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For Radio 3's celebration of British music, Catherine Bott introduces a programme about the life and music of William Byrd, in conversation with conductor Andrew Carwood.

As part of Radio 3 Celebrating British Music, Catherine Bott introduces the first of two programmes about the life and music of William Byrd, in conversation with conductor Andrew Carwood.

Byrd is arguably one of the most prolific and versatile composer of the English Renaissance, who 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.

Catherine Bott and Andrew Carwood present a comprehensive profile of the man and some of his most glorious music.

58 minutes

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Sat 8 Jun 2013 13:00

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  • William Byrd

    Christe qui lux es

    Performers: The Cardinall’s Musick, Andrew Carwood (director)

    • ASV.
    • CD GAU 170.
  • William Byrd

    Laudibus in sanctis Dominum

    Performers: The Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom (director)

    • CRD.
    • CRD 3439.
  • William Byrd

    O Lord make thy great servant, Elizabeth

    Performers: The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (director)

    • GIMELL.
    • GIMSA 592.
  • William Byrd

    My Lady Nevells Grownde

    Performer: Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66556.
  • William Byrd

    Fantasia in C

    Performer: Simon Preston (organ)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 415 675-2.
  • William Byrd

    The Great Service (Benedictus)

    Performers: The Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O’Donnell (conductor)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67533.
  • William Byrd

    The Second Service (Magnificat)

    Performers: The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, Fretwork, Bill Ives (director)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67533.
  • William Byrd

    Ye sacred Muses

    Performers: Robin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67397.
  • William Byrd

    Christe qui lux es

  • William Byrd

    Laudibus in sanctis Dominum

  • William Byrd

    O Lord make thy great servant, Elizabeth

  • William Byrd

    My Lady Nevells Grownde

  • William Byrd

    Fantasia in C

  • William Byrd

    The Great Service (Benedictus)

  • William Byrd

    The Second Service (Magnificat)

  • William Byrd

    Ye sacred Muses

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