Ferrabosco Fantasias - Stylistic Observations

Bruce Bellingham



Suggested Readings

Alfonso Ferrabosco the Younger: Four-Part Fantasias for Viols, ed. Andrew Ashbee and Bruce Bellingham, Musica Britannica vol. 62 (London, 1992).
Alfonso Ferrabosco the Younger: Consort Music of Five and Six Parts, ed. Christopher Field and David Pinto, Musica Britannica vol. 81 (London, 2003).
Bruce Bellingham, "The Musical Circle of Anthony Wood in Oxford during the Commonwealth and Restoration", Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, vol.XIX (1982), pp.6-70.
Bruce Bellingham, "Alfonso Ferrabosco II: the art of the fantasia" in Chelys, The Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society, vol. 26 (1988), pp.1-24.
Bruce Bellingham, "Convention and Transformation in Ferrabosco's Four-Part Fantasias" in John Jenkins and his Time: Studies in English Consort Music, ed. Andrew Ashbee and Peter Holman (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1996), pp. 111-135.
Bruce Bellingham, "Harmonic excursions in the English Early-17th-century Four-Part Fantasias of Alfonso Ferrabosco the Younger" in Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, vol.XLI (2004), pp.36-65.
Andrew Ashbee: The Harmonious Musick of John Jenkins; Volume One : The Fantasias for Viols. (Exeter, Toccata Press, 1992). See especially Chapter Two: "The English Consort Fantasia before Jenkins".
Gordon Dodd, "Alfonso Ferrabosco II - The Art of the Fantasy", Chelys 7 (1977), pp.47-53.
Gordon Dodd, Thematic Index of Music for Viols, [London] Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain (1980-7).
Christopher D. S. Field: "Jenkins and the Cosmography of Harmony", in John Jenkins and his Time; Studies in English Consort Music, ed. Andrew Ashbee and Peter Holman (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1996), pp.1-74.
Ernst Hermann Meyer, Die mehrstimmige Spielmusik des 17. Jahrhunderts in Nord- und Mitteleuropa (Kassel, Bärenreiter, 1934).
Ernst Hermann Meyer, English Chamber Music (1946), revised as Early English Chamber Music (London, Laurence and Wishart, 1982).
Oliver Neighbour: The Consort and Keyboard Music of William Byrd (London, Faber and Faber, 1978).
Raymond Vaught, "The Fancies of Alfonso Ferrabosco II", PhD dissertation, Stanford University (California, 1958).