Luis de Narváez

Fantasía [09] del primer tono


Los seis libros del Delphin (1538), fol. 26


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Source title En la quarta en vazio esta la claue de fafaut. En la tercera en el tercer traste esta la claue de cesolfaut.
Title in contents   Fantasia del primer Tono.
Text incipit


Category abstract

Genre fantasia

Fantasia type ImP

Mode 1

Voices 4

Length (compases) 69


Tuning G

Courses 6

Final VI/0

Highest I/8

Lowest VI/0

Difficulty not specified

Tempo fast

Song Text


Vocal notation


This short charming fantasia opens the second Libro of the Delphin.
Imitative Polythematic work, in three monothematic sections. Opens book II. It is a short work of only 69 compases. Transparent texture mainly a2 & a3 writing. Homophonic section divides work in the middle. Narvaez also uses his favorite theme in II.
Mode is transposed to G. Major Triad to end. Last theme extended into a final of an apparently formulaic type. Short work – continues through without much break. All sections laced together.

It was reprinted four times between 1546 and 1568.
• Phalèse, Des chansons reduictz en Tablature, fol. b2 (Brown 1546-18, fol. b2 = no 3);
• Morlaye, Premiere livre de tabulature de leut, fol. 4v (Brown 1552-04, no 3);
• Phalèse, Theatrum musicum, fol. 7 (Brown 1563-12, no 12);
• Phalèse, Luculentum theatrum musicum, fol. 11 (Brown 1568-07, fol. 11 = no 21)