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William Byrd (1540 or late 1539 –1623) was one of the most celebrated English composers in the Renaissance.

He lived until well into the seventeenth century without writing music in the new Baroque fashion, but his superbly constructed keyboard works marked the beginning of the Baroque organ and harpsichord style. Byrd's life is interesting because of his Roman Catholic sympathies combined with his work in the court of the Anglican Queen Elizabeth I.

He composed much music, if intermittently, for… read more

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    Soothing.
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    A écouter cette musique d'un autre âge on se met à rêver d'éternité!!
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    magnifique
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    perfect
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    LOL. Best commentary about Byrd ever... shaggyshaggy: Keepin it emo since 1540 AD Chriswildman: what does emo mean?
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    Free download masses, motets and other secular music of Guillaume Dufay (1397 - 1474), good quality: http://uloz.to/xP1KqTu2/guillaume-dufay-masses-motets-quadrivium-triste-plasir-zip
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    Keepin it emo since 1540 AD [2]
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    http://www.last.fm/music/William+Byrd/+images/73679328 PNG version of current main. It will look better in our libraries.
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    What a cool bearded dude
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    Banned by the Queen 372 years before the Sex Pistols' God Save the Queen.

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