Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Swingtime and Fugue in A major - (2011)    

for piano


 

Decorated scalar outlines make up the theme of both swingtime and fugue. The stress before the second beat characterizes the texture, as the alto voice makes light dissonance against the top line. Small episodic material make this into an ABA form which ends quietly.

 

 

The fugue's top notes mimic the swingtime theme as well, with lower neighbors adding to the whimsy. Light syncopation creates a six from the four large beats as transition to the first answer. As earlier, the fugue chuckles to a quiet close.

 

 

The score is 3 pages, with an approximate performance time of 2' 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.

 

Swingtime and Fugue in A major