Prelude and Fugue in A flat major - (2010)
rhythmic motive and motor of the prelude is the hemiola, as the
triple feeling of the first beat alternates with the duple of the second
beat. The harmonic palette is of the whole tone series, in parallel triadic
harmony thereby creating light polytonal dissonance between their movement
and the long pedal notes.
prelude gives way to a florid pedal line with the first true instance of the
fugue subject appearing at measure 46. The fugue is therefore accompanied
throughout, with the final statement in the pedal.
pages, circa 2' 50" - 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 organ
Prelude and Fugue in A flat major