Swingtime and Fugue in B flat minor
with so many works rooted on the name of "Papa" Bach including my organ
Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor, this swingtime opens with a quiet
first statement of the famous B-A-C-H in the bass line is harmonized with
parallel major-minor seven chords. After this chromatic yet subdued
beginning, the theme takes up in earnest, spawning a set of variations on
fugue subject is related to the BACH theme which is used for the harmonic
outline of the opening gesture. Moving quickly between subject and answer, a
small diversion to the relative major adds variety, before the last
statement is driven home with a fortissimo and molto rubato.
score is 3 pages, with an approximate performance time of 3' 00."
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
B flat minor