Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in F major - (2012)    

for piano


 

Seconds appearing as a part of the various melodic and harmonic gestures appear throughout the prelude. The second is related of course to the seventh, which is also found in parallel four-note chords and more. An invention like texture is mingled with a small structure of the rondo form, and the movement ends with the second deep in the bass.

 

 

The fugue subject displaces the second by an octave, now the ninth. Leaps alongside a single accompanying line open the fugue. Elements from the prelude and a brief detour into the sub-mediant add to the colors and structures, as well as an augmentation of the subject in the bass line on occasion.

 

 

4 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 F major