Enríquez de Valderrábano

Fantasía 31, [de] tono mixto


Silva de sirenas (1547), fol. 81


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Source title Fantasia en el Segundo grado. Tono mixto.
Title in contents   Fantasia en el segundo grado suelta.
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Category abstract

Genre fantasia

Fantasia type nIm+Im

Mode M

Voices 4

Length (compases) 95


Tuning E

Courses 6

Final VI/3

Highest I/6

Lowest VI/1

Difficulty medium

Tempo medium

Song Text


Vocal notation


Rubric: “Fantasia of the second level [of difficulty]. Mixed mode.” It is a free fantasia “suelta”. Block repetition of the final section is the most individual formal characteristic: that is 81-95 is a repetition verbatim of 67-81. Total length: 95 compases. Its form is a variant of the imitative–free–imitative type. Theme 1 being the opening theme, with cadential formula being theme 2 because of its prominence. Theme 3 is a bass motive with descending sequence of thirds inbuilt.