Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor - (2011)   

for piano


 

Over a arch of accompanying chords, arpeggios which answer the bass line, a long-lined melody sings. A bridge breaks away from the deepest register of the piano for a moment before the gravitas of the theme returns.

 

The fugue subject rest on the natural minor, beginning on the lower seventh to the tonic. In contrast to the prelude, the fugue features delicately the upper register of the piano, with successive voices dropping down to a final reference to the prelude.

 

3 pages, circa 5' 20" - 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 sharp minor