Holborne, Anthony - Fantasia

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Tom Poore
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Holborne, Anthony - Fantasia

Post by Tom Poore » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:32 pm

Here’s a short fantasy by Anthony Holborne (1545-1602). Not much is known about Anthony Holborne—he was described as a “gentleman usher” to Queen Elizabeth, which tells us little about what he actually did. But he was respected as a musician, and John Dowland dedicated one of his finest songs to him. During the renaissance, a fantasia was a free form piece in which the composer showed his skill in taking a theme and working through it contrapuntally. It’s often cited as the forerunner to the baroque fugue.

The sheet music for this is from the following collection:
Six Lute Pieces by Anthony Holborne
edited by John Duarte
Bèrben (PR.564004550)

I tweaked the music a little. Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Holborne.mp3
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Re: Holborne, Anthony - Fantasia

Post by Richard2 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:37 pm

Beautifully played!

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Re: Holborne, Anthony - Fantasia

Post by llebron » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:04 pm

Nicely played.
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