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dc.contributor.other William Byrd es
dc.contributor.other Davitt Moroney es
dc.coverage.spatial Toulouse, France es
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-02T16:37:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-02T16:37:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1910
dc.description.abstract Even in an era so richly stocked with great names, William Byrd demands particular attention as the most prodigiously talented, prolific, and versatile composer of his contemporaries. Byrd was born in about 1543, and it is assumed that he was a chorister in the Chapel Royal (his brothers were choristers at St. Paul's Cathedral) and a student of Thomas Tallis. He was named organist and master of choristers of Lincoln Cathedral at the age of 20, where he wrote most of his works in English and music for Anglican services. This music and his anthems provided the young English church with some of its finest music. In 1570 he was appointed a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, where he shared the post of organist with Thomas Tallis. Queen Elizabeth I, despite Byrd's intense commitment to Catholicism, was one of his benefactors, and granted him and Tallis a patent to print music in 1575. Their first publication was a collection of five- to eight-part, Latin motets, but they published little else. Around the same time, Byrd began composing for the virginal. His contribution to the solo keyboard repertoire comprises some 125 pieces, mostly stylized dances or exceptionally inventive sets of variations which inaugurated a golden age of English keyboard composition. During the 1580s and 1590s, Byrd's Catholicism was the driving motive for his music. As the persecutions of Catholics increased during this period, and occasionally touched on Byrd and his family, he wrote and openly published motets and three masses (one each in three, four, and five parts), which are his finest achievement in sacred music, almost certainly composed for small chapel gatherings of Catholics. Byrd had taken up the publishing business again, printing the first English songbook, Psalmes, Sonets and Songs in 1588. This and his other songbooks include Byrd's compositions in the leading secular genres of the day: the ayre or lute song, the madrigal, and the consort song for solo voice and viols. The consort song's finest hour came at the hands of Byrd, who preferred texts of a high moral (frequently religious) or metaphysical tone. They are notable for the way the viol parts lead an existence independent of the vocal line. He openly published two Gradualia in 1605 and 1607, with music for the Propers of all the major feast days. His last collection, Psalmes, Songs and Sonnets from 1611, consisted mostly of previously published works, but did include two of his viol consort works. Byrd is at his most distinguished in the free fantasias for consort, particularly the later pieces in five and six parts, works of exceptionally luxurious texture. Byrd's last songs were published in 1614, and he lived out his life comfortably at Stondon Massey, where he died in 1623. © AMG, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD7 Preludium BK1 (harpsichord RvN) -- Pavana Sir William Petre BK3a (harpsichord RvN) -- Galiardo BK3b (harpsichord RvN) -- The Marche before the battell BK93 (muselar) -- The Battell BK94 (muselar) -- The Galliard for the victorie BK95 (muselar) -- All in a garden greene BK56 (harpsichord HB) -- Monsieur's alman (I) BK87 (harpsichord RvN) -- Monsieur's alman (II) BK88 (harpsichord RvN) -- The Ghost BK78 (harpsichord HB) -- Monsieur's Alman (III) BK44 (harpsichord RvN) -- A Pavyn BK16a (muselar), A Galliard BK16b (muselar)-- Paven, BK100a [EKM10a] (harpsichord RvN) -- Galiard BK100b [EKM10b] (harpsichord RvN) -- Lady Montegle's paven BK75 (harpsichord HB) -- A Pavion BK72a (harpsichord HB), The Galliard to it BK72b (harpsichord HB)-- Praeludium to the fancie BK12 [second version] (muselar) -- Praeludium to the fancie BK12 [third version] (harpsichord HB)-- Praeludium to the fancie BK12 [fourth version] (clavichord)-- Praeludium to the fancie BK12 [fifth version] (harpsichord RvN) -- Fantasia BK13 (harpsichord RvN)-- es
dc.format.medium 1 CD-Rom. (75:49min.) Digital; 4 3/4 plg. es
dc.language.iso en es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M.Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 43038928 es
dc.subject.lcsh Harpsichord music. Keyboard instrument music es
dc.title The Complete Keyboard Music es
dc.title.alternative Keyboard music es
dc.title.alternative La música para teclado completo es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Hyperion Records Ltd es
dc.identifier.classification 034571165516 es
dc.subject.cdu Byr.02 es


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2. Pavana Sir W ... BK3a (harpsichord RvN).wav 4:34 46.08Mb WAV audio wav
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12 & 13. A Pavy ... lliard BK16b (muselar).wav 5:46 58.21Mb WAV audio wav
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23. Fantasia BK13 (harpsichord RvN).wav 7:54 79.74Mb WAV audio wav

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