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BYRD, W.: Fantasias for Harpsichord (Complete) (G. Wilson)

The fantasia was in the process of being adapted for keyboard from lute and consort music during William Byrd’s youth, and his formidable mastery of counterpoint brought the form to a pinnacle equivalent to his matchless vocal works. These splendours combine with lively dances and virtuoso display and quotations from songs of love and death. They also may hold fascinating symbols which mark secret Catholic allegiances, a gift for Elizabeth I, and a memorial to the tragic Mary, Queen of Scots. Our cover image shows the only possible contemporary impression of Byrd, as a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal at the funeral of Elizabeth I.


  Praeludium in G Major (from The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, No. 117)
1.   Play with flash player Praeludium in G Major (from The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, No. 117) 00:01:26

Byrd, William

  Fantasia in G Major, No. 2 (Musica Britannica, Vol. 28, No. 62)
2.   Play with flash player Fantasia in G Major, No. 2 (Musica Britannica, Vol. 28, No. 62) 00:09:20
  Praeludium to the Fancie in A Minor (Musica Britannica, Vol. 27, No. 12)
3.   Play with flash player Praeludium to the Fancie in A Minor (Musica Britannica, Vol. 27, No. 12) 00:00:50
  Fantasia in A Minor (Musica Britannica, Vol. 27, No. 13)
4.   Play with flash player Fantasia in A Minor (Musica Britannica, Vol. 27, No. 13) 00:08:12
  Praeludium in C Major (Musica Britannica, Vol. 27, No. 24)
5.   Play with flash player Praeludium in C Major (Musica Britannica, Vol. 27, No. 24) 00:01:02
  Fantasia in C Major, No. 2 (Musica Britannica, Vol. 27, No. 25)
6.   Play with flash player Fantasia in C Major, No. 2 (Musica Britannica, Vol. 27, No. 25) 00:06:14
  Fantasia in G Minor (Music Britannica, Vol. 55, No. 55)
7.   Play with flash player Fantasia in G Minor (Music Britannica, Vol. 55, No. 55) 00:04:16
  Ut re mi fa sol la in G Major (Musica Britannica, Vol. 28, No. 64)
8.   Play with flash player Ut re mi fa sol la in G Major (Musica Britannica, Vol. 28, No. 64) 00:09:22
  Ut mi re (Musica Britannica, Vol. 28, No. 65)
9.   Play with flash player Ut mi re (Musica Britannica, Vol. 28, No. 65) 00:08:03

Bull, John

  Prelude: Doric Music (Musica Britannica, Vol. 14, No. 59)
10.   Play with flash player Prelude: Doric Music (Musica Britannica, Vol. 14, No. 59) 00:01:54

Byrd, William

  Fantasia in D Minor (Musica Britannica, Vol. 28, No. 46)
11.   Play with flash player Fantasia in D Minor (Musica Britannica, Vol. 28, No. 46) 00:05:39

  Praeludium (attrib. W. Byrd) (Musica Britannica, Vol. 55, No. 3)
12.   Play with flash player Praeludium (attrib. W. Byrd) (Musica Britannica, Vol. 55, No. 3) 00:01:14

Byrd, William

  Ut re mi fa sol la in F Major (Musica Britannica, Vol. 28, No. 58)
13.   Play with flash player Ut re mi fa sol la in F Major (Musica Britannica, Vol. 28, No. 58) 00:04:33
  Praeludium in G Minor (Musica Britannica, Vol. 27, No. 1)
14.   Play with flash player Praeludium in G Minor (Musica Britannica, Vol. 27, No. 1) 00:00:41
  Fantasia in G Major, No. 3 (Musica Britannica, Vol. 28, No. 63)
15.   Play with flash player Fantasia in G Major, No. 3 (Musica Britannica, Vol. 28, No. 63) 00:05:08
  Fantasia in C Major, No. 1 (Musica Britannica, Vol. 27, No. 26)
16.   Play with flash player Fantasia in C Major, No. 1 (Musica Britannica, Vol. 27, No. 26) 00:09:35

Total Playing Time: 01:17:29






Composer(s):
Bull, John; Byrd, William

Artist(s):
Wilson, Glen

Label: Naxos

Series: Early Music Collection

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.572433

Barcode: 747313243372

Boxset: 8.503297

Release Date: 10/2011

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