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A Hidden Faith

Catherine Bott explores the remarkable publication of the three settings of the Mass written by the English composer William Byrd, written at a time when the Catholic faith was outlawed in this country. This was music written to be sung in secret, when anyone who was not seen to take part in Anglican worship could be charged with popish recusancy and punished by fines, property confiscation, and imprisonment.

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Sun 20 Nov 2011 13:00