Hyperion Records

Pavana and Galiarda, BK4
composer
FVB (Nos 165, 166). [Neighbour, ‘Pavan & Galliard g3’ p 197]

Recordings
'Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music' (CDS44461/7)
Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music
Buy by post £33.00 CDS44461/7  7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
Details
Movement 1: Pavana
Track 13 on CDS44461/7 CD5 [2'17] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 2: Galiarda
Track 14 on CDS44461/7 CD5 [1'48] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Pavana and Galiarda, BK4
EnglishFrançais
This is one of Byrd’s rarer short ‘8-bar’ pavans. Normally, therefore, both the pavan and its galliard would be expected to run to 48 semibreves each and have six 8-bar sections. However, the galliard here has four strains, of 8, 8, 4 and 4 bars (each repeated), so the overall length is the same despite the internal organisation being different. The same procedure may be seen in only one other Byrd galliard, the one that follows The fourth pavian in the Nevell sequence (BK30b). The present pair is in Dorian G minor. The three strains of the pavan, unusually, all start on chords of G, although the galliard has a more varied tonal scheme, with the second strain starting on F (emphasising the Dorian character). These works show some stylistic similarities with the more leisurely B flat major pavan and galliard pair (BK23), despite the pavan here being of the ‘8-bar’ variety.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

Track-specific metadata
Click track numbers opposite to select

Details for CDS44461/7 disc 5 track 13
Pavana
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-55513
Duration
2'17
Recording date
18 December 1996
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 5 Track 13
    Release date: September 1999
    Deletion date: July 2010
    7CDs Superseded by CDS44461/7
  2. Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music (CDS44461/7)
    Disc 5 Track 13
    Release date: September 2010
    7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
   English   Français   Deutsch