List of plates; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Some thoughts about cantus firmus composition; and a plea for Byrd's Christus resurgens Peter Le Huray; 2. The English background to Byrd's motets: textual and stylistic models for Infelix ego Owen Rees; 3. Byrd's manuscript motets: a new perspective John Morehen; 4. Birdus tantum natus decorare magistrum David Wulstan; 5. 'Throughout all generations': intimations of influence in the Short Service styles of Tallis, Byrd and Morley Craig Monson; 6. 'Write all these down': notes on a Byrd song Joseph Kerman; 7. Byrd and Jacobean consort music: a look at Richard Mico John Bennett; 8. Byrd and Tomkins: the instrumental music John Irving; 9. Baldwin and the Nevell hand Hilary Gaskin; 10. My Ladye Nevells Booke and the art of gracing Desmond Hunter; 11. Some anonymous keyboard pieces considered in relation to Byrd Oliver Neighbour; 12. A Byrd discography Michael Greenhalgh; Index of Byrd's works cited; Index of names.
This book is a collection of twelve essays by British and American writers on William Byrd.