Here is the latest in my set of preludes, the quirky –
Prelude #15 in F Major
As I usually say, my preludes are normally written as experiments. This is no different.
I wanted to write a passacaglia that had changed keys while the ground bass, ostinato, or whatever it is called, stays the same. I also wanted to go to some more distant keys.
In this prelude I start in F and go to D (submediant), A (mediant) and E (leading tone) while the bass stays the same. The variation is very conservative to try to bring the key changes out more. I also used these more static themes and key relationships to give a kind of structure to this.
Because I wrote a ground bass that works in a variety of keys, it tends to be a little quirky.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this latest addition.
Here are the preludes to this point. (A little note – remember that I am doing a circle like this (cap=major, lower=minor) – C-a-D-b-E-c#-Gb-eb-Ab-f-Bb-g - Eb-c-F-d-G-e-A-f#-B-g#-Db-bb )
1 – Prelude in C Major
2 - Prelude in a minor
3 – Prelude in D Major
4 – Prelude in b minor
5 – Prelude in E Major
6 - Prelude in c# minor
7 – Prelude in Gb Major
8 – Prelude in eb minor
9 -Prelude in Ab Major
10 - Prelude in f minor
11 - Prelude in Bb Major
12 - Prelude in g minor
13 – Prelude in Eb Major
14 – Prelude in c minor
15 – Prelude in F Major
Note - #s 9, 10, 11, 12 and 15 are rendered with the Authorized Steinway. All others are rendered with the GPO Steinway.