Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in A flat major - (2012)    

for piano


 

A lyrical, long-lined theme is introduced with related gestures, and then a four- and five-voice chorale-like texture gently sings out the prelude.

 

 

The fugue subject is a succession of falling sevenths, accompanied even in the initial statement. Counterpoint changes, moving from duple to triple within the overall duple meter. A moment of animando is answered with a short stretto-like coda as the fugue ends quietly.

 

3 pages, circa 5' 00" - 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.

 

Prelude and Fugue in A flat major