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Peter Phillips & The Tallis Scholars - Renaissance Giants (Byrd, Josquin, Palestrina, Tallis, Taverner & Victoria) (2006)

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Peter Phillips & The Tallis Scholars - Renaissance Giants (Byrd, Josquin, Palestrina, Tallis, Taverner & Victoria) (2006)

Peter Phillips & The Tallis Scholars - Renaissance Giants (Byrd, Josquin, Palestrina, Tallis, Taverner & Victoria) (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 557 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 348 Mb | 02:31:13
Classical, Sacred | Label: Gimell

"The Renaissance is well known for its cultural giants. Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and above all Michelangelo epitomize a period when the human spirit seemed to grow and gain in confidence. This collection of complete works celebrates the musical geniuses who contributed to this astonishing period in European history." Peter Phillips

Ensemble Oni Wytars - Pentameron (2019)

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Ensemble Oni Wytars - Pentameron (2019)

Ensemble Oni Wytars - Pentameron (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 304 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 126 Mb | 00:54:53
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Legends, magic, love and torments in music at the time of the „Tale of tales“. In 1643, in Naples, the probably most important collection of stories and folk tales of all times has been published: the „Pentamerone“ (the five-days-work) or „lo cunto de li cunti“ (the tale of tales) by Giambattista Basile. During five days each day ten tales are told. Basile with this work brought to live the genre of the Fairy Tale wich later on, adopted by the Grimm brothers, Perraut and Brentano, will spread like a wildfire all over Europe.

Phantasm - William Byrd: Complete Consort Music (2010) [Re-Up]

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Phantasm - William Byrd: Complete Consort Music (2010) [Re-Up]

Phantasm - William Byrd: Complete Consort Music (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 499 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 372 | Time: 01:19:57

The music of William Byrd has been something of an obsession for the members of Phantasm, featuring on their early recordings Still Music of the Spheres (1996) and Byrd Song (1998), as well as their 2004 collection The Four Temperaments. Here they return again to the Elizabethan composer with the benefit of nearly two decades’ performing experience, to gather together his complete output for viol consort, bar the fragmentary or spurious works. Spanning some 40 years of Byrd’s life, this is a condense but subtly varied album of styles: courtly dances interleave with cryptic spiritual and devotional works – fleeting expressions of the recusant Catholic’s unwavering faith – and variations on popular Tudor songs, like the magnificent tour de force, Browning. Among the finest works are the Fantasias, which range from lush-textured six-part tapestries to the laconic three-part pieces, haiku-like in their poetic expressivity. Throughout them Byrd retains the ‘Angelicall and Divine’ qualities that his contemporaries remarked upon – qualities that Phantasm captures perfectly in this collection.

Gothic Voices - The Dufay Spectacle (2018)

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Gothic Voices - The Dufay Spectacle (2018)

Gothic Voices - The Dufay Spectacle (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 319 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | 01:07:05
Classical, Vocal | Label: Linn Records

Following its Linn debut which saw the ‘revitalisation of an iconic group’ (Choir & Organ), Gothic Voices presents The Dufay Spectacle, featuring special guest Andrew Lawrence-King.

Apollo5 & Ingenium Ensemble - The Spirit Like a Dove (2018)

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Apollo5 & Ingenium Ensemble - The Spirit Like a Dove (2018)

Apollo5 & Ingenium Ensemble - The Spirit Like a Dove (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 236 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | 00:50:36
Classical, Choral | Label: VCM Records

This new release sees an exciting collaboration between two up and coming vocal ensembles in the European choral scene. Both international award-winning groups tour widely in the UK, Europe, the USA and Asia, combining performances on the concert platform with more intimate venues ranging from jazz clubs to Festivals.

Voces Cantabiles, Barnaby Smith - Robert Parsons: First Great Service, Responds for the Dead (2007)

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Voces Cantabiles, Barnaby Smith - Robert Parsons: First Great Service, Responds for the Dead (2007)

Voces Cantabiles, Barnaby Smith - Robert Parsons: First Great Service, Responds for the Dead (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:44 | 311 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.570451

Robert Parsons is something of a forgotten man of English Renaissance music, and annotator and conductor Barnaby Smith discusses in the booklet a startling reason why: Parsons fell into the River Trent and drowned in 1572, and there was "upset and suspicion surrounding his death" – apparently to the point where the choristers of the Chapel Royal uneasily began to avoid his music.

Paul O'Dette - John Dowland: Complete Lute Works (5CDs, 1997)

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Paul O'Dette - John Dowland: Complete Lute Works (5CDs, 1997)

Paul O'Dette - John Dowland: Complete Lute Works (5CDs, 1997)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 5 CDs, 05:31:56 min | 1,3 Gb | Scans->130 mb
Genre: Classical, Renaissance, Baroque / Label: Harmonia Mundi

Dowland did for lute music what Haydn did for the string quartet and Beethoven the piano sonata. The finest lutenist and songwriter of his age–he composed several of the greatest hits of the late 16th and early 17th centuries–the surviving lute works constitute a sort of encyclopedia of the possibilities of the instrument. There are song arrangements, dance pieces, tributes to the composer's friends, even a musical self-portrait. Much of the music is fashionably sad. Lute songs generally deal with the agony of lost love, and Dowland's most popular tune was called Lachrimae (Tears). Paul O'Dette is simply the best lutenist alive. These five discs are available together at a special price, or separately.

Matteo Messori - Luzzasco Luzzaschi: Complete Keyboard Music (2014)

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Matteo Messori - Luzzasco Luzzaschi: Complete Keyboard Music (2014)

Matteo Messori - Luzzasco Luzzaschi: Complete Keyboard Music (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 424 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94169 | Time: 01:12:00

The Ferrara‐born Luzzasco Luzzaschi might not exactly be a household name, but his contribution to the development of the madrigal places him within that elite category of composers who helped shape the course of music history. The favourite musician of Duke Alfonso II, the last of the legitimate d’Este (the most intellectual and cultivated dynasty of Renaissance Italy) it was Luzzaschi who, in his role as the finest keyboard player of the period, cultivated the open score approach to performance. This was essentially a sort of motet of madrigal without words that focused on highly refined counterpoint and on the complexity of fugues i.e. four‐voice writing, without recourse to embellishment or any added prettiness. Only the second of the composer’s three books of ricercari, as detailed in this recording, has survived – a regrettable fact, given that the 1578 manuscript is unrivalled in its complexity among keyboard music of the second half of the 16th century.

The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood - Thomas Tallis: Lamentations and Other Sacred Music (2016)

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The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood - Thomas Tallis: Lamentations and Other Sacred Music (2016)

Thomas Tallis: Lamentations and Other Sacred Music (2016)
The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68121 | Time: 01:13:09

Ten English composers set the Latin text of the Lamentations of Jeremiah in the mid-16th century, in the reigns both of the Catholic Queen Mary and the Protestant Elizabeth I. Precise details are hard to establish of when works were performed, as Andrew Carwood explains in an illuminating note to this disc, but there seems little doubt that Tallis, though a Catholic, wrote his masterpiece for Elizabeth. The repeated final lines, “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, turn to the Lord your God”, unforgettable once heard, have a dark resonance here, thanks to the sonorous basses of the Cardinall’s Musick (Robert Macdonald, Simon Whiteley). The rest of this fine recording draws on music from across Tallis’s career, with English and Latin settings (Sancte Deus, Te Deum, Come, Holy Ghost and more). The singers reach the highest standards.

Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel - Le mystère de "Malheur me bat" (2015)

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Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel - Le mystère de "Malheur me bat" (2015)

Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel - Le mystère de "Malheur me bat" (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:50 | 244 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 88875027132

Het is een niet helemaal nieuw, maar wel mooi idee: een cd wijden aan een enkel liedje. In de renaissance konden populaire liedjes veel effect hebben, omdat ze graag als bouwmateriaal voor grotere vocale werken werden gebruikt. Bij deze cd gaat het om een driestemmig chanson, Malheur me bat, “Ongeluk treft mij”. Helaas is dit chanson tekstloos: buiten deze drie titelwoorden wordt in geen enkele bron de rest van de tekst gegeven!

Jordi Savall, Christophe Coin, Sergi Casademunt - John Coprario: Consort Musicke (1980) CD Reissue 1989

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Jordi Savall, Christophe Coin, Sergi Casademunt - John Coprario: Consort Musicke (1980) CD Reissue 1989

John Coprario (Cooper): Consort Musicke (1980) CD Reissue 1989
Jordi Savall, Christophe Coin, Sergi Casademunt

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance | Label: Astrée Auvidis | # E7779 | Time: 00:46:35

John Coprario (c.1575-1626) worked for English princes of his era, and together with Orlando Gibbons and others, set about to modernize English consort writing. This recording presents only a small subset of Coprario's consort music. His influence was very sizable when it came to determining the future disposition of English consort music.

Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Metamorphoses Fidei (2006)

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Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Metamorphoses Fidei (2006)

Metamorphoses Fidei (Metamorfosis De La Fe - Métamorphoses De La Foi) (2006)
Jordi Savall, Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance, Vocal, Choral | Label: Alia Vox | # AV 9849 | 01:12:14

This disc of Iberian and Latin American Renaissance music is a reissue cleverly disguised as a new release. It compiles music from several recordings by Catalonian visionary Jordi Savall, his luminous-voiced collaborator Montserrat Figueras, and his Hesperion XXI and Capella Reial de Catalunya ensembles, dressing them up with a new set of rather philosophical booklet notes on themes of change, of intercultural tolerance, and of the evolving nature of Christianity in the Iberian realm and in New Spain. Some might call this a cynical ploy, but actually Savall has always been moving in a circle, so to speak, spiraling inward toward a deeper musical understanding of the historical themes touched on here: the lingering effects of the legacy of medieval Iberia and its "mestissage" or mixture of cultures, the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Charles (Carlos) V (did you know that he was both the first monarch to be called "His Majesty" and the first to be honored with the claim that the "sun never set" on his empire?), and the relationships between cultivated and popular styles, both in Iberia and the New World.

Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Giovanni Gabrieli: Sacred Symphonies (2012)

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Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Giovanni Gabrieli: Sacred Symphonies (2012)

Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Giovanni Gabrieli: Sacred Symphonies (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 66:15 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67957 | Recorded: 2012

A welcome return to Hyperion for Ex Cathedra and Jeffrey Skidmore, whose exuberant recordings of Baroque music from around the world have made them one of the best-loved ensembles of today. These magnificent liturgical settings from the heart of the Venetian polychoral tradition are full of drama, wonder and extraordinary spatial effects. His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts and Concerto Palatino provide the sonic gilding that would have been an essential part of the original performances, when extra musicians crowded the galleries of St Mark’s for special occasions.

Hille Perl, Lee Santana, Steve Player - Los Otros: DHM Collection (2017)

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Hille Perl, Lee Santana, Steve Player - Los Otros: DHM Collection (2017)

Hille Perl, Lee Santana, Steve Player - Los Otros: DHM Collection (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:34:32 | 1.28 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: DHM88985-45698

Alte Musik-Star Hille Perl und ihr Trio Los Otros sind bekannt für ihre hochspannenden musikalischen Entdeckungsreisen, die nun in der dhm-Edition "Los Otros" erstmals zusammengeführt werden. Das Trio begann mit der Aufnahme "Tinto", die sich ganz um das Thema "Tanz" drehte. Die zweite Veröffentlichung war 2004 das Album "Aguirre" mit bisher unentdeckten Kompositionen von Sebastián de Aguirre, die in einem mexikanischen Kloster gefunden wurden.

Matteo da Perugia - Chansons - Tetraktys (2016) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1918}

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Matteo da Perugia - Chansons - Tetraktys (2016) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1918}

Matteo da Perugia - Chansons - Tetraktys (2016) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1918}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 328 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 172 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Olive Music / Et'cetera | KTC 1918
Classical / Medieval / Early Renaissance / Early Music

Matteo da Perugia is one of the outstanding composer personalities in Italy at the transition between the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance. Yet we know little about his life. We do not know the date of his birth, not even the year, nor is it certain whether the suffix “da Perugia” really means that Matteo came from this city. Relatively well documented, however, is his compositional work: all the compositions that are attributable with certainty to Matteo have survived in the same Codex.