Capriccio di obligo di cantare la quinta parte, F 4.11 (Frescobaldi, Girolamo)




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Gervais O Frykman (2017/9/4)

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Sheet Music


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Gervais (2017/8/20)

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Gervais (2018/1/19)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 4 Accordions and Double Bass (Pasztor)

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Sonoptikon (2020/12/2)

Arranger Ernö Pasztor
Publisher. Info. SONOPTIKON, 2020.
Misc. Notes Parts and Feedback
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For Soprano and 2 Lutes (Höger)

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Hoeger (2016/8/8)

Arranger Anton Höger
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Misc. Notes Intabulation in Italian Lute-tabulature (Unisono) and Soprano. If performed I would look forward about a small reference to my efforts.
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General Information

Work Title Capriccio di obligo di cantare la quinta parte senza toccarla
Alternative. Title Capriccio XI
Composer Frescobaldi, Girolamo
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. F 4.11
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGF 56
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1624 or before
First Publication. 1624 in Il primo libro di capricci (No.11)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 6 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voice, keyboard
External Links Frescobaldi Catalog (incipit)
Extra Information The fifth voice (la quinta parte) should be sung rather than played.

Navigation etc.

  • Frescobaldi gives an eight note theme and leaves it to the performer to see where it will fit. Two entries lead to consecutive unisons, which lead into the heart of the creative process. They are certainly not accidental, appearing in successive entries at the same point in the theme. It robs the work to omit the entries, so one can accept the consecutives, or modify the text as indicated, or devise a more creative solution. Another option is to shorten the relevant notes of the theme by one crotchet.
  • There is no text given, and one RISM entry classifies it as keyboard only, while another RISM entry lists it as a vocal 4-voice capriccio. Neither gives a language. Tagged by the title, i.e. 1 voice plus keyboard.