Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in C major - (2012)    

for piano


 

Phrases of parallel triads and accumulating chords make a jaunty texture for the prelude. Hints of a children's song and dalliances into whole-tone colors decorate the piece.

 

 

The fugue subject, while rooted on the tonic major, strays momentarily into a whole-tone scale. This scheme follows throughout the fugue's development. The subject appears sometimes in imitation with itself, and the whole is finished off with a final statement in the deep bass register.

 

 

5 pages, circa 3' 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 C major