Daily Archives: June 21, 2014

William Byrd (1539/40-1623): O quam suavis

  When William Byrd, eulogised as “Britain’s greatest composer” by Joseph Kerman, published four hundred years ago the final installment of his monumental Gradualia (“music for a people oppressed”), England found itself engulfed in an anti-Catholic frenzy that had been brought to boiling point … Continue reading

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