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Donald Macleod explores how early retirement gave Byrd the opportunity to fulfil some of his musical ambitions and also settle various legal disputes that had dogged him.

Early retirement gives Byrd the opportunity not just to complete some of his musical ambitions but also to try to settle numerous legal disputes which had dogged him for much of his later life. Not that it seemed to bother him - Byrd was always a man to relish his chance to make a case, as we find in his continued court appearances to defend his own religious activities.
Presented by Donald Macleod.

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Fri 2 Apr 2010 22:00

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  • William Byrd

    An Aged Dame

    Performer: Robin Blaze (counter-tenor) Performer: Concordia

    • HYPERION CDA67397.
  • William Byrd

    Music for Holy Saturday Vespers

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

    • ASV CDGAU 214.
  • William Byrd

    My mistress had a little dog

    Performer: Emma Kirkby (soprano) Performer: Fretwork

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU907383.
  • William Byrd

    Lamentations of Jeremiah

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

    • ASV CDGAU170.
  • William Byrd

    Preludium BK24 & Galiardo Mistris Marye Brownlo BK34

    Performer: Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)

    • HYPERION CDA66551.
  • William Byrd

    Pavan and Galliard a6

    Performer: Fretwork

    • VIRGIN VC5450312.
  • William Byrd

    Why do I use my paper, ink and pen?

    Performer: Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor) Performer: Fretwork

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU907440.

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