William Byrd Edition

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The Cardinall’s Musick have now completed of one of the most exciting early music recording projects of all time. A comprehensive project to examine the works of one of England’s greatest composers – William Byrd (c.1540–1623). David Skinner has produced new editions of all the early manuscript works and has been doing redoubtable work into Byrd’s life. Andrew Carwood and The Cardinall’s Musick have recorded the Latin Church music, starting with the manuscript works, then the Cantiones Sacrae of 1575, 1589 and 1591 and the three masses. Interspersed with these are the motets from the two books of Gradualia from 1605 and 1607 presented, for the first time, in liturgically appropriate units.