byrd

Virginal, electronics [50′].

byrd [excerpt]

byrd was written as part of a dance performance of the same name by LeineRoebana.

The inspiration behind it is the keyboard music of William Byrd. The basic material of the piece being the “1st Pavan and Galliard” from the collection “My Lady Nevell's Booke”.

  • 1 Pavan for Obsolescent Keyboards
  • 2 The Wired Horses
  • 3 Galliard
  • 4 Claire's Obscure Fantasy
  • 5 A Shortwave Coronation Anthem
  • 6 Epitaph for Dead Media

performance history

  • February 1999; Premiered by Zohar Shefi (virginal) in Den Haag, followed by further performances around Holland.