Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Humoresque and Fugue in G sharp minor - (2012)    

for piano


 

A motive beginning with the raised seventh and rising to the octave above becomes the largest theme of the humoresque. For the key signature, the work is therefore populated with that more unusual sign, the double sharp, compounded by the leading tone to G sharp's dominant. The large arches are further highlighted by the crescendo and decrescendo markings.

 

 

The fugue subject is related to the opening theme, the leading tones for both tonic and dominant now a part of the subject. This assures the piece decorated with those many little double sharp signs, a visual marker for the key. The fugue subject moves across the keyboard's range, including a partial appearance in the subdominant before combining with the humoresque's theme in a final restatement.

 

 

4 pages, circa 3' 10" - 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 sharp minor