Enríquez de Valderrábano

Fantasía 27, contrahecha a otra de Francisco Milanés


Silva de sirenas (1547), fol. 78v


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Source title Esta segu[n]da fantasia esta co[n]trahecha a otra de Fra[n]cisco milanes. Quinto tono. Tercero grado.
Title in contents   Fantasia en el tercero grado contrahecha a otra del milanes.
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Category abstract

Genre fantasia

Fantasia type Par

Mode 5

Voices 4

Length (compases) 178


Tuning A

Courses 6

Final V/3

Highest I/10

Lowest VI/0

Difficulty difficult

Tempo medium

Song Text


Vocal notation


Rubric: “This second fantasia is made in imitation of another by Francesco da Milano. Mode 5, third level [of difficulty]. This is evidently a parody of an unknown source. It must be assumed that the model is by Francesco da Milano, but no concordance can be found based on the Ness edition. I t is a ong work of 178 compases, very free with countless motives which are not repeated. It is difficult to analyse formally in any meaningful manner. At a guess, for Valderrabano is unpredictable, compases 72-76, 84-90, 160-178, show the hints of perhaps being the imitated material. I have isolated 7 motives which, subjectively, appear to draw attention to themselves. The work proceeds without a break, not strongly emphasizing structure, and has a variety of contrapuntal and idiomatic textures.