Prelude and Fugue in B major - (2008)
Alongside four other preludes and fugues for a single keyboard and single
stop, as inspired by sound samples from Jiri Zurek's Virtual Pipe Organ
Project the Czech Republic, named
Sonus Paradisi, this small work enjoys another facet of the simple
speech and sweet sonority of the Gedeckt stop -- also known as Kryt and
Copula. More information on this and about the Czech organ projects can be
found on the web page for
Prelude and Fugue in D major.
This particular stop has been recorded from the church at Zlata Koruna; this
prelude and fugue are yet another work as a keyboard piece without pedal.
The prelude is a gentle chorale in four voices.
The fugue subject is in the same meter, at a slightly quicker tempo and
increasingly wide leaps through its simple, three measure long statement.
The answer comes in direct segue and the counterpoint of the fugue is a
simple two voices invention.
Jiri Zurek at the console, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
The entire work is here, ,
an MP3 file [ 2.89 MB, 3' 10" ]
The score for Prelude and Fugue in B major 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 major