When is a fugue not a fugue?
When the rules aren't followed and it accidentally becomes something else. But no matter; is a rule even a rule if it can't be broken?
While you ponder that existential question, enjoy this piece for secular church organ (you just have to flip the God switch to off). If music should mean something, then this means the most, so far.
A lovely solo piano piece, based around a short motif, blurring the line between energy and tranquility. For those performing it: the more brooding and earnest, the better.
It has a companion piece written for orchestra, with not a little bombast. You can hear that here.
Based on a terrestrial TV news theme (higher than Channel 4 News, but lower than ITV2...), this is smoother than smooth and deeper than deep. A solo piano piece that could either fortify, or shatter your soul. It's down to your conscience.
Best enjoyed at 3:07am with a glass of bourbon - one cube of ice, two cubes of regret, and a robust twist of melancholy.
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