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Original Ruckers virginal-spinet 1604: “My Ladye Nevells Grownde” by William Byrd.

 

William Byrd’s “My Ladye Nevells Grownde” from My Ladye Nevells Booke of virginal music, “finished & ended the leventh of September in the yeare of our lorde god 1591…” More information about the piece and the whole manuscript, together with a full scan from the British Library, available online: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/virtua….

The instrument is an original Ruckers virginal-spinet, now in the possession of Piccola Academia di Montisi (http://www.piccolaaccademia.org/).

Performed by Aleksander Mocek, 2013.

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