(ca. 15401623). 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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