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The Leaves Be Greene

The Leaves Be Greene
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  • AvP Number : 34
  • Composer : William Byrd
  • Composer Dates : 1543-1623
  • Instrumentation : SAATB recorders
  • Format : score and parts
  • Difficulty : Moderately difficult
  • Pages (print) : 18
  • Pages (download) : 20

Arranged by Michael Murray. William Byrd’s variations on a popular melody of the time feature several cross-relations and a variety of rhythmic patterns while maintaining the tune as it travels up and down through the parts. The result is an artistic tour de force.