Enríquez de Valderrábano

Fantasía 30, de consonancias


Silva de sirenas (1547), fol. 80v


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Source title Esta fantasia sea de tañer espacio, por que es consonancia. Sexto tono Tercero grado.
Title in contents   Fantasia en el tercero grado de consonancia suelta.
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Category abstract

Genre fantasia

Fantasia type nlm

Mode 6

Voices 4

Length (compases) 91


Tuning E

Courses 6

Final VI/1

Highest I/8

Lowest VI/1

Difficulty difficult

Tempo slow

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Rubric: “This fantasia has to beplayed slowly, because it is chordal. Mode 6, third level [of difficulty]”. In the table of contents entry, Valderrábano refers to this work as “de consonancia suelta” menaing that it is chordal (homophonic) and freely composed. It is a through-composed homophonic fantasia with occasional passing notes, forming no theme other than the opening passing note imitations. It explores tonal areas of F, d, a, plus g and C.