Prelude and Fugue in D minor - (1997)
This two minute work is essentially a chromatic fantasy, in the form of a
prelude and fugue. Its emphasis on the minor thirds forming diminished
triads broken into arpeggios is the outward character of the work. Opening
with a free cadenza to establish the minor tonality, the subject of the
prelude begins immediately to break down that tonic.
The prelude ends with a widely spaced D minor, and the fugue subject which
is based on the prelude's theme takes up the minor thirds forming diminished
harmonies emphasized in the counterpoint. Each is basically an extended
upper and lower neighbor function to some member of the tonic triad. The
fugue subject wanders through many distant domains before returning to a
final cadence in D minor.
[ 4 pages, circa 2' 15" ]
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 D minor