BYRD, WILLIAM Complete Fantasias for Harpsichord. Glen Wilson. Naxos

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Byrd William Complete Fantasias For Harpsichord Glen Wilson Naxos

WILLIAM BYRD

Complete Fantasias for Harpsichord

Glen Wilson – harpsichord

Including: Fantasia in G major, No 2

Praeludium to the Fancie in A minor

Fantasia in A minor

Praeludium in C major

Fantasia in C major, No 2

Fantasia in G minor

Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la in G major

Ut, mi, re

Fantasia in D minor

Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la in F major

Praeludium in G minor

Fantasia in G major

Fantasia in C major, No 1

The fantasia was in the process of being adapted for keyboard from lute and consort music during William Byrd’s youth, and his formidable mastery of counterpoint brought the form to a pinnacle equivalent to his matchless vocal works. These splendours combine with lively dances and virtuoso display and quotations from songs of love and death. They also may hold fascinating symbols which mark secret Catholic allegiances, a gift for Elizabeth I, and a memorial to the tragic Mary, Queen of Scots. Our cover image shows the only possible contemporary impression of Byrd, as a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal at the funeral of Elizabeth I.

Other than sets of complete keyboard works, this is the only CD available which brings together all of William Byrd’s stunning Fantasias into a single program. Glen Wilson’s impressive and scholarly recorded catalogue includes numerous acclaimed releases for Naxos, and this set of Byrd’s complete fantasias joins those of Giles Farnaby on 8570025 (‘warmly recommended’ by MusicWeb International) and Sweelinck on 8570894.

Naxos 8572433

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