William Byrd

William Byrd

WILLIAM BYRD (circa 1540--July 4, 1623)

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Illustrations: Frontispiece of Byrd's Psalmes, sonets, and songs of sadnes and pietie, made into musicke of five parts
First Page of Byrd's Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum
First Page of Byrd/Tallis Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur...

Useful Link: The Keyboard Tuning of William Byrd (John Sankey)

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William Byrd: A Partial Discography  |  Music Printing in England

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1. Some authorities, notably Hugh Benham, cast serious doubt on whether the co-composer was, in fact, William Byrd, and suggest that the 'mr birde' referred to in the source the Giffard partbooks) was rather Thomas Byrd.Return to Text