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Transcript of William Byrd
What inspired his music and how did he contribute to the renaissance?
He was the youngest son of 7 children.
Sisters: Alice, Barbara, Mary, and Martha
Brothers: Symond and John
Born in 1540
He was a famous composer in the renaissance
Died at: 4 July 1623
How he was inspired
How did he contribute
to the Renaissance?
He wrote around 400 songs in the Renaissance:
Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur (1575) with Tallis
Cantiones sacrae (1589 and 1591)
My Ladye Nevells Booke
Fantasia a6 (No 2)
He also contributed in the making of the English anthem.
Chorister at St. Paul’s cathedral in London.
Studied with Thomas Tallis in Chapel Royal
He was also inspired by the Spanish culture when he went to study there