From Byrd to Bing and Bridge

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During the eighteenth century, when Byrd's reputation was at its nadir, William Hayes seemed to plagiarize the music of Byrd's "Emendemus in melius" for his anthem "Lord, how long". However, this apparent plagiarism might have been merely a misattribution to his father by his son Philip. The resulting contrafactum was recognised as a work by Byrd over a century later by Frederick Bridge. Also it emerges that the important Bing-Gosling Partbooks were owned by Philip Hayes from 1777 to 1797.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalBrio: Journal of the United Kingdom Branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013


  • Willian Byrd
  • William Hayes
  • Philip Hayes
  • Stephen Bing
  • Frederick Bridge
  • Emendemus in melius


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