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Pierre Phalèse and his Lute Borrowings

Phalèse is surely one of the most prolific musical pirates of all times.  What were the sources for his borrowings of music for lute?

 

Take a look in Pohlmann under Ward, John M., "Les réeditions en

tablature francaise de pièces originalement écrites en tablature italienne, allemande ou espagnola notamente chez Phalèse" (Kongressbericht . . . 1959).

 

I don't know how many hours (days?) I spent trying to find that article.  Well it's a bibliographical "ghost."  Ward was scheduled to read such a paper at some International Musicoloigcal Congress, but he didn't show up.  And never wrote the article.  But it was announced, and found its way into some bibliographies, including Pohlmann. It is very unwise to "lift" footnotes without having actually seen the article referenced.  And that's what happened.  Pohlmann isn't the only place the ghost appears.

 

But I made a list for my "Sources of Lute Music" article in New Grove (but it was cut due to space limitations). These are the short titles to save me some typing (all except one in Brown).

 

PHALESE: Des Chansons/Carminum  bks 1-2, 4 (1545-1549)

            Dalza (1508)--1 piece

            Giovan Maria Alemani (lost: 1508)--3 or 4

                        (esp. otherwise unattr. pieces titled "Preludium")

            Attaingnant (1529)--10

            Attaingnant (1530)--1

            Gerle (1533)--4

            Narvaez (1538)--13

            H. Newsidler, book 2 (1544)--3

            Rotta, bk 2 (1546)--5

            Francesco/Borrono, bk 2 (1546)--23

            da Crema, bk 3 (1546)--17

            D. Bianchini (1546)--3

            Francesco/Pierino (1547--or Dorico 1546?)--3

 

PHALESE: prints of 1552, 1563, 1568, 1571

            Francesco (Marcolini 1536)--9 pieces

            Casteliono (1536)--13

            Rotta, bk 1 (1546)--9

            Francesco/Borrono, bk 2 (1546)--4

            da Crema, bk 3 (1546)--6

            Vindella (1547)--4

            Gntzler (1547)--27

            Teghi (1547)--28

            Valderrabáno (1547)--14

            le Roy, bk 1 (1551)--21

            Morlaye, bks 1-2 (1551-2)--10

            Kargel (Brown deest) (ca. 1565)*--(see below)

            Bakfark (1564)--3

            M. Newsidler, bks 1-2 (1566)--39

            Barbetta, bk 1 (1569)--12

            Bakfark (1569)--3

 

*There must have been a Kargel print earlier than the first ones mentioned in Brown.  See Phalese 1568, nos. 16, 41b, 46b, 54-59, 62, 66-7, 71-2, 76-81. And Phalèse 1571, esp. nos. 16, 17, 21, 68, 76b, 92 96, 102-3, 108  (cf. Kargel 1586).