Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Swingtime and Fugue in C major - (2011)    

for piano


 

The prelude features parallel triads in generally simple diatonic motion as the opening gambit, and then in first inversion as accompaniment to a small melodic fragment. "Black note against white note" coloration provides a foil for the "lower neighbor" gestures in the tonic major.

 

 

The fugue subject is accompanied from the beginning, and moves between tonic and dominant with episodic material drawn from the prelude as well as a quick dawdling on the subdominant.

 

The score is 5 pages, with an approximate performance time of 3' 30."  

 

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 C major