Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in G major -  (2012)    

for piano


 

"Lower neighbors" appear as an independent voice against the arpeggio in the tonic major, as an up tempo, opening gesture. Set into longer phrases with partial cadences, they comprise the A material against which the contrasting B as at measure 12 shows. Chromatic runs and syncopations complete the prelude's vocabulary.

 

 

The subject for this fugue is the same as for the prelude, the lower neighbors now leading to their referents. A small punctuation in a second voice heightens the fun of the syncopation. Short episodes break the texture in this very short and presto fugue.

 

4 pages, circa 2' 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 G major