Lute Works of Ser Marco dall'Aquila: Opera Omnia

Libro Quarto (Tablature)














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Libro quarto:
Ricercari di Parodia e
Fantasie nell'anno 1536
















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This fantasia takes its name from a passage towards the end in which the "Marco Motive" is heard several times, each with shorter phrase lengths, "shrinking measures," so to speak.  It appears at a concluding section, dynamicaly rounding out the movement.  I've never seen anything like this in lute music, but with Marco it comes not as a surprise, given his fascination with rhythmic and metrical effects.
 
Here it is in tabular form:
 

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