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us: Byrd, William, 1539 or 1540-1623


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  • Variants

    • us: Byrd, William, 1539 or 40-1623
    • us: Byrde, William, 1539 or 1540-1623
    • us: Bird, William, 1539 or 1540-1623
    • us: Byred, William, 1539 or 1540-1623
    • us: Byrd, W. (William), 1539 or 1540-1623
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) [1539,1540]
    • Death Date

        16230704
    • Birth Place

        London, England
    • Death Place

        Essex, England
    • Gender

        male
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      Byrd, William, 1539 or 40-1623Byrd, William,1539 or 40-1623
  • Sources

    • found: His Die englisch Madrigalisten, 1901.
    • found: Brosse, J.-P. Batailles à Versailles [SR] p1986: container (W. Byrd) program notes (William Byrd)
    • found: Harley, J. William Byrd, c1997: p. 14 (in his will, dated Nov. 15, 1622, he describes himself as "nowe in the Eightieth yeare of myne age" (hence b. between Nov. 15, 1542 and Nov. 15, 1543), but the will seems to have been drafted a few years before the fair copy was prepared for his signature; in testimony submitted to the Court of Star Chamber, in Byrd's own hand and dated Oct. 2, 1598, he describes himself as "58. yeares or ther abouts," placing his birth in late 1539 or in 1540)
    • found: Grove music online, Nov. 8, 2007 (Byrd, William; b. ca. 1540, London, d. July 4, 1623, Stondon Massey, Essex; English composer)
    • found: Email from BDS, 8 July 2010 (Harley, J. The World of William Byrd, 2010: modern scholarship accepts date of birth as 1539 or 40)
    • found: Grove Music Online, Jan. 29, 2013: (Byrd, William; b. London, c1540; d. Stondon Massey, Essex, 4 July 1623)
  • LC Classification

    • ML410.B996
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Thematic-index numbers used in uniform titles for the keyboard music of this composer are those given in the composer's Keyboard music (Musica Britannica ; 27-28), e.g. [Galliards, keyboard instrument, MB 71b]]
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-06-25: new
    • 2013-01-29: revised
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