Two Bar Licks and Fugues - (2011)
has been a little exercise in writing two-bar phrases which when strung
together would form a work. Thus the "licks" are each repeated twice until
the first small fugue is begun. The lighter, popular style is a levity
against the more severe sides of music, as I have been working to finish an
opera of dark and dramatic mood in this same period.
first of the fugues is structured as a small hemiola, within the
measure. For this the counterpoint is suggested as opposing this musical
second fugue subject is related to the first, and later in this second
fugue, both subjects come together in a small and amusing double fugue. The
"curtain" between the two fugues and the coda are drawn from the "two bar
licks" of the opening, bringing this short work to its close.
score is 5 pages, with an approximate performance time of 4' 20."
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
Two Bar Licks and Fugues