Trying to get property of non-object [ On /var/www/virtual/jpop.com/public_html/generatrix/model/youtubeModel.php Line 63 ]
Richard Farrant - JPop.com
Artist info
Richard Farrant

Richard Farrant

Richard Farrant


Richard Farrant (c. 1530 - 30 November 1580) was a composer of English church music, also a choirmaster, playwright and theatrical producer noted for creating the Blackfriars Theatre that hosted children's companies. Very little is known about him. He became a gentleman of the Chapel Royal in the reign of Edward VI, but resigned his post in 1564 on being appointed master of the children of St. George's Chapel, Windsor. In this capacity he presented a play before the Queen at Shrovetide 1567 Read more on Last.fm
Richard Farrant (c. 1530 - 30 November 1580) was a composer of English church music, also a choirmaster, playwright and theatrical producer noted for creating the Blackfriars Theatre that hosted children's companies. Very little is known about him. He became a gentleman of the Chapel Royal in the reign of Edward VI, but resigned his post in 1564 on being appointed master of the children of St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

In this capacity he presented a play before the Queen at Shrovetide 1567, and again at Christmas of the same year, receiving on each occasion the sum of £6: 13: 4d. His plays, on classical themes, are all lost. In November 1569 he became Master of the Chapel Royal, holding this post concurrently with that at Windsor. Few of Farrant's compositions survive. The best known are a service and the anthems Call to remembrance and Hide not thou thy face.

The anthem Lord, for thy tender mercies sake, often attributed to him, does not appear in any source under his name before the late 18th century and is now thought to be by the elder John Hilton. Other compositions attributed simply to "Farrant" in early sources may be by him or by one of two or more John Farrants, active in Salisbury in the late 16th and early 17th century. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

Top Albums

show me more

showing 4 out of 20 albums
Shoutbox
No Comment for this Artist found
Leave a comment


Comments From Around The Web
No blog found
Flickr Images
No images
Related videos
No video found
Tweets
No blogs found