Little Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor -
walking bass underpins a eight-measure arch in the minor. Between melodic,
harmonic and chromatic minor, a wealth of opportunities may be explored
within a small form.
The fugue subject, at measure 31, is of two voices. The lower is a simple
descending chromatic line, and the upper is of the four intervals which
spell B-A-C-H, albeit in transposition to the key of course. Both voices
also appear independently as the fugue proceeds, through a dense stretto
to the final statement.
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Little Prelude and Fugue in
F sharp minor