If Women Could be Fair (Byrd, William)

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For Soprano and 2 Lutes (Höger)

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Hoeger (2013/4/24)

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Publisher Info. Anton Höger
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Misc. Notes Because most of my Intabulations are never heard before, I decided to make a simple computer synthesized audio file for hearing control. (In this Synthesized performance, I replaced the voice samples with woodwinds)
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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Agarvin (2013/4/22)

Editor Allen Garvin
Publisher. Info. Dallas: Hawthorne Early Music, 2013.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Soprano and 2 Lutes (Höger)

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Anton Höger (2013/4/23)

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Anton Höger (2013/4/23)

Arranger Anton Höger
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Misc. Notes Intabulation in French lute-tablature (g-Lutes). If performed I would look forward about a small reference to my efforts.
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PMLP451966-Byrd, William - If Women Could be Fair (Fin-Tab).pdf
For Soprano and 2 Guitars (Höger)

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Hoeger (2016/6/2)

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Misc. Notes If performed I would look forward about a small reference to my efforts.
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General Information

Work Title If women could be fair
Alternative. Title
Composer Byrd, William
Key C Mixolydian mode
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Publication. 1588 in Psalmes, Sonets and Songs
Librettist Edward, Earl of Oxford
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 5 voices


Misc. Comments

  • According to Grove Music, the preface to the Psalmes, Sonets and Songs collection includes "a clear explanation that most of the songs had originally been for one voice and instrumental consort but had been adapted to words in all the five parts." However, this particular song does not have the symbol next to it in the work list that would indicate it was "known in earlier consort song version", so it presumably was only known in the 5-voice version.