- Brahms's Violin Concerto begins with a long ritornello, but for most 19th-century composers sonata form and the fantasia were more important than the ritornello principle.
- It falls somewhere between a large symphonic movement and a fantasia.
- The fanfare fantasia before the choral entrance even includes clams.
- The finale is a joyous fantasia on much of the music deployed earlier with such skill and evident delight.
- Though four generations older than Henry Purcell, Orlando Gibbons wrote a body of music for viols that exerts much the same fascination as Purcell's later and more familiar viol fantasias.