Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in C major - (2010)    

for organ


 

The prelude utilizes the raised fourth of the scale as additional harmonic material from the Lydian mode, though the normal subdominant appears as well functioning as a downward pointer in a long cadence when coupled with the lowered mediant. The toccata-like texture decorates a long pedal line.

 

The fugue also employs the Lydian fourth, while the subject and answer relationship remains traditional.

 

 

5 pages, circa 3' 30" - 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 C major