Stile Antico: A Spanish Nativity

December 16, 2019, 9:00 am

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Focusing on works for Christmas and Epiphany, Stile Antico explores musical treasures of the Spanish Renaissance, drawing together an irresistible mix of sumptuous polyphony and infectiously joyful folk dances. The centerpiece of the album is the rich and luminous Missa Beata Dei genitrix Maria by Alonso Lobo. Interspersed between its movements are motets by Victoria, Guerrero, and Morales, an exuberant ensalada by Flecha, and classic villancicos – Spain’s answer to the traditional carol.