O That Most Rare Breast (Byrd, William)

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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
Composer Time Period Renaissance
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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