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Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)

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Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)

Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HCX 3955182 | 00:51:54

Byrd, the chief musician of Elizabethan England, wrote and published liturgical music for clandestine religious observance. Among his most serene and pure works, these intimate five-voice masses are drawn from his second book of Gradualia published in 1607.

Chanticleer - Chanticleer Sings Christmas (2020)

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Chanticleer - Chanticleer Sings Christmas (2020)

Chanticleer - Chanticleer Sings Christmas (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 344 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | 01:07:28
Classical, Choral | Label: Warner Classics

The Christmas concerts of Chanticleer are an institution in the USA, and international tours and recordings have made the brilliant male-voice ensemble, based in San Francisco, familiar to audiences all over the world. As Gramophone has written, "Chanticleer, it seems, can sing just about anything," and Chanticleer sings Christmas bears that out, embracing traditional carols and gospel numbers, plainsong, European and Mexican music of the 16th and 17th centuries, and composers and arrangers of the present day.

Emma Kirkby, Antony Walker, Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Magnificat: Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Hayes (2006)

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Emma Kirkby, Antony Walker, Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Magnificat: Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Hayes (2006)

Emma Kirkby, Antony Walker, Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Magnificat: Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Hayes (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 61:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ABC Classics | 4765255 | Recorded: 2005

Widely considered as one of the leading exponents in early music, Emma Kirkby is renowned for her purity of production, clarity of diction and extraordinary degree of vocal control. From this release it is obvious that Emma Kirkby's artistic vigour and sense of discovery are undiminished. Alongside her incomparable performances of well-loved works such as Bach's cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, she uses the esteem in which she is held by musicians and audiences alike to champion long-forgotten repertory such as William Hayes's The Passions. Emma is accompanied by Cantillation and the Orchestra of the Antipodes conducted by Antony Walker.

Hermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei - Zelenka: Gesu al Calvario (2001)

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Hermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei - Zelenka: Gesu al Calvario (2001)

Hermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei - Zelenka: Gesù al Calvario (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 499 Mb | Total time: 110:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # 10 887 | Recorded: 1999

In an age of artistic conformity, Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) had a refreshingly individual voice. In his own time he was described as 'a reserved, bigoted Catholic, but also a respectable, quiet, unassuming man, deserving of the greatest respect'. His music earned Bach's respect for its serious contrapuntal procedures; today's listeners, though, are more immediately charmed by Zelenka's quirky turns of phrase and flashes of original genius. There are plenty of these in the Passion oratorio Gesù al Calvario (1735), one of the composer's three late oratorios.

Judith Nelson, William Christie, Stanley Ritchie - Mondonville: Pièces de clavecin avec voix ou violon (2019)

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Judith Nelson, William Christie, Stanley Ritchie - Mondonville: Pièces de clavecin avec voix ou violon (2019)

Judith Nelson, William Christie, Stanley Ritchie - Mondonville: Pièces de clavecin avec voix ou violon (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 333 Mb | Total time: 52:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMM931045 | Recorded: 1980

The artistic director of the ‘Concert Spirituel’ from 1752 to 1762, Mondonville was one of the most fashionable composers in Paris due to his ‘grands motets’. However, it was in the field of chamber music that he was a real innovator. In creating the sonata for harpsichord with violin accompaniment, he paved the way for a form soon to be raised to sublime heights by Mozart and Beethoven. By giving the harpsichord accompaniment to the human voice Mondonville carried the experiments to its utmost limits.

Václav Luks, Collegium 1704, Collegium Vocale 1704 - Handel: Messiah (2019)

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Václav Luks, Collegium 1704, Collegium Vocale 1704 - Handel: Messiah (2019)

Václav Luks, Collegium 1704, Collegium Vocale 1704 - Handel: Messiah (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 668 Mb | Total time: 48:43+81:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent Records ‎| ACC24354 | Recorded: 2018

Handel’s Messiah is already very well represented on the market with dozens of existing recordings and new productions appearing at regular intervals. Yet this is a very special version, carefully crafted by the Prague-based Collegium Vocale and Collegium 1704 under the baton of Vaclav Luks, founder of the ensemble and one of the most exciting conductors of the Baroque and Classical repertoire. The fine young singers Giulia Semenzato, Benno Schachtner, Krystian Adam, and Krešimir Stražanac joined the ensembles for two moving live performances in Prague’s Rudolfinum in March 2018, and those performances are now presented here.

Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen - A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs

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Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen - A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs

A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs
Boston Camerata; Joel Cohen, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 849 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 463 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal Music | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564 69415-0 | Time: 03:17:10

Eight centuries of Christmas music from France, Spain, and the New World. Under Joel Cohen’s vibrant direction, this generous and varied anthology, occupying three entire CD's and containing three hours of music, presents some of The Boston Camerata's most beloved and successful Christmas recordings, originally produced between 1986 and 1999, to a new generation of music lovers.

John Nelson, Chœur et Orchestre de Paris, Roberto Alagna - Berlioz: Te Deum (2001)

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John Nelson, Chœur et Orchestre de Paris, Roberto Alagna - Berlioz: Te Deum (2001)

John Nelson, Chœur et Orchestre de Paris, Roberto Alagna - Berlioz: Te Deum (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 51:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 7243 5 45449 2 7 | Recorded: 2000

The Berlioz Te Deum has been relatively neglected on disc in comparison with his other major works. This latest version has John Nelson as an incisive, understanding conductor of Berlioz, revelling in the weight of choral sound, balancing his forces beautifully. He's helped here by fuller, more detailed digital sound than on previous versions.

Trinity College Choir, Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Mäntyjärvi: Choral Music (2020)

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Trinity College Choir, Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Mäntyjärvi: Choral Music (2020)

Trinity College Choir, Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Mäntyjärvi: Choral Music (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 296 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:54
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Hyperion Records

The stylistic pluralism which informs so much contemporary choral writing pays rich dividends in the work of Jaakko Mäntyjärvi—a thrilling programme of some exciting, accessible, contemporary music.

Cappella Artemisia & Candace Smith - Lacrime Amare: Bianca Maria Meda Motets (2018)

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Cappella Artemisia & Candace Smith - Lacrime Amare: Bianca Maria Meda Motets (2018)

Cappella Artemisia & Candace Smith - Lacrime Amare: Bianca Maria Meda Motets (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 316 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 184 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:19:02
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Brilliant Classics

The revival on record of forgotten music by a Benedictine nun: a valuable discovery for fans of the early Baroque.

Sigvards Kļava, Latvian Radio Choir - Tchaikovsky: All-Night Vigil; Sacred Choral Works (2020)

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Sigvards Kļava, Latvian Radio Choir - Tchaikovsky: All-Night Vigil; Sacred Choral Works (2020)

Sigvards Kļava, Latvian Radio Choir - Tchaikovsky: All-Night Vigil; Sacred Choral Works (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 234 Mb | Total time: 53:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | ODE 1352-2 | Recorded: 2020

This album presents a sequel for the award-winning album (ICMA Choral disc of the year) of Tchaikovskys sacred choral works by the Latvian Radio Choir and conductor Sigvards Klava. These two albums together form the composers complete sacred works for the choir. The All-Night Vigil Op. 52 for mixed choir, also known as the Vesper Service, was written between May 1881 and March 1882. It was first performed by the Chudovsky Chorus conducted by Pyotr Sakharov in Moscow at the concert hall of the All-Russian Industrial and Art Exhibition on 27 June 1882. Tchaikovsky described the work as An essay in harmonization of liturgical chants. For this work the composer carefully studied the tradition of musical practice in the Russian Orthodox Church, which could vary considerably from one region to another.

Sébastien Mahieuxe, Ensemble Aquilon - André Campra: Motets pour Notre-Dame de Paris (2009)

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Sébastien Mahieuxe, Ensemble Aquilon - André Campra: Motets pour Notre-Dame de Paris (2009)

Sébastien Mahieuxe, Ensemble Aquilon - André Campra: Motets pour Notre-Dame de Paris (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 382 Mb | Total time: 67:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 ‎| K617217 | Recorded: 2009

André Campra s’attelle à la composition de sa série de «petits motets» dès son arrivée à Paris en tant que maître de chapelle de la cathédrale Notre-Dame (1694-1700). Très vite ces compositions remportent un vif succès et l’on se presse à Notre-Dame pour les écouter Les motets de Campra sont fortement influencés par la musique italienne : raffinements harmoniques, charme de l’accompagnement, écriture brillante et contrastée… Ils sont aussi de la main d’un homme de théâtre : le texte sacré se met en scène. Campra sait tirer profit de l’effectif restreint du petit motet : airs, récits, duos, trios et ritournelles s’enchaînent comme à l’opéra ! Mais son éloquence n’est pas sans profondeur et ses grâces savent encore nous toucher.

Antonio Florio, La Cappella de’ Turchini - Giuseppe Cavallo: Il Giudizio Universale (2000)

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Antonio Florio, La Cappella de’ Turchini - Giuseppe Cavallo: Il Giudizio Universale (2000)

Antonio Florio, La Cappella de’ Turchini - Giuseppe Cavallo: Il Giudizio Universale (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 55:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | # OPS 30-262 | Recorded: 1999

The priest Giuseppe Cavallo was Maestro di Canto of the Conservatorio de Santa Maria de Loreto from 1672 until his death in 1684. Otherwise, virtually nothing is known about the composer, and it is only due to the musical archive of the Oratorio di Napoli, a treasure trove of rare scores, that a handful of Cavallo's works survive, including Il Giudizio Universale. This sacred oratorio presents Christ and Saint Michael, a pair of angels, two mortals, and four souls–two damned, two blessed–and begins with Christ commanding the angels to bring on the Last Judgment. What follows is a finely crafted musical drama, except for the confusion caused when the otherwise immaculately presented album fails to reveal which of the seven singers (two sopranos, three tenors, and one bass) is singing which parts.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection (2014) Re-up

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection (2014) Re-up

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection
Classical | Sony Music 88875037502 | 2014 | TT: 53:41:55 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Scans | 14,2 Gb

The legendary label, deutsche harmonia mundi, releases a special 50 CD boxset featuring star performers such as Hille Perl, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Dorothee Oberlinger, Simone Kermes, and Nuria Rial and more! This collection displays the sheer variety available from the dhm archive. A perfect collection ranging Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic music.

Gaétan Jarry, Marguerite Louise - Lully, Couperin, Delalande: Messe du Roi Soleil (2019)

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Gaétan Jarry, Marguerite Louise - Lully, Couperin, Delalande: Messe du Roi Soleil (2019)

Gaétan Jarry, Marguerite Louise - Lully, Couperin, Delalande: Messe du Roi Soleil (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 53:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | CVS008 | Recorded: 2018

The Sun King’s Mass was without doubt one of the privileged rites for the standing glory of the sovereign, as much because of its splendour, as for its ceremonial aspect, which brings time to a halt, solidifying the eternal image of royal power. The greatest composers of the kingdom distinguished themselves by making the holy service a veritable heavenly concert. The bell rang, the fifes and drums announced the arrival of the king in the gallery, the organ burst forth, the Grands Motets by Lully and Delalande enthralled under the golden vaults, the delicate and intimate petits motets by Couperin appear with grace in the alcoves of the Royal Chapel…