Some favourite polyphony

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Josquin - Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae / Motets
1.  Josquin - Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae / Motets by Paul Hillier
The list author says:
  "Stunning performances of magnificent music by the greatest of the Renaissance masters.  And a bargain double-CD, to boot."
£8.11   Used & New from: £4.40
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Tallis Scholars Sing Josquin
2.  Tallis Scholars Sing Josquin by Tallis Scholars
The list author says:
  "Four of Josquin's loveliest mass settings and some magnificent motets, perfectly performed."
£14.76   Used & New from: £9.27
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Tallis: Spem in alium · Latin Church Music /Taverner Consort & Choir · Parrott
3.  Tallis: Spem in alium · Latin Church Music /Taverner Consort & Choir · Parrott by Taverner Choir
The list author says:
  "Wonderful, bargain collection of great recordings of one of Englands greatest composers.  A gem"
£9.07   Used & New from: £5.41
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Tallis Scholars sing Thomas Tallis / Spem In Alium
4.  The Tallis Scholars sing Thomas Tallis / Spem In Alium by Tallis Scholars
The list author says:
  "Another simply brilliant set from the Tallis Scholars."
£13.41   Used & New from: £10.14
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Robert Fayrfax: The Five Masses
5.  Robert Fayrfax: The Five Masses by The Cardinall's Musick
The list author says:
  "Fabulous, fabulous music from early Tudor England.  3 CDs sung to perfection by the wonderful Cardinall's Musick"
£15.61   Used & New from: £11.30
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Clemens: Requiem/ Penitential Motets
6.  Clemens: Requiem/ Penitential Motets by Brabant Ensemble
The list author says:
  "A terrific disc from The Brabant Ensemble.  All their recordings are excellent."
£14.40   Used & New from: £10.31
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Cantiones Sacrae 1575
7.  Cantiones Sacrae 1575 by Alamire
The list author says:
  "A wonderful recoding of these fabulous pieces by Byrd and Tallis."
£15.57   Used & New from: £9.25
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Gardiner: Pilgrimage to Santiago
8.  Gardiner: Pilgrimage to Santiago by Monteverdi Choir
The list author says:
  "The great John Eliot Gardiner produces a fantastic, exquisite collection including Victoria and Mouton"
£12.39   Used & New from: £7.05
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Josquin Desprez - Motets
9.  Josquin Desprez - Motets by Orlando Consort
The list author says:
  "A wonderful performance of some of Josquin's greatest motets."
£7.58   Used & New from: £3.94
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Tallis Scholars sing Palestrina
10.  The Tallis Scholars sing Palestrina by Tallis Scholars
The list author says:
  "Four superb mass settings by the great Italian master, exquisitely performed by one of the world's very finest choirs."
£14.75   Used & New from: £8.50
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Striggio Mass in 40 Parts
11.  Striggio Mass in 40 Parts by Alessandro Striggio
The list author says:
  "A magnificent Renaissance Wall Of  Sound.  Sensational."
£15.47   Used & New from: £8.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Incessament
12.  Incessament by Vokalensemble Amarcord
The list author says:
  "Unexpectedly wonderful - a magnificent performance including plainsong of a truly beautiful mass setting by one of the "forgtten generation" who followed Josqin."
£13.55   Used & New from: £8.46
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Gombert - Missa Media Vita
13.  Gombert - Missa Media Vita by Hilliard Ensemble
The list author says:
  "A superb, resonant performance of another fine "forgotten generation" composer.  A lovely disc"
£15.99   Used & New from: £4.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Josquin Desprez: Missa Pange lingua /Ensemble Clément Janequin · Ensemble Organum · Pérès
14.  Josquin Desprez: Missa Pange lingua /Ensemble Clément Janequin · Ensemble Organum · Pérès by Ensemble Organum
The list author says:
  "A very welcome budget re-release of this fantastic disc.  A real favourite of mine."
£10.08   Used & New from: £3.92
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Regnart: Missa Super Oeniades Nymphae
15.  Regnart: Missa Super Oeniades Nymphae by Cinquecento
The list author says:
  "A new, excellent ensemble sing obscure but very beautiful music.  An unexpected gem."
£14.45   Used & New from: £7.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Byrd: The Masses - Byrd Edition, Vol 5
16.  Byrd: The Masses - Byrd Edition, Vol 5 by William Byrd
The list author says:
  "Byrd's three great mass settings, immaculately performed.  Volume 5 in the Cardinall's Musick's 13-volume Byrd Edition - every one a real winner."
£16.06   Used & New from: £6.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Heavenly Harmonies - Byrd and Tallis
17.  Heavenly Harmonies - Byrd and Tallis by Byrd
The list author says:
  "English Tudor polyphony sung with real beauty and feeling by this outstanding young ensemble."
£15.06   Used & New from: £8.19
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

La Rue: Missa Cum Iocunditate, Motets
18.  La Rue: Missa Cum Iocunditate, Motets by Pierre de La Rue
The list author says:
  "The excellent Clerk's Group sing this wonderful  mass and accompanying motets beatutfully."
£15.99   Used & New from: £6.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Tallis - The Complete Works
19.  Tallis - The Complete Works by Thomas Tallis
The list author says:
  "Amazing 10-CD bargain of very good performances of Tallis's complete works"
Used & New from: £25.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Motets
20.  Motets by Hilliard Ensemble
The list author says:
  "Excellent recording of some very early English polyphony"
£14.99   Used & New from: £6.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Allegri: Miserere
21.  Allegri: Miserere by The Tallis Scholars
The list author says:
  "Still the most beautiful recording of Allegri's Miserere that I know.  Nearly 30 years on it still glows, and now at budget-price."
£4.90   Used & New from: £4.45
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

The Tallis Scholars sing Tudor Church Music, Vol 1
22.  The Tallis Scholars sing Tudor Church Music, Vol 1 by Tallis Scholars
The list author says:
  "The first of two volumes of fantastic Tudor polyphony from the Tallis Scholars.  Volume two is just as good."
£15.99   Used & New from: £9.47
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Gombert: Church Music
23.  Gombert: Church Music by Nicolas Gombert
The list author says:
  "Perfect complement to the Hilliard's Gombert: lovely music, very well sung."
£32.95   Used & New from: £9.75
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Tallis: The Lamentations of Jeremiah
24.  Tallis: The Lamentations of Jeremiah by Thomas Tallis
The list author says:
  "Wonderful performances of the Lamentations and the Mass for Four Voices.  Another real favourite."
£15.73   Used & New from: £6.91
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Eton Choirbook Collection: the Rose and the Ostrich Feather/Crown of Thorns/Pillars of Eternity/Flower of All Virginity/Voices of Angels
25.  The Eton Choirbook Collection: the Rose and the Ostrich Feather/Crown of Thorns/Pillars of Eternity/Flower of All Virginity/Voices of Angels by Sixteen
The list author says:
  "All five of The Sixteen's excellent discs from the Eton Choirbook.  A great set."
£32.55   Used & New from: £23.91
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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