Le Roy: Fantasie My previous posting of several short Le Roy pieces proved popular, so here is a longer piece (of 91 bars): Fantasie.
As it’s so long, I’m just posting images of the 1st 40 bars in the original printed format (mid 16th century), and the interpretation I have made of it in modern tabs.
It’s interesting to see how compact the original is, but how much easier it is to read the modern version (with, I hope, not too many errors). There are a few discords, but I have checked against the original and they seem to be what Le Roy intended. Much of the piece consists of overlapping parts (a bit like polyphony, I suppose), and it sounds better on an instrument (fluffs excepted) than when played (very accurately) on MIDI. It’s easier to understand what’s going on in the musical notation.
I hope you enjoy playing this piece.
Direct links to: pdf version (preview), pdf auto download, and Tabledit version
|Original of first page of Fantasie by Le Roy|
|Interpretation of Fantasie by Le Roy|