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Ludus Modalis, Bruno Boterf - Paschal de L'Estocart: Deux coeurs aimants (2007)

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Ludus Modalis, Bruno Boterf - Paschal de L'Estocart: Deux coeurs aimants (2007)

Ludus Modalis, Bruno Boterf - Paschal de L'Estocart: Deux coeurs aimants (2007)
- Chansons, Ode, Psalms and Motets with 3 to 7 voices

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Renaissance | Label: Ramée | # RAM 0703 | Time: 01:04:45

Little is known of the life of Paschal de L'Estocart, the French composer of the late Renaissance who was roughly a contemporary of Claude Le Jeune (1528 -1600). He seems to have been sympathetic to the Protestant Reformers – he spent considerable time in Germany and his music was published in Geneva – but later in life he applied unsuccessfully to the French King for a position at an abbey. His collection of psalms and motets, Sacrae Cantiones, 16 of which are recorded here, are mostly in French, along with several in Latin, and was dedicated to Calvinist Count Palatine Johann Casimir in 1582. This collection also includes his Ode in 12 parts, set to religious texts in French. L'Estocart's music is typical of late Renaissance polyphony, eclectic in its use of a cantus firmus, imitative counterpoint, and homophonic writing, with an unusually free use of dissonance. The French mixed a cappella ensemble Ludus Modalis, led by Bruno Boterf, specializes in music of this era and sings with passion and authority. Intonation is immaculate and tone quality is pure and unforced. The recorded sound is clean, but spacious and warm.

Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury - Duruflé: Requiem, Four Motets, Messe Cum Jubilo (2016)

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Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury - Duruflé: Requiem, Four Motets, Messe Cum Jubilo (2016)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury - Duruflé: Requiem, Four Motets, Messe Cum Jubilo (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 215 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:49
Classical, Sacred | Label: King's College Recordings

This 2016 release followed on an immensely successful 2014 performance of the Fauré Requiem, Op. 48, and in many ways it's a partner to the earlier recording. The Fauré had a historical-performance aspect, re-creating the 1889 premiere even down to the specific organ stops used. In this case, historical performance is not involved: the version of the Duruflé Requiem performed is not the original, but a 1961 revision for mezzo-soprano, chorus, organ, and chamber orchestra. But the forces bring the music close to the overall effect of the Fauré, with boy sopranos of the Choir of King's College connecting the two performances. In both recordings, the organ is brought to the foreground and issues almost electronic-like sounds that shoot beams of mystic light through the small Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. It's gorgeous, and it might easily result in a revival for this version of the work. Conductor Stephen Cleobury does wonderfully with his mezzo-soprano soloist: for sampling, you could luxuriate in the "Pie Jesu," with its restrained instrumental backing making the music less operatic and more cantata-like. You also get a pair of little-known Duruflé works, the Quatre Motets sur des thèmes Grégoriens, Op. 10, and the Messe "Cum jubilo," Op. 11, with chorus, organ, and one soloist; each of these could challenge the conception of Duruflé as a one-hit wonder. Yet the biggest news here is the Duruflé Requiem itself, and the way the work retains its slightly otherworldly quality in this intimate version.

Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Enfers (2018)

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Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Enfers (2018)

Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Enfers (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:18:27 | 416 Mb
Classical, Opera, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Raphaël Pichon has invited Stéphane Degout to make his recording debut for harmonia mundi in a multifaceted exploration of the Underworld. The French baritone reincarnates the figure of Henri Larrivée, the famous tragedian of Rameau and Gluck. Around a reconstruction of an imaginary Mass of the Dead, sacred and secular merge, revealing some of the most extraordinary pieces from the operatic repertory of the Enlightenment. Music of death and mourning on an epic scale that inspires Pygmalion to overwhelming heights of pathos.

Weser-Renaissance Bremen & Manfred Cordes - Walter, J: Geystliches Gesangk Buchleyn (1524-25) (2018)

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Weser-Renaissance Bremen & Manfred Cordes - Walter, J: Geystliches Gesangk Buchleyn (1524-25) (2018)

Weser-Renaissance Bremen & Manfred Cordes - Walter, J: Geystliches Gesangk Buchleyn (1524-25) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 324 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 169 Mb | 01:12:02
Classical, Sacred | Label: CPO

A new era in church music dawned with the creation of German-language sacred songs functioning as the counterpart to Latin Gregorian chant. The WESER-RENAISSANCE ensemble under its experienced conductor Manfred Cordes is now presenting a colourful selection of the most beautiful hymn settings from the Wittenberg first edition of 1524-25. The Urkantor Johann Walter was a close associate of Martin Luther and the founding father of the important institutional and artistic tradition of the Protestant cantorate.

Knabenkantorei Basel, Ensemble Ad Fontes, Beat Raaflaub - C.P.E. Bach: Markus-Passion (2009) (Repost)

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Knabenkantorei Basel, Ensemble Ad Fontes, Beat Raaflaub - C.P.E. Bach: Markus-Passion (2009) (Repost)

Knabenkantorei Basel, Ensemble Ad Fontes, Beat Raaflaub - C.P.E. Bach: Markus-Passion (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:52:19 | 501 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Ars Musici | Catalog: 232181

When it came to writing Passions, C. P. E. Bach was certainly far more prolific than his father, whose St. Matthew Passion is by far and away the model against which all others are currently measured. He wrote 21 of these, or rather, he wrote bits and pieces of each one, the rest of which was cobbled together from works by his contemporaries and even his father.

Olivier Vernet - Couperin: Messe solennelle à l'usage des paroisses (2001)

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Olivier Vernet - Couperin: Messe solennelle à l'usage des paroisses (2001)

Olivier Vernet - Couperin: Messe solennelle à l'usage des paroisses (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:25 | 344 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Ligia Digital | Catalog: Lidi 0104089-00

Olivier Vernet studied organ with Gaston Litaize at the Conservatoire National de Région in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, where he earned his concert diploma with honors. At the Conservatoire National de Région in Rueil Malmaison, he studied with Marie-Claire Alain, and continued his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Michel Chapuis.

Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Handel: Judas Maccabaeus (2006)

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Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Handel: Judas Maccabaeus (2006)

Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Handel: Judas Maccabaeus (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 684 Mb | Total time: 77:49+78:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX 2907374.75 | Recorded: 1993

Judas Maccabaeus (HWV 63) is an oratorio in three acts composed in 1746 by George Frideric Handel based on a libretto written by Thomas Morell. The oratorio was devised as a compliment to the victorious Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland upon his return from the Battle of Culloden (16 April 1746).

Pierre de la Rue - Masses - Beauty Farm (2018) {fra bernardo fb1800751 Digital Download}

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Pierre de la Rue - Masses - Beauty Farm (2018) {fra bernardo fb1800751 Digital Download}

Pierre de la Rue - Masses - Beauty Farm (2018) {fra bernardo fb1800751 Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 628 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 313 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 fra bernardo | fb 1800751
Classical / Renaissance / Early Music / Sacred / Polyphony / Masses

Beauty Farm is a 2014 founded vocal group focused on the Franco-Flemish polyphony of the renaissance. The international ensemble is based in the Carthusian Monastery at Mauerbach (Austria). The singers are members of well known ensembles like Capilla flamenca, Huelgas Ensemble, Vox Luminis, Collegium Vocale Gent and Graindelavoix. On this extensive release, the ever-acclaimed vocal quartet presents four masses of Pierre de la Rue, all composed during the composer's last creative period. Pierre de la Rue is one of the most fascinating and yet most elusive members of the talented generation of composers from around 1500. On the works recorded here he demonstrates his complete polyphonic skills and thus gives the melancholy an intellectual, complex nuance. The necessary lightness is provided by the voices of Bart Uvyn, Hans Jörg Mammel, Hannes Wagner and Joachim Höchbauer.

Stephen Cleobury & Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Grier: Lit by Holy Fire (Live) (2018)

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Stephen Cleobury & Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Grier: Lit by Holy Fire (Live) (2018)

Stephen Cleobury & Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Grier: Lit by Holy Fire (Live) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 199 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 Mb | 01:01:17
Classical, Sacred | Label: King's College, Cambridge

Stephen Cleobury and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge present a live world premiere recording of Francis Grier’s lit by holy fire.

Tómas Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) - Sacred Works - Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone (2011) {10CD Set Deutsche Grammophon}

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Tómas Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) - Sacred Works - Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone (2011) {10CD Set Deutsche Grammophon}

Tómas Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) - Sacred Works - Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone (2011) {10CD Set Deutsche Grammophon}
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© 2011 Deutsche Grammophon / ARCHIV Produktion | 0289 477 9747
Classical / Renaissance / Choral

Although the large box and the Sacred Works title might lead you to expect a complete collection of Tomás Luis de Victoria's sacred music, that's not what it is, and in fact some famous pieces, such as the Requiem in six parts, are not included. Instead, conductor Michael Noone lists the criteria for inclusion as follows: the collection focuses on works Victoria composed in Madrid, works that are preserved in manuscripts, works or versions of works that have never been recorded, and works involving an organ or winds, or written in sections that alternate with chant.

The Sound and The Fury - Firminus Caron: Masses & Chansons (2013)

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The Sound and The Fury - Firminus Caron: Masses & Chansons (2013)

The Sound and The Fury - Firminus Caron: Masses & Chansons (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:10:14 | 1 Gb
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Fra Bernardo | Catalog: fb 1207302

Continuing their forays through the less well-known parts of the Renaissance repertory, The Sound and the Fury now give us almost the entire known works of Firminus Caron (active in the 1460s and ’70s) – lacking only a dozen or so secular pieces. The top line is taken throughout by the peerless David Erler, a man who seems unable to produce an inelegant line or a less than lovely sound.

Rivertree Singers Festival Chorus, Rivertree Singers & Warren Cook - Dan Forrest: Jubilate Deo (2016)

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Rivertree Singers Festival Chorus, Rivertree Singers & Warren Cook - Dan Forrest: Jubilate Deo (2016)

Rivertree Singers Festival Chorus, Rivertree Singers & Warren Cook - Dan Forrest: Jubilate Deo (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 264 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 113 Mb | 00:49:18
Classical, Sacred | Label: Self-Released

This recording is the concert performance from the 3rd annual Rivertree Singers & Friends Choral Festival. 150 additional singers from across the US and 5 other countries joined the 40-voice Rivertree Singers for 3 days to prepare and perform the southeast premiere of Dan Forrest's Jubilate Deo, a marvelous, culture-spanning setting of Psalm 100 that includes 8 language across 7 movements. Rivertree Singers was privileged to enjoy Forrest's assistance in preparing the second-ever performance of this major work.

VA - This is harmonia mundi 2018 (2018)

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VA - This is harmonia mundi 2018 (2018)

VA - This is harmonia mundi 2018 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 584 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 316 Mb | 02:17:03
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

Harmonia Mundi is an independent record label which specializes in classical music, jazz, and world music (on the World Village label). It was founded in France in 1958 and is now a subsidiary of PIAS Entertainment Group. Its Latin name harmonia mundi translates as "harmony of the world".

John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453) - Musician to the Plantagenets - Orlando Consort (1995) {Metronome METCD1009}

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John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453) - Musician to the Plantagenets - Orlando Consort (1995) {Metronome METCD1009}

John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453) - Musician to the Plantagenets - Orlando Consort (1995) {Metronome METCD1009}
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© 1995 Metronome Recordings | METCD1009
Classical / Medieval / Early Renaissance / Polyphony / Choral

John Dunstaple was one of the most celebrated composers of the medieval period. Tantalisingly little is known about him, and what little is known is tantalising. He served in the courts of the family of Henry V and two pieces here were performed in Canterbury Cathedral to celebrate Henry V's victory at Agincourt. The booklet includes illustrations from the only known surviving Dunstaple autograph manuscript, an astronomical treatise in Emmanuel College library. "A treasure trove of unfamiliar and little heard masterpieces, this imaginative record is a model of what can be achieved when scholars and performers genuinely collaborate"

Otto Klemperer - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2001) (Repost)

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Otto Klemperer - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2001) (Repost)

Otto Klemperer - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:19:22 | 483 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 67546 2 1

With no slight intended to the other great recordings of the Missa Solemnis in the world, there's this one and then there are all the rest. Truly. Even with the 1940 Toscanini and the 1974 Böhm, this 1965 recording of Otto Klemperer and the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus embodies everything that's great about the Missa Solemnis.