Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor - (2012)    

for piano


 

Repeated open fifths as pedal and rhythmic motor drive the prelude as a single voice begins beneath and then rises above them. Phrases are punctuated with Baroque-like gestures, as the prelude moves through the natural minor.

 

 

The fugue subject highlighting the harmonic minor is decorated with an accompanying voice, much like the prelude's open gambit. A number of statements rush along, into a unexpected, accelerating last gesture finishes the piece.

 

 

4 pages, circa 3' 05" - 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