William Byrd: Keyboard Music

William Byrd: Keyboard Music

OC 1724 (Oehms Classics, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (21 January 2022)

Playing time: 57'02"
Tracks: 13
Booklet pages: 16
℗ 2019 OehmsClassics Musikproduktion GmbH
© 2022 OehmsClassics Musikproduktion GmbH
Main country of recording: Germany
Country of manufacture: Germany
Reviewer: John Dante Prevedini
Review of William Byrd: Keyboard Music published on 16 February 2022

Friederike Chylek, harpsichord

William Byrd (1539/40-1623):

1 The Earl of Oxford's March

2 Sellinger's Round

3 The Queen's Alman

4 Alman MB 28/89 (Musica Britannica Vol 28 / No 89)

5 Pavan MB 27/31A

6 Galliard MB 27/31B

7 The Second Ground MB 27/42

8 The Irish March

9 Prelude MB 27/12

10 Fantasia MB 27/13

11 Wilson's Wild

12 The Carman's Whistle

13 Tregian's Ground

Recorded 1–5 October 2019 at Alte Kirche Fautenbach, Achern, Germany.

William Byrd's output is particularly notable for the variety of its genres and structural principles. This is particularly evident in his unique keyboard music. The influence that Byrd also had on the development of continental keyboard music remains remarkable. Friederike Chylek follows up on her recent albums – From Byrd To Byrd (OC 1702) and Time stands still (OC 1864) – by performing Byrd's music on a copy of a 1624 Ioannes Ruckers harpsichord by Matthias Griewisch.