Saturday, August 6, 2022
at 11 AM

First Public Lecture:
"Remembering Tallis"

given by Dr. Kerry McCarthy

Aquinas Hall, Holy Rosary Church,
freewill offering

Saturday, August 13, 2022
at 11 AM

Second Public Lecture:
"The Text of the 1575 Cantiones Sacrae"

given by Dr. William Mahrt

Aquinas Hall, Holy Rosary Church,
freewill offfering

Saturday, August 20, 2022
at 11 AM

Third Public Lecture:
"Byrd & Shakespeare: Songs & Sonnets"

given by Dr. Ross Duffin

Aquinas Hall, Holy Rosary Church,
freewill offfering


Dr. William Mahrt will also give a pre-concert lecture at St. Philip Neri on Sunday, August 21 at 3:30 P.M. The Final Festival Concert will begin at 4:00 P.M.
Past Byrd Festival Lectures

“William Byrd’s Masses and Motets and the Transformation of Genre and Function,” William Mahrt, September 5, 1998.

“The Masses of William Byrd,” William Mahrt, August 28, 1999.

“Reform & Revolution in Tudor Church Music,” Kerry McCarthy, August 30, 1999.

“Things Old and New in the Cantiones Sacrae,” William Mahrt, September 4, 1999.

“A Composer for All Seasons: Byrd’s Gradualia, Four Hundred Years Later,” Kerry McCarthy, August 26, 2000.

“Byrd’s Development as a Composer of Cantiones,” William Mahrt, September 2, 2000.

“William Byrd the Organist: The Context of His Keyboard Music,” William Mahrt with Mark Williams, August 25, 2001.

“‘Blame Not the Printer’: William Byrd’s Publishing Drive, 1588–1591,” Philip Brett, September 1, 2001.

“‘Why Do I Use My Paper, Ink and Pen?’: Context & Meaning in William Byrd’s Consort Songs,” David Trendell, with Claire Wilkinson & Mark Williams, August 19, 2002.

“Byrd’s Attitude to Text,” William Mahrt, August 24, 2002.

“Byrd’s Musical Recusancy: A Discussion of the Cantiones Sacrae of 1589,” David Trendell, August 23, 2003.

“Grave and Merrie, Major and Minor: Expressive Paradoxes in Byrd’s Cantiones,” William Mahrt, August 30, 2003.

“Savonarola, Infelix ego, & Byrd,” David Trendell, August 21, 2004.

“William Byrd’s Art of Melody,” William Mahrt, August 28, 2004.

“Byrd: The Composer for the Anglican Church,” David Trendell, August 13, 2005.

“William Byrd: Catholic and Careerist,” Joseph Kerman, August 20, 2005.

“Rose Garlands and Gunpowder: Byrd’s Musical World in 1605,” Kerry McCarthy, August 27, 2005.

“The Economy of Byrd’s Gradualia: Process and Style,” William Mahrt, August 12, 2006.

“Byrd’s Masses in the Context of Sixteenth-Century Settings of the Mass Ordinary,” David Trendell, August 19, 2006.

“Byrd and Friends,” Kerry McCarthy, August 26, 2006.

"Byrd's Unpublished Motets," David Trendell, Saturday August, 11 2007.

"Byrd's Great Service: the Jewel in the Crown of Anglican Music," Richard Turbet, Saturday, August 18, 2007.

"Extremes Within the Gradualia: Easter Versus Saints Peter and Paul," William Mahrt, Saturday, August 25, 2007.

"Ye sacred muses: Music for Viols and Voices--an Illustrated Recital," by David Trendell, August 16, 2008

"Words and Music in Byrd's Gradualia," by William Mahrt, August 23, 2008

"At the Extremes of the Liturgical Year: Byrd's Epiphany and Ascension," by William Mahrt, August 22, 2009


Philip Brett (†), University of California, Los Angeles

Joseph Kerman, University of California, Berkeley

Kerry McCarthy, Stanford University & Duke University

William Mahrt, Stanford University

David Trendell, King’s College, University of London

Richard Turbet, University of Aberdeen