Little Prelude and Fugue in C minor -
A first gesture
shows the relationship of the tenth, soprano to alto as bass to tenor voices
lock into a thematic texture (modified by octave displacement for ease of
reading). The dominant minor-to-major half cadence yields repeatedly back
the the minor seventh of the tonic minor as its resolution.
The fugue mirrors the prelude's reliance on the twelfth, now used in a
slightly manner. The parallel chords, as at measure 33 and thereafter, also
include the interval, now filled with light diatonic polytonal colors.
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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