Byrd Studies

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 9, 1992 - Music - 276 pages
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This symposium celebrates the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Byrd, one of the greatest English composers. Twelve scholars contribute essays which together cover all the genres of Byrd's prolific output. Topics discussed in this collection include authentication of the canon, applications of technology to Byrd research, Byrd's relationship to earlier English traditions and his influence on his successors. There are studies concerned with manuscript sources and aspects of performance and the final contribution is a comprehensive listing of Byrd recordings made between 1923 and 1988. The essays in this volume show a variety of approaches to musical analysis and some of the conclusions are controversial, or offer revisions of earlier opinions.
 

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Contents

Some thoughts about cantus firmus composition and a
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textual and
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a new perspective
51
Birdus tantum natus decorare magismtm
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intimations of influence in the
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notes on a Byrd song
112
a look at Richard Mico
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A certificate in Byrds hand requesting the payment of an frontispiece
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the instrumental music
141
Baldwin and the Nevell hand
159
My Ladye Nevells Booke and the art of gracing
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Some anonymous keyboard pieces considered in relation to
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1ndex ofByrds works cited
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