Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue on A - (2012)    

for organ


 

A lyrical motet-like texture sings out over a long-lined pedal voice in an easy adagio. After the long arches in major, a reflection in the minor follows, the pedal then a punctuation rather than underpinning. A return to the major completes the short prelude.

 

 

At a faster tempo, the fugue subject is a pair of sequences -- downward leaps of a fifth -- and answering phrase, accompanied by two lines in manuals and pedal. The answer in the dominant comes at measure 65, and thereafter the fugue plays out with a remembrances cited from the prelude before the final statement.

 

 

6 pages, circa 6' 30" - 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 on A