The Fayrfax Quincentenary


The Fayrfax Quincentenary/Tudor Afterlives podcast

Watch our Early Music @ Newcastle podcast, featuring discussion by Humphrey Thompson, Magnus Williamson and Toby Ward about the music of the Tudor era, Robert Fayrfax's work, and rehearsal footage from 'Tudor Afterlives' with lutenist Toby Carr.


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 a series of concerts, videos, podcasts and a recording of selected sacred and secular works, including the first recording of music from Henry VIII's nuptial mass, Sponsus amat sponsam and all of Fayrfax's extant courtly songs on Delphian Records (released October 2021).

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.

Fayrfax Quincentenary events




The Fayrfax Quincentenary launch concert

This concert is available to watch on request: please contact us for details



Afterlives of Tudor Masterpieces - Newcastle University and Tudor Partbooks 

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Fayrfax Quincentenary CD ~ sacred and secular works - international release.

Recorded with Delphian Records at Bracepeth, March 2021.

'The Fayrfax Quincentenary ~ launch concert, New College, Oxford, October 23rd

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