Richard Farrant Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
  • Died
    30th November 1580
  • Birthplace

Richard Farrant was an English composer. Like many composers of his day, the early years of Farrant's 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 Blackfriars 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.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Hide Not Thou Thy Face From Us, O Lord Anthem Choir and Instrument
Ah ah alas ye salt sea gods Canzona Voice(s) and Instruments
Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy's Sake Chorale Choir
Four-Note Pavan Pavane Open Instrumentation