Mass & Magnificat O bone Jesu Salve Regina

Robert Fayrfax
Vol 4  (Released: 31/8/98)
ASV Gaudeamus CDGAU184

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Mass & Magnificat O bone Jesu Salve Regina
(Robert Fayrfax)

The Missa O bone Jesu is the most meditative of Fayrfax’s masses. On this fourth volume of the series it is paired with a Magnificat setting of the same name. Fayrfax obviously used a model entitled O bone Jesu as the starting point for both of these compositions but unfortunately this antiphon no longer survives. Completing this disc are three more exquisite secular songs and an early setting of the Salve regina.

… one senses a real personality behind the notes, an almost symphonic sense of shape and pace that these performers, revelling in the glorious euphony, capture brilliantly. THE SUNDAY TIMES