Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor - (2010)     

for organ


 

The traditional B-A-C-H theme is subject of the prelude, in the same relationships as the fugue, tonic and dominant. The second measure of the opening phrase pitches it one one higher, with other quotes from this famous four-notes found within the prelude.

 

 

The fugue subject extends the B-A-C-H into an extended rising gesture to the octave, in a dense, chromatic and compact fugue. Meno mosso and maestoso feelings end the piece with the major third as in the prelude.

 

4 pages, circa 4' 25" - 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 B flat minor