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The Sound and the Fury - Paradise Regained: Ockeghem (2006)

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The Sound and the Fury - Paradise Regained: Ockeghem (2006)

The Sound and the Fury - Paradise Regained: Ockeghem (2006)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 61:30 | 157 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Orf

If Ockeghem's Missa L'Homme Armé was the earliest such to be composed, then perhaps it is not easy to understand why Dufay, Busnois, Caron and others may have been inspired to create their own mass using the tune as the cantus firmus. Ockeghem's work seems under-ambitious by comparison, almost simplistic - the cantus firmus remains easily recognisable, retaining the original rhythm, not stretched out to unfathomable lengths, nor excessively ornamented and buried under immense counterpoint - it's as though he wanted the tune to come to the fore. In the light of this, it seems odd in a way that the ensemble The Sound and the Fury have chosen to retain the L'Homme Armé lyrics in the tenor part at certain points of this performance, a practice not to my purist taste.

Bach - Johannes Passion, BWV 245 (Stephen Cleobury) [1996]

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Bach - Johannes Passion, BWV 245 (Stephen Cleobury) [1996]

Bach - Johannes Passion, BWV 245 (Ainsley, Richardson, Bott, Chance, Agnew, Varcoe;
King's College Choir Cambridge, The Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury) [1996]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 612 MB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: A911 | TT: CD1: 72’36, CD2: 64’18

Most of us come to the Saint John Passion knowing the Saint Matthew Passion first. The bigger and more elaborate Saint Matthew, which came along three, or possibly five years later (there is controversy about the date), has tended to cast a shadow in which the earlier work is swallowed up, and this has been so ever since Mendelssohn's Saint Matthew performance in 1829 marked the beginning of the public rediscovery of J.S. Bach. (The professionals had never forgotten.) But if the Saint John is smaller in scale than the Saint Matthew, it is hardly the lesser work in quality, though it would of course be silly to claim that the master of the Saint Matthew Passion had not learned from the experience of setting Saint John. But the most interesting differences between these two towering attestations of faith are differences in intention. Read Matthew 26-27, Mark 14-15, Luke 22-23, and John 18-19, and you get four tellings of the last days in the life of Jesus that differ in tone, emphasis, and detail…

Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Orlando di Lasso: Eine Marienvesper Weser (2006)

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Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Orlando di Lasso: Eine Marienvesper Weser (2006)

Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes -Orlando di Lasso: Eine Marienvesper Weser (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:00 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: CPO | Catalog: 777182

Bremen-based Weser-Renaissance is one of the European historical-performance ensembles that has signed on to the American-spawned one-voice-per-part movement in the performance of German Baroque choral music. Its smooth, almost silky sound is attractive, and in smaller works of the seventeenth century, such as those of Schein, results in powerful, rather inward-looking performances. Here the group sets out, quoting annotator Franz Korndle, "to convey an impression of festive liturgical music such as it was performed in the Munich court chapel under Orlando di Lasso." The degree of musicological investigation involved is impressive.

Die Singphoniker - Orlando di Lasso: 12 Hymns (2012)

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Die Singphoniker - Orlando di Lasso: 12 Hymns (2012)

Die Singphoniker - Orlando di Lasso: 12 Hymns (2012)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:54 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: CPO | Catalog: 7777512

Germany's Die Singphoniker, here a vocal sextet, were partly inspired by the King's Singers from Britain, and they have explored a similarly wide-ranging repertoire, from Renaissance a cappella vocal music to contemporary classical and pop. The King's Singers, however, have rarely released albums of truly unusual repertory, except in the contemporary field; this kind of small-group singing usually relies either on some audience familiarity with what's being sung, or on the composition of music expressly for this medium. In this case, Die Singphoniker tackles a rarely represented repertory and emerges with decent results. The vast choral output of Orlando di Lasso (aka, Orlande de Lassus) remains largely unexplored, and this little album gives a clue as to the interesting things to be found. Lasso's hymns were mostly composed around 1580, when the composer was employed as kapellmeister by Wilhelm V, Duke of Bavaria.

Schubert - Missa Solemnis, D.950 (Orgonasova, Remmert, Walt, Holzmair, Scharinger; Harnoncourt) [1997]

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Schubert - Missa Solemnis, D.950 (Orgonasova, Remmert, Walt, Holzmair, Scharinger; Harnoncourt) [1997]

Schubert - Missa Solemnis in E flat No.6, D.950 (Orgonasova, Remmert, Walt, Holzmair, Scharinger;
Harnoncourt, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Arnold Schoenberg Choir) [1997]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 223 MB
Classical | Label: Teldec | Catalog Number: 0630-13163-2 | TT: 58:54

This recording received the 1998 Cannes Classical Music Award for "Best Choral Performance - 19th/20th Centuries"..

VA - Cathedral Dreams: Music To Inspire (2CD) (2002)

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VA - Cathedral Dreams: Music To Inspire (2CD) (2002)

VA - Cathedral Dreams: Music To Inspire (2CD) (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 538 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 322 mb
Genre: classical, choral

Cathedral Dreams: Music To Inspire is a 2CD compilation released in 2002 by Virgin Classics. Subtitled Choral Classics For Your Soul, it features a wide range of different compositions meant to excite the musical and spiritual mind.

VA - Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition (2016) [200 CD Box Set]

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VA - Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition (2016) [200 CD Box Set]

VA - Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, artwork, books, bonus materials | 240:57:55 | 62 GB
Label: Decca / DG | Tracks: 3335 | Rls.date: 2016

To mark the 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death, Decca and Deutsche Grammophon are releasing the most authoritative, complete and scholarly box set ever devoted to the work of a single composer. The 200CD Complete Edition was created in partnership with the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and Mozart expert Professor Cliff Eisen of King’s College London, and will be released worldwide on 28 October 2016.

Roland de Lassus (1532-1594) - Canticum Canticorum - Choeur de Chambre de Namur (2016) {Ricercar Official Digital Download}

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Roland de Lassus (1532-1594) - Canticum Canticorum - Choeur de Chambre de Namur (2016) {Ricercar Official Digital Download}

Roland de Lassus (1532-1594) - Canticum Canticorum - Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Leonardo García Alarcón, Ensemble Clematis (2016) {Ricercar Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 281 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 157 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Ricercar / Outhere Music | RIC 370
Classical / Renaissance / Choral / Sacred Vocal Music

At the height of the Renaissance, the music of Orlande de Lassus frequently combines the emotion of secular music with sacred compositions. With their erotic connotations, the texts of The Song of Songs are an ideal source for bringing together sacred and profane feelings. Based on his most famous song, Lassus wrote one of his unitary masses: Suzanne un jour. Along with the Magnificat that he composed on De Rore’s madrigal Ancor che col partire, here are two religious compositions of which the themes are borrowed from evocations of amorous turmoil.

The Hymns of the Armenian Church (Easter) (2000)

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The Hymns of the Armenian Church (Easter) (2000)

Armenian Hymns Easter (2000)
Հայ Եկեղեցւոյ Յարութեան Մեղէդիներ ու Շարականներ

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Artwork (jpg) => 248.58 MB| 43:58
Classical/Choral/Sacred | Label: Armenian Church

The Armenian Apostolic Church has a wealth of spiritual chants known as sharakans. In the course of the centuries have grown in number. The collection of hymns in the Armenian Church is called Sharaknots (Hymnal). Our blessed holy fathers, founders of the literature of translation, along with translating the Old and New Testaments, introduced' Armenian Christian Hymnology and initiated Armenian national church music. The first sharakans were written as early as 5th century AD. Some of the most inspired and multiple talented sharakan writers, who were responsive for the composition of words and melodies combined, are St. Mesrop Mashtotz, St. Moses Khorenatzi, and Patriarchs Sahak and Partev…

Lusine Zakaryan, Levon Abram - Ave Maria (J. S. Bach; L. Luzzi; J. Arcadelt; D. Dente; L. Cherubini; G. Caccini; F. Schubert)

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Lusine Zakaryan, Levon Abram - Ave Maria (J. S. Bach; L. Luzzi; J. Arcadelt; D. Dente; L. Cherubini; G. Caccini; F. Schubert)

Lusine Zakaryan, Levon Abram - Ave Maria (J. S. Bach; L. Luzzi; J. Arcadelt; D. Dente; L. Cherubini; G. Caccini; F. Schubert) [1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 131.37 MB
Classical | Label: Armenia | Catalog Number: no

Lusine Zakaryan (Armenian: Լուսինե Զաքարյան), born Svetlana Zakaryan, (June 1, 1937 in Akhaltsikhe, Georgian SSR – December 30, 1992, in Yerevan, Armenia), was an Armenian soprano. She grew up in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of southern Georgia. In 1952, she moved with her family to Yerevan, where she attended a secondary music school. She entered the Yerevan State Musical Conservatory in 1957 and her singing talent soon became clear.
From 1970 to 1983, Zakaryan was a soloist with the symphony orchestra of Armenian TV and Radio. She also sang in the choir of the Armenian Apostolic Church's Holy See at the Echmiadzin Cathedral, and it is for her magnificent rendition of centuries-old Armenian spiritual hymns that she is now most remembered.
Zakaryan was also known for singing the international opera repertoire as well as Armenian traditional and church music.

The Hymns of the Armenian Church (Christmas) (1998)

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The Hymns of the Armenian Church (Christmas) (1998)

Armenian Christmas Hymns (1998)
Հայ Եկեղեցւոյ Ծննդեան Երգեր ու Շարականներ

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Artwork (jpg) => 254.31 MB | 50’72
Classical/Choral/Sacred | Label: Armenian Church

The Armenian Apostolic Church has a wealth of spiritual chants known as sharakans. In the course of the centuries have grown in number. The collection of hymns in the Armenian Church is called Sharaknots (Hymnal). Our blessed holy fathers, founders of the literature of translation, along with translating the Old and New Testaments, introduced' Armenian Christian Hymnology and initiated Armenian national church music. The first sharakans were written as early as 5th century AD. Some of the most inspired and multiple talented sharakan writers, who were responsive for the composition of words and melodies combined, are St. Mesrop Mashtotz, St. Moses Khorenatzi, and Patriarchs Sahak and Partev…

Mendelssohn - Elijah, Op.70 (Terfel, Fleming, Bardon, Ainsley, Fulgoni, Paul Daniel) [1997]

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Mendelssohn - Elijah, Op.70 (Terfel, Fleming, Bardon, Ainsley, Fulgoni, Paul Daniel) [1997]

Mendelssohn - Elijah, Op.70 (Terfel, Fleming, Bardon, Ainsley, Fulgoni, Paul Daniel) [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 567 MB
Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 455 6882 9 | TT: CD1`65:13, CD2`65:57

Mendelssohn (1809-1847) is a perennially underrated composer who finally may be coming to greater appreciation. Certainly this fine recording (in English) of a masterpiece that he believed joined the Jewish faith of his fathers with his own Protestant Christianity should not hurt his reputation. The superb Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel gives a dramatically charged performance in the title role, while soprano Renee Fleming sings with beauty and limpid understanding; the cast is almost uniformly strong. The Edinburgh Festival Chorus, directed by David Jones, sings with care and conviction, and Paul Daniel conducts his forces firmly. –Sarah Bryan Miller.

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Pergolesi- Stabat Mater; Vivaldi- Gloria in D major, RV 589; Scarlatti- Messa di Santa Cecilia [2001]

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Pergolesi- Stabat Mater; Vivaldi- Gloria in D major, RV 589; Scarlatti- Messa di Santa Cecilia [2001]

Pergolesi- Stabat Mater; Vivaldi- Gloria in D major, RV 589; Scarlatti- Messa di Santa Cecilia
(Timothy Brown; Pieter Jan Leusink; Maurice de Abravanel) [2001]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 569 MB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 99289 | TT: CD1`63:50, CD2`54:07

This release is dedicated to some of the most famous settings of the Stabat mater, revealing the genre's varying treatment by composers over the centuries. From Palestrina's effective use of polyphony to Pergolesi's unusually sparse instrumental accompaniment, we move forward in time to contributions by Vivaldi and Haydn. These compositions rank among some of the most famous and affective music ever composed.

An Advent Concert of Music by Bach (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2003)

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An Advent Concert of Music by Bach (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2003)

An Advent Concert of Music by Bach (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2003)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 4.08 Gb (DVD5) | 81 min
Classical | Kultur

Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. A fantastic concert celebrating the coming of Christmas, recorded live at one of Austria's finest baroque monasteries. Soloists are Christine Schafer, Anna Korondi, Bernarda Fink, Ian Bostridge, Christopher Maltman. With the Concentus Musicus Vienna and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir.

Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. II [2006]

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Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. II [2006]

Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. II [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 8cd, 2.01 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | RAR 5% Rec.

The second section of the cantata is a long vocal section opening with four soloists (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) singing together. Many recordings of this cantata use a choir for this section, but recent recordings have featured a one-voice-per-part strategy here, as does this one. The texture of this is excellent, although the balance between the voices wavers a bit. The tenor, bass and soprano each have ariosos within this section. Tenor Knut Schock enters a bit heavily, but his voice is quite appropriate for the melancholy tone of his section. Bass Bas Ramselarr has a slightly dark, yet clear voice. His section features a delightful accompaniment by the two recorders - in an interesting counterpoint with such a deep voice - and, again, the balance is slightly off, his voice sometimes drowning out the recorders just a bit…