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The world of William Byrd : musicians, merchants and magnates

Author: John Harley
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The World of William Byrd John Harley builds on his previous work, William Byrd: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal (Ashgate, 1997), in order to place the composer more clearly in his social context. He provides new information about Byrd's youthful musical training, and reveals how in his adult life his music emerged from a series of overlapping family, business and social networks. These networks and Byrd's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Byrd; William Byrd; William Byrd; William Byrd; William Byrd; William Byrd
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Harley
ISBN: 9781409400882 1409400883 9781409409335 1409409333
OCLC Number: 531718962
Description: xvii, 306 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Byrd Family and St. Paul's Cathedral --
St. Paul's: the petitions --
City churches and St. Mary-at-Hill --
John Heywood --
Byrd the apprentice musician --
The world of commerce --
William Burd the mercer --
Thomas Smythe --
Symond Byrd --
John Byrd --
Philip Byrd --
Robert Broughe --
Robert Dow the Elder --
Ferdinando Heybourne (alias Richardson), and Richard Candelar --
William Byrd, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal --
The Byrd household and recusancy --
Byrd the established musician --
Landowner and publisher --
Byrd's later years --
Social networks --
Sir Ralph Bosville --
James Good --
John Lumley, First Baron Lumley --
Thomas Paget, Third Baron Paget --
John Petre, First Baron Petre --
William and Anthony Roper --
Raphe Sheldon --
Appendix A. Abbot John Byrd --
Appendix B. William Byrd's will --
Appendix C. William Byrd's leases --
Appendix D. Symond Byrd's house at Brightwell --
Appendix E. Symond Byrd's manuscript (Additional Manuscript 15233) --
Appendix F. St. Paul's Cathedral: petitions, decrees and memoranda --
Appendix G. Deans and subdeans of the Chapel Royal.
Responsibility: John Harley.
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In The World of William Byrd John Harley builds on his previous work, William Byrd: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal (Ashgate, 1997), in order to place the composer more clearly in his social context.  Read more...

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'...a superb book, essential reading for everyone interested in Byrd, the Elizabethan period, and the social fabric of the period.'

 
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