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Ensemble Vocal Jean-Paul Gipon - Orlando de Lassus: Officium Tenebrarum (1994)

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Ensemble Vocal Jean-Paul Gipon - Orlando de Lassus: Officium Tenebrarum (1994)

Ensemble Vocal Jean-Paul Gipon - Orlando de Lassus: Officium Tenebrarum (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 686 Mb | Total time: 78:03+78:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: JADE | # CSM 0003 | Recorded: 1992

One of the greatest composers of the 16th century, Orlando di Lasso was born in c.1532 in Mons in Hainaut, a Franco-Flemish prov­ince. As a chorister he sung in St Nicholas church choir. Entering the service of the Sicilian viceroy Ferdi­nando Gonzaga he travelled to Italy in 1544, lived in Sicily and Milan, and later went on to Naples and Rome. He moved to Ant­werp in about 1555-56. At the invitation of the Bavarian Prince Albert V he joined the Munich court choir in 1556. He remained maestro di capella of the Bavarian court until his death.

Glen Wilson - Harpsichord Works Published by Pierre Attaingnant (2019)

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Glen Wilson - Harpsichord Works Published by Pierre Attaingnant (2019)

Glen Wilson - Harpsichord Works Published by Pierre Attaingnant (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 518 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:17:00
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Innovative music printer Pierre Attaingnant published the first editions of keyboard music ever to appear in France in 1531. Only one copy of each of these seven tiny but crucially important volumes has survived, in which anonymous composers made arrangements of some of the most beautiful chansons, motets and dances from the reign of Francois I- keyboard music that shows France at the forefront of developments in this field. Glen Wilson has corrected the countless errors in these original sources, restoring this rare and enchanting music and allowing it to shine in its original glory.

Singer Pur - Adrian Willaert: Musica Nova - The Motets (2013) 3CDs

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Singer Pur - Adrian Willaert: Musica Nova - The Motets (2013) 3CDs

Singer Pur - Adrian Willaert: Musica Nova - The Motets (2013) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.04 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 522 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, A Cappella | Label: Oehms Classics | # OC835 | Time: 03:45:29

The Motets of Willaert have a mysterious reputation as they were originally performed only in clandestine circles for a few initiates until Alfonso II d’Este had a collection published in 1559 (Musica Nova, Venice). Singer Pur are a world renowned a capella singing group with a large audience and following. They have won many international competitions, and have appeared on numerous TV shows. The ensemble is stylistically diverse performing music from the medieval right up to the avant-garde.

Capella de la Torre - Vidi Speciosam - A Lady Mass from the 16th Century (2018)

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Capella de la Torre - Vidi Speciosam - A Lady Mass from the 16th Century (2018)

Capella de la Torre - Vidi Speciosam - A Lady Mass from the 16th Century (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 284 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | Artwork included | 01:05:04
Classical, Choral | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Bayerischer Rundfunk

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi invites you to listen to the album Vidi Speciosam - A Lady Mass from the 16th Century - containing pf works dedicated to Mary from Spanish composers performed at the end of the 16th century. The performers are: Capella de la Torre - winner of the ECHO 2016 award in the "band of the year" category, and the vocal group of Tiburtina - a female vocal ensemble founded in 2008 in Prague, specializing in the interpretation of Gregorian chant, medieval polyphony and contemporary music.

Calmus Ensemble & Amarcord - Leipziger Disputation - Antoine Brumel, Josquin Des Prez, Nicolas Gombert, etc al. (2019) {Carus}

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Calmus Ensemble & Amarcord - Leipziger Disputation - Antoine Brumel, Josquin Des Prez, Nicolas Gombert, etc al. (2019) {Carus}

Calmus Ensemble & Amarcord - Leipziger Disputation - Antoine Brumel, Josquin Des Prez, Nicolas Gombert, etc al. (2019) {Carus}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/48kHz - Official Digital Download (highresaudio.com) -> 391 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 55 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2019 Carus-Verlag, Stuttgart | 83.497
Classical / Renaissance / Sacred

This release is the first joint project of the internationally renowned Leipzig vocal ensembles amarcord and Calmus. The centerpiece is the splendid sonority of the twelve-part Mass by Antoine Brumel, which is said to have been performed on the occasion of the famous disputation between Martin Luther and theologian Johannes Eck 1519 in St. Thomas s Church. It was a highlight of musical life in Leipzig and, at the same time, a milestone in polyphonic vocal music. The mass is complemented by compositions by Josquin des Préz, Johann Walter, Thomas Stoltzer and others.

Tetraktys - Johannes Heer Song Book (2013) {Olive--Et'cetera KTC 1910}

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Tetraktys - Johannes Heer Song Book (2013) {Olive--Et'cetera KTC 1910}

Tetraktys - Johannes Heer Song Book (2013) {Olive–Et'cetera KTC 1910}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 324 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 156 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) ->17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Olive Music / Et'cetera | KTC 1910
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / 15th Century / 16th Century

The musical favourites of a Swiss intellectual, music lover anno 1510, from his personal manuscript song book Cod. St. Gallen 426. Works by Agricola, Isaac, Compère, Rigo de Bergis a.o. featuring soprano Zsuzsi Toth. Johannes Heer of Glarus (1489–1553) was a song composer and copyist, and later minister in the Reformed Church. His Liederbuch, or chansonnier, was copied during his study in Paris. Apart from works by Brumel, Josquin and Senfl, the songbook includes anonymous pieces and works by Heer himself.[1] An edition, Das Liederbuch des Johannes Heer von Glarus, was published as part of the series Schweizerische Musikdenkmaler Basel, 1967.

Beauty Farm - Obrecht: Masses (2019)

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Beauty Farm - Obrecht: Masses (2019)

Beauty Farm - Obrecht: Masses (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 487 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 218 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:34:56
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Fra Bernardo

The music of the Renaissance appears to reflect little of the dangers, horrors and violent conflicts of its time. Music written during the Hundred Years War or the French invasion of Italy gives hardly any impression to today’s ears of the precariousness of existence of which its composers, singers and listeners must have continually been aware. Nor do the two masses by Jacob Obrecht (1457/8 – 1505) on this recording betray anything of the restless spirit of the age, despite them both being based on models referring to suffering and misery.

Peter Blanchette - Style Brisé: The Broken Style (2011) {Peter Blanchette, Archguitar - Self edited}

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Peter Blanchette - Style Brisé: The Broken Style (2011) {Peter Blanchette, Archguitar - Self edited}

Peter Blanchette - Style Brisé: The Broken Style (2011) {Peter Blanchette, Archguitar - Self edited}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 261 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
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© 2011 Peter Blanchette, Archguitar | Self edited
Classical / Medieval / Baroque / Renaissance / Chamber Music / 11-string Alto Guitar

An excellent choice for an introduction to the archguitar, this is a great recording with its smooth and lovely tone. The arrangements are of pieces from the baroque, renaissance and medieval periods. The Handel Sarabande and my variations on it have long been one of my audience’s favorites. While most musicians hate to hear that their music puts people to sleep, here, I consider it a compliment. Many listeners have said Style Brisé helps them relax and fall asleep at night. It's funny how they seem to say this almost apologetically - I am honored and flattered to accompany them to the threshold of their dreams!

Ensemble Clement Janequin, Dominique Visse - Antoine Brumel: Missa 'Et ecce terrae motus' (2003)

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Ensemble Clement Janequin, Dominique Visse - Antoine Brumel: Missa 'Et ecce terrae motus' (2003)

Antoine Brumel - Missa 'Et ecce terrae motus' (2003)
Ensemble Clément Janequin; Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse; Dominique Visse

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 1951738 | Time: 00:58:15

Dominique Visse and his group Ensemble Clément Janequin have been involved in many outstanding projects over the years, but this 2002 Harmonia Mundi recording has to be one of the most spectacular; the Missa "Et ecce terrae motus" (aka, "The Earthquake Mass") of Antoine Brumel. Brumel is one of many mid-renaissance composers whose reputations are so far overshadowed by Josquin Desprez that – like Rodney Dangerfield – they "just don't get no respect." In Brumel's own time, however, he was considered one of Josquin's equals and his death in 1512 was widely observed in a number of "déplorations." Although the mass itself survives in only a single manuscript copy, it bears the signatures of singers who revived the work in Munich in 1570 – probably close to a century after it was first given – and among them is a bass named Orlandus Lassus.

The King's Singers, Andrew Lawrence-King, Harp Consort - Fire-Water: The Spirit Of Renaissance Spain (2000) (Repost)

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The King's Singers, Andrew Lawrence-King, Harp Consort - Fire-Water: The Spirit Of Renaissance Spain (2000) (Repost)

The King's Singers, Andrew Lawrence-King, Harp Consort - Fire-Water: The Spirit Of Renaissance Spain (2000)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:53 | 09026 63519 2 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 323

Other recent King's Singers' recordings on this label have reaffirmed the ensemble's credentials as compelling advocates of contemporary music. Here, only the most hardhearted of early music purists could fail to find the infectious cocktail of popular and religious Spanish music–largely 16th century–going to their heads, even if the King's Singers add the occasional theatrical embellishment. The music (much of it by "Anon") is organized into five categories, among them "fire" and "water" (with the alternative implications of ardor and alcohol).

I Ciarlatani - Georg Forster: Teutsche Liedlein (2000)

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I Ciarlatani - Georg Forster: Teutsche Liedlein (2000)

I Ciarlatani - Georg Forster: Teutsche Liedlein (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:22 | 301 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Christophorus | Catalog: CHR 77232

Georg Forsters fünfteilige Edition der ,Frischen Teutschen Liedlein' ist die wohl bedeutendste von Liedern in deutscher Sprache aus Sammlung der Hochrenaissance. Da mutet es schon seltsam an, dass bisher nur ganz wenige Einzelsätze aus dieser umfassenden Sammlung auf CD veröffentlicht wurden - eine CD, die sich ausschließlich dieser Sammlung widmet, liegt hier überhaupt zum ersten Mal vor.

Marc-Antonio Ingegneri - Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae - A Sei Voci (1990) {2CD Set Adda 581129~130}

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Marc-Antonio Ingegneri - Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae - A Sei Voci (1990) {2CD Set Adda 581129~130}

Marc-Antonio Ingegneri - Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae - A Sei Voci (1990) {2CD Set Adda 581129~130}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 567 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 300 Mb
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© 1990 Adda | 581129~130
Classical / Renaissance / Choral / Sacred

Marc' Antonio Ingegneri was one of the leading northern Italian madrigal composers toward the end of the Renaissance era in music. His family background is difficult to ascertain; they might have originated in Venice, made fairly likely since his mother had the well-known Venetian family name of Foscari, and there was also an Ingegneri family in Venice. Marc' Antonio was a choir boy at Verona Cathedral and therefore was probably a student of the maestro di cappella there, Vincenzo Ruffo. The dedication of one of Ingegneri's madrigal books said he personally received his tuition from Cipriano de Rore, a great composer who lived and taught in Parma.

Paul McCreesh & Gabrieli Consort - A New Venetian Coronation, 1595 (2012)

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Paul McCreesh & Gabrieli Consort - A New Venetian Coronation, 1595 (2012)

Paul McCreesh & Gabrieli Consort - A New Venetian Coronation, 1595 (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 196 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:57
Classical, Vocal | Label: Signum Classics

The Gabrieli Consort and Players return to the programme that put them on the musical map when it was originally recorded and released in 1990: A Venetian Coronation 1595 is a musical re-creation evoking the grand pageantry of the Coronation Mass for Venetian Doge Marino Grimani. His love of ceremony and state festivals fuelled an extraordinary musical bounty during his reign and formed the background to the musical riches of the period, especially to the works of Giovanni Gabrieli. With cornetts, sackbuts and an all-male consort, Paul McCreesh fully exploits the dazzling polyphony of Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli’s music and captivates the audience in a theatrical and ceremonious performance. Two decades later, the Gabrieli’s New Venetian Coronation takes advantage of huge developments in early instruments, performance techniques and research into the pieces that were on the original (as well as advances in recording techniques).

VA - Ancient Atmospheres (The Perfect Medieval Fantasy Soundtrack) (2019)

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VA - Ancient Atmospheres (The Perfect Medieval Fantasy Soundtrack) (2019)

VA - Ancient Atmospheres (The Perfect Medieval Fantasy Soundtrack) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 783 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 376 Mb | 02:43:57
Classical | Label: Menuetto Classics

Ancient Atmospheres (The Perfect Medieval Fantasy Soundtrack) takes you on a distant journey into the medieval world, deeper than ever.

Jordi Savall, Hesperion XX - Secular Music from Christian and Jewish Spain 1450-1550 (1999)

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Jordi Savall, Hesperion XX - Secular Music from Christian and Jewish Spain 1450-1550 (1999)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX - Secular Music from Christian and Jewish Spain 1450-1550 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 501 Mb | Total time: 57:20+51:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 61591 | Recorded: 1975

Prior to the Spanish Inquisition, peace, tolerance, and shared learning existed. This shared knowledge influenced all subjects from the sciences to the arts. The music composed and performed during this time was about being in the moment: Some pieces tell stories–'Cancionera de la Columbina' for example–while others express emotions, as in the 'Romances.' Interestingly enough, the "non-Jewish" selections were written during the Inquisition, while the Sephardic selections were written right before it. Director Jordi Savall and Hesperion XX, an ensemble that specializes in early music from all over the world, are like chameleons. Soprano Montserrat Figueras is able to inhabit each work with great authenticity and individual style. Her singing on the 'Villancicos' displays more of a Renaissance influence, while in the 'Sephardic Romances' we hear authentic Middle Eastern inflections. The contrast in style of the "Christian" versus "Jewish" works is evident, but there are similarities. Both "Si d'amor pena sentis" and "La Reina xerifa mora" are lyrical, sparsely accompanied, and plaintive in tone. The songs on these discs are beautiful and expertly performed.