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Firminus Caron (ca. 1440 – ca. 1475) - Masses & Chansons - The Sound and The Fury (2013) {3CD fra bernardo Digital Download}

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Firminus Caron (ca. 1440 – ca. 1475) - Masses & Chansons - The Sound and The Fury (2013) {3CD fra bernardo Digital Download}

Firminus Caron (ca. 1440 – ca. 1475) - Masses & Chansons - The Sound and The Fury (2013) {3CD fra bernardo Digital Download fb 1207302}
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Classical / Renaissance / Sacred / Vocal / Lute

From the list of his surviving compositions and the number of their sources, Firmin Caron was clearly highly esteemed in the second half of the fifteenth century, particularly as a composer of French chansons. Most sources of his works are of Italian provenance; nonetheless the oldest French sources, from around 1470, leave little doubt that the composer himself was a Frenchman. Born around 1440 in Amiens and probably trained at the choir school, he developed his original musical language there under the stylistic influence of Guillaume Dufay.

Amanda Quist & Westminster Kantorei - Lumina (2017)

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Amanda Quist & Westminster Kantorei - Lumina (2017)

Amanda Quist & Westminster Kantorei - Lumina (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:45:17 | 104 Mb
Classical, Choral, Chamber | Label: Westminster Choir

Debut solo recording from Westminster Kantorei, an ensemble dedicated to the study and performance of early music at the renowned Westminster Choir College. From a stunning single line of chant to the explosive polyphony of William Byrd and J.S. Bach, each of the works on LUMINA is in some way related to light s presence in our life journey: exploring faith, death, love and transcendence. Repertoire spans the mystical 12th-century chant of Hildegard von Bingen through the Renaissance and Baroque eras, plus two Romantic-period gems based on the compositional styles of those earlier composers.

Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017)

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Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017)

Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 110:17 min | 466 MB
Label: Erato ‎– 0190295854058 | Tracks: 43 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Choral, Vocal

The foundations of Marc Minkowski’s career lie in Baroque music, and he has enjoyed a long relationship with Warner Classics, but this Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) is his first Bach for the label. The work’s terse drama – here presented through just nine singers – is ideally suited to both his scrupulous musicianship and his keen sense of theatre. The French conductor describes Bach’s great masterpieces as “a journey you have to prepare for meticulously, over a long period of time… You come back from it like an explorer comes back from Everest or the Moon – transformed.”

Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas (2015)

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Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas (2015)

Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:12:55
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU807575

Stile Antico's 2015 release on Harmonia Mundi, A Wondrous Mystery, is a sublime collection of Renaissance choral music for Christmas, presented in a pleasant mix of familiar German carols and a mass, with tracks interspersed for the sake of variety. This makes sense in consideration of the group's broad audience, which may know such popular hymns as Michael Praetorius' Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem and Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, or Johannes Eccard's Übers Gebirg Maria geht and Vom Himmel hoch, yet be somewhat at a loss with the motet and Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis by Jacobus Clemens non Papa, a composer beloved by early music specialists but not exactly a household name for lay listeners. However, the a cappella performances are consistently beautiful and soothing throughout, and the quietly joyous mood of the music fits the album's title perfectly. The 12-voice choir's blend is well-balanced and transparent, and the ambience of All Hallow's Church, Gospel Oak, London gives an ideal resonance for the group's small size and close miking.

Edgar Fruitier & Marc Ouellet & Various Artists - Les Grands Classiques d'Edgar: La Musique Sacrée (2010)

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Edgar Fruitier & Marc Ouellet & Various Artists - Les Grands Classiques d'Edgar: La Musique Sacrée (2010)

Edgar Fruitier & Marc Ouellet & Various Artists - Les Grands Classiques d'Edgar: La Musique Sacrée (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 06:25:17 | 1,5 Gb
Classical, Sacred | Label: Octave Productions

A collaboration between Edgar Fruitier, classical music expert and collector, Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte and Cardinal Marc Ouellet, this 6 CD collection of sacred music is a classical's music lover's dream.

La Compagnia del Madrigale - Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2017)

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La Compagnia del Madrigale - Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2017)

La Compagnia del Madrigale - Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 123:35 min | 493 MB
Label: Glossa – GCD 922807 | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Vocal, Choral, Baroque, Sacred

On its onward journey across the major secular and sacred landmarks of Italian Renaissance polyphony, La Compagnia del Madrigale now turns its attention to Claudio Monteverdi s 1610 Vespers. This new recording on Glossa presents the award-winning [Gramophone 2014] ensemble in its prime and in the company of Cantica Symphonia and La Pifarescha, all under the direction of Giuseppe Maletto: a veritable cornucopia of present-day early music performers!

Franz Hauk - Mayr: Stabat Mater in F minor (2017)

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Franz Hauk - Mayr: Stabat Mater in F minor (2017)

Franz Hauk - Mayr: Stabat Mater in F minor ∙ Eja Mater in F major ∙ Ave Maris Stella in G major
Classical, Choral, Sacred | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:48 min | 282 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Restored by Mayr expert Frans Hauk from two extant manuscript versions and heard here in its world premiere recording, Simon Mayrs Stabat mater in F minor was singled out by a contemporary biographer for its marvellous effect and heavenly beauty. Mayr himself frequently returned to this work, recycling one of its movements in his great Requiem (Naxos 8.573419-20). The song-like Ave maris stella builds on a hymn that dates back to the 8th century.

Nordic Voices - Victoria: Motets (2017)

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Nordic Voices - Victoria: Motets (2017)

Nordic Voices - Victoria: Motets
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 55:31 min | 262 MB
Label: Chandos – CHAN 0402 | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Sacred, Choral

The Norwegian six-member a cappella group, Nordic Voices here presents the extraordinary polyphonic music of Tomas Luis de Victoria, a Spanish composer whose music has continued to move people for more than 400 years, crossing geographical, cultural, and even religious barriers. This surround-sound recording comes ten years after a "warm, consistent and moving" (BBC Music) album of Lamentations, which featured pieces by sixteenth-century composers, including Four Lessons by Victoria.

Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill - Thomas Tallis: Spem In Alium & Other Choral Works (1990)

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Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill - Thomas Tallis: Spem In Alium & Other Choral Works (1990)

Thomas Tallis: Spem In Alium & Other Choral Works (1990)
Winchester Cathedral Choir, Winchester Quiristers, Winchester Vocal Arts
David Hill (conductor); Timothy Byram-Wigfield (organ)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66400 | Time: 00:59:01

This recording has a huge advantage over most of its rivals for the attention of Tallis listeners: the wonderful acoustics of Winchester Cathedral. In this magnificent space, the soaring lines and resplendent harmonies of Tallis's greatest masterpieces find sympathetic resonance, resulting in a heightened dramatic presence that takes the music beyond earthly confines. Of course, beyond the exceptional quality of the writing, credit must go to the phenomenal men and boys of Winchester Cathedral Choir. Where, even in England, does one find trebles who sing with more assuredness, musicality, and beauty of tone? With a repertoire including "In ieiunio et fletu," "Salvator mundi," "In manus tuas," "The Lamentations of Jeremiah," "O nata lux," and the unbelievable 40-part motet "Spem in alium," this is the Tallis disc to own if you're buying only one.

Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker - John Sheppard: Media vita (2017)

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Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker - John Sheppard: Media vita (2017)

Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker - John Sheppard: Media vita
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 79:39 min | 363 MB
Label: Hyperion – CDA68187 | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Renaissance, Sacred, Choral, Vocal

Even by the standards of a time and place—Tudor England—in which masterpieces of choral polyphony appear to have been virtually an everyday occurrence, there is something uniquely and intensely compelling about the surviving works of John Sheppard. This is music designed to be sung by liturgical professionals, and none rise to its demands quite like Westminster Cathedral Choir.

Speculum Ensemble - Antoine Brumel: Missa de Beata Virgine, Motets (2008)

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Speculum Ensemble - Antoine Brumel: Missa de Beata Virgine, Motets (2008)

Speculum Ensemble - Antoine Brumel: Missa de Beata Virgine, Motets (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:44 | 284 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8570535

Antoine Brumel was among the most distinguished composers of his time, the first great French rather than Flemish Renaissance composer. He served as master of choristers at Notre Dame in Paris and then was employed at the d’Este court in Ferrara, where he succeeded Obrecht. After the disbandment of the court chapel Brumel may have spent time in Rome, where it is thought his Missa de Beata Virgine, his most famous composition, may have been written.

Gerard Lesne, Veronique Gens, Il Seminario Musicale - Brossard: Lecons des morts (1997)

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Gerard Lesne, Veronique Gens, Il Seminario Musicale - Brossard: Lecons des morts (1997)

Gerard Lesne, Veronique Gens, Il Seminario Musicale - Brossard: Lecons des morts (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 53:35 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 5271 2 8

Gerard Lesne has led a unique career: largely self-taught, he began as a jazz and rock singer who not only converted to more serious music, but became identified as one of the leading countertenors in the early music genre. He has sung with several early music ensembles, including the Clemencic Consort and with the group he founded, Il Seminario Musicale. The sound quality of Lesne's voice has been described as the male counterpart to the female contralto.

Opella Musica, camerata lipsiensis & Gregor Meyer - Kuhnau: Complete Sacred Works Vol. 1 (2015)

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Opella Musica, camerata lipsiensis & Gregor Meyer - Kuhnau: Complete Sacred Works Vol. 1 (2015)

Opella Musica, camerata lipsiensis & Gregor Meyer - Kuhnau: Complete Sacred Works Vol. 1
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:23 min | 317 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 36 | Rls.date: 2015

This disc of world premiere recordings marks the beginning of the first ever complete scholarly critical edition of Kuhnau's cantatas. Conducted by Gregor Meyer, the artistic director of the Gewandhaus Chorus, the Edition is an ambitious project that will culminate in 2022 at the three hundredth anniversary of his death.

Opella Musica, camerata lipsiensis & Gregor Meyer - Kuhnau: Complete Sacred Works Vol. 2 (2017)

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Opella Musica, camerata lipsiensis & Gregor Meyer - Kuhnau: Complete Sacred Works Vol. 2 (2017)

Opella Musica, camerata lipsiensis & Gregor Meyer - Kuhnau: Complete Sacred Works Vol. 2
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:03 min | 389 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 36 | Rls.date: 2017

This album marks part two of CPO's complete recordings of sacred works by Johann Kuhnau, featuring premiere recordings. Offered here is a multifaceted picture of Kuhnau's cantata oeuvre ""Lobe den Herren, meine Selle"" - certainly numbering among the earliest of the compositions brought together on this album. Musically, it continues to be situated very much in the tradition of the sacred concerto of the late seventeenth century.

Alessandro de Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Alessandro Stradella: San Giovanni Battista (2008)

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Alessandro de Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Alessandro Stradella: San Giovanni Battista (2008)

Alessandro de Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Alessandro Stradella: San Giovanni Battista (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 385 Mb | Total time: 77:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67617 | Recorded: 2007

Stradella was murdered in Genoa when he was forty-two years old. Until then he enjoyed a dazzling career as a freelance composer, writing on commission, collaborating with distinguished poets, producing over three hundred works in a variety of genres. His musical style is distinctive, characterized by fluid lines, great skill in counterpoint, and harmony which was tonal but which occasionally offers chords that were unusual then and striking even today.
The oratorio San Giovanni Battista was written for performance on Palm Sunday in the Holy Year of 1675 where some fourteen oratorios were commissioned by the confraternity of the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini in Rome—an auspicious event. San Giovanni Battista is a deeply ‘Baroque’ score, vibrant, rhythmically insistent, requiring singers to perform phrases of difficult fiorituras or deeply moving legato lines. The libretto is dramatic and emotionally vivid, and the music is closely tied to the text, creating a distinctly operatic atmosphere—described by the disc’s conductor Alessandro De Marchi as ‘a true Salome’.