Alonso Mudarra

Fantasía 12, del cuarto tono


Tres libros de música en cifra (1546), fol. I/21v


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Source title Fantasia. del quarto tono.
Title in contents   Fantasia a quatro al temple nueuo
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Category abstract

Genre fantasia

Fantasia type ImP

Mode 4

Voices 4

Length (compases) 67


Tuning A =4

Courses 4

Final IV/0

Highest I/10

Lowest IV/0

Difficulty not specified

Tempo medium

Song Text


Vocal notation


Imitative fantasia of only 67 compases, slow tempo, with only one predominant theme. Work begins broadly with imitations of fairly long theme the work gradually becoming freer as in Mudarra 18. Sounds quite strange in places. Mode is transposed but the second degree is not flattened through much of the work. Strange chromatism in m. 23-4. Mudarra’s quite exposed wild suspensions are seen as in 65.