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Anne Dudley - A Different Light (2001)

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Anne Dudley - A Different Light (2001)

Anne Dudley - A Different Light (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Label: Angel Records | # 7243 5 57158 2 1 | Time: 00:50:07
Modern Classical, Minimalism, Electronic, Soundtracks, Downtempo

A Different Light is a look back at the career of Art of Noise member and soundtrack composer Anne Dudley. Although the album features songs from her most successful compositions, Dudley reworks them to create new pieces for her second solo album.

Edward Higginbottom, Academy of Ancient Music, New College Choir, Oxford - Pergolesi: Marian Vespers (2003)

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Edward Higginbottom, Academy of Ancient Music, New College Choir, Oxford - Pergolesi: Marian Vespers (2003)

Edward Higginbottom, Academy of Ancient Music, New College Choir, Oxford - Pergolesi: Marian Vespers (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 547 Mb | Total time: 72:07+45:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 0927 46684-2 | Recorded: 2002

This world premiere recording reveals a new masterwork by the 18-century Italian master Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, brilliantly reconstructed by musicologist Malcom Bruno from the composer's single-movement woks. Most of this music has been lost or forgotten since its creation more the 250 years ago, and most, if not all, has never been recorded.

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day (1986)

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Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day (1986)

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 218 Mb | Total time: 50:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 419 220-2 | Recorded: 1985

Verses in praise of music for St Cecilia's Day were fashionable in the seventeenth century but in poetic inspiration none equalled Dryden's two poems in which he attempts to imitate the effects of music in language. He wrote this one, his Song for St Cecilia's Day, in 1687; it was set to music during the poet's lifetime but not, of course, by Handel whose setting dates from 1739… The highlight of Handel's score for me is, without question, his hauntingly beautiful setting of Dryden's second stanza, ''What Passion cannot Musick raise and quell!''. Here, especially, Handel matches a text which Dr Johnson regarded as exhibiting the highest flights of fancy with a tenderly expressive cello obbligato.

VA - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum H146, Magnificat H73, Litanies de la Vierge H83, In Honorem Sancti Ludovici H365 (2018)

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VA - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum H146, Magnificat H73, Litanies de la Vierge H83, In Honorem Sancti Ludovici H365 (2018)

VA - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum H146, Magnificat H73, Litanies de la Vierge H83, In Honorem Sancti Ludovici H365 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 386 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 200 Mb | Covers included | 01:22:50
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Long completely forgotten and then hailed, in the twentieth century, as a Baroque genius, Charpentier was born in Paris, in 1643. In the mid-1660s, he traveled to Rome, where he spent three years studying with Carissimi and mastering the Italian style. Upon his return to Paris, Charpentier accepted employment and patronage from the powerful and pious Marie de Lorraine, known as Mademoiselle de Guise, last scion of the illustrious Guise family. In 1627, already known for his religious music, Charpentier agreed to provide incidental music for Molière's comedies. With astounding facility, the church composer wrote witty, charming, and delightful music in perfect consonance with Molière's comedic genius, as exemplified by the extraordinary score for Le Malade imaginaire.

Beauty Farm - Johannes Ockeghem: Masses Volume 2 (2019)

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Beauty Farm - Johannes Ockeghem: Masses Volume 2 (2019)

Beauty Farm - Johannes Ockeghem: Masses Volume 2 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 552 Mb | Total time: 57:26+55:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: fra bernardo | fb 1909373 | Recorded: 2018

For a long time Johannes Ockeghem (ca.1420-1497) was one of the most famous Unknown Persons in music history. There is no doubt about his position as the most important representative of the second generation of Franco-Flemish composers.

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Cipriano De Rore: Missa Doulce mémoire, Missa a note negre (2013)

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Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Cipriano De Rore: Missa Doulce mémoire, Missa a note negre (2013)

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Cipriano De Rore: Missa Doulce mémoire, Missa a note negre (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 324 Mb | Total time: 74:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA67913 | Recorded: 2012

The Brabant Ensemble continue their investigation into unknown jewels of the Low Countries Renaissance, researched by their director Stephen Rice and recorded with equal amounts of passion and erudition by the young singers of the group.

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Jean Mouton: Missa Tu es Petrus & other works (2012)

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Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Jean Mouton: Missa Tu es Petrus & other works (2012)

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Jean Mouton: Missa Tu es Petrus & other works (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 296 Mb | Total time: 66:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA67933 | Recorded: 2011

Jean Mouton was a Renaissance French composer and choirmaster, much acknowledged but more rarely recorded, who wrote a body of music that’s both technically inventive and immediately appealing. Here Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble—renowned exponents of sixteenth-century Franco-Flemish repertoire—perform all Mouton’s eight-part music, two four-part motets, and his only five-part Mass setting, the Missa Tu es Petrus. The latter is characterized by light, clear textures and a soaring cantus firmus, while the double-choir Nesciens mater is rightly famous for its ingenious canon. Sheer compositional skill aside, all these works demonstrate Mouton’s vivid and original imagination—one that has the ability to speak directly to our time.

Owen Rees, The Brook Street Band - A. Scarlatti & Handel: Dixit Dominus (2013)

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Owen Rees, The Brook Street Band - A. Scarlatti & Handel: Dixit Dominus (2013)

Owen Rees, The Brook Street Band - A. Scarlatti & Handel: Dixit Dominus (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 309 Mb | Total time: 62:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Label: Avie | AV2274 | Recorded: 2012

The Brook Street Band join forces with the Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford, and their director Owen Rees, for the first ever pairing on disc of the two settings of the Dixit Dominus by Alessandro Scarlatti and George Frideric Handel.

Jeremy Summerly, Oxford Camerata - Adrian Willaert: Missa Christus resurgens, Magnificat sexti toni, Ave Maria (1998)

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Jeremy Summerly, Oxford Camerata - Adrian Willaert: Missa Christus resurgens, Magnificat sexti toni, Ave Maria (1998)

Jeremy Summerly, Oxford Camerata - Adrian Willaert: Missa Christus resurgens, Magnificat sexti toni, Ave Maria (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 231 Mb | Total time: 56:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | 8.553211 | Recorded: 1993, 1995

Over the first half of the sixteenth century this Flemish composer was one of the key figures in Western music, instrumental in the development both of the madrigal and of church music fro double chorus. From 1527 until his death he was maestro di capella at St Mark’s in Venice, but this music dates mainly from his earlier years, when he achieved nine setting of the Mass. This splendid offering from Summerly and his Oxford Camerata is the only one available, a magnificent ‘parody mass’, using as its base a motet by Jean Richafort, a piece included here as a prelude. Willaert’s setting rises to a sublime conclusion in the extended Agnus Dei, in flowing polyphony. The Magnificat and Ave Maria offers inspired music too, performed with equal freshness and dedication. Vividly atmospheric sound.

Peter Urquhart, Capella Alamire - The Early Josquin (1995)

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Peter Urquhart, Capella Alamire - The Early Josquin (1995)

Peter Urquhart, Capella Alamire - The Early Josquin (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 56:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dorian | # DIS80131 | Recorded: 1992-1994

Although the works of Josquin DesPrez (cl440-1521) are better known today than those of any other fifteenth-century composer, his biography remains shrouded in uncertainties. The general outlines –- his birth in the area of northern France that produced so many composers of the day, his travel to Milan, Rome and Ferrara, and then his return to the north at the end of his life - are clear. But, his connections to the Court of France, to the Provençal court of King René, to the court in Hungary, and many other details about his life remain contested or simply unknowable.

Arvo Part - Te Deum (2012) {Nikolic, Netherlands Chamber Choir & Orchestra, Risto Joost - Globe GLO 5252}

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Arvo Part - Te Deum (2012) {Nikolic, Netherlands Chamber Choir & Orchestra, Risto Joost - Globe GLO 5252}

Arvo Part - Te Deum (2012) {Nikolic, Netherlands Chamber Choir & Orchestra, Risto Joost - Globe GLO 5252}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 288 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 48 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Globe / KPP | GLO5252
Classical / Choral / Instrumental

A new release from the revered Netherlands Chamber Choir, featuring works by Arvo Pärt. This time the choir teams up with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in a mixed program of chamber orchestra, choral, and choral a cappella works. The main course on this CD is the rarely recorded and monumental Te Deum. Young Estonian conductor Risto Joost delivers a reading that is rich and inspired.

Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Yorkshire Bach Choir - Bach: Mass in B minor (2011)

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Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Yorkshire Bach Choir - Bach: Mass in B minor (2011)

Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Yorkshire Bach Choir - Bach: Mass in B minor (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 521 Mb | Total time: 103:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum | SIGCD265 | Recorded: 2010

The Yorkshire Baroque Soloists and Yorkshire Bach Choir were formed in 1973 as the basis of the famous York Early Music Festival, and have built a firm reputation as one of the finest ensembles in the world in their performance and interpretation of 17th and 18th century music. Under their director Peter Seymour they return to disc with a fine selection of soloists to perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Their 2009 disc of Bach’s St John Passion, also on Signum, was released to excellent reviews.

Ottavio Dantone, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alessandro De Marchi - Vivaldi, Il Furioso! (2006)

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Ottavio Dantone, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alessandro De Marchi - Vivaldi, Il Furioso! (2006)

Ottavio Dantone, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alessandro De Marchi, Giorgio Tabacco, Alfredo Bernardini, Gottfried von der Goltz - Vivaldi, Il Furioso! (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 394 Mb | Total time: 77:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP30432 | Recorded: 2000-2006

This disc is a sampler of Vivaldi discs released by France's Naïve label, and it's highly recommended to listeners who haven't yet given these recordings a try. The group of performers is pan-European, with French singers and Italian instrumentalists especially strongly represented, but a compilation like this brings home how well this label has done at forging a unified artistic vision. Its Vivaldi indeed tends toward "furious," as the title proclaims; it is also garish, energetic, dynamically extreme, and in every way devoted to making Vivaldi out as a rebel in his time.

Delphine Galou, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Vivaldi: Musica sacra per alto (2019)

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Delphine Galou, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Vivaldi: Musica sacra per alto (2019)

Delphine Galou, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Vivaldi: Musica sacra per alto (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 59:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP30569 | Recorded: 2018

Vivaldi, the Venetian: master of the whole palette of human emotions. From the church to the opera house, from tragedy to joy, the immediately recognizable sensibility, the expressiveness, the inimitable colors and an unbeatable talent to say so much in just a few notes. The contralto Delphine Galou (who recently won a Gramophone Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the classical music world) and Ottavio Dantone's Accademia Bizantina have created two recitals of sacred music and of opera that illustrate the incomparable richness of Vivaldi’s body of work and establish the emotional connections between the two repertoires.

Cinquecento - Palestrina: Lamentations, Book 2 (2019)

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Cinquecento - Palestrina: Lamentations, Book 2 (2019)

Cinquecento - Palestrina: Lamentations, Book 2 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 72:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68284 | Recorded: 2018

The members of Cinquecento turn to perhaps the pre-eminent composer of the sixteenth century: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah would have been integral to the liturgical rites of Holy Week: here is one of the most sublime.