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Alexander Blachly, Pomerium - Musica Vaticana (1998)

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Alexander Blachly, Pomerium - Musica Vaticana (1998)

Alexander Blachly, Pomerium - Musica Vaticana (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 303 Mb | Total time: 66:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glissando | # 779 001-2 | Recorded: 1998

A selection of monumental Roman works from the Cappella Sistina music manuscripts in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana dating from the time of popes Julius II, Leo X, and Clement VII (1503-1534). This CD, recorded for Pure Classics/Glissando, was produced to be sold at the exhibition titled "Hochrenaissance im Vatikan (1503-1534). Kunst und Kultur im Rom der Päpste I" shown at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Bonn, Germany, in the year 1998. It is Pomerium's most popular recording. Includes such classic's of Renaissance sacred music as Josquin's Benedicta es, celorum regina and Virgo salutiferi, Mouton's Tua est potentia, Carpentras's Lamentationes Jeremie, and Willaert's Enixa est puerpera.

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Sidus Preclarum: The complete motets of Johannes Ciconia (1998)

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Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Sidus Preclarum: The complete motets of Johannes Ciconia (1998)

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Sidus Preclarum: The complete motets of Johannes Ciconia (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 253 Mb | Total time: 52:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 3984-21661-2 | Recorded: 1997

Most of Ciconia’s eight surviving motets are dedicated to prominent Paduan and Venetian dignitaries of the time, including three bishops of Padua, a Venetian doge, and cardinal Francesco Zabarella, Ciconia’s main Paduan patron. They constitute a highly solemn repertory in which virtuoso singing hides and at the same time reveals complex and fascinating musical structures. Sidus preclarum presents Ciconia's motets in a blend of four to six singers and four to five instrumentalists.

Alexander Lingas & Cappella Romana - Hymns of Kassianí (2021)

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Alexander Lingas & Cappella Romana - Hymns of Kassianí (2021)

Alexander Lingas & Cappella Romana - Hymns of Kassianí (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 382 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 188 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:19:38
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Cappella Records

Cappella Records is proud to present the release of Hymns of Kassianí performed by Cappella Romana, Alexander Lingas, music director.

Stéphane Fuget, Les Epopées - Lully: Dies Irae; O Lachrymae; De Profundis (2021)

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Stéphane Fuget, Les Epopées - Lully: Dies Irae; O Lachrymae; De Profundis (2021)

Stéphane Fuget, Les Epopées - Lully: Dies Irae; O Lachrymae; De Profundis (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 367 Mb | Total time: 69:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | # CVS 032 | Recorded: 2020

The great composer Jean-Baptiste Lully deployed all his musical science in his grand motets to express intense emotion; Madame de Sévigné said: "all eyes were filled with tears". With their large chorals, small ensembles, trios, duets, solos and orchestral symphonies, these large religious compositions are representative of the pomp deployed at Louis XIV's court, at the service of the monarch's absolute power. If O Lachrymae fideles, composed in winter 1664, goes from contained emotion to jubilant dance, the two other motets are deeply solemn.

Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2008)

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Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2008)

Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 430 Mb | Total time: 86:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | # CC76613 | Recorded: 2007

Monteverdi’s “Vespro della Beata Vergine” was published in 1610, together with his “Missa in illo tempore”. This edition is his first important collection of music for the Catholic service, although there is much uncertainty about how it came into being. In fact, it is a collection of various pieces which were most likely not conceived together as a self-contained unit.

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Faventina: The liturgical music of Codex Faenza 117 (1380-1420) (2007)

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Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Faventina: The liturgical music of Codex Faenza 117 (1380-1420) (2007)

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Faventina: The liturgical music of Codex Faenza 117 (1380-1420) (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 323 Mb | Total time: 64:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ambroisie | # AM 105 | Recorded: 2005

The Codex Faenza 117 features the richest instrumental variations of medieval plainchant masses and offices that have come down to us, including three pairs of Kyrie-Gloria settings, a ceremonial motet and several sections of a Marian office. Mala Punica’s ground-breaking recording of this repertoire has shown different possible combinations between voices and—mostly keyboard—instruments to be suitable for the repertoire. The program stages five voices and five instrumentalists.

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Matteo da Perugia, Zaccara da Teramo: Missa Cantilena (1997)

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Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Matteo da Perugia, Zaccara da Teramo: Missa Cantilena (1997)

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Matteo da Perugia, Zaccara da Teramo: Missa Cantilena (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 237 Mb | Total time: 60:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 0630-17069-2 | Recorded: 1996

If you love medieval vocal music, you'll be fascinated by this unusual collection of mass movements written by two Italian composers– Matteo and Zaccara–that are juxtaposed and organized both to contrast their styles and to make programmatic sense. There's lots of fancy ornamentation and there are many dramatic moments, as well as sections of sweet, gentle lyricism–listen to Matteo's "Gloria," sung with heart- rending tenderness by soprano Jill Feldman. The singers are alternately accompanied by recorder, harp, fiddle, bells, and organ.

Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society - Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Nelson Mass (2020)

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Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society - Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Nelson Mass (2020)

Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society - Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Nelson Mass (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 290 Mb | Total time: 64:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Coro | # COR16181 | Recorded: 2020

Experience two grand classics, alive with all the excitement and verve of their very first performances. Thrill to one of Haydn’s masterful ‘London’ symphonies that wowed England’s capital – the smash hit ‘Military’, so-called for intense depictions of the clash of arms and ferocious roar of war. In the epic Nelson Mass Handel and Haydn Society's magnificent chorus and soloists join the orchestra in this homage to the heroic admiral who helped to vanquish Napoleon.

Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Handel: Brockes-Passion (2021)

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Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Handel: Brockes-Passion (2021)

Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Handel: Brockes-Passion (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 863 Mb | Total time: 160:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | # ALPHA 644 | Recorded: 2020

Barthold Heinrich Brockes wrote a libretto on the Passion of Christ – based on the account in Matthew’s Gospel – which was set to music by many composers of his time, including Reinhard Keiser, Georg Philip Telemann and George Frideric Handel. It is Handel’s version of the latter that the period-instrument ensemble Arcangelo has chosen to present here. Under the direction of Jonathan Cohen, these specialists in the Baroque repertory are joined by the voices of Sandrine Piau, whose numerous Handel recordings are regarded as a benchmark, the tenor Stuart Jackson and the baritone Konstantin Krimmel, recently revealed in a debut recital for Alpha.

Marie van Rhijn, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolesi, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)

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Marie van Rhijn, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolesi, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)

Marie van Rhijn, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolesi, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 77:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chateau de Versailles Spectacles | # CVS033 | Recorded: 2020

Two countertenors for Pergolesis Stabat Mater: this is the resurrection of the first performance in France of this work, introduced by two Italian Castratos from the Royal Chapel of Louis XV, who were enthusiastic propagators of it both at Court and at the Concert Spirituel. Paris was conquered and saw in it the revolutionary mark of a Neapolitan genius, who alas passed away so young. Pergolesi, shortly before his death at the age of 26 and affected by illness, expressed the Virgins suffering with the language of passion more typical of opera.

Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Johann Sebastian Bach: Kantaten im Januar - BWV 72, 92 & 156 (2020)

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Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Johann Sebastian Bach: Kantaten im Januar - BWV 72, 92 & 156 (2020)

Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Johann Sebastian Bach: Kantaten im Januar - BWV 72, 92 & 156 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 62:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC 25320 | Recorded: 2020

Even after the completion of the highly praised Bach cantata series, which was released between 2004 and 2014, and in which La Petite Bande recorded cantatas for every Sunday of the liturgical year, Sigiswald Kuijken still does not let go of his great passion for Johann Sebastian Bach. He turns once again to the cantatas and presents on his new recording three works that Bach wrote for the end of January and the beginning of February, and that he performed in Leipzig at St Thomas' Church between 1725 and 1729.

Vittorio Zanon, Consortium Carissimi - Giacomo Carissimi: Motets à 1, 2, 3 voix & basse continue (2005)

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Vittorio Zanon, Consortium Carissimi - Giacomo Carissimi: Motets à 1, 2, 3 voix & basse continue (2005)

Vittorio Zanon, Consortium Carissimi - Giacomo Carissimi: Motets à 1, 2, 3 voix & basse continue (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 66:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arion | # PV705011 | Recorded: 2003

This present CD recording of 12 Motets for 1, 2 & 3 Men’s Voices and Basso continuo of Giacomo Carissimi? might be best considered an oddity as much as an attempt to satisfy a curiosity. Since there are no existing autograph Motet manuscripts of Giacomo Carissimi, all manuscripts that have been transcribed by Consortium Carissimi are transcriptions themselves of Carissimi’s contemporaries. These transcriptions of both sacred and secular music come from Library Manuscripts or Early Printed Editions, consequently much if not all of this music has not been performed and heard since.

Rolf Schweizer, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim - Johann Sebastian Bach: Oster-Oratorium (2012)

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Rolf Schweizer, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim - Johann Sebastian Bach: Oster-Oratorium (2012)

Rolf Schweizer, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim - Johann Sebastian Bach: Oster-Oratorium (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 210 Mb | Total time: 44:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94350 | Recorded: 1999

It is well known that Bach was a keen recycler – always borrowing old musical ideas and refashioning them for different expressive purposes. The Oster Oratorium is no exception in that its origins can be traced back to a secular cantata written in 1725 to celebrate the birthday of Duke Christian of Saxony-Weissenfels. Little over a month later the cantata was performed again, this time with an amended text and new recitatives to suit the celebration of Easter Sunday, but it was not until 1735 that the composer, having made further alterations to the work’s structure and scoring, chose to give it the revised title ‘oratorio’.

Stephen Cleobury, King's College Choir of Cambridge, The Academy of Ancient Music - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat (2000)

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Stephen Cleobury, King's College Choir of Cambridge, The Academy of Ancient Music - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat (2000)

Stephen Cleobury, King's College Choir of Cambridge, The Academy of Ancient Music - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 723 Mb | Total time: 73:59+78:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 56994 2 | Recorded: 1999-2000

With various record labels compiling complete works to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the death of Bach, EMI's more accessible approach is this luxurious anthology of the Baroque master's sacred music. Over two and a half hours, this program encompasses the grand scale of the Magnificat in D (BWV 243) and Missa Brevis in A (BWV 234). Between these are scared cantatas, the very popular choral Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 140) contrasting with sensitive solo vocal writing in Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (BWV 12); motets; arias; and an organ prelude and fugue. It's a well-balanced program, covering every aspect of Bach's church music except the Passions.

Aleksander Kunach, Dawid Biwo, Polski Chór Kameralny - Czarnecki: Vesperæ in exaltatione Sanctæ Crucis, Op. 50 (2021)

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Aleksander Kunach, Dawid Biwo, Polski Chór Kameralny - Czarnecki: Vesperæ in exaltatione Sanctæ Crucis, Op. 50 (2021)

Aleksander Kunach, Dawid Biwo, Polski Chór Kameralny & Jan Łukaszewski - Czarnecki: Vesperæ in exaltatione Sanctæ Crucis, Op. 50 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 225 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 131 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:56:29
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: DUX Records

Czarnecki as born in 1949 in Jelenia Góra. In 1963-1969, he attended the State Music School in Cz 281;stochowa as a piano class student. It was also there where he took contact with Prof. Romuald Twardowski, with whom he had his first composition lessons. In 1969-1974, he studied composition at the Warsaw Higher State School of Music (currently the Chopin University of Music) in the class of Prof. Piotr Perkowski and Prof. Romuald Twardowski. Vespers for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (Vesperæ in exaltatione Sanctæ Crucis) is a composition that is thoroughly imbued with the Christian tradition. It is almost a complete form of the evening breviary prayer of the Catholic Church written in Latin but already according to the post-conciliar liturgy. The present album features a complete recording of the said work, dedicated to His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.