Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in A major - (2012)    

for piano


 

The division of the eight quarters is 3/3/2, such that each measure ends in a light punctuation with a marcato marked to point this up. The simple harmonic structure is a set of triads rising by thirds over the same A major triad beneath rising by octaves, with a logical downward motion thereafter. A short bridge and truncated return bring the prelude swiftly to its end.

 

 

The fugue begins with the same 3/3/2 division of the eight quarters, duplets in answer for each phrase in the subject. Tonic is answered by the dominant in the normal fashion.

 

 

3 pages, circa 3' 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 major