Prelude and Fugue in E flat minor
Parallel triadic harmony fills out the first statement of three unequal
phrases. Decorative references to it feature the inner voices shifting
between duple and triple gestures, still within the the parallel frame, with
the addition of the raised sixth in coloring the chords. Several long-arched
statements complete the prelude.
fugue subject reflects the triple-duple swap as found in the inner voices of
the prelude, now a part of the statement itself. The dominant is the first
answer, and then a sojourn to the submediant adds additional harmonic color,
as afforded by the natural minor's easy way between tonal domains.
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Prelude and Fugue in
E flat minor