Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in B minor - (2011)    

for piano


 

The 6/4 prelude is long-lined, with a decorative alto voice in the chorale texture answering the decorations in the top line. The mood of the slow arch is broken by arpeggios spanning the keyboard as later by an embellishment of a decoration into contrasting statement. The prelude ends with a reprise of the opening mood.

 

 

The fugue changes the tempo in relation and ratio to the prelude while keeping the meter. Successive entries of the subject and interjections of material from the prelude continue the longer fugue to its final truncated statement and closing in octaves without third or fifth.

 

5 pages, circa 5' 20" - 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 minor