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A Gigg 'F. Tr.', BK22

FVB (No 181). [Neighbour, p 170]

The marginal annotation ‘F. Tr’ found in the FVB is perhaps a reference to Francis Tregian, who was for many years thought to have copied the manuscript (but see the note to the Pavana ‘Ph. Tr.’, BK60a,). This A minor (Aeolian mode) jig may be simply an arrangement of a popular tune, and may not even by Byrd (a curious resemblance exists with the opening of a similar one by Tisdale). Normally when Byrd sets such pieces, he follows the main statement with at least one complete variation of his own, as in Wilson’s Wilde.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

L’annotation “F. Tr” trouvée dans les marges du FVB est peut-être une référence à Francis Tregian qui pendant de longues années a été considéré comme le copiste du manuscrit. Cette gigue en la mineur (mode éolien) est probablement un arrangement d’une mélodie populaire, et peut ne pas être de Byrd lui-même. (Une curieuse ressemblance existe avec le début d’une gigue de Tisdale.) Normalement, quand Byrd compose de telles pièces, il ajoute au moins une variation de sa propre facture, comme dans Wilson’s Wilde.

extrait des notes rédigées par Davitt Moroney © 1999


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