Stile Antico's latest album - their third in a series of three explorations of Christmas from different countries - takes us to the golden age of the Spanish Renaissance, from the polyphony of Victoria to dance-like carols in the Spanish language.
For the latest Gramophone podcast, soprano Helen Ashby and bass Will Dawes join Editor Martin Cullingford to talk us through this richly fascinating festive feast of choral music. A Spanish Nativity is available now from Harmonia Mundi.
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