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An Almane, BK89
composer
Forster (No 11), FVB (No 156). [Neighbour, ‘Alman G3’ p 169]

Recordings
'Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music' (CDS44461/7)
Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music
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Details
Track 19 on CDS44461/7 CD5 [1'20] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

An Almane, BK89
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Byrd’s almans are usually based on a pre-existent tune in two strains, each heard with its varied repeat and then followed by one or two repeats of the whole. In this little G major work, on the other hand, there are simply three separate strains, each with its varied repeat, rather like a duple metre version of galliard form. The piece is difficult to date. Although the sources are both late (well into the seventeenth century), its notational features suggest that it could have been composed up to fifty years earlier, maybe in the 1570s.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66551/7 disc 5 track 19
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-55519
Duration
1'20
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 19
    Release date: September 1999
    Deletion date: July 2010
    7CDs Superseded by CDS44461/7
  2. Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music (CDS44461/7)
    Disc 5 Track 19
    Release date: September 2010
    7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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