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Consort Songs for voice & viols


The Byrd Edition Volume 15
Edited by Philip Brett
First published: 1970
Pages: 190
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 254 x 177 x 12

Ref: B361 ISBN: 9780852493618 ISMN: 9790220202889 Categories: , , , , By:

The consort song was a genre that Byrd explored without serious disciples or artistic rivals in his time. Even so, his example in this form exercised a profound influence on later generations through its offshoot, the verse anthem. 41 songs are here grouped into four sections: Psalms and spiritual songs; moral songs and ‘sonnets’; elegies; and later songs. Eight more doubtful or spurious compositions are contained in an appendix.

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