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William Byrd

b. Lincolnshire, 1539-43; d. Stondon Massey, July 1623

English composer.

Several of his works were arranged for solo lute by his contemporaries, and many intabulations exist of lower parts of madrigals, motets, etc. [to be played along with voice[s] or instrument[s]; to be found in English manuscripts.

A modern edition of the solo lute arrangements has been made by Nigel North:

Lute Music by William Byrd. ed. N. North (London: Oxford University Press 1973).