Byrd, William (1539/40-1623)

William Byrd

born: 1539/40
died: 4 July 1623
country: United Kingdom

It is Byrd’s genius which first attracts musicians and listeners to his music: his fine command of invention and dramatic flow, his subtle melodies and harmonic turns mixed with a sophisticated understanding of the texts that he chose to set. Quite simply he was the finest composer of his age. As if this were not enough, the added dimension of his life as a recusant Catholic in reformed England gives his music, indeed his whole life, an extra degree of fascination. The story of how a man could not only cling to his beliefs but also publish them abroad in musical form when all around him were being attacked for their faith is indeed remarkable.

Byrd’s birth year has now been fixed at 1539 or 1540 (he clearly states his age as 58 in a deposition dated 2 October 1598) but very little is known of his early life. He must have been active in or around Westminster during the reign of Queen Mary in the mid 1550s and before the death of John Sheppard, as Sheppard and Byrd together with the young William Mundy each contributed music for a setting of In exitu Israel. This Psalm, with its specific liturgical function in the Sarum rite, was almost certainly written for Mary’s restored Catholic rite.

His first official post appears to be as Organist of Lincoln Cathedral in 1562. He remained there until the untimely death of the composer Robert Parsons in 1572 allowed Byrd to be appointed to the Chapel Royal in Parsons’ place and thus return to London. His first appearance in print was in 1575 with a joint publication (with his friend and mentor, Thomas Tallis) entitled Cantiones Sacrae. He was exceptionally active in the late 1580s, publishing two secular collections (in 1588 and 1589) and two sacred collections (in 1589 and 1591) within the space of four years.

In the early 1590s Byrd took leave of London for a less public life in Stondon Massey in Essex. Here he became part of the extended Catholic family of Sir William Petre and took part in the recusant ceremonies centred on Ingatestone Hall. He produced music specifically for Catholic liturgies and even dared to publish them. The three settings of the Mass appeared anonymously during the 1590s and two volumes entitled Gradualia were published in 1605 and 1607. Byrd was censured for his faith and called to account but never received stern punishment or any form of deprivation. Perhaps the censors did not believe that music could be dangerous, or could it be that Byrd was so excellent a composer that he was simply beyond reproach?

from notes by Andrew Carwood 2006

Albums

Byrd & Monte: The Word Unspoken
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Byrd, Parsons & White: Where late the sweet birds sang
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Byrd: Assumpta est Maria & other sacred music
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Byrd: Complete Consort Music
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Byrd: Consort Songs
CDH55429Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Byrd: Gradualia – The Marian Masses
CDH55047Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Byrd: Hodie Simon Petrus & other sacred music
CDA67653
Byrd: Infelix ego & other sacred music
Studio Master: CDA67779Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Byrd: Keyboard Music
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Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis & other sacred music
CDA67568
Byrd: Mass for five voices
CDH55348Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Byrd: Playing Elizabeth's Tune
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Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music
CDS44461/77CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Byrd: The Great Service
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Byrd: The Great Service & other English music
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Byrd: The Great Service & other works
CDA67533
Byrd: The Tallis Scholars sing William Byrd
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Byrd: The three Masses
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Hyperion monthly sampler – November 2014
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A Choral Christmas
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Advent at St Paul's
CDH55463Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
All in the April Evening
CDH55243Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Christmas Carols and Motets
CDGIM010
English Madrigals
GIMSE403Gimell (budget price)
English Virginal Music of the 17th Century
CDA66067Archive Service
Epiphany at St Paul's
CDH55443Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Exultate Deo
CDA66850
For His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
CDH55406Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Four Temperaments
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From the vaults of Westminster Cathedral
CDA67707
Grainger: Rambles and Reflections
CDH55454Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Libera nos - The cry of the oppressed
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Mary and Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey
CDA67704
Miserere
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Monte & Byrd: The Word Unspoken
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Music from the Chirk Castle Part-Books
CDA67695
Musique of Violenze
CDA66929Archive Service
My mind to me a kingdom is
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Naked Byrd
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Parsons, White & Byrd: Where late the sweet birds sang
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Renaissance Giants
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Renaissance Radio
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Sacred & Secular Music
CDH55148Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Sacred Music in the Renaissance, Vol. 1
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The Essential Tallis Scholars
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The Feast of Saint Peter the Apostle at Westminster Abbey
CDA67770
The Music of Westminster Cathedral
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The Tallis Scholars Live in Oxford
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The Tudors at Prayer
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White, Byrd & Parsons: Where late the sweet birds sang
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The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
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Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2014
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Complete works available for download

A Fancie, BK46Davitt Moroney (organ)
A Fancie, BK46Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
A Fancie, for my Ladye NevellRobert Quinney (organ)
A Fancie, for my Ladye Nevell, BK25Davitt Moroney (organ)
A Fancie, for my Ladye Nevell, BK25Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
A Galliard, BK77Davitt Moroney (muselar)
A Galliarde Gygge, BK18Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
A Gigg 'F. Tr.', BK22Davitt Moroney (muselar)
A Grounde, BK43Davitt Moroney (organ)
A Grounde, BK43Davitt Moroney (organ)
A Grounde, BK86Davitt Moroney (muselar)
A Grounde, BK9Davitt Moroney (organ)
A Grounde, BK9Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
A Horne Pipe, BK39Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
A Lesson of Voluntarie, two parts in one in the 4th above, BK26Davitt Moroney (muselar)
A Pavin and Galliard, BK33Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
A Pavion and The Galliard to it, BK72Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
A Pavion and The Galliard, BK23Davitt Moroney (muselar)
A Pavion and The Galliard, BK23Davitt Moroney (muselar)
A Pavyn and Galliard, BK16Davitt Moroney (muselar)
A Preludium, BK116 EKM4Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
A Verse of Two Parts, BK28Davitt Moroney (organ)
A Voluntarie, BK27Davitt Moroney (organ)
A Voluntarie, for my Ladye NevellRobert Quinney (organ)
A Voluntarie, for my Ladye Nevell, BK61Davitt Moroney (organ)
A Voluntarie, for my Ladye Nevell, BK61Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Ab ortu solisWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Afflicti pro peccatis nostrisThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Ah silly soulRobin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia
All as a seaRobin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia
All in a garden greene, BK56Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Alleluia – Ave MariaWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Alleluia. Ave Maria … in mulieribus. Alleluia. Virga IesseThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Alleluia. Cognoverunt discipuliWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Alman, BK11Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
An aged dameRobin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia
An Alman, BK117 EKM30Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
An Almane, BK89Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Apparebit in finemThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Assumpta est MariaWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Assumpta est MariaThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Ave MariaThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Ave MariaWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Ave maris stellaThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Ave verum corpusThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Ave verum corpusThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Ave verum corpusWestminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Ave verum corpusWestminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Ave verum corpusWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Ave verum corpusLaudibus, Michael Brewer (conductor)
Ave verum corpusArmonico Consort, Christopher Monks (conductor)
Beata es, Virgo MariaWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Beata es, Virgo MariaThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Beata es, Virgo MariaThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Beata visceraThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Beata visceraThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Beata visceraWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Beati mundo cordeThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Benedicta et venerabilisThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Benedicta et venerabilis – Virgo Dei genetrixWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Browning a 5 'The leaves be green'Phantasm
Calleano custure meChristopher Kite (virginals)
Callino Casturame, BK35Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Cantate DominoThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Christ rising again from the deadWestminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Christe qui lux esMagnificat, Philip Cave (conductor)
Christe qui lux es I a 4Phantasm
Christe qui lux es II a 4Phantasm
Christe qui lux es III a 4Phantasm
Christe qui lux, BK121 EECM6/34Davitt Moroney (organ)
Christe qui lux, BK121 EECM6/34Davitt Moroney (organ)
Christe redemptor omnium a 4Phantasm
Cibavit eosWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Circumdederunt meThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Clarifica me, Pater I, BK47Davitt Moroney (organ)
Clarifica me, Pater II, BK48Davitt Moroney (organ)
Clarifica me, Pater III, BK49Davitt Moroney (organ)
Come to me, grief, for everRobin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia
Constant PenelopeRobin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia
Constitues eos principesThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Corranto, BK45Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Cunctis diebusThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
De lamentatione Jeremiae prophetaeMagnificat, Philip Cave (conductor)
Deo gratiasThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Descendit de caelisThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Diffusa est gratiaWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Diffusa est gratiaThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Domine, exaudi orationem meam, inclinaThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Domine, non sum dignusThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Domine, quis habitabit?Magnificat, Philip Cave (conductor)
Domine, salva nosThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Ecce quam bonumThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Ecce virgo concipietWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Ecce virgo concipietThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Ego sum panis vivusWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Emendemus in meliusWestminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Exsurge, quare obdormis, Domine?The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Fac cum servo tuoThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Fantasia a 5 'Two parts in one in the fourth above'Phantasm
Fantasia I a 3Phantasm
Fantasia I a 4Phantasm
Fantasia I a 6 'A song of two basses'Phantasm
Fantasia II a 3Phantasm
Fantasia II a 6Phantasm
Fantasia III a 3Phantasm
Fantasia III a 4Phantasm
Fantasia III a 6 'To the vyolls'Phantasm
Fantasia, BK13Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Fantasia, BK13Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Fantasia, BK62Davitt Moroney (organ)
Fantasia, BK62Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Fantasia, BK63Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Felix es, sacra VirgoWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Felix es, sacra VirgoThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Felix namque esWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Fortune my Foe, Farewell Delight, BK6Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Galiardo Mistris Marye Brownlo, BK34Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Galliard, BK53Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Gaude MariaWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Gaudeamus omnesWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Gaudeamus omnes … Sanctorum omniumThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Gaudeamus omnes in DominoThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Gloria tibi Trinitas, BK50Davitt Moroney (organ)
Go from my window, BK79Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Go from my window, BK79Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Gypseis Round, BK80Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Haec dicit DominusThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Haec diesThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Haec diesWestminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Harding's Galliard, BK55Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Have with yow to Walsingame, BK8Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Have with yow to Walsingame, BK8Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Hodie Simon PetrusThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
How long shall mine enemies?Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
How vain the toilsRobin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia
Hugh Ashton's Grownde, BK20Davitt Moroney (muselar)
If my complaints, or Pyper's Galliard, BK118 EKM26Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
In manus tuas, DomineThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
In nomine I a 4Phantasm
In nomine II a 4Phantasm
In nomine II a 5 'On the sharp'Phantasm
In nomine III a 5Phantasm
In nomine IV a 5Phantasm
In nomine V a 5His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
In nomine V a 5Phantasm
Infelix egoThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Infelix egoThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Infelix egoContrapunctus, Owen Rees (conductor)
Iustorum animaeThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Jhon come kisse me now, BK81Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
La Volta L. Morley, BK90Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
La Volta, BK91Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Lady Montegle's Paven, BK75Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
LaetaniaThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Laetentur caeliSt Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Laudate Dominum, omnes gentesThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Laudibus in sanctisThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Levemus cordaThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Lord Willobies Welcome Home 'Rowland', BK7Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Lullaby 'My sweet little baby'The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor), Timothy Wilson (countertenor)
Lullaby 'My sweet little baby'Robin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia
Lullaby 'My sweet little baby'David Cordier (countertenor), Tragicomedia
Lullaby 'My sweet little baby'The Rodolfus Choir, Ralph Allwood (conductor)
Make ye joy to God all the earthThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Mass for five voicesWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Mass for five voicesWestminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Mass for five voicesThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Mass for four voicesPhantasm
Mass for four voicesThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Mass for four voicesThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Mass for three voicesThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Memento, salutis auctorThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Miserere a 4Phantasm
Miserere I, BK66Davitt Moroney (clavichord)
Miserere I, BK66Davitt Moroney (clavichord)
Miserere I, BK66Davitt Moroney (organ)
Miserere II, BK67Davitt Moroney (clavichord)
Miserere II, BK67Davitt Moroney (clavichord)
Miserere II, BK67Davitt Moroney (organ)
Miserere mei, DeusThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Miserere mei, DeusContrapunctus, Owen Rees (conductor)
Monsieur's Alman I, BK87Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Monsieur's Alman II, BK88Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Monsieur's Alman III, BK44Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
My Lady Nevell's Grownde, BK57Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
My Lady Nevell's Grownde, BK57Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Ne irascaris, DomineThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Ne irascaris, DomineWestminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Ne irascaris, DomineThe Hilliard Ensemble
Ne irascaris, DomineGallicantus, Gabriel Crouch (conductor)
Nunc dimittisWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Nunc scio vereThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
O dear life, when may it beRobin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia
O gloriosa DominaThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
O God give ear and do applyThe Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice (conductor)
O God that guides the cheerful sunRobin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia
O God, the proud are risen against meThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
O Lord, make thy servant ElizabethThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
O Lord, make thy servant ElizabethThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
O Lord, make thy servant ElizabethWestminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
O Lord, make thy servant ElizabethWestminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
O Mistris myne, I must, BK83Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
O quam gloriosum est regnum, EKM48Davitt Moroney (muselar)
O quam gloriosum est regnum, EKM48Davitt Moroney (muselar)
O sacrum conviviumWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
O salutaris hostia a 4Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
O that most rare breastRobin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia
Oculi omniumWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Optimam partem elegitWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Optimam partem elegitThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Out of the deepWestminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Parludam, BK115 EKM3Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Parson's In nomine, BK51Davitt Moroney (organ)
Pavan and Galliard a 5Phantasm
Pavan and Galliard a 6Phantasm
Pavan and Galliard a 6Phantasm
Pavan and Galliard 'Bray', BK59Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Pavan and Galliard 'Eccho', BK114Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Pavan and Galliard 'Johnson's Delighte', BK5Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Pavan and Galliard 'Ph. Tr.', BK60Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Pavan and Galliard 'Quadran', BK70Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Pavan and Galliard 'Sir William Petre', BK3Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Pavan and Galliard 'The Earle of Salisbury', BK15Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Pavan and Galliard 'The Earle of Salisbury', BK15Christopher Kite (virginals)
Pavana and Galiarda, BK4Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Pavana and Galliarda, BK52Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Pavana and Galliarde the vi 'Kinbrugh Good', BK32Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Pavana Lachrymae, BK54Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Paven and Galiard, BK100 EKM10Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Paven and Galiard, BK73Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Pavin, BK76Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Plorans plorabitContrapunctus, Owen Rees (conductor)
Post partumWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Praeludium to the Fancie, BK12Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Praeludium to the Fancie, BK12Davitt Moroney (organ)
Praeludium to the Fancie, BK12Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Praeludium to the Fancie, BK12Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Praeludium to the Fancie, BK12Davitt Moroney (clavichord)
Praeludium to the Fancie, BK12Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Praise our Lord, all ye GentilesSt Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Praise our Lord, all ye GentilesThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Prelude and Goodnight Ground a 5Phantasm
Prelude and Ground 'The Queen's Goodnight'The Parley of Instruments
Prelude and Ground 'The Queen's Goodnight'Phantasm
Preludium, BK1Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Preludium, BK24Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Prevent us, O LordThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Prevent us, O LordWestminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Propter veritatem et mansuetudinemThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Quem terra, pontus, aetheraThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Qui passe, for my Ladye Nevell, BK19Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Quis est homo?The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Quodcumque ligaverisThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Quomodo cantabimusMagnificat, Philip Cave (conductor)
Quomodo cantabimusGallicantus, Gabriel Crouch (conductor)
Quomodo cantabimusContrapunctus, Owen Rees (conductor)
Quotiescunque manducabitisWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Recordare, DomineThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Regina caeliThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Rejoice unto the LordRobin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia
Responsum accepit SimeonWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Rorate caeliWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Rorate caeliWestminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Sacerdotes DominiWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Salvator mundi I, BK68Davitt Moroney (organ)
Salvator mundi II, BK69Davitt Moroney (organ)
Salve regina a 4The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Salve regina a 5The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Salve sancta parensThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Salve sancta parensThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Salve sancta parensWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Salve sola Dei genetrixThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Sellinger's Rownde, BK84Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Senex puerum portabatSt Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Senex puerum portabatWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Sermone blando a 3Phantasm
Sermone blando II a 4Phantasm
Sicut audivimusWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Sing joyfullyThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Sing joyfullyWestminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Solve, iubente DeoThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Speciosus forma – Eructavit – Lingua meaWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Suscepimus DeusWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Te lucis a 4Phantasm
Teach me, O LordWestminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
The Barley Break, BK92Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
The Battell, BK94Davitt Moroney (muselar)
The bells, BK38Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
The bells, BK38Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
The Carman's Whistle 'Air and Variations', BK36Piers Lane (piano)
The Carman's Whistle, BK36Davitt Moroney (organ)
The Carman's Whistle, BK36Davitt Moroney (organ)
The eighte pavian, BK17Davitt Moroney (muselar)
The fifte pavian and galliarde, BK31Davitt Moroney (muselar)
The First Pavan and GalliardThe Parley of Instruments
The firste pavian and galliarde, BK29Davitt Moroney (muselar)
The fourth pavian and galliarde, BK30Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
The French Coranto, BK21aDavitt Moroney (harpsichord)
The Galliard for the Victorie, BK95Davitt Moroney (muselar)
The Galliard for the Victorie, BK95Davitt Moroney (muselar)
The Ghost, BK78Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
The Great ServiceWestminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
The Great ServiceThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
The Great ServiceThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
The Hunt's Up, BK40Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
The Marche before the Battell, BK93Davitt Moroney (muselar)
The Mayden's Songe, BK82Davitt Moroney (organ)
The nynth pavian and galliarde, the Passinge mesures, BK2Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
The Queenes Alman, BK10Davitt Moroney (muselar)
The Second French Coranto, BK21bDavitt Moroney (harpsichord)
The Second Ground, BK42Davitt Moroney (muselar)
The second pavian and galliarde, BK71Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
The seventh pavian, Canon 2 parts in 1, BK74Davitt Moroney (muselar)
The seventh pavian, Canon 2 parts in 1, BK74Davitt Moroney (muselar)
The Third French Coranto, BK21cDavitt Moroney (harpsichord)
The third pavian and galliard, BK14Davitt Moroney (muselar)
This day Christ was born 'A Carroll for Christmas Day'The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Though Amaryllis danceThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Timete Dominum – Venite ad meThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Tollite portasWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Tollite portas – Ave MariaWestminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Tribue, DomineThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Tribue, DomineMagnificat, Philip Cave (conductor)
Tribulatio proxima estThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Tribulationes civitatumGallicantus, Gabriel Crouch (conductor)
Tristitia et anxietasThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Tristitia et anxietasGallicantus, Gabriel Crouch (conductor)
Tu es pastor oviumThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Tu es PetrusThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Turn our captivity, O LordThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Unam petii a DominoThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Unto the hills mine eyes I liftThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Ut, mi, re, BK65Davitt Moroney (organ)
Ut, Re, Mee, Fa, Sol, La, The playnesong … by a second Person, BK58Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la, BK64Davitt Moroney (organ)
Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la, BK64Davitt Moroney (organ)
Venite, exsultemus DominoThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Vide, Domine, afflictionemGallicantus, Gabriel Crouch (conductor)
VigilateThe Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
VigilateGallicantus, Gabriel Crouch (conductor)
Visita quaesumus, DomineThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Visita quaesumus, DomineThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Vultum tuumWilliam Byrd Choir, Gavin Turner (conductor)
Vultum tuumThe Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Who likes to loveRobin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia
Will yow walke the woods so wylde, BK85Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Wilson's Wilde, BK37Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Ye sacred MusesRobin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A Fancie, BK46 (Byrd)
A Fancie, for my Ladye Nevell (Byrd)
A Fancie, for my Ladye Nevell, BK25 (Byrd)
A Galliard, BK77 (Byrd)
A Galliarde Gygge, BK18 (Byrd)
A Gigg 'F. Tr.', BK22 (Byrd)
A Grounde, BK43 (Byrd)
A Grounde, BK86 (Byrd)
A Grounde, BK9 (Byrd)
A Horne Pipe, BK39 (Byrd)
A Lesson of Voluntarie, two parts in one in the 4th above, BK26 (Byrd)
A Pavin and Galliard, BK33 (Byrd)
A Pavion and The Galliard to it, BK72 (Byrd)
A Pavion and The Galliard, BK23 (Byrd)
A Pavyn and Galliard, BK16 (Byrd)
A Preludium, BK116 EKM4 (Byrd)
A Verse of Two Parts, BK28 (Byrd)
A Voluntarie, BK27 (Byrd)
A Voluntarie, for my Ladye Nevell (Byrd)
A Voluntarie, for my Ladye Nevell, BK61 (Byrd)
Ab ortu solis (Byrd)
Afflicti pro peccatis nostris (Byrd)
Ah silly soul (Byrd)
All as a sea (Byrd)
All in a garden greene, BK56 (Byrd)
Alleluia – Ave Maria (Byrd)
Alleluia. Ave Maria … in mulieribus. Alleluia. Virga Iesse (Byrd)
Alleluia. Cognoverunt discipuli (Byrd)
Alman, BK11 (Byrd)
An aged dame (Byrd)
An Alman, BK117 EKM30 (Byrd)
An Almane, BK89 (Byrd)
Apparebit in finem (Byrd)
Assumpta est Maria (Byrd)
Ave Maria (Byrd)
Ave maris stella (Byrd)
Ave verum corpus (Byrd)
Beata es, Virgo Maria (Byrd)
Beata es, Virgo Maria (Byrd)
Beata viscera (Byrd)
Beata viscera (Byrd)
Beati mundo corde (Byrd)
Benedicta et venerabilis – Virgo Dei genetrix (Byrd)
Benedicta et venerabilis (Byrd)
Benedictus  
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel  
Browning a 5 'The leaves be green' (Byrd)
Calleano custure me (Byrd)
Callino Casturame, BK35 (Byrd)
Cantate Domino (Byrd)
Christ rising again from the dead (Byrd)
Christe qui lux es (Byrd)
Christe qui lux es I a 4 (Byrd)
Christe qui lux es II a 4 (Byrd)
Christe qui lux es III a 4 (Byrd)
Christe qui lux, BK121 EECM6/34 (Byrd)
Christe redemptor omnium a 4 (Byrd)
Cibavit eos (Byrd)
Circumdederunt me (Byrd)
Civitas sancti tui  
Clarifica me, Pater I, BK47 (Byrd)
Clarifica me, Pater II, BK48 (Byrd)
Clarifica me, Pater III, BK49 (Byrd)
Come to me, grief, for ever (Byrd)
Constant Penelope (Byrd)
Constitues eos principes (Byrd)
Corranto, BK45 (Byrd)
Creed  
Cunctis diebus (Byrd)
De lamentatione Jeremiae prophetae (Byrd)
Deo gratias (Byrd)
Descendit de caelis (Byrd)
Diffusa est gratia (Byrd)
Domine, exaudi orationem meam, inclina (Byrd)
Domine, non sum dignus (Byrd)
Domine, quis habitabit? (Byrd)
Domine, salva nos (Byrd)
Ecce quam bonum (Byrd)
Ecce virgo concipiet (Byrd)
Ego sum panis vivus (Byrd)
Emendemus in melius (Byrd)
Exsurge, quare obdormis, Domine? (Byrd)
Fac cum servo tuo (Byrd)
Fantasia a 5 'Two parts in one in the fourth above' (Byrd)
Fantasia I a 3 (Byrd)
Fantasia I a 4 (Byrd)
Fantasia I a 6 'A song of two basses' (Byrd)
Fantasia II a 3 (Byrd)
Fantasia II a 6 (Byrd)
Fantasia III a 3 (Byrd)
Fantasia III a 4 (Byrd)
Fantasia III a 6 'To the vyolls' (Byrd)
Fantasia, BK13 (Byrd)
Fantasia, BK62 (Byrd)
Fantasia, BK63 (Byrd)
Felix es, sacra Virgo (Byrd)
Felix namque es (Byrd)
Fortune my Foe, Farewell Delight, BK6 (Byrd)
Galiardo Mistris Marye Brownlo, BK34 (Byrd)
Galliard  
Galliard, BK53 (Byrd)
Gaude Maria (Byrd)
Gaudeamus omnes (Byrd)
Gaudeamus omnes … Sanctorum omnium (Byrd)
Gaudeamus omnes in Domino (Byrd)
Gloria tibi Trinitas, BK50 (Byrd)
Go from my window, BK79 (Byrd)
Gypseis Round, BK80 (Byrd)
Haec dicit Dominus (Byrd)
Haec dies (Byrd)
Harding's Galliard, BK55 (Byrd)
Have with yow to Walsingame, BK8 (Byrd)
Hodie Simon Petrus (Byrd)
How long shall mine enemies? (Byrd)
How vain the toils (Byrd)
Hugh Ashton's Grownde, BK20 (Byrd)
I believe in one God  
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty  
If my complaints, or Pyper's Galliard, BK118 EKM26 (Byrd)
In manus tuas, Domine (Byrd)
In nomine I a 4 (Byrd)
In nomine II a 4 (Byrd)
In nomine II a 5 'On the sharp' (Byrd)
In nomine III a 5 (Byrd)
In nomine IV a 5 (Byrd)
In nomine V a 5 (Byrd)
Infelix ego (Byrd)
Iustorum animae (Byrd)
Jhon come kisse me now, BK81 (Byrd)
Kyrie  
Kyrie eleison  
La Volta L. Morley, BK90 (Byrd)
La Volta, BK91 (Byrd)
Lady Montegle's Paven, BK75 (Byrd)
Laetania (Byrd)
Laetentur caeli (Byrd)
Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes (Byrd)
Laudibus in sanctis (Byrd)
Levemus corda (Byrd)
Lord Willobies Welcome Home 'Rowland', BK7 (Byrd)
Lord, have mercy upon us  
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  
Lulla, lulla la, lulla, lullaby  
Lullaby 'My sweet little baby' (Byrd)
Magnificat  
Make ye joy to God all the earth (Byrd)
Mass for five voices (Byrd)
Mass for four voices (Byrd)
Mass for three voices (Byrd)
Memento, salutis auctor (Byrd)
Miserere a 4 (Byrd)
Miserere I, BK66 (Byrd)
Miserere II, BK67 (Byrd)
Miserere mei, Deus (Byrd)
Monsieur's Alman I, BK87 (Byrd)
Monsieur's Alman II, BK88 (Byrd)
Monsieur's Alman III, BK44 (Byrd)
My Lady Nevell's Grownde, BK57 (Byrd)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  
Ne irascaris, Domine (Byrd)
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis (Byrd)
Nunc scio vere (Byrd)
O come, let us sing unto the Lord  
O dear life, when may it be (Byrd)
O gloriosa Domina (Byrd)
O God give ear and do apply (Byrd)
O God that guides the cheerful sun (Byrd)
O God, the proud are risen against me (Byrd)
O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth (Byrd)
O Mistris myne, I must, BK83 (Byrd)
O quam gloriosum est regnum, EKM48 (Byrd)
O sacrum convivium (Byrd)
O salutaris hostia a 4 (Byrd)
O that most rare breast (Byrd)
Oculi omnium (Byrd)
Optimam partem elegit (Byrd)
Out of the deep (Byrd)
Parludam, BK115 EKM3 (Byrd)
Parson's In nomine, BK51 (Byrd/Parsons)
Pavan  
Pavan and Galliard a 5 (Byrd)
Pavan and Galliard a 6 (Byrd)
Pavan and Galliard 'Bray', BK59 (Byrd)
Pavan and Galliard 'Eccho', BK114 (Byrd)
Pavan and Galliard 'Johnson's Delighte', BK5 (Byrd)
Pavan and Galliard 'Ph. Tr.', BK60 (Byrd)
Pavan and Galliard 'Quadran', BK70 (Byrd)
Pavan and Galliard 'Sir William Petre', BK3 (Byrd)
Pavan and Galliard 'The Earle of Salisbury', BK15 (Byrd)
Pavana and Galiarda, BK4 (Byrd)
Pavana and Galliarda, BK52 (Byrd)
Pavana and Galliarde the vi 'Kinbrugh Good', BK32 (Byrd)
Pavana Lachrymae, BK54 (Byrd)
Paven and Galiard, BK100 EKM10 (Byrd)
Paven and Galiard, BK73 (Byrd)
Pavin, BK76 (Byrd)
Plorans plorabit (Byrd)
Post partum (Byrd)
Praeludium to the Fancie, BK12 (Byrd)
Praise our Lord, all ye Gentiles (Byrd)
Prelude and Goodnight Ground a 5 (Byrd)
Prelude and Ground 'The Queen's Goodnight' (Byrd)
Preludium, BK1 (Byrd)
Preludium, BK24 (Byrd)
Prevent us, O Lord (Byrd)
Propter veritatem et mansuetudinem (Byrd)
Quem terra, pontus, aethera (Byrd)
Qui passe, for my Ladye Nevell, BK19 (Byrd)
Quis est homo? (Byrd)
Quodcumque ligaveris (Byrd)
Quomodo cantabimus (Byrd)
Quotiescunque manducabitis (Byrd)
Recordare, Domine (Byrd)
Regina caeli (Byrd)
Rejoice unto the Lord (Byrd)
Responsum accepit Simeon (Byrd)
Rorate caeli (Byrd)
Sacerdotes Domini (Byrd)
Salvator mundi I, BK68 (Byrd)
Salvator mundi II, BK69 (Byrd)
Salve regina a 4 (Byrd)
Salve regina a 5 (Byrd)
Salve sancta parens (Byrd)
Salve sancta parens (Byrd)
Salve sola Dei genetrix (Byrd)
Sellinger's Rownde, BK84 (Byrd)
Senex puerum portabat (Byrd)
Sermone blando a 3 (Byrd)
Sermone blando II a 4 (Byrd)
Sicut audivimus (Byrd)
Sing joyfully (Byrd)
Solve, iubente Deo (Byrd)
Speciosus forma – Eructavit – Lingua mea (Byrd)
Suscepimus Deus (Byrd)
Te Deum  
Te lucis a 4 (Byrd)
Teach me, O Lord (Byrd)
The Barley Break, BK92 (Byrd)
The Battell, BK94 (Byrd)
The bells, BK38 (Byrd)
The Carman's Whistle 'Air and Variations', BK36 (Byrd/Grainger)
The Carman's Whistle, BK36 (Byrd)
The eighte pavian, BK17 (Byrd)
The fifte pavian and galliarde, BK31 (Byrd)
The First Pavan and Galliard (Byrd)
The firste pavian and galliarde, BK29 (Byrd)
The fourth pavian and galliarde, BK30 (Byrd)
The French Coranto, BK21a (Byrd)
The Galliard for the Victorie, BK95 (Byrd)
The Ghost, BK78 (Byrd)
The Great Service (Byrd)
The Hunt's Up, BK40 (Byrd)
The Marche before the Battell, BK93 (Byrd)
The Mayden's Songe, BK82 (Byrd)
The nynth pavian and galliarde, the Passinge mesures, BK2 (Byrd)
The Queenes Alman, BK10 (Byrd)
The Second French Coranto, BK21b (Byrd)
The Second Ground, BK42 (Byrd)
The second pavian and galliarde, BK71 (Byrd)
The seventh pavian, Canon 2 parts in 1, BK74 (Byrd)
The Third French Coranto, BK21c (Byrd)
The third pavian and galliard, BK14 (Byrd)
The Trumpetts  
This day Christ was born 'A Carroll for Christmas Day' (Byrd)
Though Amaryllis dance (Byrd)
Timete Dominum – Venite ad me (Byrd)
Tollite portas – Ave Maria (Byrd)
Tollite portas (Byrd)
Tribue, Domine (Byrd)
Tribulatio proxima est (Byrd)
Tribulationes civitatum (Byrd)
Tristitia et anxietas (Byrd)
Tu es pastor ovium (Byrd)
Tu es Petrus (Byrd)
Turn our captivity, O Lord (Byrd)
Unam petii a Domino (Byrd)
Unto the hills mine eyes I lift (Byrd)
Ut, mi, re, BK65 (Byrd)
Ut, Re, Mee, Fa, Sol, La, The playnesong … by a second Person, BK58 (Byrd)
Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la, BK64 (Byrd)
Venite  
Venite, exsultemus Domino (Byrd)
Vide, Domine, afflictionem (Byrd)
Vigilate (Byrd)
Visita quaesumus, Domine (Byrd)
Vultum tuum (Byrd)
We praise thee, O God  
Who likes to love (Byrd)
Will yow walke the woods so wylde, BK85 (Byrd)
Wilson's Wilde, BK37 (Byrd)
Ye sacred Muses (Byrd)