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Sukanta Chaudhuri

. (#189, #190) Byrd, William (?1539–1623), a leading composer of Renaissance England. Of a London family migrated from Essex. Perhaps, like his elder brothers, a member of the Chapel Royal choir as a boy. Appointed organist and choirmaster at Lincoln Cathedral in 1563 but fell foul of the authorities, perhaps for his lack of reformist austerity. Moved to the Chapel Royal in 1572, where he had Thomas Tallis as a colleague. For a time, the two held a virtual monopoly of music publishing in England. In 1577, moved to Harlington, Middlesex, where he was known for his

in A Companion to Pastoral Poetry of the English Renaissance