Prelude and Fugue in D minor
upper voices generally in the tonic minor contrast with the chromatic
slipping low voice, marked as "blurred with pedal." A contrasting texture in
which the bottom voice -- poco secco -- underscores the tonality
while the measure division shifts in part between duple and triple in the
fugue furthers the chromatic sense of the piece, as its arpeggios outline
the same slippage as at the opening. Moving through a number of subject
statements and answers, the fugue descends to the lowest part of the
keyboard and then rises again in a large arching form.
pages, circa 4' 00" - an MP3 demo is here:
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.
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