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The Woods So Wild

By William Byrd

Composed by William Byrd (1540-1623). Edited by Dausend. Sheet Music. Published by Zimmermann (PE.ZM30550).

Item Number: PE.ZM30550

William Byrd (1542-1623) is one of the most brilliant well-known composers of Elizabethan England. Many of his pieces are included in the famous Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. This collection which was extremely popular at the time was used and rearranged by lute players who intabulated Byrd's pieces. The dances presented here are based on these versions. The editor in his turn used the intabulation for lute and arranged it for the guitar. The collection bears the same title as the song contained therein, originating from Byrd's time, on which the cycle of variations is based. This delightful collection is also an introduction into the music of England in the 16th and 17th century.

Dances for Guitar.

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  • 2012-05-08 00:00:00.0 The Woods So Wild

    I loved this piece, William Byrd a great musician from the Elizabethan error is an incredible composer. This piece is intricately written transcribed from Byrd's original score written for harpsichord. This is an intricate guitar piece reflecting the brilliance of the composer and offers great challenge to the player...

    . I'm most impressed.

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