Singers in the newly formed vocal group ORA perform music old and brand new. Nick Rutter/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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08Kyrie after Byrd

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    Kyrie after Byrd
    Album
    Upheld by Stillness
    Artist
    ORA
    Label
    Harmonia Mundi
    Released
    2016

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The London-based a cappella choir Stile Antico brings a program of Christmas music to Cambridge, Mass. Marco Borggreve hide caption

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A Choral Christmas With Stile Antico

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Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, won the 2010 Gramophone Artist of the Year award. Sheila Rock hide caption

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William Byrd: "Domine non sum dignus" (The Cardinall's Musick/Andrew Carwood, dir.)

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As a boy chorister, Nico Muhly was inspired by the melding of words and music by William Byrd. Samantha West hide caption

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Nico Muhly: Senex Puerem Portabat (Los Angeles Master Chorale/Grant Gershon)

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Stile Antico Renders 16th-Century Music Beautifully

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