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
|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|
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.
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