Barley-break (violin cello duo)
Title: Barley-break, from My Ladye Nevell’s Virginal Booke (c. 1591)
Composer: William Byrd, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Cello
Printout: 2 pages
Note: This delightful, rollicking piece has may of the unusual harmonic cross-relations that are ubiquitous to the music of Renaissance England. Byrd was one of the most prominent English composers of his Rea.