Byrd, William

Period: Renaissance

Born: 1543 in Lincolnshire, England

Died: Tuesday, July 4, 1623 in Stondon, England

Nation of Origin: United Kingdom

Major Works:
Wrote masses and other sacred works for the Church of England. His keyboard music is published in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book.

Other Information:
Some of his works were published in Parthenia (Greek for "Maidenhood"), a collection of keyboard works in 1611 that also included works of Bull and Gibbons.

General Bibliography:
Reese, Gustave, Music in the Renaissance, W.W. Norton & Company; November 1959, ISBN: 0393095304

Sachs, Curt, The Rise of Music in the Ancient World , W. W. Norton & Company, 1943, ASIN: 0393097188

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109


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