Definition of Byrd, William in English:

Byrd, William

Line breaks: Wil|liam Byrd
Pronunciation: /bəːd
  • (1543–1623), English composer. He was joint organist of the Chapel Royal with Tallis and is famous for his Latin masses and his Anglican Great Service.

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