The Music of William Byrd.
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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English


  • Byrd, William, 1542 or 3-1623 -- Criticism and interpretation

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

LC ClassificationsML410.B996 M9 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationv. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4441171M
ISBN 100520034864
LC Control Number79102562

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William Byrd was the first composer to write music specially for the harpsichord or Virginal. His music is among the best for harpsichord and among my favorite music (I am a professional harpsichord player). This book gives you a splendid edition of his best music for a very low price/5(7). Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Named Person: William Byrd; William Byrd: Document Type: Book: ISBN: OCLC Number: The Keyboard Music of William Byrd. William Byrd () was one of England's most gifted and respected composers of the late Renaissance. Justly called "a father of music" even during his lifetime, he had that rare ability to see the future without being rejected by his own time. on the composer William Byrd. A book published a year ago, for exam-ple, William Byrd: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal by John Harley, pre-sents a mass of new archival data-starting with the news that our man was born three years earlier than we thought. (By including his dates in the title of this lecture, I meant to be dramatic, not pedantic.

  William Byrd (c) was one of the finest composers of the Tudor period. Though a Catholic who plied his trade during the reign of the Protestant Elizabeth I – a notoriously fraught era for those on the wrong side of the religious divide – he was so highly rated by the queen that she gave him (along with Thomas Tallis, a fellow Catholic) an exclusive licence to publish music.   Throughout his distinguished career, Philip Brett wrote about the music of the Tudor period. He carried out pathbreaking work on the life and music of William Byrd (c), both as an editor and a historian. He also studied other composers working during the period, including John Taverner, Thomas Tallis, Orlando Gibbons, and Thomas Weelkes.   John Harley has published extensively on Tudor music and musicians, including four books with Ashgate: William Byrd: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal (), Orlando Gibbons and the Gibbons Family of Musicians (), William Byrd's Modal Practice () and The World of William Byrd Author: John Harley. Publisher: London ; Boston: Faber and Faber, Edition/Format: Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Byrd, William, -- or -- Criticism and interpretation.

William Byrd, (born /40, London, England—died July 4, , Stondon Massey, Essex, England), English organist and composer of the Shakespearean age who is best known for his development of the English madrigal. He also wrote virginal and organ music that elevated the English keyboard style.   50+ videos Play all Mix - Coranto - William Byrd - Fitzwilliam virginal Book YouTube La Volta by William Byrd (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book) - Duration: Ernst's Early Mu views. My Ladye Nevells Booke (British Library MS Mus. ) is a music manuscript containing keyboard pieces by the English composer William Byrd, and, together with the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, one of the most important collections of Renaissance keyboard music. Although Byrd had written many English pieces, he is best remembered for his Latin sacred music. The two sets of ‘Cantiones sacrae’, published in and .