Composer: Richard Farrant

Like many composers of his day, the early years of Richard Farrant’s (c.1525- November 30, 1580) life are not well documented. The first acknowledgment of him is in a list of the Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1552. It is assumed from that list that his birth was around 1525. Although, that cannot be accurately determined. During his life he was able to establish himself as a successful composer, develop the English drama considerably, founded the first Blackfriar Theatre, and be the first to write verse-anthems. He married Anne Bower, daughter of Richard Bower who was Master of the Chapel Royal choristers at the time. With Anne he conceived ten children, one of whom was also named, Richard. As a member of the Gentleman of the Chapel… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Richard Farrant
Incipit: 11232 14223 45545
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain


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  • Easy Organ Library Volume 52
    Composer/Editor Edward Broughton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2012) pp. 62
  • The Organist Volume 115 Number 5 November December 2011: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Edward Broughton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2011) pp. 62
  • The Organist's Library Volume 50
    Composer/Editor Edward Broughton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2011) pp. 84
  • The Organist's Great Big Lent & Easter Book: A Feast of Music for the Greatest Season of the Year
    Composer/Editors Rosalie Bonighton; Richard Lloyd
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 230
  • Organ Miniatures: 200 Short Improvisations on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 7
  • Preludes on the Great Hymn Tunes of Lent, Holy Week and Easter
    Composer/Editor Adrian Vernon Fish
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 56
  • The King of Love: Nine Contemplative Pieces for Organ
    Composer/Editor Raymond H. Haan
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1983) pp. 21
  • Preludes for the Hymns in Worship Supplement Volume III: Trinity - General Nos. 745 - 766
    Composer/Editor George Theophilus Miles
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1973) pp. 32
  • Hymn Preludes for the Liturgical Year Volume XVII Christian Stewardship and Service: For Organ in 24 Volumes Opus 100
    Composer/Editor Flor Peeters
    Published By: C. F. Peters Corporation (1969) pp. 4
  • Twenty-four Interludes Based on Communion Hymn Tunes: For Manuals Only, with Optional Pedal
    Composer/Editor Henry Coleman
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1961) pp. 2

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 150 Last Verse Harmonies: For Use with the Hymn Books of the Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed and Other Free Churches
    Composer/Editor John Columba McCann
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 47
  • Varied Accompaniments to Thirty-four Well-known Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Eric Harding Thiman
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1937) pp. 3
  • Hymn Tunes with Varied Harmonies Book 7: For Pianoforte or Organ
    Composer/Editor Joseph E. Newell
    Published By: Edwin Ashdown, Limited (London) (1920) pp. 12


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