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Manfred Barbarini Lupus (ca 1560) - Cantus coagulatus - Ensemble Ordo Virtutum (2015) {MGB CD 6286}

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Manfred Barbarini Lupus (ca 1560) - Cantus coagulatus - Ensemble Ordo Virtutum (2015) {MGB CD 6286}

Manfred Barbarini Lupus (ca 1560) - Cantus coagulatus - Ensemble Ordo Virtutum (2015) {MGB CD 6286}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 338 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 181 Mb
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© 2015 Musiques Suisses | MGB CD 6286
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance / Choral

Manfred Barbarini Lupus (ca 1560) was a popular composer during the mediaeval and Renaissance periods. The St. Gallen Monastery, for whom these works were composed, was one of the most influential in Europe at that time. Performing these works is the Ensemble Ordo Virtutum. The ensemble was founded by musicologist Professor Dr. Stefen Johannes Morent, and specializes in mediaeval music.

Hector Berlioz - Grand Messe des Morts (Andrew Staples; Jukka-Pekka Saraste) 2017 [HDTV 720p]

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Hector Berlioz - Grand Messe des Morts (Andrew Staples; Jukka-Pekka Saraste) 2017 [HDTV 720p]

Hector Berlioz - Grand Messe des Morts (Andrew Staples; Jukka-Pekka Saraste) 2017 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 12.6 mbps, 50 fps | AC3 448 kbps, stereo | 01:19:59 | 8 GB
Classical / Orchestral / Choral | 3sat HD | HDTV->TS

Berlioz's 'Grande Messe des Morts' with Staples and friends from Köln.

Consortium Carissimi, Garrick Comeaux - Bonifazio Graziani: Adae Oratorium, Filli Prodigi Oratorium & Five Motets (2015)

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Consortium Carissimi, Garrick Comeaux - Bonifazio Graziani: Adae Oratorium, Filli Prodigi Oratorium & Five Motets (2015)

Consortium Carissimi, Garrick Comeaux - Bonifazio Graziani: Adae Oratorium, Filli Prodigi Oratorium & Five Motets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 71:20 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.573256

The small-scale motet was at the heart of daily and weekly musical practice in the Roman Catholic Church of the mid-seventeenth century. One of the genre’s most distinguished exponents was the maestro di cappella in the Jesuit Church in Rome, Bonifazio Graziani.

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) - The Madrigals - Raymond Leppard (1998) {8CD Box Set Philips 462 243-2}

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Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) - The Madrigals - Raymond Leppard (1998) {8CD Box Set Philips 462 243-2}

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) - The Madrigals - Raymond Leppard (1998) {8CD Box Set Philips 462 243-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.56 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.20 Gb
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© 1969, 1971, 1975, 1998 Philips Classics | 462 243-2
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Vocal Music / Secular and Sacred

Genius can be defined in a number of ways. One such definition is to be the right person in the right place at the right time; another is to have the capacity to move your audience to tears. Monteverdi meets both these criteria with flying colours. His professed ambition was to "move the passions of the soul," thereby drawing tears from his audience, and he achieved this with greater efficacy than any of his contemporaries. The use of the word "madrigal" on the title pages of his eight collections (and a posthumous Ninth Book from 1651) is therefore deceptive, concealing radical stylistic changes which brilliantly reflect the turbulent, exciting times in which he lived.

St. Paul's Cathedral Choir - Jubilate - 500 Years of Cathedral Music (2017)

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St. Paul's Cathedral Choir - Jubilate - 500 Years of Cathedral Music (2017)

St. Paul's Cathedral Choir - Jubilate - 500 Years of Cathedral Music
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 75:57min | 337 MB
Label: Decca - 4831736 | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Choral, Sacred

This new recording from St Paul’s Cathedral Choir celebrates 500 years of best-loved cathedral music on one album, from Tallis to Rutter, with Handel, Stanford, Mendelssohn, Parry and more between.

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.

Nordic Voices - Victoria: Motets (2017)

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Nordic Voices - Victoria: Motets (2017)

Nordic Voices - Victoria: Motets
Classical, Sacred, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 55:31 min | 135 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

The Norwegian six-member a cappella group, Nordic Voices here presents the extraordinary polyphonic music of Tomas Luis de Victoria, a Spanish composer whose music has continued to move people for more than 400 years, crossing geographical, cultural, and even religious barriers. This surround-sound recording comes ten years after a "warm, consistent and moving" (BBC Music) album of Lamentations, which featured pieces by sixteenth-century composers, including Four Lessons by Victoria.

St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria & Gunar Letzbor - Missa Alleluja (2017)

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St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria & Gunar Letzbor - Missa Alleluja (2017)

St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria & Gunar Letzbor - Missa Alleluja
Classical, Sacred | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:58 min | 291 MB
Label: Accent | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Several masses scored for large forces attest to the outstanding compositional skills of the Salzburg master Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704). For Salzburg Cathedral, Biber prepared polychoric pieces modelled on the grand performance practice in Venice. The 'Missa Alleluja' was probably composed after 1690 and certainly before 1698: the original score from Salzburg is lost but excellent copies have been preserved at the Upper Austrian abbey at Kremsmünster, which serve as a basis for the present recording.

Bach - Gloria in excelsis Deo: Kantaten BWV 30,69,191 (Masaaki Suzuki) (2017) [Blu-Ray]

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Bach - Gloria in excelsis Deo: Kantaten BWV 30,69,191 (Masaaki Suzuki) (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Bach - Gloria in excelsis Deo: Kantaten BWV 30,69,191 (Masaaki Suzuki) (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21264 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 99 min | 36,0 Gb
Audio1: German, Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 11520 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 99 min | 11,5 Gb
Audio: German, Latin / PCM / 5ch / 96.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | BIS | Sub: English, Japanese

In June 1995, a virtually unknown group of Japanese musicians embarked on the monumental task of recording the complete sacred cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. Almost eighteen years later, on 23rd February 2013, the Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki – by then household names in the international music world – reached their goal, as they finished recording the 55th disc in a series which in the meantime had met with overwhelming acclaim worldwide. Made in conjunction with the final cantata recording, this film commemorates the occasion. Besides filmed performances of the three last cantatas – Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV191, Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV69 and Freue dich, erlöste Schar, BWV30 – the film includes interviews with Masaaki Suzuki and key members of Bach Collegium Japan as well as behind-the-scenes footage.

Gillian Keith, Armonico Consort & Christopher Monks - J. S. Bach: The Complete Solo Soprano Cantatas, Vol. 1 (2017)

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Gillian Keith, Armonico Consort & Christopher Monks - J. S. Bach: The Complete Solo Soprano Cantatas, Vol. 1 (2017)

Gillian Keith, Armonico Consort & Christopher Monks - J. S. Bach: The Complete Solo Soprano Cantatas, Vol. 1
Classical, Baroque, Cantata, Sacred | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:10 min | 330 MB
Label: Signum Records | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

Soprano Gillian Keith joins the acclaimed Baroque ensemble Armonico Consort under Christopher Monks for the first release in a three disc series featuring the solo cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach s cantatas hold a special place amongst performers and devotees of his music. Whether sacred or secular, these works provide incredible variety for listeners and players alike.

Ensemble Scholastica & Rebecca Bain - Ars elaboratio (2017)

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Ensemble Scholastica & Rebecca Bain - Ars elaboratio (2017)

Ensemble Scholastica & Rebecca Bain - Ars elaboratio
Classical, Sacred, Medieval | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:04 min | 318 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Montreal's female vocal group Ensemble Scholastica makes its ATMA Classique recording debut with Ars elaboratio, a program of newly composed elaborations on medieval liturgical songs. The original songs were chosen from the medieval plainchant repertoire in homage to the group's favourite saints: Scholastica, champion of education; Cecilia, patron saint of music; Catherine of Alexandria, champion of justice and female wisdom; and Saint John the Baptist, patron to the ensemble's home province of Québec.

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.

Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias (2017)

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Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias (2017)

Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias
Classical, Baroque Sacred, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:33 min | 246 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

Over a period of some twenty years, from the late 1720s, Handel composed a series of virtuoso arias using only thewords Allelujah and Amen as his texts. They were probably for use in private worship, and take their place in the tradition of Divine Song established by Purcell and other composers. Here they receive their first recordings, set in a context of contemporary sacred song and instrumental music, with theaccompaniment provided by the beguiling sound of two theorbos and chamber organ. They are heard here in the extraordinarily dramatic timbres of a male-soprano voice perhaps as close as modern listeners can come to the vocal acrobatics of the castrati who so amazed their own audiences.

L' Inviti Singers, L' Inviti Sinfonia & Paul Brough - Christopher Wood: Requiem (2017)

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L' Inviti Singers, L' Inviti Sinfonia & Paul Brough - Christopher Wood: Requiem (2017)

L' Inviti Singers, L' Inviti Sinfonia & Paul Brough - Christopher Wood: Requiem
Classical, Contemporary, Sacred | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:48 min | 220 MB
Label: Orchid Classics | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

This work by self-proclaimed ""non-composer"" Christopher Wood pays homage to the grief felt around the UK following the passing of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 2002. A former cancer surgeon who now develops life-saving cancer drugs, Wood is a pharmaceutical entrepreneur who had, until 2002, never composed a note of music. But when the Queen Mother passed away, Wood was moved by the people who queued for hours to pay their respects, and felt a strong connection to their grief and sadness, but also their honour, gratitude and patriotic pride.