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Lady Montegle's Paven, BK75

FVB (No 294). [Neighbour, ‘Pavan G7’ p 198]

Elizabeth, Lady Monteagle, was the daughter of Thomas Stanley and the first wife of Edward Parker, the twelfth Lord Morley; she died in 1585, although this work could have been written in the 1570s. It is Byrd’s only ‘12-bar’ pavan, its six sections running to 72 semibreves, a perfectly regular feature despite being unusual. The ornamented repeats are particularly interesting. This is one of Byrd’s few works that seems to call for a Flemish-style short-octave keyboard.

from notes by Davitt Moroney © 1999

Élizabeth, Lady Monteagle, était la fille de Thomas Stanley et la première femme d’Edward Parker, douzième Lord Morley ; elle est morte en 1585. Cette pièce date peut-être des années 1570. C’est la seule pavane “à douze” connue de Byrd, les six sections font donc soixante-douze semi-brèves, de façon parfaitement régulière. Bien qu’inhabituelle, elle se conforme aux règles. Les reprises variées sont particulièrement intéressantes. L’œuvre est l’une des rares à exploiter le clavier flamand en “octave courte” à la basse.

extrait des notes rédigées par Davitt Moroney © 1999


Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music
CDS44461/77CDs Boxed set (at a special price)


Track 16 on CDS44461/7 CD7 [2'59] 7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44461/7 disc 7 track 16

Recording date
14 February 1997
Recording venue
Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, France
Recording producer
John Hayward-Warburton
Recording engineer
Ken Blair
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  1. Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music (CDA66551/7)
    Disc 7 Track 16
    Release date: September 1999
    Deletion date: July 2010
    7CDs Superseded by CDS44461/7
  2. Byrd: The Complete Keyboard Music (CDS44461/7)
    Disc 7 Track 16
    Release date: September 2010
    7CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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