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Wolsey's Wilde

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William Byrd

William Byrd (arr. Anne McGinty)

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 1:40
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Keyboard
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $35.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Cornet/Trumpet I-II
Horn in F (Tenor Saxophone) (optional)
Low Brass and Woodwinds
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-tom


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Who else but Anne McGinty could arrange this charming tune by William Byrd for beginning band? This tune has all of the grace, style and spirit of the Renaissance era.

- Program Note adapted from publisher

The Wolsey's Wilde melody is also the fifth movement of Gordon Jacob's William Byrd Suite. It was found in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, which is a collection of English keyboard music written in the Elizabethan period (approx.1562-1612).

- Program Note from Elmhurst College Faculty Recital concert program, 10 September 2017


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Georgia: II
  • Louisiana: I
  • Texas: I. Complete


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