularly divided into 3 with two 2's following. After a harmonic introduction, the opening theme divides the meter's seven into three-two-and-two. It is passed between the hands at times, and sometimes sung out in tenths. Regular phrase lengths break the seeming irregularity of this meter and rhythm.

 

 

The fugue divides metrically as does the humoresque, with a whimsical "plunk" on the last eighth note in the bass. The fugue's phrase length is generally five measures long.

 

 

3 pages, circa 3' 15" - 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 E flat major