O That Most Rare Breast (Byrd, William)

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PMLP450983-06-oh that most rare breast---0-score.pdf
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Allen Garvin

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Dallas: Hawthorne Early Music, 2013.

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General Information

Work Title O That Most Rare Breast
Alternative Title
Composer Byrd, William
Key G minor
Movements/Sections 2
Year/Date of Composition 1586 or later
First Publication 1588 in Psalmes, Sonets and Songs
Librettist Possibly Sir Edward Dyer
Language English
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation voice, consort instruments (or 5 voices)


Misc. Comments

  • The text is a funeral poem honoring the death of Sir Philip Sidney. It was the final piece (all 5 parts texted) in Byrd's 1588 Psalmes, Sonets and Songs.
  • According to Grove Music, this was "known in earlier consort song version".
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