William Byrd Music Appreciation 2010

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William Byrd Music Appreciation 2010

  1. 1. William Byrd<br />By: Michelle King<br />Sabrina Deramus<br />Katie Ison<br />BreonnaEllison<br />Jermaine Buckhannon<br />
  2. 2. William Byrd (1540-1623)<br />
  3. 3. William Byrd’s Life<br />English composer of the Renaissance<br />He made several types of music, including sacred, vocal, keyboard, and consort music.<br />The knowledge of his biography has expanded largely because of John Harley.<br />He was a pupil of Thomas Tallis , the leading composing member of the Chapel Royal Choir.<br />
  4. 4. William Byrd’s Life (Cont’d)<br />He published work as early as his teenage years, but they were not published until 1605.<br />His first name professional employment was an organist and choirmaster of the Lincoln Cathedral<br />His works were preserved in the “Fitzwilliam Virginal Book,” which is a significant reference work on Elizabethan keyboard music<br />
  5. 5. Sacred music<br />Religious music (also sacred music) is music performed or composed for religious use or through religious influence.<br />Could be for church or devotional use<br />YouTube - William Byrd - Laudibus in Sanctis<br />
  6. 6. What’s the Difference?<br />Keyboard Music<br />Consort Music<br />YouTube - William Byrd - Fantasia #2 - Viol Consort<br />William Byrd is recognized as the most important developer of the genre. He regarded it as a standard means to set vernacular poetry. He states that these are “originally made for instruments to express the harmony and one voice to pronounce the ditty.”<br />Byrd was well known as a keyboard-player. He wrote a wealth of music for the virginals, Fantasias, Pavans and Galliards, the fashionable paired dances of the time, and song variations. <br />YouTube - My LadyeNevellsGrownde (virginal)<br />
  7. 7. Vocal Music<br />YouTube - William Byrd Mass for four voices vocal group Intrada Moscow<br />music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment<br />
  8. 8. More Songs by William Byrd<br />An example of William Byrd’s Orchestra<br />YouTube - William Byrd: Ave verum corpus / The Tallis Scholars<br />This composition by Byrd is from his GradualiaBook two from 1607. TuesPetrus affords a fine example of Byrd&apos;s contrapuntal ingenuity and of his musical &quot;word-painting<br />YouTube - TuesPetrus - William Byrd [1540 - 1623]<br />
  9. 9. Works Cited<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consort_song_(musical)<br />http://www.naxos.com/composerinfo/William_Byrd/27115.htm#disco<br />http://www.youtube.com/<br />

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