Browning (Byrd, William)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Soprano, Bass and Organ or Harpsichord (Mondry)

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General Information

Work Title Browning
Alternative. Title Browninge / The Leaves Be Green
Composer Byrd, William
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWB 206
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 5 viols (SAATB)
Related Works Deuteromelia (Ravenscroft, Thomas), Browning Madam (round)

Misc. Comments

  • This appears to be a set of variations on one of Byrd's own madrigals, Browning (alt. spelling Browninge, also known under its text incipit "The Leaves be Green"); see RISM for their entry for the collection, which is dated "after 1624".
  • A seemingly earlier use of the tune is one of the 3-voice rounds (see RISM) in Thomas Ravenscroft's 1609 Deuteromelia. So Byrd's madrigal seems to have been on a pre-existing tune. However, given Byrd's dates, it is also possible that Ravenscroft used a tune of Byrd's.
  • Yet another RISM entry is for an Anonymous setting, though since it is for 3 voices, it is likely to be Ravenscroft's setting.