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Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Great Choral Masterpieces [12CDs] (1996)

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Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Great Choral Masterpieces [12CDs] (1996)

Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Great Choral Masterpieces [12CDs] (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,78 Gb | Total time: 11:31:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 454 108-2 | Recorded: 1984-1994

Bachs Passions and other great choral works in performances with the Staatskapelle Dresden under the masterly direction of Peter Schreier who also sings the role of the Evangelist. Schreiers aim in Bach interpretation is to bring new lightness without following the full dictates of authentic performance, and in this he succeeds superbly. The recording is first rate, with the choral forces well separated.

Passionen & Messen / Passions & Missae [10CDs] (2012)

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Passionen & Messen / Passions & Missae [10CDs] (2012)

Passionen & Messen / Passions & Missae [10CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,56 Gb | Total time: 10:04:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88691955112 | Recorded: 1981-1993

10 CDs mit Passionen, Messen und Motetten passend zur Osterzeit . Neben den beiden berühmten Passionen von Bach - der Johannes- und Matthäuspassion - sind weitere hörenswerte Aufnahmen enthalten. Die Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi von de Rore oder den Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae von Zelenka sind hervorragende und selten aufgenommene Werke, interpretiert von herausragenden Künstlern.

Sébastien Daucé, Ensemble Correspondances - L'Archange & le Lys: Messe & motets d'Antoine Boesset (2011)

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Sébastien Daucé, Ensemble Correspondances - L'Archange & le Lys: Messe & motets d'Antoine Boesset (2011)

Sébastien Daucé, Ensemble Correspondances - L'Archange & le Lys: Messe & motets d'Antoine Boesset (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 331 Mb | Total time: 68:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territoires | # ZZT110801 | Recorded: 2011

Bearing witness to a miraculously preserved and somewhat mysterious musical world, this precious recording reveals a repertory at once sober and refined, moving and poetic, which invites us to open the gates of those convents that, in the midseventeenth century, attracted from Paris and throughout the kingdom a public enthralled by their angelic voices, animated by a single deep and authentic faith which further increased the powerful appeal and the mystery of their singing.

Ivan Fischer, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Choir - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2013)

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Ivan Fischer, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Choir - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2013)

Iván Fischer, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Choir - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2013)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23967 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 172 min | 36,5 GB
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 2044 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 172 min | 11,1 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese

This 2012 recording of the most influential and wide spread oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach features the Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer, a visionary in his field, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. The double choir is the essential musical aspect on which Iván Fischer’s interpretation of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is based. Only by consistently seizing on that duality will all the complementary layers stand out as they should. He describes this essential fundamental aspect as follows: “You can’t do the St. Matthew in an unreligious way. The only approach is from a deep, universally religious feeling.

David Bates, La Nuova Musica - Sacrifices: Sébastien de Brossard, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Giacomo Carissimi (2014)

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David Bates, La Nuova Musica - Sacrifices: Sébastien de Brossard, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Giacomo Carissimi (2014)

David Bates, La Nuova Musica - Sacrifices: Sébastien de Brossard, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Giacomo Carissimi (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 67:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 807588 | Recorded: 2012

David Bates leads La Nuova Musica in 'Sacrifices', a programme of intensely dramatic oratorios from the mid Baroque. Three poignant tales of denail and sacrifice: St Peter's denial of Christ; Abraham's [narrowly averted] sacrifice of his son Isaac; and the Old Testament story of Jepthe, the hero commander who, before leading the Israelites into battle against the Ammonites, vows to God that if he is victorious, he will sacrifice the first living thing he meets upon his return.
Unfortunately it is his darling daughter, who dances out to greet him with cymbals and flutes. Jepthe must honour his vow…

Hans-Christoph Rademann, Dresdner Kammerchor - Schein: Israelsbrünnlein (2012)

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Hans-Christoph Rademann, Dresdner Kammerchor - Schein: Israelsbrünnlein (2012)

Hans-Christoph Rademann, Dresdner Kammerchor - Schein: Israelsbrünnlein (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 389 Mb | Total time: 94:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | 83.350 | Recorded: 2000

Scheins 1623 in Leipzig gedruckte Sammlung Israelsbrünnlein ist eine kompositorische Gipfelleistung, nicht nur innerhalb des Schaffens des seit 1616 in Leipzig als Thomaskantor wirkenden Komponisten, sondern darüber hinaus auch der deutschen Musik der ersten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts. Unter den 26 "auf Italian-Madrigalische Manir" geschriebenen Motetten finden sich 23 auf alttestamentarische Texte (Psalmen, die Mose-Bücher, das Hohelied und andere Bücher des Alten Testaments) komponierte, was der Sammlung den Namen gab. Hans-Christoph Rademann und der Dresdner Kammerchor legen hier eine Referenzeinspielung der kompletten Sammlung vor.

Nicholas McGegan, FestspielOrchester Göttingen, NDR Chor - Handel: Dettinger Te Deum (version by Mendelssohn Bartholdy) (2009)

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Nicholas McGegan, FestspielOrchester Göttingen, NDR Chor - Handel: Dettinger Te Deum (version by Mendelssohn Bartholdy) (2009)

Nicholas McGegan, FestspielOrchester Göttingen, NDR Chor - Handel: Dettinger Te Deum (version by Mendelssohn Bartholdy) (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 268 Mb | Total time: 63:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.358 | Recorded: 2009

The present recording honors three important composers celebrating major anniversaries in 2009: Handel, Mendelssohn and Haydn. George Frideric Handel’s Dettinger Te Deum is presented here not in its original version, but rather in an arrangement by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, who rendered outstanding service to music not only through the revival of Bach’s choral works, but also through those of Handel. In addition, The Storm, the little-known choral work by Joseph Haydn, is also to be heard here. He composed it during his first visit to England and later arranged it for a large ensemble.

Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen - Handel: Brockes-Passion (2019)

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Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen - Handel: Brockes-Passion (2019)

Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen - Handel: Brockes-Passion (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 751 Mb | Total time: 152:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 555 286-2 | Recorded: 2019

The Concerto Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s most renowned Baroque ensemble and one of the most innovative such formations worldwide. Its trademarks are its unusual program combinations featuring Scandinavian rarities and famous Baroque masterpieces. This world-class orchestra now turns to Handel’s great Brockes-Passion in a CD recording based on the Halle edition of this composer’s works. The Passion text published by the well-to-do Hamburg resident Barthold Heinrich Brockes was a literary bestseller during the early eighteenth century.

Thomas Ihlenfeldt, Capella Orlandi Bremen - Reinhard Keiser: Passion Music (2010)

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Thomas Ihlenfeldt, Capella Orlandi Bremen - Reinhard Keiser: Passion Music (2010)

Thomas Ihlenfeldt, Capella Orlandi Bremen - Reinhard Keiser: Passion Music (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 319 Mb | Total time: 79:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 999 821-2 | Recorded: 2009

CPO’s rediscovery of Church Music from Hamburg (1600-1800) continues with a concert, broadcast live on Deutschlandradio Kultur, featuring rediscovered works by Reinhard Keiser. Only three oratorios by Reinhard Keiser exist in full. Many shorter pieces, fragments, and works of uncertain authorship still lie unpublished in archives and libraries.

Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (arr. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) (1992)

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Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (arr. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) (1992)

Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester, Chorus Musicus - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (arr. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 582 Mb | Total time: 132:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-72/73 | Recorded: 1992

Felix Mendelssohn's celebrated 1829 revival of the St. Matthew Passion lives on in legend as the starting point of the rediscovery of Bach's music. Mendelssohn performed the work again in 1841 in Bach's own church in Leipzig; the score and performing parts from that occasion have survived, so it's possible to revive Mendelssohn's revival fairly accurately. Conductor Christoph Spering, Chorus Musicus, and Das Neue Orchester (playing 19th-century period instruments) have done just that–with fascinating results.

Ensemble Il Narvalo & Federico del Sordo - Iribarren: Sacred Music in Malaga Cathedral (2020)

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Ensemble Il Narvalo & Federico del Sordo - Iribarren: Sacred Music in Malaga Cathedral (2020)

Ensemble Il Narvalo & Federico del Sordo - Iribarren: Sacred Music in Malaga Cathedral (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:11:40 | 375 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

First recordings of sacred motets and villancicos by a forgotten figure of the Spanish Baroque.
Juan Francés de Iribarren Echevarría (1699–1767) received his musical education at the Royal Chapel in Madrid. He was taught there by the composer José de Torres who, in 1717, recommended that Iribarren be appointed organist at Salamanca Cathedral. Sixteen years later Iribarren moved on to become maestro de capilla at the Cathedral of Málaga, the city in which he spent the rest of his life. On his death there he left a huge library of his own music – with the proviso that it not be copied and only performed at services in the cathedral. Such constraints have until recently prevented this marvellously vivid music from receiving the attention it deserves. The present album presents a tasting menu of Iribarren’s work in various genres and from different periods of his career, Italian vocal styles over native, more vernacular idioms. There are four pieces written to mark the Immaculate Conception, composed over a 22-year period from 1743 to 1764, all unique in form, all devotional but quite different in material and expression.

James Bowman, Michael Chance, Mark Caudle, Robert King - François Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (1991)

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James Bowman, Michael Chance, Mark Caudle, Robert King - François Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (1991)

James Bowman, Michael Chance, Mark Caudle, Robert King - François Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 230 Mb | Total time: 63:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA66474 | Recorded: 1990

Couperin’s Trois Leçons de Ténèbres are amongst the small amount of the composer’s sacred music that was published during his lifetime. They are intensely personal, depicting the prophet Jeremiah’s bitter anguish in settings that are quite unique. Also included here are Couperin’s joyful motets Laetentur caeli and Venite, exsultemus Domino, and a remarkable Magnificat.

Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson - Go Light Your World - Conspirare Christmas 2018 (Recorded Live at the Carillon) (2020)

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Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson - Go Light Your World - Conspirare Christmas 2018 (Recorded Live at the Carillon) (2020)

Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson - Go Light Your World - Conspirare Christmas 2018 (Recorded Live at the Carillon) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:11:32 | 354 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Conspirare

American choral conductor, composer, and arranger. In 1991 he formed the choral ensemble Conspirare.

The Best Gregorian Chant Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

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The Best Gregorian Chant Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

The Best Gregorian Chant Album In The World… Ever! (2004) 2CDs
St Dominic's Priory Choir and The Monks & Choir of Downside Abbey

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 543 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 304 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Choral, Gregorian Chant | Label: EMI | # 5769042 | Time: 02:00:48

This stunning & inspired collection features the more popular side of Gregorian chant & includes masterpieces such as 'Salve Regina', 'Salve Festa Dies', 'Alleluia', 'Pascha Nostrum', 'Nos Autem', & more performed by respected choirs. 36 tracks.

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vox Æterna (1996)

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Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vox Æterna (1996)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vox Æterna (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 392 Mb | Total time: 75:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Auvidis Fontalis | # ES 9902 | Recorded: 1989-1995

Vocal music is a reflection of its time, crossing the centuries to reveal emotion, particularly its religious side in which it forms an obvious prayer. Thus, on this recording which begins with Alfonso X. El Sabio all the way to Mozart and Haydn, the Vox Aeterna (Eternal voice) speaks to us, moves us, making itself the intermediary of our own feelings.