Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in E minor - (2012)    

for piano


 

The falling half-step gesture, separated by octaves, states the motive for the work. A lyrical bridge to contrast with the percussive motive stands between statements.

 

 

The fugue subject continues the motive's outline as seen in the last chords of the humoresque. From D sharp to D, C sharp at the outset of the subject, and C to B in a counter-statement, the notes' appearances elongate the basic motive. The short fugue plays out, touching a number of tonal regions.

 

 

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 minor