Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in D minor - (2012)    

for piano


 

A two-part texture sings momentary half-step dissonances within the tonic minor, both natural and harmonic. Short episodes of diatonic clusters and parallel triads break the texture and prepare its return.

 

 

The fugue subject is a diminution of the prelude's opening theme, stressing both the raised and lowered seventh within its span. Answers are in the expected dominant with textural elements from the prelude appearing as counterpoint..

 

 

2 pages, circa 3' 45" - 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