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An Alman, BK117 EKM30
composer
Forster (No 68). [Neighbour, ‘Alman C2’ p 169]

Recordings
'Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music' (CDS44461/7)
Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music
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Track 22 on CDS44461/7 CD5 [2'10] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

An Alman, BK117 EKM30
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This alman in C major (Ionian) survives anonymously in its only source, but was identified as Byrd’s work in 1973 by Oliver Neighbour, who notes that it is ‘more refined in workmanship than any other in the whole repertory of virginal music.’ The form is similar to the G major alman (BK89), being in three strains, each with a varied repeat, but unlike that work, the whole piece is heard again, with a fully worked out variation. It must be one of Byrd’s most mature compositions, no doubt dating from around 1600 or later.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66551/7 disc 5 track 22
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-55522
Duration
2'10
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 22
    Release date: September 1999
    Deletion date: July 2010
    7CDs Superseded by CDS44461/7
  2. Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music (CDS44461/7)
    Disc 5 Track 22
    Release date: September 2010
    7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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