On Contrapunctus XII -
essay for piano
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.
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
On Contrapunctus X11