Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor - (2011)
prelude opens with polytonal colors, followed by a three-voice chorale of
sorts based on those harmonic hues. And adagio which then follows is a
decoration of the familiar B-A-C-H theme loco and in the logical
transposition up for the tonality. Several restatements of the building
blocks for this prelude then recur.
fugue subject is drawn from Bach's Die Kunst der Fuge, with
interloping decorative counterpoint joining at the first statement.
Restatements in which the subject appears in more dense harmonization.
Coupling with the B-A-C-H theme drawn from the first note into two voices
(as at measure 53) the fugue progresses to its logical conclusion.
pages, circa 5' 35" - an MP3 demo is here:
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 minor