Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund


This site contains many of my scores as well as texts, commentary on both texts and music, along with miscellaneous articles and poetry. Most scores are available free as PDF downloads. The main language of this site is English. Its pages include English paraphrases and translations from other languages as well as historical information about the authors whose words I have set into song -- something of who they were and are, what they have given and still give to us. Such artists throughout the ages deserve our respect for the scope and content of their work. It is intended that this site be a resource for any who have interest in my work as it progresses, and that the content of this site give joy, insight and stimulation to those who come to the works herein. For more information about the site itself please click on the links above for that purpose or click on a subject in the banner above or titles below.


Last Update:  Thursday, April 27, 2017


Cantilena in E minor - for organ

Cantilena in D major - for organ

Cantilena in G minor - for organ

Cantilena in D flat major - for organ

Cortége for a Composer - for piano

Variations and Fugue on a Cipher - for piano

Wo bist du itzt - text of Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz -

for tenor and piano

Baby Toes - text of Carl Sandburg - for baritone and piano

An das Herz - text of Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz -

for medium voice and piano

Essay on a Succession, a Progression and Fugue - for organ

The Emperor's New Clothes - chamber opera (1994, rev. 2012)

newly edited and arranged

Prelude to a Fable - chamber opera (1994, rev. 2017)

A Love Charm - chamber opera (1994, rev. 2017)

The Little Match Girl - chamber opera (1994, rev. 2016)

...wie zwei Flöten süß - for two flutes

A Little Bar Talk and Arching Fugue - for piano

On "Du hast die Gans gestohlen" - for piano

On a Gesture of Hahn - for harp

Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in E minor - for harmonium

Es war einmal - (2012)  newly edited and arranged

for soli and chamber ensemble (celesta, harp, harmonium and percussion)

Pavane - for harmonium

Grâce et simplicité - for organ

On Progressions of Fauré - for harp

On Progressions of Messiaen - for harp

On a Moment from Chausson - for harp

Three for the Two Wives of J. S. Bach - for piano

On a Canzone of Granados - for harp

Plain Milwaukee Beer - anonymous text - for baritone and piano

On a Theme of Bartók - for harp

Lied des Stubenmädchens - text of Susanne Paasch -

 for mezzo soprano and piano

On a Theme of Langlais - for harp



"Effi Briest" -- von Theodor Fontane -- ist unsere neueste, gemeinsame Oper, die in diesem Jahr 2015 abgeschlossen sein wird. Hier sind einige Musikbespiele, die schon einen Einblick in die Komposition geben. Lassen Sie sich vom 1. Aufzug überraschen.  Susanne Paasch, 2015. 



Intermezzo 2. von "Effi Briest" - Hochzeitsfeier und Hochzeitsresie



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