Passacaglia and Fugue (15' 30'')

String Quartet

Premiered: May 2010 by WWU students; Western Washington University Concert Hall, Bellingham, WA

"Pasacaglia and Fugue" was originally written to understand form and counterpoint better since both forms leave much open to the composer and both rely so heavily on counterpoint.  Written as just a sophmore in his undergrad, this piece shows promise of what is to come, with its strong rhythmic qualities, irregular and changing meters, and interest in counterpoint as a main focus.  The fugue (featured to the right) is also the composer's first work with set theory, employing a [0,1,5,7] set for the subject.  

© 2019 by Kyle Grimm