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Christmas Music with Anonymous 4 and Stile Antico

Medieval and early Anglo-American songs with Anonymous 4 (Harmonia Mundi) and the Tudor Renaissance with Stile Antico (Harmonia Mundi).

Stile Antico

Photo: Courtesy of the Ensemble

Members of the young British ensemble Stile Antico.

Anonymous 4 and the Cherry Tree

The renowned vocal quartet Anonymous 4 has released yet another terrific recording; this time centered on early Christmas music and entitled The Cherry Tree. Containing 15th-century English carols and early Anglo-American songs, the program is beautifully delivered in the touching, meditative, and poetic way we’ve come to expect from the ensemble.

Anonymous: The Cherry Tree Carol
Anonymous 4 — The Cherry Tree: Songs, Carols, and Ballads for Christmas (Harmonia Mundi , 2010)
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Stile Antico and a Tudor Christmas

Stile Antico’s recording of Tudor music for Advent and Christmas continues their world-class series of releases devoted to the English Renaissance. The program is focused on Thomas TallisMissa Puer natus est, or “Christmas Mass,” and is complemented with works by John Taverner, William Byrd, and others. The ensemble’s performance is nothing short of glorious.

Thomas Tallis: “Gloria” - Missa Puer Natus Est
Stile Antico — Puer natus est: Tudor Music for Advent and Christmas (Harmonia Mundi , 2010)
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Anonymous: The Cherry Tree Carol
Anonymous 4 — The Cherry Tree: Songs, Carols, and Ballads for Christmas (Harmonia Mundi , 2010)
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William Knapp: “A Virgin unspotted”
Anonymous 4 — The Cherry Tree: Songs, Carols, and Ballads for Christmas (Harmonia Mundi , 2010)
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Thomas Tallis: “Gloria” - Missa Puer Natus Est
Stile Antico — Puer natus est: Tudor Music for Advent and Christmas (Harmonia Mundi , 2010)
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William Byrd: “Tollite Portas”
Stile Antico — Puer natus est: Tudor Music for Advent and Christmas (Harmonia Mundi , 2010)
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Bernard Gordillo

Bernard Gordillo was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and raised in New Orleans. He holds degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Bernard also writes and hosts the Harmonia Early Music Podcast.

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