Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in F sharp minor - (2012)     

for piano


 

The 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.

 

The 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.

 

 

4 pages, circa 4' 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 sharp minor