Join us at Lincoln Cathedral as we celebrate the life and musical works of William Byrd, Organist and Master of the Choristers at Lincoln Cathedral between 1563 and 1572. The festival includes five days of special music in the liturgy, musical events from Lincoln Cathedral Choir and other guests as well as an academic symposium. For full details visit the Cathedral website here.
This DVD-video has three sections:
Peter Phillips directs The Tallis Scholars in sacred music by William Byrd, Queen Elizabeth I’s favourite composer, filmed by candlelight in Tewkesbury Abbey. Playing Time 72:23.
Charles Hazlewood explores the life and music of William Byrd, Catholic Composer for a Protestant Queen, and the troubled times that produced some of the most intimate and passionate sacred music ever written. Includes excerpts from the filmed performances. Playing Time 69:16.
An audio-only bonus of performances of William Byrd’s Mass for five voices and Mass for three voices recorded in Merton College Chapel, Oxford Playing Time 51:41.