Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Swingtime and Fugue in G flat major - (2010)    

for piano


 

The 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 tongue-in-cheek performance.

 

 

The 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.

 

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 G flat major