Humoresque and Fugue in E flat minor - (2102)
for Dan Danielli
leading tone in the minor informs most of the piece, melodically more than
in terms of functional harmony. After a short introduction, the theme of the
humoresque sings out over accompanying arpeggios. The left hand
answers with the half steps of B-A-C-H, but not in their more normal tonic
or dominant positioning. An episode of polytonal colors breaks the texture
before a return to the first theme.
fugue subject embraces both duple and triple possibilities of the meter,
employing the leading tone to both tonic and dominant in its first gesture.
A second phrase repeats an octave higher, before the answering voice
introduced the subject in the dominant. A treatment in stretto ends
pages, circa 2' 50" - 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 minor