Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in D minor - (2011)   

for piano


 

The 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 upper voices.

 

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.

4 pages, circa 4' 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 D minor