Humoresque and Fugue in F major - (2012)
the morning coffee, my wife and I were discussing metrical divisions; who
doesn't do that? Posing the question, what does 8/8 suggest, she sang out
the rhythmic version of 3+3+2. Amused by the music in her response, I
conjured up a head motive for this piece and then dashed it down with the
remainder of my normal, almost devotional pot of coffee with milk.
notated ornament adds to the scherzo-lie look of the score, and the
contrapuntal textures alternate with triadic episodes for variety.
fugue subject is based on the head motive, of course, and is introduced with
a contrapuntal voice to further stress the groupings of threes and two in
succession. For the most part the fugue is a two-part invention, rubato
suggested for the fun of it.
pages, circa 3' 20" - 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 F major