Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Swingtime and Fugue in G major - (2011)    

for piano


 

The gambit is a simple gesture with a pedal running through it midst voices in opposing directions, aligned with the rhythm of swing time. As with many classical canon works, the remainder is a set of scales and sequences to extend and enlarge the gestures.

 

 

The fugue subject is stated without accompanying voices "in the clear." A rollicking set of short episodes break the exchange of subject and answer, drawn from the swingtime preceding.

 

 

The score is 3 pages, with an approximate performance time of 2' 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 major