Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Scat and Fugue in F sharp major -  (2010)    

for piano


 

A few little "licks" as a scat singer might employ in jamming on a jazz standard were the imaginative spark for this little prelude and fugue. The 6/8 urges on a swing element, but the syncopation pushing slightly before the beat and pendulum between duplets and triplets in the melodic line makes this less swing than scat. Especially the use of the classical and long-known Scotch "snap" is among the rhythmic features.

 

The fugue subject employs the the augmented dominant triad, used melodically, and the scheme is of a Gestalt subject as the accompanying figure recurs as well.

 

 

The score is 3 pages, with an approximate performance time of 3' 00."  

 

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 piano score.

 

Scat and Fugue in F sharp major