La Follia Variations - Score and parts
La Follia Variations - Score and parts edited by Mary Jane Mageau. For Alto recorder, Bass Viol and Piano. Recorder with other Instruments. Score and Parts. Published by Loux Music Co (MM.LMP0120).
La Follia, Folies d'Espagne or the Folies of Spain, is a well known and hauntingly beautiful melody of the 16th century. Possibly of Portuguese provenance, the melody has often been used as the theme for a set of variations. The simple melody encompasses 16 bars, set in a minor key, with a stately tempo in triple meter. This theme has inspired an ever-changing kaleidoscope of musical settings by many different composers. This edition is based on Corelli's La Follia setting. - Mary Mageau.