Phantasy and Phugue for Solo Piano

By Barbara Harbach
Published: 1995

Following a thunderclap opening, the mysterious atmosphere builds until the tolling of low octaves in the bass heralds a hypnotic middle section. One of the techniques employed in this section is a melody superimposed over a repeated rhythmic pattern. This moves into an athletic gigue-like fugue. Four or five minutes in duration, this is a spellbinding contemporary piece to round out a program.