Esteban Daza

Fantasía [16] por el cuarto tono por alamire


El Parnaso (1576), fol. 23v


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Source title Fantasia a quatro por el quarto tono por a la mi re, señalase la claue del Fafaut quarta en vacio. F[acil]
Title in contents   Fantasia por quarto tono por alamire
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Category abstract

Genre fantasia

Fantasia type Imp

Mode 4

Voices 4

Length (compases) 80


Tuning G

Courses 6

Final VI/2

Highest I/7

Lowest VI/0

Difficulty easy

Tempo not specified

Song Text


Vocal notation puntillos


Four-voice polythematic imitative fantasia in the fourth mode.

General style characteristics are consistent with Daza´s other works. The mood of the mode is very pronounced – the work is quite artistically executed in that respect. Varies from stereo-type mainly in that it has only 2 themes, and has a greater amount of free material. Theme 1 has tonal answers. Also, there is relatively little overlapping of entries (except the beginning) giving the texture a more unified phrase and articulation structure in performance. Little blocks – as typical of Milán. Cadences on the final have pronounced structural significance. – Most cadences are plagal – gentility.