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Byrd, William: The Masses

Ref: B366 ISBN: 9780852493663 ISMN: 9790220203121 Categories: , , By:


The Byrd Edition Volume 4
Edited by Philip Brett
First published: 1981
Pages: 140
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 254 x 177 x 8

Although Byrd’s Masses in three, four and five parts were published without title pages, they have now been established as dating from 1592-95, in the years immediately following his move to Standon Massey near Ingatestone in Essex, home of the Catholic Petre family. While their debt to English and continental models is fully explored in the preface to the volume, the Masses stand above all as reflections of Byrd’s mature style at its most refined and original.


Mass for Five Voices (D Minor) (SATTB)
Mass for Four Voices (SATB)
Mass for Three Voices (ATB)

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