Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in E major - (2012)    

for piano


 

A jaunty theme of leaps is accompanied by three-note chords, triads becoming diatonic clusters. The clusters enlarge to arpeggios of ten notes, as at measure seventeen, while the theme is repeated in various octaves throughout the piece.

 

 

 

The lingering raised fourth at the humoresque's final cadence becomes a feature of the fugue subject which is closely related to the opening theme. Occurrences of the subject span the keyboard, and the piece ends with a simple, sharp last gesture.

 

3 pages, circa 3' 30" -

 

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 major