In his dissertation John Ward says -

"The last una baxa de contrapunto. No identification of the baxa=basse dance is offered by the composer, nor is it immediately clear whether the bass, discant or musically ill defined alto-tenor carries the borrowed material."

There is a lot more besides about the possible identity of the dance in question.

Hope that's helpful.


----- Original Message ----- From: "David van Ooijen" <>
To: "Vihuelalist" <>
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 10:26 AM
Subject: [VIHUELA] Baxa de contrapunto

  In this title of Narvaez' piece,  what does 'baxa' mean?


  David van Ooijen



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