Music of the English Renaissance arranged by Mark Williams. Concert Band. Concert Band. Young Symphonic. Renaissance. Grade 2. Conductor Score & Parts. 138 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.20689).
This tasteful arrangement of two classics from the English Renaissance will serve as a great "stepping-off" point for studying music from different historical periods. The Earl of Salisbury Pavane by William Byrd (1543-1623) is a beautiful study in sonority and counterpoint. Now is the Month of Maying by Thomas Morley (1557-1602) is a madrigal written for six voices. A great addition to the young band repertoire.