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Swingtime and Fugue in C sharp minor - (2011)    

for piano


The little passacaglia form breaks into large phrases, with repeating gestures reminiscent of classical forms. The syncopation can be aggressively voiced throughout, as desired.



The unusual fugue subject hints at the harmonic changes of blues colors, an accompanying bass line rooting it into a clear blues-style tonality imbued with chromaticism.


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 C sharp minor