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William Byrd : A short account of his life and work

Edmund H. Fellowes

William Byrd : A short account of his life and work

by Edmund H. Fellowes

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William Byrd (; birth date variously given as c or – 4 July , by the Julian calendar, 14 July , by the Gregorian calendar) was an English composer of the 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. The life and activities of Elizabethan composer William Byrd exhibit many connections with the literary world of his time. As a composer of secular vocal music, Byrd knew and used contemporary poetry as texts for his songs, and he likely knew many prominent poets personally. For many years he held the patent for music printing, in effect controlling broad dissemination of poetry in the medium.

  Fellowes, Edmund H., William Byrd A Short Account of his Life and Work, Oxford, Clarendon Press, , Appendix A, pp After the capitalised title there is the following reference: Rot. Pat. 17 Elizabeth, pars 7, m Image of Thomas Tallis courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Portrait of William Byrd II (), attributed to Hans Hysing, oil on canvas, ca. The Diary of. William Byrd II. of Virginia, Selections * William Byrd II ranks as the most well-known gentlemen-planter of pre-Revolutionary America, partly for his achievements and status, partly for his witty and irreverent. History of.

  William Byrd II () kept a diary. Byrd was a British-educated lawyer, a member of the Royal Society, leader of Virginia council, credited with founding Richmond, Virginia (he was born Henrico County, Virginia, but soon left the colonies for the Motherland) and leader the surveying party that set the Virginia-North Carolina border in   In Byrd and Tallis published a collection of Latin motets for five and six voices, printed by Thomas Vautrollier. In Byrd and his family were living at Harlington, Middlesex. As early as his name occurs among lists of recusants, and though he retained his post in the Chapel Royal he was throughout his life a Catholic.


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William Byrd, English organist and composer of the Shakespearean age who is best known for his development of the English madrigal. He also wrote virginal and organ music that elevated the English keyboard style. Of Byrd’s origins and early life. William Byrd: A Short Account of His Life and Works.

Byrd, William c] FELLOWES, EDMUND H. Published by Oxford, at the Clarendon Press (). William Byrd of Westover, also called William Byrd II, (born MaVirginia [U.S.]—died AugWestover, Virginia), Virginia planter, satirist, and diarist who portrayed colonial life on the southern British plantations.

He founded the city of Richmond, Virginia. His birthplace was the James River plantation home of his father, also named William Byrd, an Indian trader. Byrd spent the last years of his life in Stondon Massey and died there on July 4, In an entry that marked his death in the Chapel Royal Check Book he was described as "a Father of Musick".

He is also honored with a feast day (21 November) on the liturgical calendar of the US Episcopal Church. William Byrd: A Short Account of His Life and Work The Knights of the Garter, – With a Complete List of the Stall Plates in St.

Georges Chapel. Historical monographs relating to St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle Volume 1. This extract is from William Byrd A Short Account of his Life and Work by Edmund H Fellowes, The illustration is a portrait of William Byrd () by Vangergucht (possibly Michael van der Gucht).

Whatever private disputes and troubles Byrd may have endured, there can be no doubt at all that he was held in the highest esteem and veneration by all the musicians of his own. William Byrd was one of the most celebrated English composers in the Renaissance.

His entire life was marked by contradictions, and as a true Renaissance man he cannot be easily categorised. He lived until well into the seventeenth century without writing music in the new Baroque fashion, but his superbly constructed keyboard works marked the. Fellowes, Edmund H., William Byrd A Short Account of his Life and Work, Oxford, Clarendon Press,Appendix A, pp in the Fellowes book after the capitalised title there is the following reference: Rot.

Pat. 17 Elizabeth, pars 7, m Image of Thomas Tallis courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The original text is also published on this. William Byrd II (Ma – Aug ) was an American planter and author from Charles City County in colonial is considered the founder of Richmond, Virginia.

Byrd's life showed aspects of both British colonial gentry and an emerging American identity. His education included the classics, apprenticeship with London global business agents, and legal studies. In The World of William Byrd John Harley builds on his previous work, William Byrd: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal (Ashgate, ), in order to place the composer more clearly in his social context.

He provides new information about Byrd's youthful musical training, and reveals how in his adult life his music emerged from a series of overlapping family, business and social networks. William Byrd and His Contemporaries: Essays and a Monograph. University of California Press.

Alan Brown; Richard Turbet (editors). Byrd Studies. Cambridge University Press. Edmund H. Fellowes. William Byrd: A Short Account of His Life and Work. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. Also a 2nd edition in The general demand at that date for some kind of book about Byrd was met by the present author, whose William Byrd: A Short Account of his Life and Work was published a few days before the actual anniversary of the composer's death.

In the Preface the author made it clear that this was no more than a brief summary, put together as a. William Byrd (/ b ɜːr d /; birth date variously given as c/40 or – 4 July ) was an English composer of the 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.

Although he produced sacred music for Anglican services, sometime during the. He also relied on contrapuntal invention and his typically brilliant conception to give structure to his work.

sources. Harley, William Byrd: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal (Aldershot, U.K.: Scolar Press, ). Monson, "Byrd, William," in The Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (New York: Scribner, ).

In the first monograph dedicated to the composer, William Byrd: A Short Account of His Life and Work (Oxford: Clarendon Press, ), Fellowes, Byrd's indefatigable though occasionally misguided champion, claimed that Byrd was the founder of the English madrigal school (p.

76). Name of owner at start of book. Book is in very good condition with minor signs of wear and/or age. Sunning to endpapers and spotting to edges of text and randomly throughout but good clean bright text throughout. William Byrd: a short Account of His Life and Work.

Edmund H. Fellowes. William Byrd: A Short Account of His Life and Work. William Byrd II belonged to the highest of Virginia society. He was a wealthy plantation owner, keeping a diary of his daily activities.

Through his excerpts we are able to comprehend the happenings of his daily routine, which occur after indentured servitude was no longer the primary form of.

In William Byrd’s commonplace book, he wrote a lot of interesting information that give an insight of his personal life. In the entries he wrote about women or wives, it seems that they were important enough and it probably reminded him of his married life and his wife.

In several pages he wrote about the unhappiness of married people.This book joins Byrd's Diary, Secret Diary, and other writings in securing his reputation as one of the most interesting men in colonial America. Edited and presented here for the first time, Byrd's commonplace book is a collection of moral wit and wisdom gleaned from reading and conversation.