Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in B major - (2012)     

for piano


 

Alternating triads, rooted on the sixth and the tonic, sing out the opening gambit. An answering phrase completes the statement in a series of sequences, the long arch ending first on the subdominant. A repeat shifts the mood towards emphasis on the sixth in major with a development of the opening gambit and the inclusion of the 32nd note gesture which hints at the fugue to follow.

 

 

The fugue subject is of two voices appearing together, a third voice coming into play after the first statement. Varying episodes play their expected role in extending the form.

 

 

3 pages, circa 3' 15" - 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