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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: 2 minutes 59 seconds

Lady Montegle's Paven, BK75
composer
FVB (No 294). [Neighbour, ‘Pavan G7’ p 198]

Introduction  EnglishFrançais
Elizabeth, Lady Monteagle, was the daughter of Thomas Stanley and the first wife of Edward Parker, the twelfth Lord Morley; she died in 1585, although this work could have been written in the 1570s. It is Byrd’s only ‘12-bar’ pavan, its six sections running to 72 semibreves, a perfectly regular feature despite being unusual. The ornamented repeats are particularly interesting. This is one of Byrd’s few works that seems to call for a Flemish-style short-octave keyboard.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

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