The Byrd Edition 13
for: Mixed choir a cappella
|Scope||312 pages; 17.7 × 25.4 cm|
|Year of origin||1589|
|Publisher/Producer||Stainer & Bell|
Published in 1589, following the successful issue of Psalmes, Sonets and Songs the previous year, Songs of Sundrie Natures is a more diverse collection than its predecessor. Though the contents include one consort song in its original form, they contain a relative dearth of adaptations of this genre for unaccompanied voices. In contrast, there is arguably a higher percentage of recently composed works and ‘sundrie’ material, including two carols, the very fine verse anthem Christ rising again, and two chanson-like pieces, Susanna fair and The Nightingale, probably written in ‘friendly aemulation’ with Ferrabosco.