Alfonso Ferrabosco Jr.

Alfonso Ferrabosco Jr. Sheet Music

  • Born
    c. 1575
  • Died
    March 1628
  • Birthplace
    Greenwich, England

Alfonso Ferrabosco the younger was an English composer and viol player of Italian descent. He straddles the line between the Renaissance and Baroque eras. Ferrabosco the younger's reputation was built largely on his prowess as a viol player, and even more so his compositions for viol consort. These were highly idiomatic works, with lots of divisions, and virtuosic lines. He also wrote many In Nomines, which were great examples of that popular genre, without the pedantic bent many later In nomines possessed. Ferrabosco was also one of the first to write lyra viol music in tablature, along with Coprario, and wrote a book of Lessons for the lyra viol.

Title Form Instrument
Alman in F major, VdGS 4 Dance Chamber group
Fantasia à 4, VdGS 1 Fantasy Chamber group
Fantasia à 4, VdGS 2 Fantasy Chamber group
Fantasia à 4, VdGS 3 Fantasy Chamber group
Fantasia à 4, VdGS 5 Fantasy Chamber group
Fantasia à 4, VdGS 20 Fantasy Chamber group
Fantasia à 4, VdGS 21 Fantasy Chamber group
Fantasia for 3 Lyra Viols Fantasy Chamber group
Fantasias for 4 Viols Fantasy Chamber group
Fantasias for 6 Viols Fantasy Chamber group
In Nomine through All Parts, VdGS 7 Fantasy Chamber group
Madrigaletti Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Pavan à 5 No.1 Pavane Chamber group
Pavan à 5 No.2 Pavane Chamber group
Pavan à 5 No.3 Pavane Chamber group
Pavan à 5 No.4 Pavane Chamber group
Pavan à 5 No.5 Pavane Chamber group
Pavan à 5 No.9 Pavane Chamber group
Quare dereliquerunt Quartet Chamber group