Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in E modal - (2008)    

for organ


 

This is the fourth in a series of works for single stop, as for those small organs with but one manual, as one sees often in European churches as a secondary instrument.

 

The thematic material for this work couples a number of modes, from the whole tone to the modern Phrygian, in an interplay between the higher and lower tessitura of a Gedeckt stop. The texture is florid gestures giving way to block chords and back again.

 

The entire work is here, , an MP3 file [ 2.66 MB, 2' 45" ]

 

The score for Prelude and Fugue in E modal 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 modal