Stomp and Fugue in F minor - (2011)
driving syncopated invention opens this cut-time frolic, the 1920s era stomp
[ 1 ] appearing twice in the parallel
domains for F minor, before a return to the opening theme and gentle
stomp progression may be seen beginning at measure 15, and again in a
differing transposition beginning at measure 25, driving the piece back into
a solid F minor tonic.
fugue subject is based on a portion of the stomp progression, arpeggiated
into arches and in its second appearance amusing joined with a small,
inexact melodic fragment from a popular 1930s tune, Jeepers Creepers,
by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer. The subject appears in the wide ranges of
the piano, and the fugue ends with a ritardando and hushed final quote in
the highest register.
score is 4 pages, with an approximate performance time of 3' 40."
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.
Stomp and Fugue in F minor
[ 1 ]
An eight-bar jazz standard succession of chords is said to have been first
created by Jelly Roll Morton, and its popularity of the 1920s and later, it
became used in many swingtime tunes and arrangements. The stomp progression
is as follows:
||: IV7 #ivo7 |
I7/5 V7/IV | IV7 #iv°7
| I7/5 V7/IV | IV7
#iv°7 | I7/5 V7/II
| V7/V | V7 V7/IV