Enríquez de Valderrábano

Fantasía 33, [de] tono mixto


Silva de sirenas (1547), fol. 82


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Source title Esta fantasia es del tono mixto. Tercero grado.
Title in contents   Fantasia en el tercero grado suelta.
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Category abstract

Genre fantasia

Fantasia type nIm+Im

Mode M

Voices 4

Length (compases) 109


Tuning E

Courses 6

Final VI/3

Highest I/10

Lowest VI/1

Difficulty difficult

Tempo medium

Song Text


Vocal notation


Rubric: “This fantasia is in a mixed mode. Third level [of difficulty]”. Another free fantasia on the scheme imitative–free–imitative. It is characteristic of Valderrabano. The piece commences with a duo of which theme 1 is upper part of homophony, then it is restated harmonized a tres at c.9, then free at c.19. Varied textures follow. At c.72 there is a brief sequence, with two statements of theme 2, then from c. 88, theme 3 is imitated canonically and theme 4 is sequenced twice from c.98.