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Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy, La Chapelle de Quebec - Mozart: Requiem (2015)

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Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy, La Chapelle de Quebec - Mozart: Requiem (2015)

Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy, La Chapelle de Québec - Mozart: Requiem (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 229 Mb | Total time: 52:59 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: ATMA Classique | # ACD2 2722 | Recorded: 2001

This is an ATMA Classique reissue of one of Les Violons du Roy’s seminal discs: the orchestra’s 2002 Dorian label recording of Mozart’s Requiem as revised and completed by Robert D. Levin. The recording won the JUNO® Award for Best Classical Album of the year in the Vocal or Choral Performance category. Founding conductor Bernard Labadie brought Les Violons du Roy and its the fifteen member core together in 1984. The ensemble specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra, performed on modern instruments but in a stylistic manner most appropriate to the work’s era.

Ensemble Stradivaria, Daniel Cuiller, Chœur Marguerite Louise - Blanchart & Colin de Blamont: La guerre des Te Deum (2019)

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Ensemble Stradivaria, Daniel Cuiller, Chœur Marguerite Louise - Blanchart & Colin de Blamont: La guerre des Te Deum (2019)

Ensemble Stradivaria, Daniel Cuiller, Chœur Marguerite Louise - Blanchart & Colin de Blamont: La guerre des Te Deum (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 371 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | 01:06:36
Classical, Opera | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles

Two rival yet similar works, an illustration of a “Quarrel of the Te Deums”, a true war of mottled violin scores, a frivolous echo of Louis XV‘s final victories. It is also the rediscovery of two of the most talented composers amongst Rameau’s contemporaries, François Colin de Blamont and Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard. Daniel Cuiller appropriates this music with the voracity which had led him to revive a previous Te Deum, on that occasion by Henri Madin, and which was covered with praise. Add to this the brilliant singers of the Marguerite Louise choir which is directed by Gaétan Jarry and the virtuoso musicians of Stradivaria, Daniel replied with enthusiasm to this “commission” for the Royal Chapel of Versailles.

Olivier Schneebeli, Les Pages et les Chantres, Musica Florea - Lully: Grands Motets (2004)

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Olivier Schneebeli, Les Pages et les Chantres, Musica Florea - Lully: Grands Motets (2004)

Olivier Schneebeli, Les Pages et les Chantres, Musica Florea - Lully: Grands Motets (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 52:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617157 | Recorded: 2003

Grands motets, requiring lavish vocal and instrumental resources, always signalled important occasions at the French court.
Until the advent of public concerts in Paris in the 1720s they were performed exclusively by the king's musicians for the court. Olivier Schneebeli has assembled an admirable survey of these large-scale settings of psalm texts, which were excerpted and arranged to convey doubles entendres flattering to Louis XIV and his policies. The music employs an orchestra with a full continuo complement, a choir and a petit choeur of soloists that relies on high male voices. The only concession to modern times is the use of sopranos instead of castrati in the top part and the inclusion of girls among the pages. The survey begins with Lully's first grandmotet, the Jubilate Deo (1660), celebrating both the marriage of the king and a peace treaty. The Miserere (1663), frequently performed during Lully's lifetime, has remained his best-known work.

VA - Wanted Bossa Nova: From Diggers to Music Lovers (2018)

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VA - Wanted Bossa Nova: From Diggers to Music Lovers (2018)

VA - Wanted Bossa Nova: From Diggers to Music Lovers (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 221 MB | Cover | 38:29
Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, MPB | Label: Wagram Music

Dissemination of bossa nova led. The knowledgable compilation "Wanted Bossa Nova" takes a look back at the dazzling history of the genre and presents stylistic elements Acts like Jorge Ben, Zélia Barbosa, Os Brazões, Orlandivo, Salinas, Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina, Trio Esperanca or Marisa Rossi with their most beautiful titles.

Gregorian - Albums Collection 1991-2011 (15CD+2DVD) [Re-Up]

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Gregorian - Albums Collection 1991-2011 (15CD+2DVD) [Re-Up]

Gregorian - Albums Collection 1991-2011 (15CD+2DVD)
EAC | FLAC (Cue&Log) ~ 6.51 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.36 Gb | Time: 17:33:51 | Scans ~ 3.32 Gb
2 x DVD9 | PAL | 720x576 (16:9) | DTS/Dolby/LPCM | 02:56:22 | 12.6 Gb
New Age, Ambient Pop, Mystic Pop, Choral, Classical Crossover, Tribute

Collection includes 15 releases. Gregorian is a German band headed by Frank Peterson that performs gregorian chant-inspired versions of modern pop and rock songs. The band features both vocal harmony and instrumental accompaniment.

John Barry - The Lion In Winter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Reissue 1995

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John Barry - The Lion In Winter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Reissue 1995

John Barry - The Lion In Winter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 180 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Legacy/Columbia | # CK 66133 | 00:36:22

While many of the traditional Barry phrases and sonic textures can be heard throughout this score, there is no hint that the composer was resting on his laurels and doing a journeyman job. Rather, he chose to reach for new textures, inspired by plainchant and driven by the need to match the subtext in the film that involved the influence of the Catholic church on the lives and choices of the characters. Consequently, Barry's score shifts in the most fascinating way between regal fanfares and haunting chant, resulting in this score being possibly the best work Barry has ever done. The Legacy remastering does not add anything new, but the sound is considerably improved.

Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa - Sacrae Cantiones - The Marian Consort, Rory McCleery (2016) {Delphian DCD34176 }

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Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa - Sacrae Cantiones - The Marian Consort, Rory McCleery (2016) {Delphian DCD34176 }

Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa - Sacrae Cantiones - The Marian Consort, Rory McCleery (2016) {Delphian DCD34176 }
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 275 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Delphian Records | DCD34176
Classical / Renaissance / Motets / Choral

Carlo Gesualdo has become notorious, not only from his royalty but for the eccentricities of his life and music. Gruesomely murdering his first wife and her lover, mistreating his second wife and isolating himself have all fuelled the ""myth of Gesualdo as a madman"". Gesualdo turned his prodigious compositional talent to the creation of a collection of pieces that betray his obsession with his own personal sin. The five-voice motets on this release speak as strongly as Gesualdo's words ever could. The Marian Consort possesses both a lean vocal delivery and a robust interpretation of the texts.

Ricardo Peixoto - Scary Beautiful (2019)

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Ricardo Peixoto - Scary Beautiful (2019)

Ricardo Peixoto - Scary Beautiful (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 259 MB | Cover | 47:00
Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, MPB | Label: Moving Finger Music

Brazilian born guitarist composer and arranger Ricardo Peixoto brings us a mesmerizing collection of compositions, featuring players and ensembles from the San Francisco Bay Area and Rio de Janeiro. This new CD strikes a perfect balance between composition and improvisation weaving jazz and Brazilian music traditions with great writing and great soloists.

Marcos Brasil da Silva - Jazzamba (2019)

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Marcos Brasil da Silva - Jazzamba (2019)

Marcos Brasil da Silva - Jazzamba (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 94 MB | Cover | 20:21
Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, MPB | Label: Marcos Brasil da Silva

Este é um álbum de jazz com um toque brasileiro. Representa quem eu sou, de onde venho e para onde vou. É um encontro de Jazz, Bossa, Samba e Funk. Eu ofereço este álbum para minha mulher Marianna.

Alex Pfeiffer - Último Voo (2019)

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Alex Pfeiffer - Último Voo (2019)

Alex Pfeiffer - Último Voo (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 75 MB | Cover | 12:56
Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, MPB | Label: Alex Pfeiffer

A partir de uma formação que inclui quarteto de cordas, flauta e banda, este single faz uma homenagem aos grandes nomes da música brasileira.

Benjamin Bagby, Norbert Rodenkirchen - Endzeitfragmente (Fragments for the End of Time) (2008)

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Benjamin Bagby, Norbert Rodenkirchen - Endzeitfragmente (Fragments for the End of Time) (2008)

Benjamin Bagby, Norbert Rodenkirchen - Endzeitfragmente (Fragments for the End of Time) (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:17:32 | 353 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Raumklang | Catalog: RK 2803

Benjamin Bagby has spent his career as a scholar and performer immersed in the Medieval culture of western and northern Europe. The result has been numerous programs, recordings, performances, and publications, many of them with Sequentia, the outstanding ensemble he founded with his late wife, Barbara Thornton, in 1977. In this collection, Fragments for the End of Time 9th-11th Centuries, singer and harpist Bagby and flutist and harpist Norbert Rodenkirchen sing and play an assortment of apocalyptic fragments from Frankish, Bavarian, Alsatian, Saxon, and Aquitainian sources.

La Stagione Armonica, Sergio Balestracci - Scarlatti: Responsories for Holy Week - Holy Saturday (2018)

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La Stagione Armonica, Sergio Balestracci - Scarlatti: Responsories for Holy Week - Holy Saturday (2018)

La Stagione Armonica, Sergio Balestracci - Scarlatti: Responsories for Holy Week - Holy Saturday (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:20 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 19075802412

It is not certain that all the music on this disc is by Scarlatti; the manuscript that contains the nine Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday and four Lenten motets is unsigned and in places incomplete. Conductor Sergio Balestracci is confident of their authorship, however, on stylistic grounds and because Scarlatti is reported to have composed settings of these Passiontide meditations in ‘the solid style of Palestrina’ for the Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1708.

Taka Kigawa, Meridionalis & Sebastian Zubieta - Ortiz: Choral Works (2019)

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Taka Kigawa, Meridionalis & Sebastian Zubieta - Ortiz: Choral Works (2019)

Taka Kigawa, Meridionalis & Sebastian Zubieta - Ortiz: Choral Works (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 219 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 122 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:52:28
Classical, Choral | Label: Naxos Records

This programme represents most of Pablo Ortiz’s recent choral writing, the multifaceted variety of which reflects the composer’s intense emotional connection with the past. Maizal del gregoriano uses a musical language that is reminiscent of Benedictine chant, while The Darkling Thrush absorbs Thomas Hardy’s melancholy depiction of the end of an era. Mozart is referenced in the operatic Teatro Martín Fierro Suite, as are the beauties of 16th-century madrigals in E ne la face de’ begli occhi accende. The final Metamorphoses is a remarkable superimposition of Medieval motets, expressing the essence of Ortiz’s belief in music as the ultimate time machine.

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - Michel-Richard De Lalande: Music for the Sun King (2002) [Re-Up]

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Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - Michel-Richard De Lalande: Music for the Sun King (2002) [Re-Up]

Michel-Richard De Lalande: Music for the Sun King (2002)
Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir, Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra, Jeffrey Skidmore

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67325 | Time: 01:12:07

This resplendent CD introduces another outstanding 'early music' ensemble to Hyperion - Jeffrey Skidmore's Ex Cathedra, who will explore some of the lesser-known Baroque byways for us. They make their entrance with this programme of music by one of the four composers assigned to Louis XIV's Chapel in 1683. The disc gives us the opportunity to hear two of Lalande's 'grands motets' in full (substantial, sectional works in which episodes for vocal soloists are interspersed with passages for small ensembles and chorus, the orchestra providing both accompaniment and interludes), as well as a solo movement extracted from another one, and one of his instrumental pieces. This is music which was highly regarded both in the composer's own day and beyond, and performed throughout the eighteenth century.

ORA Singers - Desires (2019)

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ORA Singers - Desires (2019)

ORA Singers - Desires (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 283 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 167 Mb | 01:11:21
Classical, Vocal | Label: harmonia mundi

"The wealth of compositions using the sensuous and highly charged texts of the Song of Songs is incredibly vast and rich. In the course of compiling this recording I re-discovered music that I have known for years, was introduced to pieces I didn’t know existed, and was privileged to commission a couple of works to add to this wonderful legacy of compositional material. Taken as a whole, the collection of pieces gathered here presents a varied and enlightening journey through the book of Song of Songs, and through the musical language of different centuries. I hope that both those that are well known and those that are new discoveries will encourage listeners to delve further into this miraculous repertoire." (Suzi Digby OBE)