A compendious new introduction to Byrd's life and music, incorporating the newest research. (Christopher Howse, The Daily Telegraph)
Excellent new study. (Peter Phillips, The Times Literary Supplement)
We know a gratifying amount about William Byrd [...] and Kerry McCarthy splendidly and concisely present it all in this intelligent and affectionate biography. (Diarmaid MacCulloch, London Review of Books)
This volume is an excellent addition to any music reference section ... Recommended. (B.L. Eden, CHOICE)
Kerry McCarthy has taught at Duke University since 2003. Her research explores the music of the English Renaissance and its cultural contexts. Her first book, Liturgy and Contemplation in Byrd's Gradualia, was published by Routledge in 2007.