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Christmas at the Court of Henry VIII

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The Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch

552 West End Avenue

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Missa Tecum Principium – Robert Fayrfax

Pre-Concert Lecture 7:00 pm

Christmas courts were among the most splendid seasonal celebrations, and one of the few times a year that Henry VIII would have had a hand in the liturgical and musical planning of the many masses and offices. In the early years of his reign, the compositions of court composer and royal favorite Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521) would have figured prominently in these events. Fayrfax’s music is intensely spiritual, and the perfect musical complement to the glorious architecture of the chapels, churches, and cathedrals for which it was composed. Join us for a performance of Fayrfax’s splendid five-voice festal mass, the antiphon Eterne laudis lilium, composed for Henry’s mother Elizabeth of York, and hauntingly beautiful liturgical chant from the Sarum Graduale.

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