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All in a garden greene, BK56
composer
Nevell (No 32), FVB (No 104). [Neighbour, p 154]

Recordings
'Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music' (CDS44461/7)
Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music
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Track 7 on CDS44461/7 CD7 [4'52] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

All in a garden greene, BK56
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The melody of these six variations, which probably date from the 1570s, is not known elsewhere, although it must have been a popular Elizabethan tune. Byrd’s setting deserves to be better known (and is one of his few sets of variations that could work effectively on the organ). The nostalgic nature of the highly melodic writing is never interrupted. Rather than transforming the melodic basis into faster and faster notes, here Byrd keeps the slow notes of the melody as a constant counterpoint to more rapid fingerwork, creating a curious sensation of two levels, two speeds. The descant added in the last variation is particularly fine.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDS44461/7 disc 7 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-55707
Duration
4'52
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 7 Track 7
    Release date: September 1999
    Deletion date: July 2010
    7CDs Superseded by CDS44461/7
  2. Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music (CDS44461/7)
    Disc 7 Track 7
    Release date: September 2010
    7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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