Arabesque and Fugue in B - (2023)
An additive gesture of successive thirds, for the most part, came to mind for both the arabesque's filigree and fugue subject Over sustained chords based on B minor, the gesture expands upwards, and then is broken by episodes from the introductory passage. As the gesture above moves higher, a pedal line initially in an 8' voice moves in opposition. The arabesque moves from B minor to D major, and them returns from mediant to tonic.
The fugue subject is an elongation of the opening filigree, presented in both fugue and mensural canon, and the voices interplay. As such, the subject is not stated alone at first in the more traditional manner. In time, the arabesque's filigree joins as counterpoint. Both movements cadence in trough the major.
7 pages, circa 6' 30" an MP3 demo is here:
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 organ score.
Arabesque and Fugue in B