Esteban Daza

Fantasía [10] por el quinto tono


El Parnaso (1576), fol. 14


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Source title Fantasia por el quinto tono a tres, señalase la claue de Fefaut, en la quarta en vacio. F[acil]
Title in contents   Fantasia a tres, por el quinto tono
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Category abstract

Genre fantasia

Fantasia type Imp

Mode 5

Voices 3

Length (compases) 81


Tuning G

Courses 6

Final IV/0

Highest I/10

Lowest IV/0

Difficulty easy

Tempo not specified

Song Text


Vocal notation puntillos


Polythematic imitative fantasia in three voices. The work is in 4 sections
I (1-10)
II (11-20)
III (20-28)
IV (28-32)
V (32-41)

Polyphonic ricercar. Quite typical of Daza.
5th mode gives quite contented, easy, mood – reinforced by S entries usually being last, giving steady growth pattern.

Theme 2 is a little uncommon in that it is a complete theme, not just a head.
Theme 5 is triadic descend arpeggio.
Tonality is stable (a bit too stable) and otherwise the work is most attractive, easy to play.
Bridge = IV is uncommon feature – function seem to be release tension.