Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Prelude and Fugue on G - (2012)    

for organ


 

The jaunty opening gesture alters G major with a Lydian color, after which the relative minor is visited before a return to the tonic then in parallel minor at first and then colored with the C sharp from the earlier Lydian. Scalar passages return to and then away from the tonic major in this short prelude.

 

 

The fugue subject adopts both the major and minor third and raised fourth from the prelude's previous statements, and then responds with a simple scalar passage breaking the triple meter into duples for a moment. The answer appears at the dominant, and thereafter the fugue subject is variously combined with statements of the subject from the prelude.

 

 

5 pages, circa 3' 45" - 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 G