Ian Bostridge etc; Le Concert d’Astrée/Emmanuelle Haïm
Virgin 948 2532
Characterful instrumental playing, with Bostridge as close as anyone to the ‘speaking in song’ of the time.
Taverner Consort & Players/Andrew Parrott
Virgin 561 6622
A classic recording, with full liturgical reconstruction and phenomenally good choral and consort tuning.
Fourth Book of Madrigals
Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini
A virtuosic account of this great a capella book.
Flaming Heart – secular choral works
I Fagiolini/Robert Hollingworth
An excellent introduction, with madrigals drawn from several books.