Humoresque and Fugue in F sharp minor - (2012)
rhythmic motor of the opening gesture and the humoresque theme as at measure
thirteen both provide momentum which pushes the work forward. A lively
syncopation within the duple meter is set against simple quarter note
movement, as forte against mezzo piano marks rhetorical gestures.
fugue subject is rhythmically identical to the opening gesture as above, now
with stepwise motion against the pedal of the tonal region. Entrances of the
subject appear in tonic and dominant, but also in supertonic in a truncated
fashion as a part of the stretto, and the rise of the subject by a twelfth
places the first answer an octave higher than the normal scheme.
pages, circa 4' 00" - 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 sharp minor