Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in E flat minor - (2010)    

for organ


 

The five-part motet texture builds small harmonic pyramids, the pedal commenting on and after the manuals, before joining in the longer lined voice leading. Lower neighbors melodically resolve throughout as decoration and in relation to the harmonic minor's raised sixth and seventh of the scale.

 

 

The fugue subject is derived from the opening gesture of the prelude, and thence treated as a traditional fugue excepting the pedal's extreme augmentation of the theme beneath after the first answer.

 

4 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 organ score.

 

Prelude and Fugue in E flat minor