Enríquez de Valderrábano

Fantasía 26, [del] quinto tono


Silva de sirenas (1547), fol. 78


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Source title Aqui se siguen quatro fantasias del quinto tono Primero grado.
Title in contents   Fantasia en el primero grado suelta.
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Category abstract

Genre fantasia

Fantasia type nlm

Mode 5

Voices 4

Length (compases) 133


Tuning A

Courses 6

Final V/3

Highest I/8

Lowest VI/0

Difficulty easy

Tempo medium

Song Text


Vocal notation


Rubric: “Here follow four fantasias in Mode 5. First degree [of difficulty]. This is a free fantasia (fantasía suelta) in the same style as the two preceding. It begins with obscure imitation of the initial theme 1, and after entries in the other 2 voices, moves on to new music in free polyphony with one of Valderrábano’s favorite motives introduced in cc. 37-47 as theme 2 in imitation. New music then take the music to its end in typical Valderrabano style with erratic voice leading and entries, and haphazard whim. Registration is good e.g. cc. 15-20 at end of opening statements.