Partita No 2 for Harpsichord - (2019)
The work is predicated on a classic, five octave instrument, F to f. A fugue in triple meter emphasizing the augmented second between the sixth and seventh of the scale in the minor opens the five part work.
A contrasting section is breaks from the opening G minor to its relative B flat major, the augmented second giving way to the spice of the scalar seventh.
A next section accumulates chords in each gesture as a method of altering the more brittle character which preceded.
A next section is intended for the "buff" or lute stop, for change of color and dalliance on another tonality suggested within the overall key signature.
A final fugue completes the work, elements from B flat major and harmonic G minor, linking the previous sections with tonal referents. The first answer of the subject is therefore in a relatively unusual relation traditionally.
10 pages, circa 10' 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 score.
Partita No 2 for Harpsichord