William Byrd

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Born: 1540-1623
Nationality: English
Education/Training:
possibly studied under Thomas Tallis at the Chapel Royal while employed ther
Best Known For:
thought by many to be the greatest English composer of any age and enjoying a high reputation during his lifetime; substantial volume of high quality compostitions in every genre
Notable Compositions:
over 470 compositions, including Cantiones Sacrae motets, three Latin Masses, Gradualia, Psalmes, Sonets & Songs, Songes of Sundrie Natures, Passing Measures Pavan & Galliard, Quadran Pavan & Galliard
Assignments:
organist and choirmaster of the Lincoln cathedral in Lincoln; in 1572 became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, where he and Thomas Tallis were granted a monopoly on printing music and ruled music paper; while in semi-retirement from the Chapel Royal, worked for patron Sir John Petre, a discreet Catholic
Curious Facts:
became a Roman Catholic in later life, and it is thought that his later works reflect his view on their persecution
REPERTOIRE : Haec Dies
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Shine: Steve Reich 01/28/2007
REPERTOIRE : Justorum animae (The souls of the just)
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Shine: Steve Reich 01/28/2007
REPERTOIRE : Sing Joyfully
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American Guild of Organists Closing Concert 07/09/2004
College Choir Festival 11/13/2004
Cathedral Concert 10/12/2003
The Resilient Spirit 01/25/2004
16th Annual High School Choir Festival 05/03/2005
Echoes of the Renaissance 05/02/1992
Renaissance: Reawakened 11/16/2014
REPERTOIRE : Sanctus/Benedictus
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The Resilient Spirit 01/25/2004
REPERTOIRE : Agnus Dei
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The Resilient Spirit 01/25/2004
REPERTOIRE : Kyrie
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College Choir Festival 11/13/2004
REPERTOIRE : Sanctus (from 5 part Mass)
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Share 05/21/2006
REPERTOIRE : Kyrie/Gloria
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The Resilient Spirit 01/25/2004
REPERTOIRE : Credo
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The Resilient Spirit 01/25/2004
REPERTOIRE : Lumen ad revelationem
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The Resilient Spirit 01/25/2004
15th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/23/2004
REPERTOIRE : O Magnum Mysterium
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Christmas Echoes 12/15/1968
Pasadena Concert 12/21/1968
REPERTOIRE : Four-part Mass
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London Bridges 01/30/2011
REPERTOIRE : Laudibus in sanctis
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Renaissance: Reawakened 11/16/2014
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