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Fantasia supra Les Dames

This quintet for AATTB is very loosely based on Guillaume de Machaut’s “Le Lay des Dames”. The five sections, that follow each other without interruptions, develop melodic material from some of the twelve “strophes” of Machaut’s composition. The idiom is of course nothing like Machaut’s: apart from the “double leading tone” into the final chord this piece uses a modern pan-tonal idiom.

Where much of my output is for rather large groups, with range spanning down to Great or Conta bass, this piece uses only five players, and just one regular bass and should therefore be performable with more modest forces.

This piece was originally offered to my Patreon supporters, and is now for sale at Score Exchange.

Fantasia supra Les Dames