Humoresque and Fugue in E flat major - (2012)
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.
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.
pages, circa 3' 15" - 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 E flat major