Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Swingtime and Fugue in D flat major - (2011)    

for piano


 

Parallel, closed position triads make the syncopated top "voice" over a step-wise bass line. Episodes of contrasting material make this a small rondo form, and provide motives for the fugue to follow.

 

 

The fugue subject is accompanied throughout with cadential materials adding non-harmonic lower neighbors for flavor. The textures remain generally sparse as the subject moves to the highest range of the piano before dropping into the bass.

 

The score is 4 pages, with an approximate performance time of 3' 15."  

 

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 D flat major