Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund



Prelude and Fugue in B flat major - (2010)    

for organ


The duple-triple of the opening gestures gives way to a syncopation of duple rhythm at measure five for two measures. A duet of voices in sixths leads to the second statement of the theme, as at measure 11 with the voicing inverted.



The simple fugue subject and subsequent episodic gestures feature written-out ornamentation, as the subject's answers play out. The first measures of the prelude mix with a stretto-like coda to bring this short prelude and fugue to a close.



The entire work is here, , an MP3 file [ circa 2' 50" ]


The score for Prelude and Fugue in B flat major 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 B flat major