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Gallicantus, Gabriel Crouch - Robert White: Hymns, Psalms & Lamentations (2009)

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Gallicantus, Gabriel Crouch - Robert White: Hymns, Psalms & Lamentations (2009)

Gallicantus, Gabriel Crouch - Robert White: Hymns, Psalms & Lamentations (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:13:17
Classical, Choral, Sacred, Renaissance | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD134

White’s Lamentations are not as famous as Tallis’s, but their plangent harmonies and clashing lines have an equal intensity. This impressive debut disc by Gallicantus (an all-male group from the Tenebrae choir) includes White’s motets and hymns, emphasising his response to the texts and his eloquent way with the single Hebrew letters that begin each Lamentation. The vocal balance is slightly bass-heavy, but the sound is beautifully recorded.

Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium; Missa Salve intemerata (2005)

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Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium; Missa Salve intemerata (2005)

Thomas Tallis - Spem in Alium; Missa Salve intemerata (2005)
Oxford Camerata, conducted by Jeremy Summerly

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Naxos | # 8.557770 | Time: 01:17:17

To mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Tallis, here are his biggest and best church compositions, performed in its customary high style by the Oxford Camerata under Jeremy Summerly (whose Fauré Requiem remains one of Naxos's all-time bestsellers). Tallis's youthful motet Salve intemerata is among the longest single-movement works of the 16th century, but it is Spem in alium, a work of Tallis's maturity, that overshadows any other English piece of the period, including those of his great contemporary, William Byrd. Scored for 40 independent voices, it is symphonic in proportion and resplendent in this surround-sound version.

The Sistine Choir: Vatican Choir featuring Gregorian Chants (2005)

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The Sistine Choir: Vatican Choir featuring Gregorian Chants (2005)

The Sistine Choir: Vatican Choir featuring Gregorian Chants (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 66:40 | 227.9 MB
Classical | Classic Company

Popular or famous Sistine Chapel Choir songs: Sopra Il Fieno Colcato, Tenebrae, Hodie Christus Natus Est, Benedictus Qui Venti, Dio S'ei Fatto Fanciullo. More music songs Christus Est Qui Natus Hodie, Rorate caeli desuper, introit in mode 4 for the 4th Sunday in Advent, O Come All Ye Faithful. More music songs Vexilla Regis, Ave Maria… virgo serena, motet for 4 parts…

Huelgas Ensemble, Paul van Nevel - Costanzo Festa: La Spagna - 32 Contrapunti (2003)

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Huelgas Ensemble, Paul van Nevel - Costanzo Festa: La Spagna - 32 Contrapunti (2003)

Huelgas Ensemble, Paul van Nevel - Costanzo Festa: La Spagna - 32 Contrapunti (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:08 | 270 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC 801799

The cycle of 125 variations that Costanzo Festa composed on the famous melody called La Spagna is conceived on a scale unique during the Renaissance, and may justly be described as a compositional tour-de-force. It has been comparisons to works such as Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations. This budget priced reissue, released for the first time in 2003, features a selection of these variations performed by the Huelgas-Ensemble.

Jordi Savall & La Capella Reial - Monteverdi - Vespro Della Beata Vergine, 1610 (1989) {2CD Astree-Auvidis E 8719}

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Jordi Savall & La Capella Reial - Monteverdi - Vespro Della Beata Vergine, 1610 (1989) {2CD Astree-Auvidis E 8719}

Jordi Savall & La Capella Reial - Monteverdi - Vespro Della Beata Vergine, 1610 (1989) {2CD Astrée-Auvidis E 8719}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 438 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 224 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 66 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989 Astrée / Auvidis | E 8719
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Choral

There are more than one dozen recordings of Monteverdi's great masterpiece, the Vespers of 1610, a distinction reserved for very few works and composers from the late 16th and early 17th centuries. With this kind of attention, you'd think that this substantial work for choir, soloists, and instruments would be more easily accessible–but it is in fact a structurally complex and musically intricate compilation of hymns, antiphons, and psalms, concluding with a magnificent setting of the Magnificat. Most recordings can't seem to overcome the strategic and technical problems of presenting such a three-dimensional work on a recording. But this one is different: the music literally comes alive and grabs our attention. If you're in the market for Monteverdi's Vespers, look no further. This is the most dynamic, dramatic version on disc.

Jordi Savall & Andrew Lawrence-King - Lluis del Mila (1500? - 1561?) - Fantasies, Pavanes & Gallardes (1995) {Astree E 8535}

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Jordi Savall & Andrew Lawrence-King - Lluis del Mila (1500? - 1561?) - Fantasies, Pavanes & Gallardes  (1995) {Astree E 8535}

Jordi Savall & Andrew Lawrence-King - Lluís del Milà (1500? - 1561?) - Fantasies, Pavanes & Gallardes (1995) {Astrée-Auvidis E 8535}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Astrée / Auvidis E 8535
Classical / Renaissance / Chamber Music

Luis de Milan’s instrument was the Spanish vihuela, shaped like a guitar and tuned like a lute, for the existence of which his book El Maestro (1536) is the earliest known evidence, and one by Antonio de Santa Cruz (seventeenth century, undated) the last. When it was born, and when and why it died, remain unclear. El Maestro was both a collection of pieces and a thoughtful tutor book, containing much valuable information on the music of the time and on the manner of its performance; in some fantasias it is indicated which passages are to be played ‘broadly’ and in time, and which are to be delivered more quickly.

Trevor Pinnock - Journey: 200 Years of Harpsichord Music (2016)

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Trevor Pinnock - Journey: 200 Years of Harpsichord Music (2016)

Trevor Pinnock - Journey: 200 Years of Harpsichord Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 68:50 | 449 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD 570

This unique harpsichord recital by Trevor Pinnock charts two incredible musical journeys four hundred years apart. Inspired by the travels of Antonio Cabezón, the sixteenth century organist and composer, Pinnock’s programme weaves a path not only through Cabezón’s life but also through his own enviable career. In celebration of his seventieth birthday, Pinnock has chosen a personal selection of works that evoke vivid memories from different stages of his life.

Jordi Savall - Henricus Isaac: Nel tempo di Lorenzo de Medici & Maximilian I (2017)

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Jordi Savall - Henricus Isaac: Nel tempo di Lorenzo de Medici & Maximilian I (2017)

Jordi Savall - Henricus Isaac: Nel tempo di Lorenzo de Medici & Maximilian I
Classical, Renaissance, Sacred | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:56 min | 178 MB
Label: Alia Vox | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Discover the music of Heinrich Isaac with these authentic performances from La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Hespèrion XXI under the inspired direction of early music specialist Jordi Savall. This program paints a portrait of an era during which the Hundred Year's War ended, the Medici family reached its peak, the idea of the Reformation surged and Charles V was crowned at the head of an Empire that redefined the idea of Europe.

Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel - La Quinta Essentia: Palestrina, Lassus, Ashewell (2007)

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Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel - La Quinta Essentia: Palestrina, Lassus, Ashewell (2007)

Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel - La Quinta Essentia: Palestrina, Lassus, Ashewell (2007)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:17:10 | 354 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC 901922

Paul van Nevel is unquestionably one of the mainstays among artists who specialize in gothic and Renaissance choral music. Having founded the Huelgas Ensemble in 1971, his catalog of recordings begins in the late '70s when his group was recording for the Belgian labels; one of the few early music specialists from his time still active, van Nevel just gets better and better.

Le Miroir de Musique - Sulla lira: The Voice of Orpheus (2015)

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Le Miroir de Musique - Sulla lira: The Voice of Orpheus (2015)

Le Miroir de Musique - Sulla lira: The Voice of Orpheus
Classical, Renaissance, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:57 min | 284 MB
Label: Ricercar | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2015

Le Miroir de Musique is an ensemble specialised in the music of the late middle ages and Renaissance, from the golden age of the troubadours to the humanist movements of the 16th century. The ensemble is based in Basel (CH) and brings together the most prolific of early music performers, many of whom are graduates of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. The image of a «Mirror of Music» is borrowed from Jacques de Liège’s treatise (Speculum Musicae), and reflects our goal of painting a vivid picture of medieval and Renaissance music, in a spirit of fidelity to the original sources.

Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}

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Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}

Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 2.92 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.59 Gb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Decca / Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre | 0289 478 7863 6
Classical / Early Music / Baroque / Vocal Music

This 12CD collection brings together Emma Kirkby’s complete L'Oiseau-Lyre recitals in a single set. The world’s most popular period-instrument soprano, Kirkby’s pure, crystalline sound defined how vocal music of the baroque and earlier eras should sound for a whole generation or more. Accompanied in the main by Anthony Rooley, the set features works by Purcell, Handel, Bach and Mozart as well as rarely recorded works by Edwards, Campion, Dowland, Morley, Ferrabosco and many more.

Allegorie - L'Arbre de Mai: Chansons & dances au temps de Dufay (2002)

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Allegorie - L'Arbre de Mai: Chansons & dances au temps de Dufay (2002)

Allegorie - L'Arbre de Mai: Chansons & dances au temps de Dufay (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:05 | 419 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha | Catalog: AJ 0054

L'arbre de mai (The Tree of May) is a terrifically presented album of early Renaissance music, one that tries to place the listener inside the musical culture of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries and does a highly imaginative – sometimes overactively imaginative – job of it. The album divides its 19 works into four thematic groups: Love and Youth, the Tree of May, War and the King, and the Evening of Life. Within each group, works by high-Netherlandish composers like Dufay and Compère are mixed with anonymous works of a more popular quality, and vocal works alternate with instrumental dances.

Alessandro Striggio (1536-1592) - Mass for 40 and 60 voices - Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet (2012) {Glossa GCDSA 921623}

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Alessandro Striggio (1536-1592) - Mass for 40 and 60 voices - Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet (2012) {Glossa GCDSA 921623}

Alessandro Striggio (1536-1592) - Mass for 40 and 60 voices - Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet (2012) {Glossa GCDSA 921623}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 324 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 212 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Glossa / Note 1 Music | GCDSA 921623 | Hybrid SACD
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Sacred Vocal Music

As his starting point for a brand new recording of the music from the polychoral Renaissance and the “monumental Baroque”, with Alessandro Striggio’s 40 and 60-part Missa sopra Ecco sì beato giorno leading the way, Hervé Niquet turns to the musical celebrations for a feast day occasion in the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence in honour of St John the Baptist, adding a trio of works by Orazio Benevoli, another specialist in multi-parted choral works, and Striggio’s motet Ecce beatem lucem, also scored for 40 voices.

Cifras imaginarias: Música para tañer a dos vihuelas - Jacob Heringman & Ariel Abramovich (2017) {Arcana Digital Download}

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Cifras imaginarias: Música para tañer a dos vihuelas - Jacob Heringman & Ariel Abramovich (2017) {Arcana Digital Download}

Cifras imaginarias: Música para tañer a dos vihuelas - Jacob Heringman & Ariel Abramovich (2017) {Arcana Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 226 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2017 Arcana / Outhere Music | A 428
Classical / Renaissance / 16th century / Iberian / Vihuela

A leading vihuela specialist, the Argentinian virtuoso Ariel Abramovich has already devoted two albums to the favourite instrument of the Iberian Renaissance, the first on Arcana (Esteban Daça, El Parnasso, A316, 2002) and the second on Carpe Diem (Diego Pisador, Si me llaman, 2009). For this third instalment he is joined by one of the world’s most respected and innovative solo lutenists, Jacob Heringman, for a vihuela duo project which is the result of years of research and performing. While there is a significant number of publications for two lutes from the sixteenth century, only one of the seven collections for vihuela de mano includes duets, and it is precisely that collection that was the main source of inspiration for this project.

The King's Singers - Palestrina: How Fair Thou Art (2016)

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The King's Singers - Palestrina: How Fair Thou Art (2016)

The King's Singers - Palestrina: How Fair Thou Art (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:54 | 282 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Signum Records | Catalog: SIGCD450

The King's Singers have been around for a long time, singing OVPP polyphony, including from the Renassance, and hearing Palestrina done by this ensemble showcases the counterpoint to great advantage. The acoustic is not reverberant which also emphasizes the clear texture. The program includes twelve motets taken from Canticum Canticorum, the much-recorded 1584 collection of texts from the Hebrew Bible (29 motets, altogether adding up to half of the total book), complemented by the four seasonal Marian antiphons sung at the end of the Office every day.