Luis Milán

Fantasía 13 del primero tono


El Maestro (1536), fol. D5


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Source title Esta fantasia que se sigue se ha de tañer co[n] el ayre y compas delas tres fantasias passadas:y solamente esta co[m]puesta para hazer soltura de dos dedos.tañereys los redobles que en ella estan con dos dedos pues solo es echa para esto y va por los terminos del primer tono.
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Genre fantasia

Fantasia type Id

Mode 1

Voices 4

Length (compases) 64


Tuning A

Courses 6

Final V/0

Highest I/3

Lowest VI/0

Difficulty not specified

Tempo not specified

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Designed by Milán as an agility exercise for playing “dos dedos” technique. This fantasia consists of a number of long passages which connect chords or short homophonic phrases, becoming points of rest. The passages of redobles completely avoid the first course. The identity of the redobles varies considerably. There is one phrase [= Theme 1] which occurs several times, often as part of another theme. The last phrase is of course repeated. [= Theme 2 although it contains theme 1]. There are no other important style or form features. The work may be considered as largely through composed in three large periods of c. 20 compases, divided by the breves with fermatas that Milán calls “coronadas”.