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Hyperion Records

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Phoenix. A glass window specially designed, made and photographed by Malcolm Crowthers.
Track(s) taken from CDS44461/7
Recording details: February 1997
Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, France
Produced by John Hayward-Warburton
Engineered by Ken Blair
Release date: September 1999
Total duration: 1 minutes 29 seconds

A Preludium, BK116 EKM4
Forster (No 8). [Neighbour, p 223]

Introduction  EnglishFrançais
This anonymous prelude in G major (Mixolydian mode) was identified as Byrd’s by Oliver Neighbour in 1973. It is probably a late work. Some of Byrd’s other preludes seem linked with pavans or galliards and at least one was associated with a fantasia, but this work is not known to have been associated with any particular piece. However, nothing suggests that preludes could not also be used to introduce grounds or sets of variations.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

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