Prelude and Fugue in C major - (1997)
The prelude is meant to be blurred with the sostenuto pedal, blending the
arpeggios of the right hand with melodic contour of the left. The tempo is
left to the virtuosity of the pianist, to find the suitable tempo for these
The prelude ends with an emphasis on its diatonically polytonality, yet
firmly in C major. The fugue subject is quixotic, a reinterpretation of one
of Bach's fugue rhythms from the Well-Tempered Clavier - modified
into a new melodic shape and allowed to wander harmonically unlike its
model. While the bridge gestures move into distant tonal regions, the fugue
too is rooted firmly in C major.
[ 5 pages, circa 3' 25" ]
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 solo piano score.
Prelude and Fugue in C major