Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in F minor - (2011)   

for piano


 

Written arpeggios of an F minor chord form including the major seventh (and later major sixth) form the subject of the prelude. A cluster in the harmonic minor provides a pivot, after which gestures based on this simple chord sing an arch in the higher register of the piano. Reprises of both textures further lengthen the form.

 

 

The fugue refers to the tonic harmonic minor with its added major seventh. Arpeggios decorate episodes as the subject works its way through various entrances on the dominant and tonic, with textures from the prelude referenced and a final cadence on the tonic minor includes both the major sixth and seventh.

 

3 pages, circa 4' 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 minor