Chromatic Rondo and Fugue in C minor - (2019)
for Jacob Benda
A dotted rhythm as thematic element is paired with chromatic relationships inside the tonic minor tonal domain. Repetitions allow for registration changes as wished by the performer, as do sectional divisions in the rondo.
The fugue subject outlines the tonic minor triad, mediant minor and then diminished fifth at its onset, with answering mediant major and minor to return to the tonic's opening note. This derives from the chromaticism in the rondo which precedes. Episodic breaks between restatements of the subject often are arpeggios and scales in virtuosic fashion.
Dr. Jacob Benda serves as Director of Music & Liturgy, St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish, Excelsior, Minnesota.
10 pages, circa 7' 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.
Chromatic Rondo and Fugue in C minor