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William Byrd

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A Fancie (2)
A Galliards Gygge (1)
A Gigg (3)
A Lesson of Voluntarie (1)
A Voluntarie, 'For my ladye nevell' (3)
A Voluntarie (1)
Ab ortu solis (1)
Ad Dominum cum tribularer (3)
Adoramus te, Christe (2)
A fancy (1)
Afflicti pro peccatis nostris (1)
Ah silly soul (3)
All as a sea (1)
Alleluia, ave Maria (1)
Alleluia. And it came to pass (1)
Alleluia. Ascendit Deus... Dominus in Sina (1)
Alleluia. Ave Maria - Virga Jesse (1)
Alleluia. Cognoverunt discipuli (1)
Alleluia. Senex puerum portabat (1)
All in a Garden Green (2)
Alman (3)
An aged dame (2)
And think ye nymphs (2)
An earthly tree (1)
Apparebit in finem (1)
A solis ortus cardine (1)
Aspice Domine (1)
Assumpta est Maria (1)
Attend mine humble prayer (1)
Attollite portas (5)
Audivi vocem de caelo (1)
Ave Maria (5)
Ave maris stella (1)
Ave verum corpus (29)
Beata Viscera (3)
Beata es, Virgo Maria (1)
Beati mundo corde (2)
Behold, I bring you glad tidings (1)
Benedicta et venerabilis (2)
Bow thine ear (2)
Browning in 5 parts 'The leaves be green' (3)
Callino Casturame, BK35 (2)
Cantate Domino (1)
Cantiones Sacrae (1575) (1)
Cantiones Sacrae I (1589) (11)
Cantiones Sacrae II (1591) (5)
Christ Rising Again (2)
Christe qui Lux (1)
Christe qui lux es et dies (3)
Christ rising again from the dead (2)
Christus resurgens (1)
Cibavit eos (1)
Circumdederunt me (2)
Civitas sancti tui (8)
Clarifica Me Pater III (2)
Clarifica Me Pater II (2)
Clarifica Me Pater I (1)
Clarifica me, Pater (3)
Come, pretty babe (2)
Come, woeful Orpheus (2)
Come to me, grief, for ever (3)
Compel the hawk (1)
Constant Penelope (2)
Constitues eos principes (1)
Corpus Christi - Cibavit eos (1)
Corranto, MB45 (1)
Corranto (2)
Crowned with flow'rs and lilies (1)
Cunctis diebus (2)
Da mihi auxilium (1)
De lamentatione (1)
Delight is dead (1)
Deo gratias (1)
Descendit de caelis (1)
Deus venerunt gentes (1)
Diliges Dominum (4)
Domine, exaudi orationem meam, inclina (1)
Domine, non sum dignus (1)
Domine, salva nos (1)
Domine, tu jurasti (1)
Domine quis habitat (1)
Domine secundum actum meum (2)
Earle of Salisbury: Galliard (1)
Earl of Oxford's March (1)
Earl of Salisbury's Pavan (1)
Ecce Virgo concipiet (5)
Ecce advenit dominator Dominus (2)
Ecce quam bonum (1)
Ego sum panis vivus (1)
Emendemus in melius (4)
Exalt thyself, O God (1)
Fac cum servo tuo (1)
Factus est Repente (3)
Fair Britain Isle (1)
Fancie (1)
Fancy for my Lady Nevell (2)
Fantasia, MB13 (1)
Fantasia, MB25 (1)
Fantasia, MB27 (1)
Fantasia, MB46 (2)
Fantasia, MB62 (4)
Fantasia: 'The Leaves Be Green' (1)
Fantasia a 3, BE2 (1)
Fantasia a 4, BE4 (1)
Fantasia a 5 (2)
Fantasia a 6, BE12 (1)
Fantasia a 6 (1)
Fantasia for Organ in C major (arr. J E Borland) (1)
Fantasia in 3 parts no.2 (1)
Fantasia in 4 parts no.1 (1)
Fantasia in A minor (2)
Fantasia in C major (2)
Fantasia in G major, no.2 (1)
Fantasia no.1 (2)
Fantasia no.2 (3)
Fantasia no.3 (3)
Fantasia (5)
Farewell, my false love (1)
Felix es, sacra Virgo (1)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (2)
Fortune my foe (1)
French Corantos (3) (2)
From Virgin's Womb / Rejoice, Rejoice (2)
From Virgin's Womb (1)
Galiard, MB16b (3)
Galiardas Passamezzo (3)
Galiardo Mistris Marye Brownlo, BK34 (1)
Galiardo Secundo [The Earl of Salisbury] (1)
Gallardo [The Earl of Salisbury] (1)
Galliard 'Sir William Petre' (2)
Galliard in 6 parts (1)
Galliardo Secundo Miss Marye Brownlo (1)
Galliard (5)
Gaudeamus omnes (4)
Gipseis Round (1)
Gloria tibi Trinitas (1)
Gradualia: Saturday Lady Masses in Advent - Mass Propers (2)
Ground, MB9 (4)
Ground, MB43 (1)
Ground (2)
Haec dicit Dominus (2)
Haec dies (10)
Have mercy upon me, O God (2)
Have with Yow to Walsingame (1)
Hodie Christus natus est (1)
Hodie Simon Petrus (2)
Hodie beata virgo Maria (1)
Hornpipe (1)
How long shall mine enemies? (1)
How shall a young man prone to ill (1)
How vain the toils (4)
Hugh Aston's Ground, MB20 (1)
Hughe Ashton's Ground (3)
If in thine heart (1)
If my complaints, MB118 (1)
In Angel's Weed (1)
In Nomine (3)
In Resurrectione tua (1)
Infelix ego (8)
In fields abroad (1)
In manus tuas, Domine (1)
In manus tuas (1)
In nomine a 4, BE16 (1)
In nomine no.1 (1)
In nomine no.2 (2)
In nomine no.3 (1)
In nomine no.4 (2)
In nomine no.5 (3)
I will not leave you comfortless (1)
John come kiss me now (4)
Justorum animae (9)
La Volta - Alman - Wolseys Wilde - Callino Casturame - La Volta (1)
La Volta for keyboard no.2 in G minor, MB91 (2)
La Volta (5)
Lachrimae Pavan (4)
Lady Monteagle's Pavan (2)
Laetania (1)
Laetentur coeli (7)
Lamentations of Jeremiah (De lamentatione Hieremiae) (3)
Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes (2)
Laudate pueri Dominum (1)
Laudibus in sanctis (12)
La verginella (2)
Levemus corda (1)
Lord, make me to know (1)
Lord Willobies Welcome Home 'Rowland' (1)
Lord Willobies Welcome Home (3)
Lulla, lullaby (1)
Lullaby (arr. Francis Cutting for lute) (1)
Lullaby, my sweet little baby (9)
Lustorum Animae (1)
Magnificat (arr. voice and reed quintet) (1)
Make ye joy to God all the earth (3)
Mass Propers for Pentecost (2)
Mass for five voices (16)
Mass for four voices (21)
» Gloria
Mass for three voices (4)
Memento, salutis auctor (1)
Miserere mei Deus (arr. Nico Muhly) (2)
Miserere mei Deus (2)
Miserere mei (5)
Miserere mihi, Domini (1)
Miserere mihi Domine (3)
Miserere (3)
Missa a 5 (arr. reed quintet) (1)
Monsieurs Alman (3)
Munsers Alman (1)
Music for the Battell (1)
My Ladye Nevels Grownde (3)
My Lord of Oxenford's Masque (1)
My little sweet darling (1)
My mind to me a Kingdom is (1)
My mistress had a little dog (1)
My soul oppressed with care and grief (Psalm 119) (1)
Ne irascaris Domine (8)
Non nobis Domine (1)
Non vos relinquam (2)
Nunc dimittis (5)
Nunc scio vere (2)
O Christ who art the light and day (1)
O God, the proud are risen (3)
O God that guides the cheerful sun (2)
O Lord, how long wilt thou forget? (1)
O Lord, how vain (2)
O Lord, make thy servant Charles (1)
O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth (10)
O Lord my God (1)
O Mistrys Myne (1)
O come, O come, Emmanuel (1)
O dear life, when may it be (1)
O gloriosa Domina (1)
O lux beata Trinitas (7)
O magnum mysterium (7)
Optimam partem elegit (1)
O quam gloriosum est regnum (2)
O quam suavis (2)
O sacrum convivium (2)
O salutaris hostia (2)
O that most rare beast (1)
Out of the deep (1)
Pascha nostrum (1)
Passamezzo Pavana (1)
Pavan "Sir William Petre" (2)
Pavan "The Earl of Salisbury" (4)
Pavan, MB16a (2)
Pavan, MB23a (2)
Pavan a 6 (1)
Pavana: Bray (1)
Pavana and Galiarda 'Delight' (1)
Pavana and Galiarda (3)
Pavan and Galliard 'Bray' (1)
Pavan and Galliard, MB16 (1)
Pavan and Galliard a 6 (1)
Pavan and Galliard in C major no.2, MB32 'Kinborough Good' (1)
Pavan and Galliard in G major: no.2 Sir William Petre (1)
Pavan and Galliard (1)
Pavana the Sixte, 'Kinbrugh Goodd' (1)
Pavane and Gigue (arr. L Stokowski) (3)
Pavane and Gigue (1)
Pavan in A minor (1)
Pavan (5)
Peccantem me quotidie (1)
Pescodd Time/The Hunt's Up (2)
Plorans plorabit (2)
Praise our Lord, all ye Gentiles (6)
Preces and Responses (1)
Prelude, MB1 (1)
Prelude, MB12 (1)
Prelude, MB24 (1)
Prelude, MB55/3 (1)
Prelude in A minor (1)
Prelude in G minor, MB27/1 (1)
Prelude (1)
Preludium in C (1)
Prevent us, O Lord (3)
Propers for Ascension (1)
Propers for Corpus Christi (1)
Propers for Lady Mass in Eastertide (1)
Propers for Pentecost (1)
Propers for the Mass of Corpus Christi a4 (1)
Propter veritatem et mansuetudinem (1)
Prostrate O Lord I lie (1)
Puer natus est nobis (3)
Quadran Galliard (1)
Quadran Pavan (1)
Queen's Goodnight (Prelude and Ground) (3)
Queens Alman (2)
Quem terra, pontus, aethera (1)
Qui passe (chi passa) for my Lady Nevell (6)
Quis est homo? (3)
Quodcunque ligaveris (2)
Quomodo cantabimus (8)
Recordare, Domine (1)
Reges Tharsis et insulae a5 (1)
Regina caeli (Motet for 3 voices) (1)
Rejoice, rejoice in Christ (1)
Rejoice unto the Lord (3)
Rorate caeli desuper (5)
Rowland, or Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home (3)
Rowland (3)
Sacerdotes Domini (1)
Salvator mundi II (1)
Salve Regina (antiphon for 4 voices) (3)
Salve sancta parens (1)
Salve sola Dei genetrix (1)
Second Service: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (1)
Sellinger's Round, MB84 (4)
Sellingers Rownde (1)
Senex portabat (arr. reed quintet) (1)
Senex puerum portabat (arr. reed quintet) (1)
Senex puerum portabat (1)
Sermone blando a 3: consort hymn BE17/23 (1)
Siderum rector (1)
Sing joyfully (10)
Solve iubente Deo (2)
Susanna fair (2)
Teach me, O Lord (4)
Terra tremuit (5)
The Barelye Breake (1)
The Battell (2)
The Bells (6)
The Carman's Whistle (5)
The Eagle's force (1)
The Eighte Pavian (2)
The Fifte Pavian (2)
The Firste Pavian (2)
The Fourth Pavian (1)
The Galliarde for the Victorie (1)
The Galliarde to the Fifte Pavian (2)
The Galliarde to the Firste Pavian (2)
The Galliarde to the Fourth Pavian (1)
The Galliarde to the Nynthe Pavian (1)
The Galliarde to the Seconde Pavian (1)
The Galliarde to the Sixte Pavian (1)
The Galliarde to the Tenneth Pavian (1)
The Galliarde to the Third Pavan (1)
The Galliarde to the Third Pavian (1)
The Galliard for the Victorie, BK95 (1)
The Great Service (10)
The Huntes upp (1)
The Lesser Litany (1)
The Marche before the Battell (2)
The Maydens Song (2)
The Passinge Mesures, 'The Nynthe Pavian' (1)
The Passinge Mesures, 'The Nynthe Pavian and Galliarde' (1)
The Queen's Alman (8)
The Second Grownde (2)
The Seconde Pavian (1)
The Seventh Pavian (2)
The Tennthe Pavian, 'Mr. W. Peter' (2)
The Tennthe Pavian, Sir William Petre (1)
The Third Pavian (1)
The Woods so Wild (4)
The fair young virgin (1)
The leaves be green (1)
The noble famous Queen (1)
The sweet and merry month of May (1)
This day Christ was born 'A Carroll for Christmas Day' (2)
This sweet and merry month of May (3)
Though Amaryllis dance in green (5)
Though I Be Brown (1)
Timete Dominum (2)
Tollite portas (2)
Tregian's Ground (1)
Tribue Domine (2)
Tribulationes civitatum (3)
Tribulatio proxima et (1)
Tristitia et anxietas (3)
Triumph with pleasant melody (2)
Truth at the first (1)
Tu es Petrus (1)
Tu es pastor ovium (3)
Turn our captivity, O Lord (4)
Unam petii a Domino (1)
Unto the hills mine eyes I lift (1)
Ut mi re, MB65 (1)
Ut re mi fa sol la, MB64 (1)
Ut re mi fa sol la, in G major (1)
Ut re mi fa sol la (4)
Veni, Sancte Spiritus (1)
Venite, exsultemus Domino (1)
Venite ad me (1)
Versicles and Responses (1)
Vide Domine afflictionem (1)
Vigilate (6)
Viri Galilæi (1)
Visita, quaesumus Domine (5)
Volte in G major no.2 (Lord/Lady Morley) (1)
Voluntary for my Lady Nevell (1)
Vultum tuum (1)
Walsingham (3)
Watkins Ale (1)
Weeping full sore (1)
When first by force (1)
Who likes to love (2)
Who made thee, Hob, forsake the plough? (1)
Why do I use paper, inke and penne? (1)
Will Yow Walke the Woods soe Wylde (1)
With lilies white, consort song for voice and 4 viols (2)
Wolsey's Wilde (3)
Wretched Albinus, consort song for voice and 4 viols (2)
Ye sacred muses (8)

William Byrd ( birth date variously given as c.1540 or 1543 – 4 July 1623, by the Julian calendar, 14 July 1623, by the Gregorian calendar) was an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard (the so-called Virginalist school), and consort music. He produced sacred music for use in Anglican services, although he himself became a Roman Catholic in later life and wrote Catholic sacred music as well.

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