Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Swingtime and Fugue in D minor - (2011)    

for piano


 

A set of chromatic gestures rise and fall in long arches, broken by imitative passages rooted squarely in the harmonic minor. The minor tonic with its major seventh functions in part as a curtain between sections.

 

 

After the rush of chromatic lines in the first part, the fugue uses the leading tone to the fifth in a harmonic minor, with the answer beginning the accompanying counterpoint. A set of sequences round out the subject's length.

 

The score is 4 pages, with an approximate performance time of 3' 20."  

 

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 minor