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Puer natus est

BBC Music Magazine gives five stars to Puer natus est

Terry Blain, BBC Music Magazine (December 2010)

Tallis’s incomplete Mass Puer natus est is the key item on this CD, a work of intricate grandeur weaving seven voice-parts in music of mesmerising beauty and wonder. Here’s an exceptional performance by the young award-winning British ensemble Stile antico, who work without a conductor and seem all the more sensitised and focused for it. Robert White’s glowingly affirmative Magnificat is the single longest piece here, and again highlights the choir’s outstanding technical aptitude and warmly expressive instincts.