Little Prelude and Fugue in B minor -
A small change from
G to G sharp in the B minor tonic chord announces the prelude and its
opening written-out ornament. The two-measure phrases are like the sentences
of a hymn tune, two in the tonic minor, a third in the relative major before
the cadence in the minor again.
The fugue appears with a pedal, the minor seventh of the scale, the subject
a three measure long, irregular set of gestures - 3, 3 and 2. As the fugue
progresses, it becomes more dense because of the additional voice, which
then at the stretti add to the mass.
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
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