Barley-break (violin duo)
Barley-Break, from My Ladye Nevell’s Virginal Booke (c. 1591)
Composer: William Byrd, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violins
Printout: 2 pages
Note: Byrd’s setting uses the harmonic cross-relations characteristic of the English Renaissance to accompany a spirited folk tune with metric variations.