Here I offer a musical depiction of:
Dark Moods and Somber Places
It is fugal in nature, but not a fugue. It is a canon with a cantus frimus in the string bass. It is based on a row devised from the name of my tutor and friend Dr. Jeffrey Mumford who studied with Elliot Carter. It, by no means, is Carterian in nature, but it is based on a row. I devised the row this way:
A B C D E F G H I J K L
M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ
A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G#
J E F F R E Y
F# C# D D D C# G#
M U M F O R D
A F A D B D C
ROW:F# C# D D C# G# A F A D B D C
Forgive me for I can't line the letters up well using this interface, but you get the idea. XYZ are treated as one letter.
The row is used as a canon over a cantus firmus of the row in dotted half notes. There is a brief episode and the canon begins again followed by lyric digress in the 1st violin and chords provided by the row. The second entrance of the Canon is a mirror of the original row at the interval of a fifth. (And we all know how much musicians love open 5ths).
It was a fun project and he was delighted in the outcome.
Thanks for listening and Don't Baroque the Bach door by mis-Handel-ing.