Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in G flat major - (2011)    

for piano


 

A 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.

 

 

The 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.

 

 

3 pages, circa 3' 30" - 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 G flat major