Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor - (2011)    

for piano


 

Clusters of triads build dense, textural harmonies on the tonic, after which two contrasting segments sing out, the first as at measure seven and its moving away from and back towards the tonic minor, and the longer lined yet simple three voice motet as at measure sixteen. The lowered supertonic features throughout as a coloristic and cadential device.

 

 

The fugue subject also features the lowered supertonic in its midst, while rising a fifteenth before the answer is stated at the dominant. At measure 56, the subject moves to the D major region for a moment, before answers in the dominant minor and then the tonic in the lowest voice.

 

2 pages, circa 5' 00" - 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 sharp minor