Maria Sibylla Merian (German artist, 1647-1717)  Like his father, Colonel William Byrd, William Byrd II (1674-1744) was a wealthy Virginia planter on his inherited plantation Westover, on the James River in Charles City County, Virginia. He served as a member, & later president, of the Governor's Council, as did his father. His library was one of the finest of his time in the British American colonies. He recorded his observations on natural history as well as life in colonial Virginia…

Maria Sibylla Merian (German artist, 1647-1717) Like his father, Colonel William Byrd, William Byrd II (1674-1744) was a wealthy Virginia planter on his inherited plantation Westover, on the James River in Charles City County, Virginia. He served as a member, & later president, of the Governor's Council, as did his father. His library was one of the finest of his time in the British American colonies. He recorded his observations on natural history as well as life in colonial Virginia…

William Byrd (/bɜrd/; birth date variously given as c.1540 or 1543 – 4 July 1623, by the Julian calendar, 14 July 1623, by the Gregorian calendar) was an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard (the so-called Virginalist school) and consort music.

William Byrd (/bɜrd/; birth date variously given as c.1540 or 1543 – 4 July 1623, by the Julian calendar, 14 July 1623, by the Gregorian calendar) was an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard (the so-called Virginalist school) and consort music.

MOTET▶ William Byrd - Ave verum corpus - The Sixteen - YouTube

MOTET▶ William Byrd - Ave verum corpus - The Sixteen - YouTube

William Byrd - Ave verum corpus - The Sixteen

William Byrd - Ave verum corpus - The Sixteen

Westover Plantation on the James River in Charles City Co., Virginia is an 18th century mansion built in the Georgian style. It was considered the seat of the William Byrd family in Virginia. William Byrd II, the founder of Richmond, was thought to have built the mansion c. 1730.  However, recent dendrochronologic testing on boards & planks in the house showed that they dated to the 1750s. The house was thus probably built & first occupied by William Byrd III, not his father. Photo: Rod…

Westover Plantation on the James River in Charles City Co., Virginia is an 18th century mansion built in the Georgian style. It was considered the seat of the William Byrd family in Virginia. William Byrd II, the founder of Richmond, was thought to have built the mansion c. 1730. However, recent dendrochronologic testing on boards & planks in the house showed that they dated to the 1750s. The house was thus probably built & first occupied by William Byrd III, not his father. Photo: Rod…

I'm starting to think that when William Byrd II founded Richmond he scattered handfuls of seeds from Westover Plantation that grew like…

I'm starting to think that when William Byrd II founded Richmond he scattered handfuls of seeds from Westover Plantation that grew like…

William Byrd (1543 - 1623) Byrd was the leading English composer of his generation, and together with his continental colleagues Giovanni Palestrina (c.1525-1594) and Orlando de Lassus (1532-1594), one of the acknowledged great masters of the late Renaissance.

William Byrd (1543 - 1623) Byrd was the leading English composer of his generation, and together with his continental colleagues Giovanni Palestrina (c.1525-1594) and Orlando de Lassus (1532-1594), one of the acknowledged great masters of the late Renaissance.

William Byrd (1540 or late 1539 –1623) was one of the most celebrated English composers in the Renaissance.     He lived until well into the seventeenth century without writing music in the new Baroque fashion, but his superbly constructed keyboard works marked the beginning of the Baroque organ and harpsichord style. Byrd’s life is interesting because of his Roman Catholic sympathies combined with his work in the court of the Anglican Queen Elizabeth I.

William Byrd (1540 or late 1539 –1623) was one of the most celebrated English composers in the Renaissance. He lived until well into the seventeenth century without writing music in the new Baroque fashion, but his superbly constructed keyboard works marked the beginning of the Baroque organ and harpsichord style. Byrd’s life is interesting because of his Roman Catholic sympathies combined with his work in the court of the Anglican Queen Elizabeth I.

Fragment from a page of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book with works by John Bull and William Byrd - click to see whole image

Fragment from a page of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book with works by John Bull and William Byrd - click to see whole image

William Byrd (1543 - 1623)  Byrd was the leading English composer of his generation, and together with his continental colleagues Giovanni Palestrina (c.1525-1594) and Orlando de Lassus (1532-1594), one of the acknowledged great masters of the late Renaissance.

William Byrd (1543 - 1623) Byrd was the leading English composer of his generation, and together with his continental colleagues Giovanni Palestrina (c.1525-1594) and Orlando de Lassus (1532-1594), one of the acknowledged great masters of the late Renaissance.

English composer William Byrd

English composer William Byrd

William Byrd was a gifted music composer of the Renaissance period. Read on to know more about his childhood, life and timeline in this biography.

William Byrd was a gifted music composer of the Renaissance period. Read on to know more about his childhood, life and timeline in this biography.

William Byrd II+ Click on image to enlarge. William Byrd II William Byrd II Resulting from his appointment in 1728 as senior member of the commission to determine the boundary between North Carolina and Virginia, native Virginian William Byrd II of Westover (1674–1744), wrote two lively accounts of his experiences. click picture for link to story

William Byrd II+ Click on image to enlarge. William Byrd II William Byrd II Resulting from his appointment in 1728 as senior member of the commission to determine the boundary between North Carolina and Virginia, native Virginian William Byrd II of Westover (1674–1744), wrote two lively accounts of his experiences. click picture for link to story

Les créations animées de Waneella, pixel artiste | Webdesigner Trends

Les créations animées de Waneella, pixel artiste

Les créations animées de Waneella, pixel artiste | Webdesigner Trends

William Byrd (1540/1543?-1623), Mass for Five Voices (complete). The Tallis Scholars - YouTube

William Byrd (1540/1543?-1623), Mass for Five Voices (complete). The Tallis Scholars - YouTube

Virginian William Byrd II (1674-1744) painted by Hans Hysing 1724 -   Colonel William Byrd II (1674–1744), a Virginia planter & slave owner, kept a journal of his life, when he returned to take possession of the family estate Westover, after his father's death in 1704.

Virginian William Byrd II (1674-1744) painted by Hans Hysing 1724 - Colonel William Byrd II (1674–1744), a Virginia planter & slave owner, kept a journal of his life, when he returned to take possession of the family estate Westover, after his father's death in 1704.

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