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Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Pierre de La Rue: Missa Nuncqua fue pena mayor & Missa Inviolata (2016)

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Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Pierre de La Rue: Missa Nuncqua fue pena mayor & Missa Inviolata (2016)

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Pierre de La Rue: Missa Nuncqua fue pena mayor & Missa Inviolata (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 78'55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68150 | Recorded: 2015

Pierre de la Rue is another of those composers who contributed so prolifically to the richness of musical life in the Low Countries during the late fifteenth century. If today he is less well known than some of his contemporaries, the distinguished advocacy of Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble should do much to redress the balance.

David Rowland, Christ College Choir, Cambridge - A.Scarlatti: Missa breve & Six Motets; D.Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (2009)

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David Rowland, Christ College Choir, Cambridge - A.Scarlatti: Missa breve & Six Motets; D.Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (2009)

David Rowland, Christ College Choir, Cambridge - A.Scarlatti: Missa breve & Six Motets; D.Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 59:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Regent Records | # REGCD283 | Recorded: 2008

The program is a strong point straight off here; the Alessandro Scarlatti Missa Breve and the Stabat Mater by his son Domenico are both rich, fascinating works that progressively deconstruct the model of making music around two (or more) separate choirs, a century old by the time the Scarlattis took it up. The Stabat Mater is a really lovely work, but it's been hampered in the repertory but uncertainty over performance practice; it's not clear how many singers should be used, or how they should be deployed in solos and massed groups (if any). It is not really a double-choir work at all but a mass in 10 parts, with those subdivided into various groupings including five plus five. The Choir of Christ's College treats it mostly as a choral work, with soloists used in some of the more purely operatic moments. The soloists have more to do in the Missa Breve, where the two-group structure serves as a basis for vocally flowery solo-choir contrasts.

Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - D.Scarlatti: Salve Regina; Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (2003)

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Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - D.Scarlatti: Salve Regina; Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (2003)

Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - D.Scarlatti: Salve Regina; Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 57:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Analekta | # FL 2 3171 | Recorded: 2003

Quebec contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux scored a top rating on her earlier Analekta disc of Handel Italian cantatas, and in that review I expressed a desire for more recordings from this sensational young singer. If you enjoyed the Handel program (and if you don't have it, get it), you'll be just as happy with this new disc that combines two famous Baroque solo-vocal works with some engaging, relentlessly upbeat orchestral selections from the same period. Lemieux continues to impress with her warm, true-contralto tone, fluid legatos, canny phrasing, and total command of the technical aspects of these justifiably popular yet challenging works.

Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice - Vivaldi: Gloria! Vivaldi et ses anges (2008)

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Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice - Vivaldi: Gloria! Vivaldi et ses anges (2008)

Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice - Vivaldi: Gloria! Vivaldi et ses anges (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 310 Mb | Total time: 66:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Analekta | # AN 2 9917 | Recorded: 2008

The four works presented here were written for the Ospedale della Pietà, the female orphanage where Vivaldi taught voice and violin. Although the scores for the two choral works on this recording, the Gloria and the Magnificat, are written for the traditional four voices from soprano to bass, we must wonder who could have supplied the tenor and bass voices for concerts given by the orphans. Boys were not admitted to the orphanage, and there were very few men among its staff. In his notes for this recording, conductor Matthias Maute states that the tenor and bass parts were sung by the girls of the Ospedale. Michael Talbot, who has written extensively on Vivaldi’s life and sacred music, agrees with this assertion. According to Talbot, the tenor line would have been sung at the written pitch, while the bass line would have been sung an octave higher.

Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice - Vivaldi: The Return of the Angels (2011)

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Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice - Vivaldi: The Return of the Angels (2011)

Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice - Vivaldi: The Return of the Angels (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 258 Mb | Total time: 57:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Analekta | # AN29995 | Recorded: 2011

Following Ensemble Caprice’s first recording of Vivaldi’s sacred music (Gloria! Vivaldi and his Angels) we return to Vivaldi’s Venice and find ourselves yet again within the confines of the Ospedale della Pietà orphanage where, beginning in 1703, Vivaldi, the Red Priest, not only taught the orphan girls violin and singing, but also composed many of his most dazzling concertos as well as a substantial part of his highly inspired corpus of sacred music.

Felix Junior - Lamento Mineiro (2019)

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Felix Junior - Lamento Mineiro (2019)

Felix Junior - Lamento Mineiro (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 215 MB | Cover | 38:36 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 88 MB
Jazz, World Fusionm, MPB | Label: Félix Junior Inc.

Todos os sentimentos de sua amada Pirapora em Minas Gerais são resgatados com lindas melodias e músicas com execução impecável com um time de primeira do Jazz Brasileiro. Félix Jr.; Pedro Almeida; Daniel Castro e Pedro Vasconcelos.

André Charlet - Gounod: Requiem, Messe No. 2 (1993)

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André Charlet - Gounod: Requiem, Messe No. 2 (1993)

André Charlet - Gounod: Requiem, Messe No. 2 (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:23 | 312 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Claves | Catalog: 9326

On ne fait pas plus désolé que le chromatisme à l'orgue qui ouvre ce Requiem, avant que les chœurs n'en reprennent la lente progression en demi-tons qui, cette fois, montent et se poursuivront tout au long de l'œuvre. Enregistrée en 1993, cette version originale - quatre solistes, chœurs, harpe, orgue, quatuor à cordes - contraste, par son intimisme et sa discrétion avec les prodigieux déferlements de Mors et Vita, laissant apprécier la rare plénitude de l'inspiration musicale portée par la rare fougue de tous les interprètes, notamment dans le Dies Irae, dont on dirait les phrases mordues, tant elles sont scandées avec conviction…

VA - Earthtone Collection One (1998) {Earthtone}

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VA - Earthtone Collection One (1998) {Earthtone}

VA - Earthtone Collection One (1998) {Earthtone}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 347 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 133 mb
Genre: new age, world

Earthtone Collection One is the first volume of new age music released in 1998 but by whom? The Earthtone label featuring a varied choice of artists.

Arvo Part - Litany (1996) {ECM New Series 1592}

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Arvo Part - Litany (1996) {ECM New Series 1592}

Arvo Part - Litany (1996) {ECM New Series 1592}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 147 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1592
Classical / Avant-Garde / Choral / Orchestral / Modern Composition

With Litany, Estonian composer Arvo Pärt created one of his most stirring works: a nearly 23-minute-long composition for orchestra and vocal ensemble based on the 24 prayers of St. John Chrysostom (one for each hour of the day). Commissioned for the 25th Oregon Bach Festival, the composition is both memorable and timeless. It finds influences in everything from chant to the repetition of modern minimalism. Play it loudly and the striking vocals of the Hilliard Ensemble simply soar against the strings of the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. The orchestral Trisagion harkens toward Litany's mood swings and impact, but–sans voice–lacks the mysticism. One of Pärt's best, and as sacred as modern compositions come.

A Sei Voci - Josquin Desprez: Missa de Beata Virgine; Motets a la Vierge (1996)

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A Sei Voci - Josquin Desprez: Missa de Beata Virgine; Motets a la Vierge (1996)

A Sei Voci - Josquin Desprez: Missa de Beata Virgine; Motets a la Vierge (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 264 Mb | Total time: 59'14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Astrée Auvidis | E 8560 | Recorded: 1995

The vocal ensemble A Sei Voci is based in the French city of Sablé-sur-Sarthe and was founded in 1977. The name, naturally, is so given as the group uniformly consists of six regular member voices, although other singers and instrumentalists are added as each project they undertake may require. A Sei Voci was founded with the purpose of recovering vocal works from the Baroque and Renaissance periods that were not yet revived or otherwise known to the public.

The Sistine Choir - Vatican Choir featuring Gregorian Chants (2005) {Classic Company}

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The Sistine Choir - Vatican Choir featuring Gregorian Chants (2005) {Classic Company}

The Sistine Choir - Vatican Choir featuring Gregorian Chants (2005) {Classic Company}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 165 mb
Genre: classical, religious

Vatican Choir featuring Gregorian Chants is the 2005 CD by The Sistine Choir. This comes courtesy of the Classic Company.

Antonio Vivaldi Edition [10CDs] (2014)

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Antonio Vivaldi Edition [10CDs] (2014)

Antonio Vivaldi Edition [10CDs] (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,92 Gb | Total time: 08:12:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88843021612 | Recorded: 1990-2009

10 CDs performed by outstanding artists such as Sigiswald Kuijken, Andreas Staier, Michael Schneider, Skip Sempé, Thomas Hengelbrock, Freiburger Barockorchester, Collegium Aureum, Camerata Köln, La Petite Bande, Capriccio Stravagante and more.

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Koln - Bach: Bachianas - Music By The Bach Family [5CDs] (2012)

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Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Koln - Bach: Bachianas - Music By The Bach Family [5CDs] (2012)

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Bach: Bachianas - Music By The Bach Family [5CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,54 Gb | Total time: 05:19:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 00289 479 0377 | Recorded: 1986, 2000,2002, 2003

Reinhard Goebel and Musica Antiqua Koln s recordings of J. S. Bach are classics of the Early Music movement. Equally revelatory is their championing of the music of the Bach family stretching from the mid-17th to the late 18th century: a treasure trove of vocal and instrumental works. Here they are complete in a single box for the first time, with Magdalena Kozená a stunning soloist.

Solomon's Knot - Magnificat: Christmas in Leipzig (2019)

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Solomon's Knot - Magnificat: Christmas in Leipzig (2019)

Solomon's Knot - Magnificat: Christmas in Leipzig (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 352 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:44
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Sony Classical

LEIPZIG is now touted as the “New Berlin”, a mecca for vogueish twenty-somethings who are drawn by the cheap rents in the city and an artistic vibe. In 1989 the former East German industrial hub was said to have the most polluted air in the country, but the city’s illustrious past lives on. Despite extensive bombing of the city in World War II, the famous Thomaskirche and its associated Thomasschule, one of the oldest schools in the world and where the choristers are educated, survive and flourish. The Gewandhaus orchestra, with origins dating to the time of Johann Sebastian Bach in the 1740s, is known as one of the world’s finest symphony orchestras. This recording gives us a picture of musical life in Leipzig some 300 years ago, spanning the consecutive careers of three composers who led the musical activities in the city. The programme demonstrates the connection between JS Bach and his two predecessors. Bach based the general shape of his Magnificat on that of Kuhnau’s, and it was first performed in 1723, the year Bach took over as cantor in Leipzig after Kuhnau’s death. The short Schelle piece provides a rousing advent introduction.

Vivarte Collection Vol. 1 [60CDs] (2013)

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Vivarte Collection Vol. 1 [60CDs] (2013)

Vivarte Collection Vol. 1 [60 CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 16,7 Gb | Total time: 62:33:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88765448882 | Recorded: 1986-1999

VIVARTE is the legendary Sony Classical period music label known for producing outstanding recordings on period instruments. The recordings by legendary producer Wolf Erichson are made with the best recording technologies available and by one of the best production teams in the world (Tritonus Music Production, Stuttgart). The collection contains a perfect overview of VIVARTE's legendary catalogue ranging from Vivaldi to Brahms including recordings with specialists in historically informed performance practice such as Anner Bylsma, Gustav Leonhardt, Tafelmusik, Huelgas Ensemble, L'Archibudelli among others. Many of the recordings received critical acclaim all over the world and won prestigious awards. This box set includes CDs presented in paper sleeves with the original artwork, a 250 page booklet with track listings and the original liner notes for each recording.