Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor - (2010)    

for organ


 

A three-voice introduction introduces the tonality while avoiding the dominant at its cadences. Thereafter a long-lined melody in the top voice is accompanied by moving interior voices and a gently pulsing bass line. The lowered supertonic is a harmonic feature of the prelude, as well as of the final extended cadence.

 

The fugue subject includes the raised fourth, for the augmented second of the scale, and the answer appears in the dominant by way of the melodic minor variant of this fugue generally in its harmonic minor.

4 pages, circa 4' 10" - 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 organ score.

 

Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor