Which versions of the later Folia have been
written down, transcribed or recorded?
(in alphabetical order of composer, letter U)
Uccellini, Marco (1603-1680)
Synfonia 5 'A Padouana' (for three violins and basso continuo) from Opus 8, Synfonie Boscarecie
This Opus was first published in Venice in 1660, but no complete copies of that print has survived.
Instead, our knowledge of this work stems from the second and third print made in 1669 and 1677.
In traditional literature is stated that Lully was the first composer who introduced the famous 'later' Folia theme.
It is already questioned what the contribution of Philidor, the wind-instrument specialist at the court was for the composition
Folies d'Espagne for four winds. The collaboration between Philidor and Lully resulted in the exposition of both the chord
progression and the standard melody. However the 'later' Folia chord progression was already used in the
Fitzwilliam Virginal book dated back to c. 1618.
Faconieri (Falconiero) introduced his 'later' Folia chord progression in 1650 and this piece by Uccellini was
published 12 years earlier than the Lully composition.
Duration: 1'21", 7 kB.
Midi made by Johan Tufvesson
During my research on 17th century instrumental music I recently stumbled upon something:
--> Sinfonia 5 from "Sinfonie Boscarecie" (1660) by Marco Uccellini.
This little gem uses exactly the later model of the folia, as you can clearly see:
http://icking-music-archive.org/scores/uccellini/ucop8sc.pdf (No 5) and
Tufvesson, Johan after the second edition from Antwerpen 1669
Vamo' alla flamenco, Black Mage Village, Limited Time
Sometimes there is a world within our world we know little about. This definitely is true out of my perspective
for all the computer games. The games are often provided with instant music but there seem to be some composers
who are specialized in this field and recognized for their contribution to make a game into a success.
The Japanese Nobuo Uematsu seems to be one of them. Three tunes from the game 'Final Fantasy 9'.
Michael Huang wrote at his Uematsu webpage (http://www.nobuouematsu.com/main.html):
Who is Nobuo Uematsu you asked? Well, if you ever played any of the Final Fantasy series on Snes, Playstation or Sony Playstation 2,
then you have the privilege of hearing his great musical compositions. Nobuo Uematsu's innovative use of harmonization and enchanting melody is one of the
reason Final Fantasy stand out from the normal mundane RPG crowd and raise the standard on video game music.
Uematsu, Nobuo 'Final Fantasy IX'
Title: Vamo' alla flamenco
Released 2000 by Square Enix compact disc 4-set sscx-10043
Niwa, Asako 'Final Fantasy IX'
This official, licensed 320 page collection presents all of the music from the Final Fantasy 9 soundtrack as musical notation for piano.
The minimal descriptive text and song titles are in Japanese but the musical notation will be readable by anyone familiar with written musical notation.