Prelude and Fugue
After I studied counterpoint I wrote this prelude and fugue. It was not intended from the start to be in the style of Bach but merely an honest academic pursuit incorporating my own ideas. A collision occurred.
Prof. Fuddyduddy was alarmed by the "unsavory 19th century influences", but I wanted this to be my composition. Besides, he often opined that anyone after Beethoven should not have written a symphony and anyone after Wagner should not have written anything, so how seriously could I take this nut?
Despite 19th century "hysterics" , I attempted to adhere to a concise structure, providing unity with the prelude theme prominent as a counterpoint in the fugue.
I hold a fondness for this piece in part, due to the reaction of Prof. Fuddyduddy, and because I actually learned something between his lamentations on the late Romantic period. It's not a perfect work, but it's honest.
As it is for piano, it was the first piece I notated with MuseScore.
A direct link is here provided: https://musescore.com/user/29586932/scores/5376749