William Byrd

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The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage review – Byrd celebration hits the heights
Catholic recusant William Byrd’s genius was meticulously and resonantly brought to life, with two thoughtful and effective tribute pieces by Dobrinka Tabakova

Rian Evans

20, Apr, 2023 @12:19 PM

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Secret Byrd review – cloak-and-dagger concert hails a musical genius
Held in a candlelit crypt, this immersive tribute to ‘father of English music’ William Byrd featured ecstatic singing, buoyant musicianship – and soup for the spectators

Clive Paget

29, Jan, 2023 @11:07 AM

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Feed your soul: the 31-day classical music diet for January
From gentle awakening to explosive fanfare, duelling pianos to one chill lone voice, expand your horizons with a month’s worth of classical ear-openers

Fiona Maddocks

01, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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The week in classical: The Merry Widow; Elizabeth I; Odyssean Ensemble – review
Sarah Tynan’s star turn in The Merry Widow lifts a panto-style production let down by smutty jokes

Stephen Pritchard

10, Mar, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Byrd/Britten: Choral Music CD review – warm sounds, if not always sharply defined

Kate Molleson

16, Feb, 2017 @6:15 PM

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The Sixteen/Christophers review – timeless Estonian and Tudor works
This carefully conceived programme of choral music reveals the connections between Arvo Pärt and Renaissance composers William Byrd and Thomas Tallis

Andrew Clements

17, Apr, 2016 @2:14 PM

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Pärt, Byrd: The Deer’s Cry CD review – irresistible choral works
The Sixteen excel in this compelling sacred music by Byrd and Pärt

Fiona Maddocks

31, Jan, 2016 @8:00 AM

William Byrd: The Great Service – review
The Cardinall's Musick bring a soaring joyfulness and clarity to this large-scale and elaborate work, writes Fiona Maddocks

Fiona Maddocks

04, Nov, 2012 @12:05 AM

Byrd and the Tudor revival: Haec Dies – review
This juxtaposition of Byrd's great five-part mass with Tudor-inspired works by Holst, Bax, Britten and co fascinates Nicholas Kenyon

Nicholas Kenyon

30, Jun, 2012 @11:05 PM

Byrd: The Great Service – review
This full-scale version of Byrd's work, including two five-part choirs, is a fascinating piece of musical conjecture, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

21, Jun, 2012 @8:45 PM

Cardinall's Musick/Andrew Carwood – review
After the landmark CDs, it was wonderful to hear Byrd's vibrant, gutsy church music live on this compelling tour, writes Rian Evans

Rian Evans

27, Mar, 2012 @1:28 PM

Philips: Cantiones Sacrae 1612 | CD review
Peter Philips's Cantiones Sacrae is a compendium of musical influences that were circulating in western Europe towards the end of the 16th century, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

17, Jun, 2010 @9:10 PM

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