Fantasias of 3 Parts (Gibbons, Orlando)

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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts


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Feduol (2013/4/29)

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Feduol (2013/4/29)

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Feduol (2013/4/29)

Editor First edition (second issue)
Publisher. Info. London: at the Bell, n.d.(ca.1620).
Misc. Notes RISM-A/I G1999
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Fynnjamin (2015/4/6)

Editor Edward Francis Rimbault
Publisher. Info. London: Chappell, for the Members of the Musical Antiquarian Society, 1843.
Misc. Notes Preface dated 1843-09-04
Title: Fantasies in Three Parts, composed for Viols, by Orlando Gibbons, scored from the copy printed in the reign of James 1st. and compared with the original M.S. by Edward F. Rimbault
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 3 Guitars (Goldau)

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NBG (2016/8/15)

Arranger Bernd Goldau
Publisher. Info. Bernd Goldau
Misc. Notes No parts and fingerings. Full score only.
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General Information

Work Title Fantazies of III parts
Alternative. Title Fantasies of Three Parts. (...) Cut in Copper, the like not heretofore extant.
Composer Gibbons, Orlando
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 fantasias
First Publication. 1620 ca.
Dedication Mr. Edward Wray
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation ATB instruments (probably viols)

Misc. Comments

According to Grove Music, the "assumption that Gibbons wrote ensemble music exclusively for viols is now untenable."