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Byrd Studies : Cambridge Composer Studies - Alan Brown

Byrd Studies

Cambridge Composer Studies

By: Alan Brown (Editor), Richard Turbet (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1992
ISBN: 9780521401296
Number Of Pages: 296

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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 new 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. As a body of work, they consolidate Byrd research to date and indicate its future direction.

List of plates
Some thoughts about cantus firmus composition; and a plea for Byrd's Christus resurgens
The English background to Byrd's motets: textual and stylistic models for Infelix ego
Byrd's manuscript motets: a new perspective
Birdus tantum natus decorare magistrum
'Throughout all generations': intimations of influence in the Short Service styles of Tallis
'Write all these down': notes on a Byrd song
Byrd and Jacobean consort music: a look at
Byrd and Tomkins: the instrumental music
Baldwin and the Nevell hand
My Ladye Nevells Booke and the art of gracing
Some anonymous keyboard pieces considered in relation to Byrd
A Byrd discography
Index of Byrd's works cited
Index of names
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521401296
ISBN-10: 0521401291
Series: Cambridge Composer Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 31st January 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.55 x 15.85  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.63

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