A Renaissance Keyboard Anthology. Volume 1
Edited by Mark Tanner
Former Spartan Press Cat. No.: SP1171
This Anthology of carefully edited late Renaissance keyboard pieces draws from one of the most important historical manuscripts of all time: The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (c.1562-1612). Indeed, this was the first collection of keyboard pieces ever to be published in England, during a period when notational practices were undergoing important developments. Originally holding some 300 pieces, there are representations from the likes of William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, John Bull, Peter Philips and Giles Farnaby.