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Galliard, BK53

FVB (No 164). [Neighbour, ‘Galliard d2’ p 202]

This galliard survives on its own, with no pavan, and probably dates from the 1580s or perhaps even the 1590s. Certain features of its musical language recall the textures found, in more complex form, in the Quadran galliard. Whereas the third strain of Byrd’s galliards is often livelier than the two previous ones, here he wittily holds it back, a cheekiness that is accentuated in the ornamented repeat.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

Cette gaillarde n’a pas de pavane. Elle date probablement des années 1580, ou peut-être des années 1590. Certains aspects de l’écriture rappellent les textures retrouvées, de façon plus complexe, certes, dans la gaillarde Quadran. Normalement, la troisième strophe d’une gaillarde de Byrd est plus animée que les autres ; ici, en revanche, elle est délibéremment retenue, par un effet presque humoristique, renforcé dans la reprise variée.

extrait des notes rédigées par Davitt Moroney © 1999


Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music
CDS44461/77CDs Boxed set (at a special price)


Track 18 on CDS44461/7 CD5 [1'44] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44461/7 disc 5 track 18

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 5 Track 18
    Release date: September 1999
    Deletion date: July 2010
    7CDs Superseded by CDS44461/7
  2. Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music (CDS44461/7)
    Disc 5 Track 18
    Release date: September 2010
    7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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