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Praeludium to the Fancie, BK12
composer
Weelkes (No 72), FVB (No 100). [Neighbour, p 222]

Recordings
'Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music' (CDS44461/7)
Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music
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'Byrd: Keyboard Music' (CDA66558)
Byrd: Keyboard Music
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Track 2 on CDS44461/7 CD3 [0'58] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 19 on CDS44461/7 CD7 [0'48] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 20 on CDS44461/7 CD7 [0'43] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 21 on CDS44461/7 CD7 [0'42] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 22 on CDS44461/7 CD7 [0'40] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 9 on CDA66558 [0'40] Deleted

Praeludium to the Fancie, BK12
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In the FVB, a marginal note indicates that this A minor prelude belongs with the youthful fantasia in the same key (BK13), and indeed it could well date from the 1560s. However, the two works were not copied out together, the fantasia occuring nearly a hundred pages earlier (as No 52). Moreover, sources copied by two of Byrd’s pupils do not confirm that the two belong together since the fantasia survives without the prelude in Tomkins and the prelude survives without the fantasia in Weelkes. Nothing therefore proves that Byrd was responsible for linking the two works. For this organ version I have placed it before another early voluntary, BK27, whose first half is in a compatible mode. It may be heard again, preceding BK13 (as suggested by the FVB), and on various different instruments at high pitch. This short piece is thus presented five times in this recording.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

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Details for CDS44461/7 disc 7 track 22
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-55722
Duration
0'40
Recording date
14 February 1997
Recording venue
Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, France
Recording producer
John Hayward-Warburton
Recording engineer
Ken Blair
Hyperion usage
  1. Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music (CDA66551/7)
    Disc 7 Track 22
    Release date: September 1999
    Deletion date: July 2010
    7CDs Superseded by CDS44461/7
  2. Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music (CDS44461/7)
    Disc 7 Track 22
    Release date: September 2010
    7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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