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Luis Milán

Fantasía [08]

 

El Maestro (1536), fol. C4v

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Source title [Fantasia]
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Genre fantasia

Fantasia type ImP

Mode 4

Voices 3

Length (compases) 107

Vihuela

Tuning A

Courses 6

Final V/2

Highest I/5

Lowest VI/0

Difficulty not specified

Tempo not specified

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Polythematic imitative fantasia. It is untitled in the source. In the Leipzig copy at the beginning of this fantasía a 16th century owner has written “Esta fantasia es segunda parte de la precediente [sic]” It appears to be based on a pavana such as the second of Milán’s pavanas (mi024)

Typical charming episodic fantasia displaying a variety of compositional techniques.
I (1-13) Theme 1 = common stockpile theme (first of same in Ramillete) = minor version of theme given by Ward JLSA X (1977) 33, 34. Stated as top voice of homophonic passage followed by Coda of equal length.
II (14-33) Theme 2 – imitative shorter notes, distinctive, used elsewhere by Milán (variant?). Theme 3 introduced in 26 – top voice of sequential network, serves as cadence.
III (33-45) Theme 4 imitative >> 39, 39-45 K – similar to theme 3 type.
IV (45-63), begins with a false statement of theme 4, then introduces theme 5 which is given twice as the top voice of a network. 55-63 = long free coda, basically homophonic.
V (63-83) Theme 6 imitative >> cadence at 75. Theme 6 (cf. 2) introduced as an appendage (= K?), in a network.
VI (84-107) Theme 8 pseudo-imitative, always top voice of a network. One set of statements to 91 >> homophonic K to 95, the second statements = repeat, with homophonic K. Theme 8 = extension of theme 4.
The looseness of IV & V with long free Coda sections makes the work a little wayward, although the final section pulls it back together again.
Themes 2, 4, 6, & (8) are imitative, alternate themes are upper-voice melodies (Theme 8 is pseudo-in) = constructional pattern.

Recordings

spring01 Senhora del Mundo: Spanish & Portugues vihuela songs Matthew Spring, Sarah Stowe solo vihuela song Narváez, Milán, Daza, Mudarra, Pisador, Bermudo

moreno01 Canto del Cavallero José Miguel Moreno solo Fuenllana, Pisador, Valderrábano, Milán

wilson01 Vihuela Music of the Spanish Renaissance Christopher Wilson solo Milán, Narvaez, Mudarra, Valderrabano, Fuenllana, Pisador, Daza, Mendoza, López

griffiths01 The Echo of Orpheus John Griffiths solo Narváez, Daza, Valderrábano, Milán, Mudarra, Fuenllana

smith01 El Maestro: 1. Música de vihuela Hopkinson Smith solo Milan

moreno-quinteiro01 Luys de Milán: Fantasía José Miguel Moreno & Eligio Quinteiro solo ensemble Milán

lonardi01 El Maestro - Milan: Works For Vihuela Massimo Lonardi solo Milán Narváez

wallace05 Delphín Frank Wallace solo Milán Fuenllana Narváez Mudarra Daza

exumbris01 Chacona: Renaissance Spain in the Age of Empire Ex Umbris (Grant Herreid, vihuela) solo vihuela song ensemble Pisador Narváez Daza Milán Mudarra Valderrábano Vásquez

rooley01 Renaissance Fantasias Anthony Rooley solo Milán Mudarra Narváez

rumsey01 Music of the Spanish Renaissance Shirley Rumsey solo vihuela song Daza Narváez Fuenllana Milán Pisador Mudarra Valderrábano

martin01 Luis Milan - El Maestro Edward Martin solo Milán

satoh01 Vol 3_The Art of Spanish Variations. “Conde Claros” and other Spanish Vihuela Music Toyohiko Satoh, Ireen Thomas (Vihuela) solo ensemble Mudarra Milán Narváez Valderrábano Pisador Cabezón

bonavita01 Al compás de la vihuela Rafael Bonavita solo Pisador Narváez Milán Mudarra Fuenllana Valderrábano

bream03 Music of Spain Julian Bream solo Milán Narváez Mudarra

lonardi03 Libros de Música para Vihuela Massimo Lonardi solo Milán Narváez Mudarra Valderrábano Fuenllana Daza Pisador

fresno01 Spanish vihuelists of the 16th century I Jorge Fresno solo Milán Valderrábano

mito01 O gloriosa domina Shigeo Mito solo Milán Mudarra Narváez

fentross01 Ay Luna. Música española del Siglo de Oro Guillemette Laurens, Mike Fentross (vihuela) vihuela song Mudarra Valderrábano Narváez Milán

wallace06 Lanterns of Fire. Love and the Mystic in Renaissance Spain LiveOak and Company solo ensemble

sanabras01 A Tierras Ajenas Clara Sanabras Daza Pisador Mudarra Narváez Valderrábano Milán

muska01 Vihuela Fantasies - Roots of the Classical Guitar Series (Digital Only) Terry Muska solo Milán Mudarra Narváez

escobar01 Luis Milán (c.1500-c.1561) El Maestro, Libro I (1536) Works for Solo Vihuela José Antonio Escobar solo Milán

Bartomeu Càrceres - Anonymes XVIe siècle. Villancicos & Ensaladas La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall Milán Narváez

abt01 Dreams of a lost era. Spanish Renaissance Music Walter Abt Mudarra Narváez Milán Valderrábano Pisador

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