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.
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 Tallis’ Missa 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.