composer: William Byrd

An English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard (the so-called Virginalist school), and consort music. He produced sacred music for use in Anglican services, but became a Roman Catholic in later life and wrote Catholic sacred music as well.
Music Types: Sacred Polyphony.
Composer: William Byrd.
Suggested Uses: Ordinaries (Kyrie, Gloria, etc.).

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