Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue in G minor - (2010)    

for organ


 

The quirky flowing gestures on the manuals are undergirded by a simple theme in the pedal, extended and thereby emphasized by repetition.

 

 

The fugue subject is built on leaps of the seventh within the harmonic minor, implying thereby a harmonic tension between tonic and dominant. The dominant's answer as at measure 60 enfolds the smaller leaps of thirds, found first "inside" the leaps of the seventh as countersubject. At the final cadence, the theme in the pedals from the prelude is reprised at the cadence in the tonic minor.

5 pages, circa 3' 35" - 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 G minor