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Composer: Fayrfax, Robert (1464-1521)

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Year of birth1464
Year of death1521
NationalityUnknown
PeriodEarly
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The Day of Thy Power: The Tallis Scholars at Cadogan Hall

The Tallis Scholars  ©  Eric Richmond
The programme for this concert – entitled “The Day of Thy Power” – comprised Robert Fayrfax’s Missa Tecum principium, and Tallis’ Lamentations I and II. In both Fayrfax’s and Tallis’ time, there was great political, social and religious unrest and change; the arrival of the Tudors and the actions of each successive heir to the throne brought tumult to England and beyond.
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A lot of knight music: New Renaissance Voices at Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral,  ©  Rob Summers
Trendy titles and taglines are more or less a given at classical concerts nowadays, but that doesn’t prevent me feeling a twinge of resentment each time pieces are pigeon-holed into a concert ‘narrative’. Thus it was with a certain trepidation that I headed to Southwark Cathedral for ‘The Knight and the Lady’, a concert of sacred vocal music performed by the New Renaissance Voices.
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La música de la corte de Enrique VIII

El conjunto Alamire © Alamire
El grupo Alamire interpretó un programa renacentista difícil con gran oficio, delicadeza y soltura.
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