Humoresque and Fugue in G flat major - (2011)
bright secco alternation with some sostenuto defines the
texture of the opening gesture. For the most part, the five black notes make
up the vocabulary excepting diatonic runs and the raised fourth which
functions to announce half cadences. A middle section of quarter note
triplet breaks the lightly frenetic mood for a moment.
fugue subject refers to the same five black notes, as in the opening of the
piece, now made more lyrical. Some momentary harmonic distance from the
tonic adds variety to this small fugue, which ends with a diminuendo into
quiet punctuated with a final chord of one eighth.
pages, circa 3' 30" - 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 G flat major