Swingtime and Fugue in G flat major - (2010)
black key tonality leans towards pentatonic colors, as easily and quickly
grasped in the hand. For this some non-harmonic upper and lower neighbors
enforce the major tonality. A walking bass underpins the jaunty melody. The
fermatas should be seen as longer, in the "wait for it" sort of
fugue subject is generally a three-voiced Gestalt, and the scheme of
tonic and dominant is followed generally throughout. The swing syncopation
can be exaggerated as desired by the performer.
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
Swingtime and Fugue in G flat major