Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in F minor - (2012)    

for piano


 

The humoresque is fashioned from many small elements, the repetition of chords decorated with appoggiaturas a sort of little laugh. The meter changes from four to three and back, some separate elements for each. The cadence is a whisper of the tonic minor.

 

 

The fugue subject changes meter yet again to 6/8, little interjections at first found in the bass line punctuating it. The subject appears in the dominant and moves also to the relative major. As with the humoresque's ending, after repeated forte sixteenths, a final chord whispers its end.

 

 

5 pages, circa 5' 00" - 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 F minor