Composer- William Byrd/trans.Chidester
Finger technique- ME
Counting ability- M
Ensemble difficulty- M
William Byrd was an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard (the so-called Virginalist school), and consortmusic. Although he produced sacred music for Anglican services, sometime during the 1570s he became a Roman Catholic and wrote Catholic sacred music later in his life.
This is a wonderful example of his composing skills and would work well on any serious concert or as a contest number.