Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in E major - (2012)    

for piano


 

A lilting quintuple meter came to mind, divided as per the opening gesture. Different divisions and stresses in metrical division can spark ideas for their rhythmic signatures, and this emerged from such musing. The sequential patterns then spin out the gesture into phrases, then suggesting their own answers. A more square pattern makes contrast, as at measure 17 and beyond.

 

 

The fugue subject a portion of the prelude's opening gesture and chords and sequential falling fifths provide counterpoint as required.

 

 

2 pages, circa 2' 25" - 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 major