Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in G major - (2011)    

for piano


 

The lovely clash between major triads on the tonic and leading tone, and some extension of that musical logic, form the gestures at the outset and a melody breaking out in the left hand at measure six and beyond becomes the fugue subject. Thereafter, parallel closed triads extend this, while the harmonic colors are given precedent.

 

 

The fugue is stated with a harmonic halo, for having been heard many times already. The implication of the raised fourth and fifth within the stricture of tonal harmony are developed and the fugue subject returns in many guises and tonal domains.

 

 

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 G major