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William Byrd : Pavan, The Earle of Salisbury

A Pavan is one of the many types of popular dances from the Renaissance Period composed by William Byrd and other composers of the time. It was common practice for a Pavan (usually 4 beats in a bar) to be followed by a Galliard, which is another type of dance with a contrasting 3 beats in a bar. However "The Earle of Salisbury" Pavan has two Galliards. This is a video of the Pavan being played, though it has been pointed out that a Pavan should be slower than this - scroll down to see the sheet music.

Byrd's Pavan, The Earle of Salisbury for keyboard/piano - Video

Here is a video of Byrd's Pavan, The Earle of Salisbury for keyboard/piano:

Byrd's Pavan, The Earle of Salisbury for keyboard/piano - MP3 file

The audio controls below allow you to play the music or download Byrd's Pavan, The Earle of Salisbury for keyboard/piano as an MP3 file.

Byrd's Pavan, The Earle of Salisbury for keyboard/piano - Sheet Music

The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Byrd's Pavan, The Earle of Salisbury for keyboard/piano in PDF format.

Byrd's Pavan, The Earle of Salisbury for keyboard/piano - sheet music 1st page
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