InEM, xxxiii/1 (Feb 2005), p.155, Dr David Skinner wondered about the reasoning informing some observations arising tangentially in the course of my review of Early English Church Music, xliii (Robert Fayrfax I: O bone Iesu, ed. Roger Bray), published in EM, xxxii/3 (Aug 2004), pp.471–3. These concerned the provenance of the Lambeth Choirbook; the identification of the category of liturgical use intended for the anonymous setting of Resurrexio Christi; and the origins of the composition by Robert Fayrfax of his Mass, Magnificat and antiphon O bone Iesu. Only brief comments are possible here; I hope to amplify my response to the first and third into journal articles in due course, fully annotated and referenced. In short, however: (1) there can be found no...

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