|Source title||Esta fantasia es del primero grado. Primero tono.|
|Title in contents||Fantasia suelta en el primero grado.|
Fantasia type nIm+Im
Length (compases) 117
Rubric: “This Fantasia is of the first level [of difficulty]. Mode 1”. A free Fantasia (fantasía suelta) of 117 compases, that is, not based on preexisting material. It has a clear, lucid texture that is easily played. The opening theme (1) is not imitated, but rather repeated in various voices in varied guises.
Theme 2 appears as an imit motive in c. 21 to 35. This is followed by free “melodic” polyphony drawing some attention to a simple E – F – E head cell first seen at compas 4. Free polyphony leads to imits of 3 with same semitone head, something of a culmination and then free polyphony to the end. Like many of Valderrabano’s fantasias, Pujol’s transcription suppresses the beautiful use the composer makes of suspensions, for example, the preparation of the final cadence, c. 79-82. The opening & later parts (c. 36 ff) are fine examples of Valderrabano’s free polyphonic style.
Stein, Edwin E. (ed).. Twelve Franco-Flemish masses of the early sixteenth century. [Rochester, N.Y.]: [Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester], .
Attaingnant, Pierre (ed.). Quintus liber tres missas continet. Paris: Attaingnant, 1532