My Ladye Nevells Booke by William Byrd

The volume contains 42 works by William Byrd selected to reflect Byrd's own preferences and demonstrate how his music had matured over time.


Details

Medium:
Manuscript volume
Dimensions:
20.8 x 29.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£24,000 ( Total: £404,069; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
1st Marquess of Abergavenny Will Trust

It contains some of Byrd's best-known keyboard music including Carman's Whistle and Sellinger's Round. The volume was completed by John Baldwin, the most famous music scribe of the time, but also shows corrections thought to be by Byrd himself.

Artists include

Provenance

?Elizabeth, wife of Sir Henry Nevell of Billingbere; ?Elizabeth I; Sir Henry North of Mildenhall (before 1603); by descent; Mr Haughton, attorney of Clifford's Inn; Mary Nevill, Lady Abergavenny; Charles Burney (before 1789); Thomas Jones, 1814; Robe

Venue details

British Library 96 Euston Road, LONDON London NW1 2DB 020 7412 7332 www.bl.uk

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