Farrant, Richard


b c1525–1530, d Windsor or Greenwich 1580. A Gentleman of the Chapel Royal who became Master of the Choristers and one of the organists of St George’s Chapel Windsor from 1564 to 1569. He thus took part in the Funeral of Edward VI, the Coronation and Funeral of Queen Mary, and the Coronation of Elizabeth I. For Elizabeth and her court he presented two plays among other royal entertainments spanning many years, mostly on classical themes. He composed much church music and although he is not mentioned in Julian, the hymn tune bearing his name is still found in several books. No.610.

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