Anonymous 4 explores medieval English carol and early American Christmas song, Stile Antico serves up Tudor music, and Monserrat Figueras with Hesperion XXI.
Music of Henry Purcell and the French Baroque on the ATMA Classique label.
J.S. Bach's "Magnificat" (Channel Classics) and Purcell's "Dido & Aeneas" (Ambronay).
Songs by John Blow and Henry Purcell (Mirare) and music of 17th-century Italian women composers (Ambronay).
Some of the best early music heard in the past year.