Anonymous 4, An English Ladymass

Anastasia Tsioulcas

By Anastasia Tsioulcas

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Bright and angelic, Anonymous 4 raise the standard

With their pure tone, flawless ensemble singing and extraordinary erudition, the astonishing female vocal quartet Anonymous 4 are an international sensation. Their richly deserved reign began with this, their first recording, an album of otherwise nearly forgotten 13th-century and 14th-century English liturgical music dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Every subsequent album of theirs — further explorations of early music, recordings of brand-new compositions and their recent foray into early Americana American Angels — has been as uniformly sublime.