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Präludium und Fuge d-moll

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Uploaded by: NeoBarock (07/04/23)
Composer: * My Own Composition
Sample Producer: Piotr Grabowski
Sample Set: Mascioni, Azzio (2016)
Software: GrandOrgue
Genre: Contemporary
It has now taken many weeks until I have finally finished No. 6 of my project. Prelude and Fugue in D minor. Yes, there was my 2-week holiday in Austria in between, where I had my notebook with me but didn't compose a line. Instead, I regularly listened to and evaluated your beautiful music. So now it's my turn.
The prelude is played quickly and has as its main motif a sequence (from bar 3) that I have already used in my first prelude. I find it simply ingenious and now make this motif a kind of "motto" for my well-tempered organ in the further course. In the score you can already see - forebodingly - some 32 runs, and what can I say - from bar 44 of page 4 there are actually several chains of these runs threatening to get in the way of live playing once again. But what the heck - it's fun, the GrandOrgue engine doesn't get tangled up, and in the Baroque there were always such demanding passages, I'm thinking of the cadenza of the harpsichord in the first movement of the 5th Brandenburg Concerto.
After the prelude ends fierily, a fugue follows that could not be more contrary to the prelude. With 56 BPM and the tempo designation Andante cantabile, it suggests a very calm event. I let the theme develop on my keyboard, and it can be worked with very well in all variations. Many cadenzas with changing dispositions make the piece interesting. As I have often done in the past, I decided to use the Azzio Sample Set by Piotr Grabowski. The Hauptwerk is in the manual, permanently coupled with the Rückpositiv, which offers me a wide range of timbres. From bar 23 onwards, the harmonically subtle journey down the circle of fifths continues until an enharmonic confusion leads me to B minor. B minor is the parallel to D major, D minor D major, you understand? From bar 30, it continues in D minor again with and the theme appears backwards in the soprano.
Performance: MIDI
Recorded in: Stereo
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