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Bart Demuyt, Capilla Flamenca, Oltremontano - Alexander Utendal & Philippus de Monte: Motets (2003)

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Bart Demuyt, Capilla Flamenca, Oltremontano - Alexander Utendal & Philippus de Monte: Motets (2003)

Bart Demuyt, Capilla Flamenca, Oltremontano - Alexander Utendal & Philippus de Monte: Motets (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 57:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Passacaille | PAS937 | Recorded: 2003

Während des De Monte-Jahres veröffentlichten Capilla Flamenca und das Bläserensemble Oltremontano (auf Initiative und unter der Leitung von Bart Demuyt) eine CD mit Motetten von zwei flämischen Meistern, die überwiegend an den habsburgischen Höfen tätig waren. Philippus de Monte war Hofkapellmeister in Wien und Prag und Alexander Utendal wurde Vize-Hofkapellmeister von Erzherzog Ferdinand von Tirol, dem Bruder Kaiser Maximilians.

Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vol.4 - Music of Handel, Bach and the English Renaissance (2008) {6CD Set}

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Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vol.4 - Music of Handel, Bach and the English Renaissance (2008) {6CD Set}

Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vol.4 - Music of Handel, Bach and the English Renaissance (2008) {6CD Set, Vanguard Classics MC195}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.97 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 0.99 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Vanguard Classics / Musical Concepts | MC 195
Classical / Baroque / Renaissance / Choral / Vocal Music

CD1 Handel, where we find Alfred Deller and his partners conducted by Antony Lewis. It is the occasion to hear beautiful tunes, although it seems to me that Deller is not in the repertoire which suits him best. CD2 again Handel, "Ode for the birthday of Queen Anne", it is deeper and more lively, more embodied. Sacred pages of Bach follow; and there, we must hear Deller, this disturbing, unique timbre, so different from more recent interpretations … an angel.

Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)

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Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)

Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 61:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 409-2 | Recorded: 2008

Joseph Martin Kraus was born in the same year as Mozart and died only one year after him; like him, he was also a musician who revealed his extraordinary talent at an early age. It is only in recent years, however, that Kraus has again begun to receive somewhat more attention as a multitalented artistic personality. Born in Miltenberg am Main, Kraus enjoyed a career that took him to Stockholm as court music director to the music-loving King Gustavus III. In their originality his sacred compositions tower above the conventional liturgical repertoire produced in Southern Germany during the second half of the eighteenth century.

Capella Alamire, The Woodman Consort of Viols, Peter Urquhart - Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)

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Capella Alamire, The Woodman Consort of Viols, Peter Urquhart - Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)

Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)
Capella Alamire; The Woodman Consort of Viols; Noël Bisson, soprano; Peter Urquhart, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Renaissance | Label: Naxos | # 8.570180 | Time: 01:08:15

It's always great to encounter the recording that can "crack" a composer open, making his or her music accessible to a general listening public. And it's all the better when such a recording comes from beyond the usual quarters, as, for example, with this American recording of Renaissance polyphony. Nicolas Gombert was a Flemish Renaissance composer, a successor (and possibly a student) of Josquin who entered the service of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. His music, especially in his masses, tends to present itself as a dense, unbroken flow of polyphony. Gombert is one of the composers music history students tend to slog through in hopes of getting to the good stuff. One noted Renaissance scholar used to refer to him, Adrian Willaert, and Giaches de Wert as "the Ert brothers." All that could change with this disc of Gombert motets and chansons. These works are less dense than his masses, but not by much, and they are considerably less limpid than Josquin's pieces in the same genres. But here it is the performances that clarify them. The Massachusetts ensemble Capella Alamire (the name is a pun on an aspect of an old solmization system) under director Peter Urquhart, recording in a church in Portsmouth, NH, slows the motets down slightly and addresses them with a group of eight singers – the black belt of choral singing.

The Choir of Keble College, Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music & Matthew Martin - Valls: Missa Regalis (2020)

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The Choir of Keble College, Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music & Matthew Martin - Valls: Missa Regalis (2020)

The Choir of Keble College, Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music & Matthew Martin - Valls: Missa Regalis (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 182 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 96 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:40:52
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Academy of Ancient Music

AAM Records’ newest release features the Academy of Ancient Music joining forces with The Choir of Keble College and director Matthew Martin in a landmark recording of Francisco Vall’s ‘forgotten’ Missa Regalis [1740]. Performed from a new edition by Simon Heighes, Valls’ fascinating (and frequently confusticating) juxtaposition of ancient and ‘modern’ compositional styles provides a intriguing glimpse into the treasure-trove of Spanish baroque music, much of which remains relatively unknown to the wider world.

Baptiste Romain, Le Miroir de Musique - Johannes de Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)

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Baptiste Romain, Le Miroir de Musique - Johannes de Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)

Baptiste Romain, Le Miroir de Musique - Johannes de Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 65:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | RIC402 | Recorded: 2018

Born around 1380 in the Duchy of Limburg, possibly in the little town of the same name, Johannes de Limburgia was active for a long time in Liège, then in Italy. We have evidence of his presence in Vicenza between 1431 and 1436, and several of his works refer explicitly to Vicenza, as well as to Venice and Padua, demonstrating a strong connection with northern Italy, where his music was compiled. His output – more than 45 works – is contained in three large manuscripts from the first half of the fifteenth century, alongside music by other composers from north of the Alps, such as Johannes Ciconia and Guillaume Dufay.

Federico Del Sordo, Alberto Turco, In Dulci Jubilo - Fasolo: Magnificat; Salve Regina; Ricercates (2017)

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Federico Del Sordo, Alberto Turco, In Dulci Jubilo - Fasolo: Magnificat; Salve Regina; Ricercates (2017)

Federico Del Sordo, Alberto Turco, In Dulci Jubilo - Fasolo: Magnificat; Salve Regina; Ricercates (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 627 Mb | Total time: 128:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | 95512 | Recorded: 2016

Giovanni Battista Fasolo (1598-1680) was born in Asti (Italy) and spent his life as a Franciscan Friar in Rome, Naples and finally as Maestro di Cappella at the Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily. He is mainly known for his “Annuale”, the largest compendium of organ music for liturgical use written in the 17th century.

Le Poème Harmonique & Vincent Dumestre - Allegri & Monteverdi: Anamorfosi (2019)

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Le Poème Harmonique & Vincent Dumestre - Allegri & Monteverdi: Anamorfosi (2019)

Le Poème Harmonique & Vincent Dumestre - Allegri & Monteverdi: Anamorfosi (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 368 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 193 Mb | Covers included | 01:13:08
Classical, Choral | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Allegri’s Miserere, its heartbreaking harmonies, its verses alternately chanted and ornamented, its seraphic voices: sheer Baroque magic. Since its composition in Rome in 1630, the work has constantly been transformed. Le Poème Harmonique approaches the score through the prism of its metamorphoses, the ornaments and transpositions added since the time when Mozart himself transcribed the piece, then jealously guarded by the Vatican, which punished publication of it with anathema.

Daniel Reuss, Cappella Amsterdam - Roland de Lassus: Inferno (2020)

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Daniel Reuss, Cappella Amsterdam - Roland de Lassus: Inferno (2020)

Daniel Reuss, Cappella Amsterdam - Roland de Lassus: Inferno (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 206 Mb | Total time: 49:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMM902650 | Recorded: 2019

Cappella Amsterdam does not just sing music that charms and captivates, but does this at the highest possible level. For its performances, the choir has received many prizes and a stream of positive reviews. Cappella Amsterdam offers the classical choir repertoire in all its glory and dedicates itself, every single year, to bring to you the most beautiful and important choral pieces, both old and new. Daniel Reuss is the artistic director of Cappella Amsterdam. Under his guidance the choir has professionalised and risen to international fame.

Paul van Nevel & Huelgas Ensemble - Simone de Bonefont: Missa pro mortius (2020)

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Paul van Nevel & Huelgas Ensemble - Simone de Bonefont: Missa pro mortius (2020)

Paul van Nevel & Huelgas Ensemble - Simone de Bonefont: Missa pro mortius (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 274 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Covers included | 00:58:19
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Cypres Records

In perpetual search of unpublished works and forgotten composers, Paul Van Nevel invites us to discover a Requiem Mass for five voices, composed in 1556 by Simone de Bonefont, canon and cantor at Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral. The Missa pro mortuis can be considered as one of the highlights of polyphonic vocal style, encompassing all the characteristics of Franco-Flemish techniques of the period. The richness of de Bonefont’s polyphonic writing and his mastery of counterpoint are truly astonishing. True to form, the Huelgas Ensemble honours this unpublished score with a powerful interpretation, delivering music of incredible luminous tranquility. The programme also includes four compositions by Franco-Flemish masters - that de Bonefont may well have heard - on one of the most profound texts of the Gregorian repertoire: Media vita in morte summus (In the midst of life we are in death).

Raymond Leppard, New Philharmonia Orchestra, John Alldis Choir - Mozart: Mass in C minor (2000)

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Raymond Leppard, New Philharmonia Orchestra, John Alldis Choir - Mozart: Mass in C minor (2000)

Raymond Leppard, New Philharmonia Orchestra, John Alldis Choir - Mozart: Mass in C minor (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 277 Mb | Total time: 59:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 73751 2 | Recorded: 1974

Together with the Requiem, Mozart's C minor mass is one of the brilliant composer's great unfinished sacred works. The work combines monumental power, solemn spirituality and moving solo passages. This recording under the baton of Baroque and Classical expert Raymond Leppard has great expressive depth, and offers a truly legendary vocal ensemble featuring stars like Kiri Te Kanawa and Ileana Cotrubas.

Frieder Bernius, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Hohes Lied: Daniel-Lesur, Ravel, Debussy, Fasch, Schumann (2009)

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Frieder Bernius, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Hohes Lied: Daniel-Lesur, Ravel, Debussy, Fasch, Schumann (2009)

Frieder Bernius, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Hohes Lied: Daniel-Lesur, Ravel, Debussy, Fasch, Schumann (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 232 Mb | Total time: 65:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | 83.222 | Recorded: 2004, 2007

In this Carus release, Frieder Bernius leads soloists from Kammerchor Stuttgart in a selection of transcriptions by Clytus Gottwald and original compositions for chorus subdivided into multiple parts, in this case, up to 16 parts. The arrangements, here of songs originally for solo voice and piano, demonstrate Gottwald's mastery of this niche genre; he has also made remarkably effective choral transcriptions of chamber music and work for full orchestra. The arrangements, of songs by Ravel, Debussy, and Schumann, work beautifully as choral music, even as independent compositions, considered apart from their sources.

Abendmusiken Basel & Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Balthasar Erben: Sacred Concertos from Danzig (2021)

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Abendmusiken Basel & Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Balthasar Erben: Sacred Concertos from Danzig (2021)

Abendmusiken Basel & Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Balthasar Erben: Sacred Concertos from Danzig (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 355 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 169 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:18
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Coviello Classics

Balthasar Erben, born in Danzig in 1626, was a cosmopolitan. When he applied for the position of Kapellmeister at the main church of St. Mary in his home town at the age of 27, the council granted him a generous grant so that he could "look around the world and perfect himself as a composer". Erben was on the road in Europe for five years and visited all the centers of musical culture up to Rome.

Gerd Guglhör, Neue Hofkapelle München, orpheus chor münchen - Vogler: Requiem; Haydn: Te Deum (2009)

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Gerd Guglhör, Neue Hofkapelle München, orpheus chor münchen - Vogler: Requiem; Haydn: Te Deum (2009)

Gerd Guglhör, Neue Hofkapelle München, orpheus chor münchen - Vogler: Requiem; Haydn: Te Deum (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 66:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: OehmsClassics | OC 922 | Recorded: 2008

Georg Joseph Vogler, called Abbé Vogler, was born in Würzburg in 1749. He became famous as an expert in music theory, conductor and composer. In 1772, he accepted a position at the court of Prince Elector Karl Theodor in Mannheim and later followed his employer to Munich. From 1786 onwards, he worked at the court of the kings of Sweden as a conductor.

Ensemble Turicum - Pergolesi: Messa a 5 voci; Leo: Sinfonia "Il Demetrio"; Gallassi: Te Deum; Perez: Trio (2004)

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Ensemble Turicum - Pergolesi: Messa a 5 voci; Leo: Sinfonia "Il Demetrio"; Gallassi: Te Deum; Perez: Trio (2004)

Ensemble Turicum - Pergolesi: Messa a 5 voci; Leo: Sinfonia "Il Demetrio"; Gallassi: Te Deum; Perez: Trio (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 57:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617159 | Recorded: 2003

The world has not yet fully discovered the riches of the impressive music libraries and archives of Portugal. They testify to the often complex trajectories followed all over Europe by a repertoire of splendid pieces, many of them showing the extent to which the Italian style had taken root in eighteenth-century Portugal. The superb mass by Pergolesi recorded here is a highly characteristic example. But the ensemble Turicum wanted to go even further in their exploration of this repertoire, accompanying the mass with performances of works by composers now totally (and unjustly) unknown, such as Antonio Gallassi and David Perez, not to mention Leonardo leo, acknowledged in his own time as a supreme master of sacred music.