Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor - (2012)
bravura opening scale states the familiar B-A-C-H theme, to remind us yet
again of our master, Papa Bach. These four notes then inform the remainder
of the prelude and fugue alike, in various guises in melody and harmony and
through the clutter of many chromatic runs and gestures.
fugue subject first appears as episodic material in the short prelude, now
standing apart with a continuing arch back to the tonic and rush towards the
dominant. A pell-mell rush to the final return to the tonic is broken by an
aggressive ritardando and final unison stated in octaves.
pages, circa 2' 55" - 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