Fayrfax Carol, The


by Thomas Adès

SATB div chorus with optional organ
Mixed Voices
15th Century Anonymous

Commissioned by King's College, Cambridge for The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, through the generosity of Mr Vincent Waterhouse

First Performance
24.12.1997, King's College, Cambridge, UK: Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury

Score 0-571-51835-4 on sale

Programme Notes

The Fayrfax Carol was commissioned by the Chapel Choir of King’s College, Cambridge for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, 1997.  Subtle and lyrical yet with pointed, bitter-sweet harmonies, it also looks ahead to Christ’s Passion.  A challenging, yet immensely rewarding work for choirs with some experience of performing contemporary music.

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