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The world of William Byrd : musicians, merchants and magnates

Author: John Harley
Publisher: Burlington, Vt : Ashgate, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Byrd; William Byrd; William Byrd; William Byrd; William (Komponist) Byrd; William Byrd
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Harley
ISBN: 9781409400882 1409400883 9781409409335 1409409333
OCLC Number: 695943186
Description: 306 p : ill.
Contents: Contents: Preface; Part 1 Musicians 1: 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. Part 2 Merchants: The world of commerce; William Burd the Mercer; Thomas Smythe; Symond Byrd; John Byrd; Philip Smyth; Robert Broughe; Robert Dow the elder; Ferdinando Heybourne (alias Richardson) and Richard Candelar. Part 3 Musicians*2: William Byrd, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal; The Byrd household and recusancy; Byrd the established musician; Landowner and publisher; Byrd's later years. Part 4 Magnates: Social networks; Sir Ralph Bosville; James Good; John Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley; Thomas Paget, 3rd Baron Paget; John Petre, 1st Baron Petre; William and Anthony Roper; Raphe Sheldon; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: John Harley.
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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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