Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in B minor - (2010)    

for organ


 

The opening motive is a line of trills, descending by half steps, with a second motive of parallel triads moving in the inner voices, as at measure 13.

 

The fugue subject's head motive includes the major seventh in a tonic minor, the theme extended into an emphasis on the melodic minor's raised sixth and sevenths. Without a countersubject, the fugue subject is accompanied by similar gestures at the tenth. The pedal line, as at measure 65, elongates the tones of the fugue subject.

 

4 pages, circa 3' 45" - 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 organ score.

 

Prelude and Fugue in B minor