The Fayrfax Carol by Thomas Adès. Choir Secular. For with Piano (SATB choir). Choral Octavo; Masterworks. Faber Edition: Faber New Choral Works. 20th Century; Christmas; Masterwork; Winter. Published by Faber Music (AP.12-0571518354).
ISBN 0571518354. 20th Century; Christmas; Masterwork; Winter.
The Fayrfax Carol was commissioned by the Choir of Kings College, Cambridge (UK) for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, 1997. Subtle and lyrical yet with pointed, bitter-sweet harmonies, it looks ahead to Christ’s Passion. A challenging, yet immensely rewarding work.