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My Ladye Nevells Booke is a collection of 42 keyboard pieces by the greatest English composer of his day, William Byrd. It includes dances, variations, contrapuntal fancies and battle-pieces, and was compiled seemingly from the composer' manuscripts for L
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Product Details

  • Performer: Elizabeth Farr
  • Composer: William Byrd
  • Audio CD (July 31, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B000REGIVE
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,528 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By James Mccarty on December 16, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have only a little to add to what has been said already, but just to clarify, the Ruckers designations are not first names, but rather the present locations of the instruments. For example, what we harpsichordists casually refer to as the "Colmar Ruckers" is the 1624 Ioannes Ruckers instrument now in the Musée d'Unterlinden in Colmar in Alsace (France). The "Ahaus Ruckers" is a 1640 instrument, also by Ioannes, located in Schloss Ahaus, Westphalia. I had the privilege of playing the Colmar Ruckers in September, and I can promise you that Keith Hill has captured the sound of this magnificent instrument quite nicely. The other instruments on this superb recording are equally fine. There are many excellent recordings of both of the original Ruckers available as well, if you want to compare the sound of Hill's copies to them. Elizabeth Farr is going from strength to strength in recording several wonderful performances of the harpsichord literature on Naxos, and this is the best of them. Highly recommended!
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This 3 CD set contains all of William Byrd's collection of harpsichord pieces called 'My Ladye Nevells Booke', which Byrd had had copied and bound and presented to 'Lady Nevell' whose precise identity was not known until recently. Research by John Harley speculates convincingly that 'Ladye Nevell' was Elizabeth Bacon, a wealthy woman who was the third wife of Sir Henry Nevell. There is further speculation that she was Byrd's pupil although there is no proof of this or any record of her musical abilities. Only six of the pieces contained herein were written especially for the 'Booke', the rest being copied from Byrd's prior works, and in this sense this collection is somewhat like Bach's Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook, containing mostly earlier pieces collected for the personal use of a specific person.

As far as I know the only previous recordings of this almost four hour collection of music are that contained in Davitt Moroney's groundbreaking traversal of all of Byrd'skeyboard music, and the one by Christopher Hogwood. The present set of performances by American harpsichordist Elizabeth Farr certainly can stand beside those pioneering efforts. Her performances are marked by a seriousness of purpose that matches the usually solemn music by Byrd. She is able, however, to lighten her approach in the battle pieces and the somewhat sprightlier galliards. Her efforts are aided immensely by the four instruments she uses, three of them made and one restored by eminent Michigan harpsichord builder Keith Hill. Indeed, the recordings were made in a hall near Hill's home in Manchester, Michigan. (Interestingly, the producer of this set is Wolfgang Rübsam, himself a distinguished organist.
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I have just received a copy of My Ladye Nevells Booke of Virginal Music and have managed to read through about half of its contents thus far. For anyone who can play these wonderful pieces I would encourage them to purchase this volume. Some of these pieces by the great William Byrd (who managed to keep his head in spite of his religion, which was at odds with that of Queen Elizabeth 1) can also be found in the Fitzwilliam Books which I also own. For anyone who loves the wonderful keyboard music of 16th century England, Ladye Nevells Booke is a must. Thank heavens Queen Elizabeth loved the music of William Byrd enough to allow him to practice his Catholic faith during her Protestant reign.
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If you like this recording, then check out Peter Watchorn's "Music of Tudor and Jacobean England" on the Musica Omnia label (which in full disclosure I co-founded with Peter). He performs on two instruments after Ruckers by Walter Burr, one of which I am fortunate to own.
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By Reader on October 25, 2007
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Fully deserving of the "Recording of the Month" status recently awarded by The Abso!ute Sound.
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