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Composer: Byrd, William (1540-1623)

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Year of birth1540
Year of death1623
NationalityUnited Kingdom
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LondonA cappella music from Byzantine chant to the English Renaissance

A cappella music from Byzantine chant to the English Renaissance
Byrd, Dowland, Morley, Bennet, Weelkes, Pilkington, de Lassus, Monteverdi, Widmann, Rossi, Costeley, Hassler
National Chamber Choir Madrigal

DuderstadtChrist Church Cathedral Choir

Purcell, Handel, Byrd
Stephen Darlington; Christ Church Cathedral Choir

LondonBook of Hours: Salve Regina – The Sixteen

© Arnaud Stephenson
Victoria, Sheppard, Byrd, Palestrina, de Lassus, Anerio
Harry Christophers; The Sixteen

SnapeThe Sixteen

Britten, Copland, Morley, Gibbons, Byrd, Sheppard, Tallis
Harry Christophers; The Sixteen

HerefordBelmont Abbey Organ Recital

Buxtehude, Alain, Pärt, Byrd, Ligeti, Bach
Adam Mathias, Organ
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Ancient and Modern: a beautiful Winter Chorale

Scottish Ensemble at St John's Kirk © Scottish Ensemble (2015)
The Scottish Ensemble is joined by I Fagiolini in a Winter Chorale linking ancient and modern music for Advent and Christmas. 
****1
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Ancient and modern juxtaposed at Milton Court

Harrison Birtwistle © Cecil Birtwistle
An intriguing programme marked by diversity and novelty from two world-beating ensembles. 
****1
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Ancient and Modern Christmas icons

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh © Carlos Delgado, Wikicommons
Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with pieces by Tavener, MacMillan and Lauridsen contrast with Byrd and Dowland in a thoughtful and moving performance of Christmas musical icons from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus.
****1
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Bostridge's Shakespeare Songs at Wigmore Hall

Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Shakespeare songs turned out to be more of a Shakespeare feast starring Antonio Pappano, Ian Bostridge and the exceptional Eve Best.
***11
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Tenderness and passion from Stile Antico and Fretwork

Stile Antico © Marco Borggreve
Ancient and modern Shakespeare settings, and music from Shakespeare's contemporaries given tender and passionate readings in a varied programme from Fretwork and Stile Antico.
*****
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