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Byington, Theodore L.

(March 15,1831–June 18, 1888). B. Johnsonsburg, New Jersey; educ. Princeton Coll. and Union Theol. Sem. ABCFM miss. to Turkey 1858; stationed at Eskizaghra; returned to US because of ill health 1867; to Constantinople 1874. Wrote Evidences of Christianity; ed. Zornitsa.

Byrd, William

(ca. 1540–1623). Eng. organist and typical composer of Madrigalion* Era. RC persecuted for his religious convictions; great polyphonist; music characterized by wide variety of expression, by grace, massiveness, and shifting tone colors. He and Orlando Gibbons* were musical giants of Eng.

E. H. Fellowes, William Byrd (New York, 1923); E. Walker, A History of Music in England (London, 1924).


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