Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in A minor - (2010)    

for organ


 

This short prelude is constructed from two gestural notions, the first being the opening gambit whose elements are then swapped between voices as a measure five. The second gestural notion is the simple syncopation as at measure nine groups of three shift the emphasis through each beat. The two find themselves in a number of tonally related regions through the prelude, prior to a clear cadence in the tonic minor.

 

 

The fugue subject opens in the tonic, and thereafter moves by sequences through the related regions of the harmonic minor. The second statement occurs in the traditional dominant, while the third is in the super-mediant giving way to the mediant as the tonal regions wander lightly away from A minor by means of episodic development.

 

 

5 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 score.

 

Prelude and Fugue in A minor