1540 ca1560s-1570s1623, Jul 4
an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard (the so-called Virginalist school), and consort music. He produced sacred music for use in Anglican services, although he himself became a Roman Catholic in later life and wrote Catholic sacred music as well.
 Timeline (2)
02/27/1563-William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral 
01/22/1575-English queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis and William Byrd music press monopoly 
William Byrd1540 ca1560
1623, Jul 41623, Jul 4

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