Countertenor Daniel Taylor is a world-class vocalist who’s worked with many early music ensembles. His 2006 ATMA label recording with the Theatre of Early Music explores German 17th- and 18th-century repertoire through the vocal music of Buxtehude, Schütz, J.S. Bach, and E.T.A. Hoffmann.
Entitled “Lamento,” the recording is an ideal showcase for Taylor’s beautiful and expressive voice. His performance of Buxtehude’s Jubilate Domino is especially memorable.
Like Taylor, Matthew White’s 2003 Analekta label recording, “Elegeia,” is also a vehicle for displaying his special countertenor voice. However, the program is more varied and includes 17th-century English music alongside later German composers. White is joined by Les Voix Baroque in a terrific survey of spirited and pensive works.