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William Byrd and his contemporaries : essays and a monograph

Author: Philip Brett; Joseph Kerman; Davitt Moroney
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Byrd was a prominent court composer but also a Catholic. Considering both sacred and secular music and both vocal and instrumental traditions, Brett's essays provide an intimate glimpse into what was unique about Byrd and his music. The selection offered here ranges from the report of Brett's findings on the Paston manuscripts to an unpublished roundtable paper that he delivered a few months before this untimely  Read more...
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Named Person: William Byrd; William Byrd; William Byrd, Komponist.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Brett; Joseph Kerman; Davitt Moroney
ISBN: 0520247582 9780520247581 9780520247581 0520247582 9780520247 581 9780520247581 9789780520243 581 9780520244 581
OCLC Number: 64487075
Description: xiii, 252 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.
Contents: William Byrd: Traditionalist and Innovator --
Homage to Taverner in Byrd's Masses --
Facing the Music --
Edward Paston: A Norfolk Gentleman and His Musical Collection --
Appendix A: Extracts from the Will of Edward Paston Dealing with His Collection --
Appendix B: List of Manuscripts --
Musicae Modernae Laus: Geoffrey Whitney's Tributes to the Lute and Its Players --
The Two Musical Personalities of Thomas Weelkes --
English Music for the Scottish Progress of 1617 --
Word Setting in the Songs of Byrd --
William Byrd: New Reflections --
Prefaces to Gradualia.
Responsibility: Philip Brett ; edited by Joseph Kerman and Davitt Moroney.
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Throughout his distinguished career, Philip Brett wrote about the music of the Tudor period. He carried out pathbreaking work on the life and music of William Byrd (c1540-1628). Collecting these  Read more...

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