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A Horne Pipe, BK39
composer
Forster (No 8), Weelkes (No 67). [Neighbour, p 121]

Recordings
'Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music' (CDS44461/7)
Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music
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Details
Track 13 on CDS44461/7 CD1 [6'17] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

A Horne Pipe, BK39
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This youthful work in C major was possibly inspired by Hugh Aston’s excellent Hornepype (c1530), and probably dates from the late 1560s. At the start Byrd puts on the brakes, wilfully holding back the energy so that the piece almost seems to have difficulty getting off the ground. But his apparently slow starts are always deliberate, a compositional ploy designed to set off the intensity that follows. When he does at last release the energy the work takes flight rapidly, with all the force of pent-up vigour and good humour. In Neighbour’s words, this Horne Pipe ‘keeps breaking into dance rhythms of unquenchable gaiety’.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDS44461/7 disc 1 track 13
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-55113
Duration
6'17
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 13
    Release date: September 1999
    Deletion date: July 2010
    7CDs Superseded by CDS44461/7
  2. Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music (CDS44461/7)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: September 2010
    7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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