Prelude and Fugue in A flat minor - (2010)
motivic and harmonic kernel of prelude is stated at the outset. The soprano
voice divides into a two duple gestures per measure, while the alto voice
divides easily into three, emphasizing the raised sixth and seventh of the
harmonic minor scale. Throughout the tonic is also restated, as if a pedal.
Under and later above this "kernel," are stated long melodic phrases
underpinned by offset pedal tones.
fugue subject also is in the harmonic minor, as underneath a long-lined
statement based on the fugue subject is stated in the tonic, then dominant
and again in the tonic as the fugue goes on above. The registration is
intended for the softer flutes, for this gentle moment musicale.
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 organ
Prelude and Fugue in A flat minor