C. Guillet, 6 Fantasies à 4 parties (1610) FOR VERSION 2.0
This is the first score of some size I made entirely with version 2.0 (a.k.a. trunk), without importing a previous ver. 1.0 score. DO NOT OPEN WITH VERSION 1.0: it will not work.
This is mainly intended to show that version 2.0 is already working enough to produce some substantial work. The score uses some of the new version 2.0 features: section break, running headers and footers, 'special' time signatures, small accidentals.
The pieces included are the first 6 of a set of "24 fantasies à quatre parties" by Charles Guillet, as published in 1610 by P. Ballard. The author is not particularly well-know and these fantasies are purely contrapunct (and inherently modal, rather than tonal) works, so they may sound unusual to some listener. The whole collection contains 12 fantasies, one for each mode, and another 12, one for each mode transposed "per b molle".
An interesting details is that Guillet's introduction (not included in the score) explicitly excludes the use of musica ficta; the same introduction links this work to works by Zarlino and Salina.
For simplicity, the four parts are 'mixed' to a string quartet, but the second voice (and sometime also the third) exceeds the range of a violin (and of a viola); a quartet of viols is possibly a better solution.