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Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra - Complete Dieterich Buxtehude: Opera Omnia [30 CDs+DVD] (2014)

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Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra - Complete Dieterich Buxtehude:  Opera Omnia [30 CDs+DVD] (2014)

Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra - Complete Dieterich Buxtehude: Opera Omnia [30 CDs+DVD] (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 10,6 Gb | Total time: 34 h 45 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | # CC 72261 | Recorded: 2004-2012

Ton Koopman is not only one of the great fathers of the Baroque-Renaissance revival in the 1970’s, but a true pioneer of our time. After completing the Bach Cantatas survey, was he awarded the Bach Prize 2014 by the Royal Academy of Music. The prize is awarded to outstanding individuals in the performance and scholarship of Bach’s music and none could be more worthy than Koopman, who has been noted as doing ”remarkable work promoting Bach’s music in the last thirty or so years.”

Richard Hickox, Collegium Musicum 90 - Beethoven: Mass in C major, Elegischer Gesang, Meeresstille un Gluckliche Fahrt (2003)

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Richard Hickox, Collegium Musicum 90 - Beethoven: Mass in C major, Elegischer Gesang, Meeresstille un Gluckliche Fahrt (2003)

Richard Hickox, Collegium Musicum 90 - Beethoven: Mass in C major, Elegischer Gesang, Meeresstille un Glückliche Fahrt (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 232 Mb | Total time: 56:02 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0703 | Recorded: 2003

This important release follows Hickox and Collegium Musicum 90's award-winning recordings of the Masses of Haydn and Hummel. It continues the Esterházy theme since Beethoven's Mass in C succeeded ones commissioned by the prince from Haydn and Hummel. There are few recordings of this repertoire on period instruments, and with the addition of the two rare cantatas, this CD is especially important.

Alex Potter, Dominik Kiefer, Capriccio Basel Baroque Orchestra - Jan Dismas Zelenka: Solo Motets (2012)

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Alex Potter, Dominik Kiefer, Capriccio Basel Baroque Orchestra - Jan Dismas Zelenka: Solo Motets (2012)

Alex Potter, Dominik Kiefer, Capriccio Basel Baroque Orchestra - Jan Dismas Zelenka: Solo Motets (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 424 Mb | Total time: 81:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # PC 10274 | Recorded: 2012

Jan Dismas Zelenka, court composer of August Elector of Saxony in Dresden, is steadily regaining his deserved reputation.In thi snew recording for Pan Classics, the accomplished young British countertenor Alex Potter succeeds in displaying a wide emotional range in selected works for alto solo: he dazzles with astounding virtuosity in the motet 'Barbara, dira effera' and soars in tender arcs of tension in his performance of the 'Christe eleison' from a late unfinished mass.

ensemble nu:n - Maningem Herzen (2019)

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ensemble nu:n - Maningem Herzen (2019)

ensemble nu:n - Maningem Herzen (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 273 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:39
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Raumklang

Inspired by Meister Eckhart, who described the “now” (German: Nun) in the mystical sense as a moment in which the past and future merge together, the ensemble gave itself its name nu:n. On this CD, the three musicians delve into the earliest surviving sources of the music, and give it a new sonic guise of our time. From various concerts, we hear wonderful recordings of secular and sacred hymns, eloquent and sensitive texts, and enchanting melodies informed by profound and virtuoso improvisation.

Church of the Redeemer Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Choir - Love So Amazing: The Hymn Arrangements of Stuart Forster (2019)

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Church of the Redeemer Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Choir - Love So Amazing: The Hymn Arrangements of Stuart Forster (2019)

Stuart Forster, Church of the Redeemer Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Choir, Christ Church Cambridge, Massachusetts Choir & Michael Murray - Love So Amazing: The Hymn Arrangements of Stuart Forster (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 335 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:01:54
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Affetto Recordings

Hymn singing is fundamental in protestant churches, but not normally the subject of an album released worldwide. The musicianship presented here is singular, sung by two volunteer choirs with power and emotion. The inspired arrangements heard on this recording have developed over decades of working with wonderful choirs and congregations, as well as by singing with, and listening to, many inspired colleagues. Some of the descants were conceived for particular services, while other arrangements grew further for special occasions. Several of the brass arrangements were composed for the ordination and consecration of the Rt. Rev. Alan Gates as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts in 2014.

Fretwork, Dublin Consort Singers & Mark Keane - John Amner: Complete Consort Music (2019)

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Fretwork, Dublin Consort Singers & Mark Keane - John Amner: Complete Consort Music (2019)

Fretwork, Dublin Consort Singers & Mark Keane - John Amner: Complete Consort Music (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 323 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:19
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Rubicon Classics

John Amner was born and died in Ely, Cambridgeshire and worked for the greater part of his life at Ely Cathedral, as a boy chorister and later as informator choristorum. He succeeded some of England’s finest composers such as George Barcroft, John Farrant and Christopher Tye. He received his Bachelor of Music from Oxford with the support of the Earl of Bath in 1613, and also from Cambridge in 1640.

Armonico Consort & Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge - Supersize Polyphony (2019)

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Armonico Consort & Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge - Supersize Polyphony (2019)

Armonico Consort & Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge - Supersize Polyphony (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 238 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | 01:01:35
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Signum Classics

Supersize Polyphony is a celebration of large-scale choral works from the 16th century, performed here by the Armonico Consort and the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, under their musical directors Christopher Monks and Geoffrey Webber. The unique programme features epic motets, such as Thomas Tallis’ Spem in Alium and Alessandro Striggio’s Ecce Beatam Lucem, alongside his rarely performed 60 part Missa Ecco Si Beato Giorno. Interspersed with the serene beauty of ethereal chants by Hildegard of Bingen, this new recording presents works of magnitude and polyphonic drama in stellar performances by two of the UK’s leading choral ensembles.

Paul van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Firminus Caron: Twilight of the Middle Ages (2016)

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Paul van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Firminus Caron: Twilight of the Middle Ages (2016)

Paul van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Firminus Caron: Twilight of the Middle Ages (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 247 Mb | Total time: 54:39 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88875143472 | Recorded: 2014

"There are two things on which listeners can invariably rely with Paul Van Nevel: whatever he unearths, it is without exception wonderful music; and what he offers with his Huelgas Ensemble is always on the very highest level” (BR Klassik). For more than forty years the Huelgas Ensemble has been one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles.

Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphony Orchestra - Grechaninov: Symphony No. 5, Missa Oecumenica (2000)

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Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphony Orchestra - Grechaninov: Symphony No. 5, Missa Oecumenica (2000)

Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphony Orchestra - Grechaninov: Symphony No. 5, Missa Oecumenica (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 325 Mb | Total time: 79:16 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9845 | Recorded: 1999

Polyansky brings plenty of energy and excitement to the faster music…with their refined brass, nicely expressive solo winds, and resplendent strings, Polyansky’s Russian State Symphony is by far the best orchestra to essay this music so far.
–American Record Guide

Leonard Slatkin, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Leonard Bernstein: Kaddish; Chichester Psalms; Missa Brevis (2004)

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Leonard Slatkin, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Leonard Bernstein: Kaddish; Chichester Psalms; Missa Brevis (2004)

Leonard Slatkin, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, The London Oratory School Schola - Leonard Bernstein: Kaddish; Chichester Psalms; Missa Brevis (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 268 Mb | Total time: 71:00 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10172 | Recorded: 2003

Jamie Bernstein has reworked the narration written by her father, adding to the works frenetic complexity, which registers powerfully in this recording. Fans of heart-on-sleeve Berntsein will enjoy bold versions of his Chichester Psalms and Missa Brevis.
–Classic FM Magazine

Krysztof Penderecki - Sacred Choral Works (2001) {Apex}

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Krysztof Penderecki - Sacred Choral Works (2001) {Apex}

Krysztof Penderecki - Sacred Choral Works (2001) {Apex}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 190MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Modern Classical

Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki, born 23 November 1933) is a Polish composer and conductor. The Guardian has called him Poland's greatest living composer. Among his best known works are Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, Symphony No. 3, his St. Luke Passion, Polish Requiem, Anaklasis and Utrenja. Penderecki composed four operas, eight symphonies and other orchestral pieces, a variety of instrumental concertos, choral settings of mainly religious texts, as well as chamber and instrumental works.

Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Live) (2019)

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Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Live) (2019)

Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Live) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Artwork included | 01:10:24 | 322 Mb
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Glossa Music

Johannes Brahms’ consolatory Ein deutsches Requiem receives a fresh and considered interpretation from Daniel Reuss and the Orchestra Of The Eighteenth Century. This renowned orchestra took the decision - following the death, some years back, of Frans Brüggen - to retain its founder’s dynamic process of alternating concert tours with recordings. Dispensing with the need for having a principal conductor, the orchestra now works with a range of musicians according to the repertoire being performed.

Owen Rees, Contrapunctus - Libera nos: The Cry of the Oppressed (2013)

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Owen Rees, Contrapunctus - Libera nos: The Cry of the Oppressed (2013)

Owen Rees, Contrapunctus - Libera nos: The Cry of the Oppressed (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 302 Mb | Total time: 69:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD338 | Recorded: 2011

Coupling powerful interpretations with path-breaking scholarship, the choir Contrapunctus presents music by the best-known composers as well as unfamiliar masterpieces. Directed by Owen Rees, a specialist in music of the 16th and 17 centuries, the group presents imaginative programmes revealing previously undiscovered musical treasures and throwing new light on familiar works.

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Bouteiller: Requiem pour Voix d’Hommes; Brossard: Stabat Mater (2010)

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Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Bouteiller: Requiem pour Voix d’Hommes; Brossard: Stabat Mater (2010)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Bouteiller: Requiem pour Voix d’Hommes; Brossard: Stabat Mater (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 62:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 921621 | Recorded: 2010

The richness and splendour of French Baroque sacred music, by turns gravely sombre and spectacularly exuberant, have already been amply demonstrated by Hervé Niquet and Le Concert Spirituel through their series of recordings on Glossa of music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. But it was not just in Paris or in the country’s religious foundations that such involved music-making was called upon, but also in cities such as Troyes and Châlons-sur-Marne where Pierre Bouteiller, maître de musique in cathedrals there during the reign of Louis XIV, composed his Missa pro defunctis, a beautiful setting scored for five voice parts with instrumental accompaniment.

Karina Gauvin, Les Chambristes de Ville-Marie - Vivaldi: Motets for Soprano (1998)

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Karina Gauvin, Les Chambristes de Ville-Marie - Vivaldi: Motets for Soprano (1998)

Karina Gauvin, Les Chambristes de Ville-Marie - Vivaldi: Motets for Soprano (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 58:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Analecta | # FL 2 3099 | Recorded: 1997

Karina Gauvin…is comfortably able to get the better of Vivaldi's coloratura, athletic intervals and ornaments….Gauvin offers…[an] affecting performance of two motets, one of them, 'Sum in medio tempestatum' a real rarity in performance.
–BBC Music