Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in F major - (2011)   

for piano


 

Valleys of diatonic thirds span across an octave, over a supportive tonality. The six note parallel chords answer, and yield to a chorale-like texture until the reprise. Falling diatonic sevenths and following parallel melodic sevenths make up a small bridge before the last reprise.

 

 

The fugue features the falling seventh after a lyrical turn, with succeeding appearances of the subject in the expected regions. Parallel triads provide a harmonic counterpoint to the subject, and the fugue ends quietly.

 

3 pages, circa 3' 00" - 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 F major