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Corranto, BK45
composer
FVB (No 241), NYPL 5609, p 114. [Neighbour, ‘Coranto (Jig) C1’ p 170]

Recordings
'Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music' (CDS44461/7)
Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music
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Details
Track 7 on CDS44461/7 CD4 [1'10] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Corranto, BK45
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The form of this little work is an ABCC quatrain, familiar from song forms and found in such pieces as Wilson’s Wilde and The Mayden’s songe. It is titled Corranto in the FVB and Jigg in the second source, which contains only the first sixteen bars. These opening bars are possibly an arrangement by Byrd of a pre-existant instrumental song or dance tune. On the other hand, the second half is clearly his own variation on this melody and is designed specifically for keyboard. It is played here simply on the 4’ stop of the harpsichord (at the upper octave), giving it a lightness well suited to its texture.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66551/7 disc 4 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-55407
Duration
1'10
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 4 Track 7
    Release date: September 1999
    Deletion date: July 2010
    7CDs Superseded by CDS44461/7
  2. Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music (CDS44461/7)
    Disc 4 Track 7
    Release date: September 2010
    7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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