Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in A flat major - (2011)    

for piano


 

The lyrical leap of the seventh in the top line is accompanied by an easy gait of moving lines, and after the exposition of the tonic, a contrasting section dwells on the subdominant. The theme repeats an octave lower with a break for a final truncated statement in the highest register of the piano.

 

 

The fugue follows the melodic shape of the prelude, now in a more rhythmic and broad ranging manner, the subject ranging over more than two octaves. Among the answers are both the dominant and in the subdominant as the prelude suggests. The fugue form quickly runs its course with a short, clipped and tongue-in-cheek last chortle.

 

 

 

3 pages, circa 3' 45" - 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