Fayrfax, Robert: Regali, Albanus and Sponsus amat sponsam
Edited by Roger Bray
First published in 2010
Dimensions (mm): 324 x 247 x 25
This volume brings to a conclusion a series devoted to Masses and associated pieces composed by Robert Fayrfax, also featured in EECM volumes 43 and 45. It includes Fayrfax’s well-known Masses Regali and Albanus, as well as a reconstruction of his fragmentary, possibly nuptial, Mass Sponsus amat sponsam. Although some of the manuscript sources were copied many years later, these works date collectively from the years immediately preceding and following the turn of the sixteenth century, and as the editor demonstrates in his introduction, they show the composer’s mastery of largescale proportional planning.