The Gesualdo Six (ensemble): Morning Star (Hyperion)

A notable musical celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany [JQ]

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Byrd: Songs of sundrie natures (Inventa)

The first recording of all Songs of sundrie natures in exemplary performances show Byrd’s charm, humour and unwavering focus on the key messages [MG]

Byrd: Keyboard works (Resonus)

A worthy 400th anniversary tribute [SG]

Byrd, Tallis: … in chains of gold… (Delphian)

(Déjà Review) Music to make the hair stand on end regardless of one’s religious convictions [SA]

Byrd: On Byrd’s Wings (Audite)

An interesting and musically captivating contribution to the Byrd commemoration [JV]

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Byrd: Consort Songs (Harmonia Mundi)

A varied well-chosen programme, beautifully sung and played [RH]

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Byrd: Mass for Five Voices (Hyperion)

A refined, intimate, impeccably sung and recorded collection of Byrd at his most reserved and doleful [RMo]

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Byrd: Pavans & Galliards, Variations & Grounds (Avie)

A masterclass of historically informed performance on the piano with zip, colour and eloquence [MG]

Byrd: The Golden Renaissance (Decca)

A beautifully sung medley of Byrd’s music interspersing the Mass with “sacred songs” [RMo]

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Tom + Will: Weelkes & Byrd 400 years (Signum Classics)

Two great English renaissance composers are juxtaposed, with outstanding results [GH]

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Tudor Church Music (Tudor)

A reissue devoted to a director and choir less well remembered for their early music recordings [JW]