Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Swingtime and Fugue in E flat major - (2011)    

for piano


 

Broad opening swaths of seven chords outline E flat major, as the swing rhythm is declared above. A flurry of  downward pressing gestures and short melodic fragments add to the small, repetitive elements of this movement.

 

 

The fugue is stated without accompaniment, and its answer begins one of several counterpoints to it. Brilliant sweeps of arpeggios act an episodic material between statements.

 

The score is 4 pages, with an approximate performance time of 3' 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 E flat major