10 Jan 2016

A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas

Stile Antico

harmonia mundi HMU 807575

This new disc of Renaissance Christmas Music from vocal ensemble Stile Antico offers a cleverly balanced selection of festive Lutheran and Roman Catholic works. Running through their programme is the sumptuous Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis by Jacobus Clemens [non Papa], and at its centre sits Hieronymus Praetorius’ astounding double-choir Magnificat with interleaved carols. 

To read the full text of this review please visit www.gramophone.co.uk (December issue 2015) 

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