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Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel - Le mystère de "Malheur me bat" (2015)

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Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel - Le mystère de "Malheur me bat" (2015)

Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel - Le mystère de "Malheur me bat" (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:50 | 244 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 88875027132

Het is een niet helemaal nieuw, maar wel mooi idee: een cd wijden aan een enkel liedje. In de renaissance konden populaire liedjes veel effect hebben, omdat ze graag als bouwmateriaal voor grotere vocale werken werden gebruikt. Bij deze cd gaat het om een driestemmig chanson, Malheur me bat, “Ongeluk treft mij”. Helaas is dit chanson tekstloos: buiten deze drie titelwoorden wordt in geen enkele bron de rest van de tekst gegeven!

Jordi Savall, Christophe Coin, Sergi Casademunt - John Coprario: Consort Musicke (1980) CD Reissue 1989

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Jordi Savall, Christophe Coin, Sergi Casademunt - John Coprario: Consort Musicke (1980) CD Reissue 1989

John Coprario (Cooper): Consort Musicke (1980) CD Reissue 1989
Jordi Savall, Christophe Coin, Sergi Casademunt

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance | Label: Astrée Auvidis | # E7779 | Time: 00:46:35

John Coprario (c.1575-1626) worked for English princes of his era, and together with Orlando Gibbons and others, set about to modernize English consort writing. This recording presents only a small subset of Coprario's consort music. His influence was very sizable when it came to determining the future disposition of English consort music.

Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Metamorphoses Fidei (2006)

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Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Metamorphoses Fidei (2006)

Metamorphoses Fidei (Metamorfosis De La Fe - Métamorphoses De La Foi) (2006)
Jordi Savall, Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance, Vocal, Choral | Label: Alia Vox | # AV 9849 | 01:12:14

This disc of Iberian and Latin American Renaissance music is a reissue cleverly disguised as a new release. It compiles music from several recordings by Catalonian visionary Jordi Savall, his luminous-voiced collaborator Montserrat Figueras, and his Hesperion XXI and Capella Reial de Catalunya ensembles, dressing them up with a new set of rather philosophical booklet notes on themes of change, of intercultural tolerance, and of the evolving nature of Christianity in the Iberian realm and in New Spain. Some might call this a cynical ploy, but actually Savall has always been moving in a circle, so to speak, spiraling inward toward a deeper musical understanding of the historical themes touched on here: the lingering effects of the legacy of medieval Iberia and its "mestissage" or mixture of cultures, the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Charles (Carlos) V (did you know that he was both the first monarch to be called "His Majesty" and the first to be honored with the claim that the "sun never set" on his empire?), and the relationships between cultivated and popular styles, both in Iberia and the New World.

Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Giovanni Gabrieli: Sacred Symphonies (2012)

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Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Giovanni Gabrieli: Sacred Symphonies (2012)

Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Giovanni Gabrieli: Sacred Symphonies (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 66:15 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67957 | Recorded: 2012

A welcome return to Hyperion for Ex Cathedra and Jeffrey Skidmore, whose exuberant recordings of Baroque music from around the world have made them one of the best-loved ensembles of today. These magnificent liturgical settings from the heart of the Venetian polychoral tradition are full of drama, wonder and extraordinary spatial effects. His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts and Concerto Palatino provide the sonic gilding that would have been an essential part of the original performances, when extra musicians crowded the galleries of St Mark’s for special occasions.

Hille Perl, Lee Santana, Steve Player - Los Otros: DHM Collection (2017)

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Hille Perl, Lee Santana, Steve Player - Los Otros: DHM Collection (2017)

Hille Perl, Lee Santana, Steve Player - Los Otros: DHM Collection (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:34:32 | 1.28 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: DHM88985-45698

Alte Musik-Star Hille Perl und ihr Trio Los Otros sind bekannt für ihre hochspannenden musikalischen Entdeckungsreisen, die nun in der dhm-Edition "Los Otros" erstmals zusammengeführt werden. Das Trio begann mit der Aufnahme "Tinto", die sich ganz um das Thema "Tanz" drehte. Die zweite Veröffentlichung war 2004 das Album "Aguirre" mit bisher unentdeckten Kompositionen von Sebastián de Aguirre, die in einem mexikanischen Kloster gefunden wurden.

Matteo da Perugia - Chansons - Tetraktys (2016) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1918}

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Matteo da Perugia - Chansons - Tetraktys (2016) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1918}

Matteo da Perugia - Chansons - Tetraktys (2016) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1918}
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© 2016 Olive Music / Et'cetera | KTC 1918
Classical / Medieval / Early Renaissance / Early Music

Matteo da Perugia is one of the outstanding composer personalities in Italy at the transition between the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance. Yet we know little about his life. We do not know the date of his birth, not even the year, nor is it certain whether the suffix “da Perugia” really means that Matteo came from this city. Relatively well documented, however, is his compositional work: all the compositions that are attributable with certainty to Matteo have survived in the same Codex.

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano: Shakespeare Songs (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:06:54
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295944735

Grammy® Award winners Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano have been working together on the stage and in the recording studio for over 20 years. Together they have produced award-winning recordings and played sold out concert halls all over the world to huge critical acclaim. Now they embark on a project marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a new album out in September. Shakespeare Songs celebrates the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Shakespeare’s peerless feeling for the music of the English language has inspired countless composers, from those who set the Bard’s verse during his lifetime to musicians as diverse as Britten, Finzi, Korngold and Stravinsky.

Guillaume Dufay - Chansons - Tetraktys (2005) {Olive Music om 005}

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Guillaume Dufay - Chansons - Tetraktys (2005) {Olive Music om 005}

Guillaume Dufay - Chansons - Tetraktys (2005) {Olive Music om 005}
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© 2005 Olive Music | om 005
Classical / Early Renaissance / Medieval / Early Music / Chamber Music

Jill Feldman has appeared under the direction of such distinguished musicians as Frans Brüggen, Andrew Parrot, Jordi Savall and René Jacobs. Kees Boeke has given seminars and master classes in recorder and early music around the world including the Deller Academy (Lacoste, France 1972-1982), Corsi Internazionali di Musica Antica (Urbino, Italy 1975-1982), Early Music Festival, Vancouver and has been artistic director of the International Early Music courses at San Floriano. He has recorded for all the major companies before starting his own label, Olive Music.

Goran Sollscher - The Renaissance Album (2005)

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Goran Sollscher - The Renaissance Album (2005)

Göran Söllscher - The Renaissance Album (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Guitar | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 5726 | 01:05:17

This project from Göran Söllscher is a follow-up to his previous CD, the highly successful 'Eleven-String Baroque'. With the balanced sound of Söllscher's eleven-string guitar combined with the Baroque repertoire, the album spoke to not only his fans but also a wider audience craving relaxing music and congenial guitar sounds. In this same spirit, Söllscher's upcoming Renaissance album can be marketed to a wide audience including both his fans and new listeners in search of dreamy, soothing Renaissance melodies. The stylish cover artwork emphasizes both the freshness and universality of Söllscher's art. The album contains Renaissance lute masterpieces by various composers from Italy, Spain, Germany, France and England, the most popular of which were written by John Dowland. Söllscher delivers a dozen of tracks by Dowland, a composer who embodies the 'golden age' of English lute music.

Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium; Missa Salve intemerata (2005)

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Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium; Missa Salve intemerata (2005)

Thomas Tallis - Spem in Alium; Missa Salve intemerata (2005)
Oxford Camerata, conducted by Jeremy Summerly

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Naxos | # 8.557770 | Time: 01:17:17

To mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Tallis, here are his biggest and best church compositions, performed in its customary high style by the Oxford Camerata under Jeremy Summerly (whose Fauré Requiem remains one of Naxos's all-time bestsellers). Tallis's youthful motet Salve intemerata is among the longest single-movement works of the 16th century, but it is Spem in alium, a work of Tallis's maturity, that overshadows any other English piece of the period, including those of his great contemporary, William Byrd. Scored for 40 independent voices, it is symphonic in proportion and resplendent in this surround-sound version.

Glorious Majesty - Music for English Kings & Queens [3CDs] (2012)

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Glorious Majesty - Music for English Kings & Queens [3CDs] (2012)

Glorious Majesty - Music for English Kings & Queens: Handel, Purcell, Byrd, Britten, Elgar, Walton, Williams [3CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,06 Gb | Total time: 72:12+76:44+78:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 27285

Glorious Majesty Music for English Kings and Queens is a 3CD collection of classical music written for English Kings and Queens through the ages. From Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II (via Queen Mary II, Queen Anne, George II, Edward VI, and George V) the collection includes the much-loved classics Handel s Zadok the Priest and Music for the Royal Fireworks, Parry s I was glad, Elgar s Coronation March, Walton s Crown Imperial and Orb and Sceptre, and not forgetting Elgar s arrangement of the National Anthem

Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players - Giovanni Gabrieli: Music for San Rocco (1996)

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Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players - Giovanni Gabrieli: Music for San Rocco (1996)

Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players - Giovanni Gabrieli: Music for San Rocco (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 78:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | # 449 180-2 | Recorded: 1995

The polychoral and antiphonal works of Giovanni Gabrieli sound best performed in the acoustics for which they were conceived, such as the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, where this splendid collection was recorded. Whether in extroverted pieces like the Sonatas 18 and 20, or the introspective and harmonically rich Domine, Deus meus, the sounds that resonate between the notes are crucial to this composer's expression. Time and again one's ears perk up at Gabrieli's genius for blending the most unlikely sonorities imaginable, such as six low voices and six sackbuts (early relatives of the trombone) in the extraordinary Suscipe clementissime. Although Gabrieli may have been the first "spatial" composer, or perhaps the first sound designer, he never indulges in fanciful effects for their own sake. The sonics manage to convey the music's spatial requirements without sacrificing clarity.
–Jed Distler

Thomas Tomkins - Barafostus Dreame - Carole Cerasi (2001) {Metronome MET CD 1049}

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Thomas Tomkins - Barafostus Dreame - Carole Cerasi (2001) {Metronome MET CD 1049}

Thomas Tomkins - Barafostus Dreame - Carole Cerasi (2001) {Metronome MET CD 1049}
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© 2001 Metronome Recordings | MET CD 1049
Classical / Renaissance / Early Baroque / Period Instruments / Harpsichord / Virginals

The sound of plucked-string keyboard instruments, overtone-rich and complex, sometimes brilliant but rarely imposing, is one of the more distinctive and delightful artifacts of the Renaissance and Baroque, and if you enjoy the ringing resonance and sharply defined articulation of harpsichord and virginals, you'll find much pleasure in these performances of keyboard works of 17th-century English composer Thomas Tomkins.

Gallicantus, Gabriel Crouch - Robert White: Hymns, Psalms & Lamentations (2009)

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Gallicantus, Gabriel Crouch - Robert White: Hymns, Psalms & Lamentations (2009)

Gallicantus, Gabriel Crouch - Robert White: Hymns, Psalms & Lamentations (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:13:17
Classical, Choral, Sacred, Renaissance | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD134

White’s Lamentations are not as famous as Tallis’s, but their plangent harmonies and clashing lines have an equal intensity. This impressive debut disc by Gallicantus (an all-male group from the Tenebrae choir) includes White’s motets and hymns, emphasising his response to the texts and his eloquent way with the single Hebrew letters that begin each Lamentation. The vocal balance is slightly bass-heavy, but the sound is beautifully recorded.

Capilla Flamenca - Puer nobis: Kerstmis in de Renaissance (Christmas in the Renaissance) (1994) {Eufoda 1147}

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Capilla Flamenca - Puer nobis: Kerstmis in de Renaissance (Christmas in the Renaissance) (1994) {Eufoda 1147}

Capilla Flamenca - Puer nobis: Kerstmis in de Renaissance (Christmas in the Renaissance) (1994) {Eufoda 1147}
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© 1994 Eufoda | 1147
Classical / Early Music / Renaissance / Christmas

The vocal and instrumental consort Capilla Flamenca takes its name from the choir of the court chapel of Emperor Charles V. When Charles left the Low Countries in 1517, he took his best musicians with him in order to accompany him as ‘living polyphony’ to Spain.