Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in E minor - (2012)     

for piano


 

The alternation of natural and harmonic minor play out through the prelude in two measure spans, a chromatic run upwards and a set of clusters providing rhetorical punctuation between repetitions.

 

 

The fugue subject is a Gestalt of two voices emphasizing the natural minor as it begins with the minor sixth and seventh together in a falling gesture answered in the next with an upward sweep. The short fugue ends with alternating phrases of the fugue passing between upper and lower registers.

 

 

2 pages, circa 3' 50" - 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