Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue on D - (2012)    

for organ


for Geert Jan Pottjewijd

 

The preposition "on" in the title refers to the inclusion of major, minor, chromatic and diatonically modal colors used throughout. The opening gestures fall in half-step lines shared among the top voices, after which a bridge in wholly diatonic motion contrasts before a return to the opening statement.

 

 

The fugue subject is also modal, while elements of major and minor tonality show from time to time, especially at the final cadence to reinforce the tonic D.

 

 

3 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 on D