Postlude, Still in Fugue, is a version for modern piano that precedes the piece Prelude in Fugue, which was written for forte-piano. Therefore, both pieces share the same narrative and musical structure.
The title Prelude in Fugue was inspired in the musical term “Prelude and Fugue”. Postlude, Still in Fugue, continues to play with phrase but, as it was the written later, the word prelude became postlude.
A prelude is a short piece of music, usually in no particular internal form, which may serve as an introduction to succeeding movements of a work that are usually longer and more complex. It generally features a single rhythmic and melodic motif that is used in every measure throughout the piece. Stylistically, the prelude is improvisatory in nature. Using these same ideas, the title Postlude, Still in Fugue should be read as the concluding piece of a work.