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Track(s) taken from CDS44461/7

Paven and Galiard, BK73

Weelkes (Nos 60, 61). [Neighbour, ‘Pavan & Galliard G4’ p 197]

Davitt Moroney (muselar)
Recording details: December 1996
Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, France
Produced by John Hayward-Warburton
Engineered by Ken Blair
Release date: September 1999
Total duration: 4 minutes 7 seconds

Cover artwork: Phoenix. A glass window specially designed, made and photographed by Malcolm Crowthers.

The pavan starts out as a short (‘8-bar’) pavan, but the third strain, exceptionally, is 12 semibreves long, and the six sections of the piece thus run to 56 semibreves. The authenticity of both pavan and galliard is somewhat dubious although, as Alan Brown points out, Weelkes contains ‘no proven false attributions to Byrd’. The other works that present similar stylistic features to this light-weight pair, are themselves of slightly doubtful authenticity. If these two are indeed by Byrd they could date from the 1570s.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

La pavane commence comme une pavane courte (“à huit”), mais la troisième strophe, exceptionnellement, est “à douze” ; les six sections de l’œuvre durent ainsi cinquante-six semi-brèves. L’authenticité des deux pièces est quelque peu douteuse mais, comme l’a remarqué Alan Brown, le manuscrit Weelkes ne contient aucune “attribution à Byrd qui s’est avérée fausse”. D’autres pièces qui présentent des caractéristiques similaires à celles de cette paire sont elles-mêmes d’une attribution quelque peu douteuse. Si les deux jouées ici sont en effet de Byrd, elles doivent dater des années 1570.

extrait des notes rédigées par Davitt Moroney © 1999

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