Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in E flat major - (2011)   

for piano


 

Opposing three-voice chords move towards one another as a rhetorical gesture, twice repeated. Additional gestures of other lengths extend the prelude as it then reprises them to its close.

 

 

The fugue is accompanied from the outset, marked "tr├ęs sonore." At this tempo and for the length of the subject itself only a few complete statements comprise the basic fugue structure, tonic to dominant and back.

 

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 E flat major