Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor - (2011)    

for piano


 

The 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.

 

 

The 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.

 

 

4 pages, circa 5' 35" - 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 minor