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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.

The Ten Tenors - Here's To The Heros (2006)

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The Ten Tenors - Here's To The Heros (2006)

The Ten Tenors - Here's To The Heros (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:30:14 | 577 MB
Genre: Rock, Classical Crossover | Label: Rhino | Catalog: 63674

Lyricist Don Black and composer John Barry, together and apart, have a vast award-winning film-score CV, most notably several James Bond films and BORN FREE. The playful Australian pop-opera group The Ten Tenors take a whack at this most vaunted repertoire, to stunning effect. Recorded with the London Session Orchestra at Abbey Road Studio (under the direction of Nicholas Dodd) and produced by John Barry himself, the Tens cover 12 Barry/Black songs, including several James Bond numbers, the theme from GLADIATOR, and three never-before-released compositions.

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.

VA - Decades: A Century of Song, Vol. 2 (2017)

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VA - Decades: A Century of Song, Vol. 2 (2017)

VA - Decades: A Century of Song, Vol. 2 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:35 | 183 MB
Label: VIVAT | Release Year: 2017

The second volume in this major recording series, across which a host of world-renowned singers draw listeners, decade by decade, through a century of song, from 1810 to 1910. Each volume features a carefully planned, varied programme performed by household names, whilst the series overall creates a comprehensive survey of song right through the nineteenth century – an invaluable teaching asset, as well as a joy for listeners.

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.

Ars Nova Copenhagen & Paul Hillier - First Drop (2017)

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Ars Nova Copenhagen & Paul Hillier - First Drop (2017)

Ars Nova Copenhagen & Paul Hillier - First Drop
Classical, Contemporary, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:21 min | 282 MB
Label: Cantaloupe Music | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Conducted by Paul Hillier since 2003, Denamarks Ars Nova Copenhagen has built an immovable reputation as one of the worlds most versatile and inventive vocal ensembles. First Drop is testament to that spirit; its a wide-ranging and ambitious project that interprets the choral work of some of the giants of contemporary classical music, including Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Louis Andriessen, Michael Gordon, David Lang and more. Almost all the works on this [release] are first recordings, Hilliar explains, referring to one source of inspiration behind the title.

María Savastano - G.A. Ristori: Cantatas for Soprano & Oboe concerto (2017)

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María Savastano - G.A. Ristori: Cantatas for Soprano & Oboe concerto (2017)

María Savastano - G.A. Ristori: Cantatas for Soprano & Oboe concerto
Classical, Opera, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:02 min | 342 MB
Label: Audax | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Yet another world premiere from the Ensemble Diderot. Three stunning cantatas for soprano and orchestra by Giovanni Alberto Ristori, court composer in Dresden and deputy Kapellmeister to Johann Adolf Hasse. ​

Miriam Alexandra & Eric Schneider - Viardot: Deutsche Lieder (2017)

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Miriam Alexandra & Eric Schneider - Viardot: Deutsche Lieder (2017)

Miriam Alexandra & Eric Schneider - Viardot: Deutsche Lieder
Classical, Art Song, Romantic | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:01 min | 262 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The soprano Miriam Alexandra has compiled an exciting Lieder programme for this production with very interesting repertoire (including several first recordings) by the composer Pauline Viardot. Most of the poems on this CD are by Eduard Mörike. She recorded the Lieder last August at the Studio Britz at Deutschlandradio in Berlin. She is accompanied by none other than the renowned vocal accompanist and Professor Eric Schneider.

Barbara Bonney, Bernarda Fink, Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel - Johann Adolf Hasse: Salve Regina (1997)

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Barbara Bonney, Bernarda Fink, Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel - Johann Adolf Hasse: Salve Regina (1997)

Barbara Bonney, Bernarda Fink, Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel - Johann Adolf Hasse: Salve Regina (1997)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:00 | 394 MB
Genre: Baroque, Vocal | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 0289 453 4352 5

“During this visit, these young ladies were so obliging as to sing me a Salve regina, lately set by their father, in duo. It is an exquisite composition, full of grace, taste and propriety.” What more could one ask of an antiphon than that which Charles Burney found in an impromptu performance by Hasse’s daughters during a visit to their father in Vienna in 1772? Hasse composed several settings of the Salve regina of which Reinhard Goebel has chosen two for his interesting programme of vocal and instrumental pieces by the composer.

Marie Angel, Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman: 8 Lust Songs (I Sonetti Lussuriosi) (2008) (Repost)

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Marie Angel, Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman: 8 Lust Songs (I Sonetti Lussuriosi) (2008) (Repost)

Marie Angel, Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman: 8 Lust Songs (I Sonetti Lussuriosi) (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 45:26 | 281 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: MN Records | Catalog: MNRCD 114

Michael Nyman's 8 Lust Songs comes with a Parental Advisory warning for explicit content, but the songs are in Italian, so only a small number of Italian speakers in the English-speaking world will have the opportunity to be offended (unless, of course, you read the translations in the booklet). Nyman describes the settings of these explicit sixteenth century poems by Pietro Aretino – essentially bedroom dialogues between lovers – as a natural progression in his work, which, since his days as a student, has frequently been concerned with sex.

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Arvo Pärt: Live (2017)

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Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Arvo Pärt: Live (2017)

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Arvo Pärt: Live
Classical, Sacred, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:59 min | 265 MB
Label: BR-Klassik | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Arvo Pärt, who was born in Estonia in 1935, has succeeded in bringing sacred music back to a broader audience, and away from the confines of the church service, more than almost any other contemporary composer. The meditative character of his works, and his return to the simplest and most basic musical forms, convey moments of intense spirituality. Even before his emigration from the Soviet Union to Austria and then to Germany, Pärt had already invented what he termed the tintinnabuli style of composition (from the Latin word for a bell).

Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet - The Juliet Letters (1993)

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Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet - The Juliet Letters (1993)

Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet - The Juliet Letters (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 340 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 168 mb
Genre: classical pop, baroque, alternative

The Juliet Letters is a 1993 collaborative album between Elvis Costello and The Brodsky Quartet, a four-piece classical group from England. The concept of the album consists of an imaginary scenario involving those who wrote letters to Juliet, as in Romeo & Juliet. Those letters are adapted in musical form where Costello sings over baroque pieces with hints of pop craftsmanship. This is a Warner Bros. production.

Cappella Aquileia & Marcus Bosch - Verdi: Oberto (2017)

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Cappella Aquileia & Marcus Bosch - Verdi: Oberto (2017)

Cappella Aquileia & Marcus Bosch - Verdi: Oberto
Сlassical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 105:08 min | 416 MB
Label: Coviello Classics | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The young Giuseppe Verdi had his first large-scale stage work with him – Oberto – when in 1839 he embarked on his journey to conquer the home of grand opera, Milan. At just 25 years of age, he showed immense skill in his use of punchlines, timing and the musical balance of the overall work – here was a true undertaking of Verdian proportions!