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William Byrd

The Melodious Birde

SBCD217 - £12.00

Audio extracts coming soon.

The brand new Soundboard CD: music by Elizabeth I’s favourite composer.

My love of William Byrd’s music is as old as my obsession with the harpsichord. The moods within his pieces range from solemn introspection to playful virtuosity. Above all, I was keen to convey the poetry and lyricism which is often absent in present-day performance of his work. Three instruments were used, with very different sounds. All were also historically appropriate.

1) Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home
2) Ground
3) Third Pavan
4) Third Galliard
5) The Queen’s Alman
6) Fantasia
7) Pavana
8) Galiarda
9) Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la
10) The Carman’s Whistle
11) Jhon Come Kisse Me Now
12) Prelude
13) Fantasia
14) Pavana Ph. Tr.
15) Galiarda
16) Ground
17) A Voluntarie for my ladye nevell

Total playing time: 75.50


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