Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in B flat major - (2011)    

for piano


 

A bright, up-tempo feeling with blue note coloration and some end-of-measure, percussive punctuation (as at measure eight and beyond) create this lightly aggressive, tongue-in-cheek prelude.

 

The fugue mirrors the prelude's blue-note references, and spans a twelfth. The subsequent entries include a dalliance in the sub-mediant minor, as well as some canonic treatment of portions of the subject.

 

4 pages, circa 3' 15" - 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 B flat major