Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in B major - (2011)    

for piano


 

The prelude's meter is 7/8, with the groupings varying with gestures from what can be thought of as 2-2-2-1 (2-2-3) and then 3-2-2. The opening unison spreads out in both directions as a head motive for the phrases to follow. Filigree follows, delicato and sustained in a blur by the pedal.

 

 

The fugue subject is a variant of the opening phrase of the prelude, elongated into a five measure statement before the answer is given at the dominant. The short fugue balances against the longer prelude for its complexity is greater.

 

 

3 pages, circa 5' 00" - 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 major