Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

On Contrapunctus XII - (2012)    

an essay for piano


 

The long-lined fugue in 3/2 time has a set of short-long feet as its opening gesture. For this decoration of that subject, I chose a short introduction and then a splash of fioratura above outlining the first in a chord progression which becomes linked with the short-long statement in the lowest voice, and recurs through the fugue. Two contrasting episodes break the motor rhythm, the second being a clear and piano statement of the B-A-C-H signature.

 

 

4 pages, circa 3' 40" - 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.

 

On Contrapunctus X11