The Fayrfax quincentenary
2021 will be 500 years since the death of Robert Fayrfax: arguably the most important composer of the Tudor era.
Ensemble Pro Victoria will celebrate the composer's output with selected recording of his works on Delphian Records (released October 2021), including his secular courtly songs, the Magnificat Regale, and the first recording of sponsus amat sponsam, in an updated reconstruction produced for this CD.
EPV will also be producing a film-recital in partnership with Tudor Partbooks and Newcastle University called 'Afterlives of Tudor Masterpieces', and will sing his body of work at the London International Early Music Festival (October), and at our November CD launch concert, in London.
As part of an ongoing research project, co-founder Humphrey Thompson has made freely available all of his Mercer's Company-funded editions of Robert Fayrfax, found here: Robert Fayrfax scores.
'Afterlives of Tudor Masterpieces' - Newcastle University and Tudor Partbooks
Available online as a film-recital
Fayrfax 500 CD ~ sacred and secular works
Recorded with Delphian Records at Bracepeth, March 2021.
'The Fayrfax Quincentenary' ~ London CD launch concert
London International Early Music Festival