Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in E minor - (2011)   

for piano


 

Diatonic thirds make dissonance against one another in a rising gesture across the span of the octave. Beneath gestures with notated turns and sevenths and seconds punctuate the longer phrase. A contrasting, long-arched and simpler gesture for three voices makes the episode.

 

The fugue outlines the same rise of the octave in intervals of the third. The answer appears in the dominant, and additional instances occur in the supertonic as well as in canon at the octave in the dominant and tonic before a final statement in octaves in the bass.

 

3 pages, circa 4' 40" - 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 minor