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Donald Macleod follows the composer as he walks the most precarious of tight-ropes, risking everything with the publication of a DIY 'mass kit' for Catholics, whilst doing everything he could to pacify the Protestant authorities.

1 hour

Music Played

  • William Byrd

    Iustitia

    Performer: The William Byrd Choir Performer: Gavin Turner (director)

    • HYPERION CDA66451.
  • William Byrd

    Plorans plorabit

    Performer: The Cardinall's Music Performer: Andrew Carwood (conductor)

    • ASV CDGAU 214.
    • 1.
  • William Byrd

    My Mind to me a Kingdom is

    Performer: Emma Kirkby (soprano) Performer: Fretwork

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU907383.
    • 1.
  • William Byrd

    O Lord make thy Servant Elizabeth

    Performer: The Tallis Scholars Performer: Peter Phillips (director)

    • GIMELL CDGIM 011.
  • William Byrd

    Introit: Resurrexi

    Performer: The Cardinall's Music Performer: Andrew Carwood (conductor)

    • ASV CDGAU 214.
  • William Byrd

    Mass for 5 voices: Kyrie; Gloria

    Performer: The Cardinall's Music Performer: Andrew Carwood (conductor)

    • ASV CDGAU 206.
  • William Byrd

    Gradual: Haec dies/ Alleluia: Pascha nostrum

    Performer: The Cardinall's Music Performer: Andrew Carwood (conductor)

    • ASV CDGAU 214.
    • 1.
  • William Byrd

    The Barley Break (BK92)

    Performer: Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)

    • HYPERION CDA66551.
  • William Byrd

    Ad Dominum cum tribularer a8

    Performer: The Cardinall's Music Performer: Andrew Carwood (conductor)

    • ASV CDGAU178.

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