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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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LondonThe Gesualdo Six - There is no rose

Traditional, Praetorius, Harvey, Traditional German, Park, Tallis, Frances-Hoad, Byrd, Taverner, Pärt, Handl, Gabrieli, Rathbone
Owain Park; The Gesualdo Six

LondonA New College Christmas

Marlow, Byrd, Daquin, Victoria, Praetorius, Howells, Parsons, Young, Andrews, Gardner, Traditional
Robert Quinney; Oxford Choir of New College; Timothy Wakerell; Josef Laming; Charles Maxtone-Smith

LondonThe Tallis Scholars

Praetorius, Byrd, Pärt, Rutter, Victoria
Peter Phillips; Tallis Scholars

OsloChoral music by Byrd, Pärt, Tavener et al.

Choral music by Byrd, Pärt, Tavener et al.
Byrd, Pärt, Tavener, Poulenc, Bruckner, Ešenvalds, Park
Stephen Layton; Polyphony

OsloBirds & Byrd

© Michele Lischi
di Lasso, Frescobaldi, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Messiaen, Byrd
Aaron Carpenè, 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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