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Fantasien, Canzoni alla Francese

Fantasia und Canzoni alla Francese - 12 Fantasien und 11 Canzonen

By Girolamo Frescobaldi

Organ, piano, harpsichord - Level 3
Fantasia und Canzoni alla Francese - 12 Fantasien und 11 Canzonen. Composed by Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643). Edited by Pierre Pidoux. Stapled. Girolamo Frescobaldi Organ and Keyboard Works 1. Performance score, anthology. 78 pages. Duration 3 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA02201. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA02201).

Item Number: BA.BA02201

ISBN 9790006418626. 24 x 32.4 cm inches.

The fantasias appeared in 1608. Frescobaldi dedicated this, his first published work to his patron Francesco Borghese, who gave these fantasias special attention.

Only one specimen of the original edition is now known; there are further two extant manuscript copies, one of them complete in the hand of Bernadino Pasquini.

Though the pieces are printed"in partitura", that is with each of the four parts on a separate stave, they are nonetheless intended by the composer for a keyboard instrument.Thanks to the reliability of the printed edition, the transcription into modern notation (on two staves) could be achieved without special difficulty. In one place, however, where neither the first edition nor Pasquini's copy make Frescobaldi' s intentions sufficiently clear, the partitura is given as it is found in the model. The following are editorial additions: all accidentals printed small and off the stave, also the letters to denote the parts and the connecting strokes to elucidate the part-writing.

  • Fantasien 1608: Nr. 1-3 Sopra un sogetto; Nr. 4-6 Sopra doi sogetti; Nr. 7-9 Sopra tre sogetti; Nr. 10-12 Sopra quattro sogetti 
  • Canzonen 1645: Nr. 1 detta La Rovetta; Nr. 2 detta La Sabbatina; Nr. 3 detta La Crivelli; Nr. 4 detta La Scacchi; Nr. 5 detta La Bellerofonte; Nr. 6 detta La Pesenti; Nr. 7 detta La Tarditi; Nr. 8 detta La Vincenti; Nr. 9 detta La Querina; Nr. 10 detta La 
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    Leonard J. Loomis
    Southern California
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  • May 08, 2008 Expensive, not flawless, worth it

    I bought all five volumes of this edition based on a "buzz" indicating this is the best extant. Layout and readability are superb. There are mistakes, surprisingly in one of the most popular pieces that is used also in expensive teaching manuals, and one must know 3 languages in order...

    to navigate the editoral notes. At this price it should be perfect and completely usable but the edition is not.

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