Esteban Daza

Fantasía [18] por el primer tono


El Parnaso (1576), fol. 26


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Source title Fantasia por el primer tono a quatro señalase la calue de Fefaut tercera en primero traste. F[acil]
Title in contents   Fantasia por el primero tono
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Category abstract

Genre fantasia

Fantasia type Imp

Mode 1

Voices 4

Length (compases) 72


Tuning D

Courses 6

Final VI/0

Highest I/5

Lowest VI/0

Difficulty easy

Tempo not specified

Song Text


Vocal notation puntillos


Four-voice imitative polyphonic Fantasia in the first mode.
Generally consistent with Daza’s style.
I - Theme 1 – double exposition. – 1st note shortened in 2nd exposition.
II – theme 2 has tonal answers.
III - Theme 3 is derived from theme 2 by making notes 1 & 2 unison, and adding a constant falling fifth at the end. II & III are thus closely related – interesting proportionally: I – 13 bars – II & III = 13 bars. 2nd entry of theme 2 (T) is one crotchet displaced >> beginning on down rather than upbeat – unique in Daza’s writing.
IV B-A combination preferred for voice entries.