Puer Natus Est / Stile Antico
Label: harmonia mundi
Format: SACD HYBRID
Thomas Tallis: Mass Puer Natus Est
Stile Antico's newest programme centres on Thomas Tallis's magnificent seven-part ‘Christmas' Mass, based on the festive plainchant Puer natus est (‘A boy is born'). The mass is interspersed with seasonal Tudor music, including William Byrd's exquisite Propers for the fourth Sunday of Advent, responsories by Taverner and Sheppard, Robert White's exuberant setting of the Magnificat, and Tallis's own sublime Videte miraculum.