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Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)

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Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)

Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HCX 3955182 | 00:51:54

Byrd, the chief musician of Elizabethan England, wrote and published liturgical music for clandestine religious observance. Among his most serene and pure works, these intimate five-voice masses are drawn from his second book of Gradualia published in 1607.

David Skinner, Alamire, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts - Praetorius: Motets in 8,10,12,16 & 20 Parts (2019)

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David Skinner, Alamire, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts - Praetorius: Motets in 8,10,12,16 & 20 Parts (2019)

David Skinner, Alamire, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts - Praetorius: Motets in 8,10,12,16 & 20 Parts (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 444 Mb | Total time: 57:46+42:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Inventa Records | # INV001 | Recorded: 2019

The large-scale works of Hieronymus Praetorius (1560–1629) owe much to the great polychoral tradition mastered by Hans Leo Hassler and the great Venetian composer Giovanni Gabrieli. Hieronymus does not disappoint with his vivid expression of texts, intricate counterpoint, and sumptuously sonorous and inventive harmonies: this is Northern Germany’s noble response to the Italians, and to the Roman Counter-Reformation.

Denis Raisin-Dadre, Doulce Memoire - Leonardo da Vinci: La Musique Secrete (2019)

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Denis Raisin-Dadre, Doulce Memoire - Leonardo da Vinci: La Musique Secrete (2019)

Denis Raisin-Dadre, Doulce Mémoire - Leonardo da Vinci: La Musique Secrète (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 391 Mb | Total time: 78:05 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA456 | Recorded: 2018

2019 will see the 500th commemoration of the death of one of the greatest geniuses humanity has produced: Leonardo da Vinci, scientist, inventor, painter and musician.
Doulce Mémoire, having devoted themselves to Renaissance music for the past 30 years, have decided to pay homage to Leonardo. Their founder-director, Denis Raisin Dadre, an eminent specialist in the music of the period and a great lover of pictorial art, has devised an original programme: Rather than just make music from the time of Leonardo, I've taken my cue from the paintings themselves.I've worked on what could be the hidden music of these pictures, what musical pieces might be suggested by them…

Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players: An English Coronation, 1902-1953 (2019)

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Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players: An English Coronation, 1902-1953 (2019)

Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players: An English Coronation, 1902-1953 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 662 Mb | Total time: 159:21 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD 569 | Recorded: 2018

The four coronations of the twentieth century were enormous and extravagant. Replete with festive pageantry, these ceremonies were joyful celebrations of British music, employing tremendous forces. Choirs from across London and beyond were marshalled to provide a chorus of over 400 voices; a full-size symphony orchestra was squeezed into Westminster Abbey, whilst bands of fanfare trumpeters led the pomp and celebration.

VA - Carmina Latina (2013)

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VA - Carmina Latina (2013)

VA - Carmina Latina (2013)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 144 MB | Cover | 1:02:29 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 277 MB
Classical | Label: Ricercar

After the conquest of the Americas, Spanish and Portuguese clergymen and musicians brought their entire polyphonic tradition to these new lands. Some of these musicians settled in Latin America, with Juan de Araujo in Peru and Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco in Argentina. Others were born in the New World: Gaspar Fernandez was born in Mexico and remained there during his entire career. The extensive libraries of music of the great churches of Latin America also preserved a large number of manuscripts that often contained pieces that had completely disappeared from European collections.

Paul van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - The Music Prints of Christophe Plantin (2018)

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Paul van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - The Music Prints of Christophe Plantin (2018)

Paul van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - The Music Prints of Christophe Plantin (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 356 Mb | Total time: 66:20 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075809722 | Recorded: 2017

The Antwerp based French printer Christophe Plantin (1520-1589) achieved international renown through his epic bible editions (e.g. the eight part “Biblia Regia”) and elaborate humanistic works by the likes of Justus Lipsius and the mathematician Simon Stevin. On the other hand, his fame as a publisher of ground-breaking music prints of esteemed sixteenth century composers, often presented as monumental choir books, seems today to have gone relatively unnoticed.

Robert Shaw Festival Singers - Francis Poulenc: Mass In G Major; Motets For Christmas And Lent (1990)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers - Francis Poulenc: Mass In G Major; Motets For Christmas And Lent (1990)

Francis Poulenc: Mass In G Major; Motets For Christmas And Lent (1990)
Robert Shaw Festival Singers, conducted by Robert Shaw

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 185 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Telarc | # CD-80236 | Time: 00:52:02

Robert Shaw leads the Robert Shaw Festival Singers in these powerful works of Francis Poulenc. Poulenc experienced a spiritual crisis which led to the composition of his powerful Mass in G major, which is dedicated to the memory of his father. Paired with this work are his Four Motets for Christmas, Four Motets for a Time of Penitence, and Four Short Prayers of Saint Frances.

Collegium Vocale Seoul & Kim Sun Ah - Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9 (2017)

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Collegium Vocale Seoul & Kim Sun Ah - Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9 (2017)

Collegium Vocale Seoul & Kim Sun Ah - Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9 (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 109 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 67 Mb | 00:28:28
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Audioguy Records

The Requiem, Op. 9, is a setting of the Latin Requiem by Maurice Duruflé for a solo voice, mixed choir, and organ, or orchestra with organ. The thematic material is mostly taken from the Mass for the Dead in Gregorian chant. The Requiem was first published in 1948 by Durand in an organ version.

Marguerite Louise & Gaétan Jarry - Messe du Roi Soleil (The Sun King's Mass) (2019)

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Marguerite Louise & Gaétan Jarry - Messe du Roi Soleil (The Sun King's Mass) (2019)

Marguerite Louise & Gaétan Jarry - Messe du Roi Soleil (The Sun King's Mass) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 279 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 122 Mb | 00:53:11
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles

The Sun King’s Mass was without doubt one of the privileged rites for the standing glory of the sovereign, as much because of its splendour, as for its ceremonial aspect, which brings time to a halt, solidifying the eternal image of royal power. The greatest composers of the kingdom distinguished themselves by making the holy service a veritable heavenly concert. The bell rang, the fifes and drums announced the arrival of the king in the gallery, the organ burst forth, the Grands Motets by Lully and Delalande enthralled under the golden vaults, the delicate and intimate petits motets by Couperin appear with grace in the alcoves of the Royal Chapel…

Emma Kirkby & Gothic Voices - Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather On the Breath of God (Reissue) (1982/2010)

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Emma Kirkby & Gothic Voices - Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather On the Breath of God (Reissue) (1982/2010)

Emma Kirkby, Gothic Voices & Christopher Page - Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather On the Breath of God (Hyperion 30th Anniversary Reissue) (1982/2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 167 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 103 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:44:07
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Hyperion

Listen: there was once a king sitting on his throne. Around him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honour. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I 'A feather on the breath of God'.

Laurence Cummings, Anders Ohrwall - Handel: Gloria, Dixit Dominus (2001)

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Laurence Cummings, Anders Ohrwall - Handel: Gloria, Dixit Dominus (2001)

Laurence Cummings, Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra, Anders Öhrwall, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble - Handel: Gloria, Dixit Dominus (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 249 Mb | Total time: 49:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1235 | Recorded: 1986, 2001

The new Messiah! Or so ran the breathless March, 2001 headlines trumpeting the rediscovery of Handel’s Gloria. Well, not quite. The 16-minute, seven-movement work, written when the composer was a callow 22, certainly doesn’t rank among his great works–it’s no Messiah–nor was it exactly altogether lost. It was first mentioned in print in 1983, though the three extant copies’ attribution was then dismissed as inauthentic. (The liner notes offer a short chronicle of the scholastic fury surrounding the piece.)

200 Ans de Musique a Versailles [20CDs] (2007)

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200 Ans de Musique a Versailles [20CDs] (2007)

200 Ans de Musique à Versailles [20CDs] (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 5,17 Gb | Total time: 18 h 37 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Centre de Musique Baroque Versailles | # MBF 1107 | Recorded: 1994-2007

In October 2007, the Centre Musical de Baroque de Versailles celebrated its 20th anniversary, together with the best French musicians around. To complete this anniversary, they now present the release of a 20-CD box with numerous musical highlights, both of the anniversary concerts as well as releases from the previous 20 years. Thanks to this jubilee box, you can now witness this landmark of French Baroque music.

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Mozart: Coronation Mass (2001)

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Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Mozart: Coronation Mass (2001)

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Mozart: Coronation Mass (2001)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Latin | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 4 ch) | 57 min | 3,99 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch| Recorded: 1985

Recorded live in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on June 29, 1985 at High Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II, Herbert von Karajan conducts the Vienna Philharmonic for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Coronation Mass. The performance features Agnes Baltsa, Trudeliese Schmidt, Gösta Winbergh, Ferruccio Furlanetto and Wiener Singverein.

Vivica Genaux, Ruben Dubrovsky, Bach Consort Wien, Wiener Kammerchor - Hommage a Vivaldi (2018)

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Vivica Genaux, Ruben Dubrovsky, Bach Consort Wien, Wiener Kammerchor - Hommage a Vivaldi (2018)

Vivica Genaux, Rubén Dubrovsky, Bach Consort Wien, Wiener Kammerchor - Hommage à Vivaldi (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 382 Mb | Total time: 72:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 19075836762 | Recorded: 2015

Genaux brings a fascinating swagger to the solo motets. Her chest voice has a baritone richness; in higher registers, she can sound virginal or diva-ish. Zooming through scalar passages and leaping around registers, she turns doggerel Latin into moving statements…Urged on by Dubrovsky, the Bach Consort Wien bustles through [the Kyrie and Credo]…this performance would make Vivaldi proud.
–BBC Music Magazine

Gareth Wilson, Choir of Girton College, Cambridge - Palestrina: Missa sine nomine a 6 (2019)

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Gareth Wilson, Choir of Girton College, Cambridge - Palestrina: Missa sine nomine a 6 (2019)

Gareth Wilson, Choir of Girton College, Cambridge - Palestrina: Missa sine nomine a 6 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 317 Mb | Total time: 77:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Toccata Classics | # TOCC0516 | Recorded: 2018

Renaissance polyphony is generally held to be stately, calm, reassuring. But this pro- gramme of Palestrina’s six-part Missa sine nomine, complemented by five of his motets and three by Marc’Antonio Ingegneri (c. 1535/36–92), was recorded after the Choir of Girton College, Cambridge, had undertaken a tour of Israel and Palestine. There the music and its texts (‘How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?’) took on an extraordinary poignancy, with the dispossession and desperation of thousands of years ago animating the restrained dignity of Palestrina’s counterpoint with an unexpectedly topical intensity.