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Callino Casturame, BK35
composer
Weelkes (No 70), FVB (No 158). [Neighbour, p 158]

Recordings
'Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music' (CDS44461/7)
Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music
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Track 7 on CDS44461/7 CD1 [1'58] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Callino Casturame, BK35
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In Shakespeare’s Henry V (Act IV, sc 4), a French soldier greets Pistol, calling him a man of quality. ‘Quality? Calen O Casture me’ he replies, rather mysteriously, a probable reference to the song whose melody is used in this set of variations. Following a simple statement of the tune in C major (Ionian mode), there are five other variations. The first three gradually allow the left hand to take a predominant role, until the quavers at last break out in the right hand and lead to a final variation of greater exuberance. This is one of the most charming and tuneful of all Byrd’s sets of variations on popular Elizabethan tunes and may date from the 1590s. The lute stop, heard here in the left hand in the first part, was common on Flemish harpsichords of the period.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDS44461/7 disc 1 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-55107
Duration
1'58
Recording date
31 March 1992
Recording venue
Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Edward Kershaw
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music (CDA66551/7)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: September 1999
    Deletion date: July 2010
    7CDs Superseded by CDS44461/7
  2. Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music (CDS44461/7)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: September 2010
    7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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