Byrd, William | Lessons for the virginals (c1612)

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Original edition restored & augmented by Atelier Philidor.

  • Eight lessons for the virginal excerpt from the book entitled: Parthenia or the Maydenhead of the first musicke that ever was printed for the virginalls. Composed by three famous masters: William Byrd, Dr John Bull & Orlando Gibbons. Ingraven by William Hole.
  • Instrumentation: virginals
  • Edition | Source: Facsimile (2022) | G. Lowe. Lothbury, London, ca. 1612
  • Pages | Format: 1 volume, 30 pages | 21 x 29.7 cm
  • Notation | Clefs: G2, F4, C4 [a version of these pieces with modern musical staves has been added by Atelier Philidor to facilitate the reading.]
  • Text in English


  • I. William Byrd | Preludium
  • II. William Byrd | Pavana. Sr William Petre
  • III. William Byrd | Galiardo Sr William Petre
  • IV. William Byrd | Preludium
  • V. William Byrd | Galiardo. Mris Marye Brownlo
  • VI. William Byrd | Pavana. The Earle of Salisbury
  • VII. William Byrd | Galiardo. The Earle of Salisbury
  • VIII. William Byrd | Galiardo secundo. Mris Marye Brownlo
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