Prelude & Fugue No. 1 was written in 1985 for the sixtieth birthday celebrations of composer Anthony Hedges. Along with other friends and pupils, I was asked to contribute a short piece based on the notes associated with the family name Hedges (H & S deriving from the German names of the notes B & E-flat). A collection of these pieces was published by Fentone Music. Prelude & Fugue No. 2 was sketched shortly afterwards but not completed until a dozen years later. It also begins by using notes associated with the name of a friend, but I can no longer remember from whose name the notes ADSEC were taken. The first Prelude is followed by a 3-voice fugue and the second by a 4-voice fugue.