Byrd – Galliard, Mistris Marye Brownlo



Presenting William Byrd, the foremost, and most influential compose of the Renaissance period.

This charming Galliard is ideal for players of moderate abilities upwards, but the 1st part is very slightly harder than the others.

There are no melodies as such, but clever dialog between parts with lots of rhythmic momentum and syncopation.

It has been scored so that Parts 1, 2, and 3 can be played by both violin or viola. And Part 4 can be both viola or cello. This allows you to adapt for several combinations of instruments and abilities, and is perfect for solo strings or large ensemble.

There are 2 sound files, allowing you to hear it as a large ensemble or a quartet. 3 mins. M

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