Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue on F - (2012)    

for organ


 

The announcement of the tonic major is cluttered harmonically by the supertonic major and the lowered supertonic, with a half cadence on a suspension. Like a dialogue for mixtures, the varying dynamics color the simple scalar passages and parallel dance-like rhythms. The prelude is relatively short, touching on G major and G flat major thereafter, and these inform the tonal regions of the fugue.

 

 

Scalar passagework makes up the simple fugue subject, which then is answered at the supertonic and thereafter at the dominant. Later the lowered supertonic region also appears, as well as brief episodes marked by hemiolas in broken chords. A pedal solo is cadenza-like and the whole is brought to a close with many dissonant, non-harmonic triadic chords obscuring the last statement of the fugue in the tonic major.

 

 

8 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 organ score.

 

Prelude and Fugue on F