Miguel de Fuenllana

Fantasía 51, de redobles


Orphenica Lyra (1554), fol. 169v


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Source title Siguese una fantasia de redobles co[m]puesta por el auctor, es de mucho prouecho para desemboluer las manos, y para tener alguna noticia de redobles galanos y de buena diminucion
Title in contents   Vna fantasia de redobles.
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Category abstract

Genre fantasia

Fantasia type Id+Im

Mode 6

Voices 4

Length (compases) 53


Tuning G

Courses 6

Final V/5

Highest I/7

Lowest VI/0

Difficulty not specified

Tempo not specified

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Vocal notation


Imitative, polythematic fantasia, of greater idiomatic orientation than most of the other works. It is the only ‘redoble’ fantasia in the collection. One of the shortest fantasias: 53 compases.

I (1-29) Begins with redouble them 1 in imitation canonically. 5 compases. Theme A / T – B – S. After this K at 18 then no such important theme emerges. Several short motivic themes occur with only a single imitation to offer an answer: theme 2 (20-24).
II (29-53) Theme 3 begins a new exposition at 29 T/A-S-B until 42 then short motive 4 imitated for 2 compases >> free to end.
Redoble nature seen in thematic construction.