Luis Milán

Pavana No 3


El Maestro (1536), fol. G5


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Source title Esta pauana que aqui debaxo se sigue anda por los terminos del quinto y sexto tono: y como ya he dicho requieren tañerse dos o tres vezes para que parescan lo que ellas son.
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Category dance

Genre pavana

Fantasia type

Mode 6

Voices 4

Length (compases) 84


Tuning A

Courses 6

Final V/3

Highest I/5

Lowest VI/1

Difficulty not specified

Tempo fast

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Pavana in modes 5 and 6. Also of Milán’s own invention. His rubric reads: “The pavana which follows below goes according to the rules of the fifth and sixth modes: and as I have said, should be played two or three times so that it seems as they are” -- this last phrase means “so it sounds the way pavanes really are.” Pavana 6 (mi028) is a triple meter version of the same melody, a tone higher.

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