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William Byrd

William Byrd (; birth date variously given as c.1539/40 or 1543 – 4 July 1623), was an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard (the so-called Virginalist school), and consort music. Although he produced sacred music for Anglican services, sometime during the 1570s he became a Roman Catholic and wrote Catholic sacred music later in his life.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1540 (London;Lincolnshire), Died July 4th, 1623 (London;Stondon Massey)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-72644 12-in. 5/27/1932 Look down, o Lord Bryn Mawr College. Chorus Female vocal chorus composer  
Victor BS-77862 10-in. 10/23/1933 Pavana American Society of Ancient Instruments Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor CS-77887 12-in. 11/1/1933 Pavane American Society of Ancient Instruments ; Ben Stad Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor BS-98827 10-in. 1/10/1936 Now is the month of May London Madrigal Singers Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied composer  
Victor BS-07603 10-in. 4/19/1937 Pavane Jeanne Behrend ; Alexander Kelberine ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra and 2 pianos composer  
Victor BS-07604 10-in. 4/19/1937 Gigue Jeanne Behrend ; Alexander Kelberine ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra and 2 pianos composer  
Victor BS-041798 10-in. 10/19/1939 Lullaby, my sweet little baby Lee Jones Madrigal Singers Mixed vocal quintet composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Byrd, William," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102005.

Byrd, William. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102005.

"Byrd, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102005

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