English Renaissance and early Baroque composer William Byrd was born in 1542 or 1543 and died in 1623. A student of Thomas Tallis, he was the first Englishman to write madrigals and composed a great number of religious pieces.

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Byrd MIDI files
Real player MIDI files (free download). From 'Kunst der Fuge'.
Byrd, William
Catholic Encyclopedia article examining life, sacred and secular music, and related composers.
Byrd, William (1543 - 1623)
Brief biography and caricature with summaries of church, vocal, consort, and keyboard music and recommended recordings.
Byrd, William (1543 - 1623), United Kingdom
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Classical Archies: William Byrd
Biography from the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. Complete solo keyboard works. Files offered in MIDI format.
MIDI World: William Byrd
Article about music notation, tuning, and interpretation and MIDI audio files of liturgical works, pavans and galliards, other dances, grounds, preludes and fantasies, program music, popular tunes, and other works.
Virtual Byrd Choir
MP3 files of Byrd's choral works performed by a Tokyo-based solo ensemble. Links to Virtual Wilbye Consort site.
William Byrd
Biography, discography, related composers and concepts, background information, and links from the Here as of Sunday Morning radio program on WBAI-FM in New York.
William Byrd
Biography, links, and directory of MP3 audio files from Classic Cat.
William Byrd
Wikipedia article paying special attention to the religious millieu in which he lived and worked with internal references to related people, places, and topics.
William Byrd
Find A Grave entry with birth and death dates, musical biography, portrait, note on missing grave site with pictures of commemorative plaque and church, and interactive memorial.
William Byrd
Entry at the Lied and Art Songs Text Page with list of vocal works linked to English and Latin lyrics.
William Byrd: An Overview
Biographical essay, related topics, plus samples of Pavan: The Earle of Salisbury in Sibelius Scorch, PDF, MIDI, and MP3 formats.
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