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Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen - A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs

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Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen - A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs

A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs
Boston Camerata; Joel Cohen, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 849 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 463 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal Music | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564 69415-0 | Time: 03:17:10

Eight centuries of Christmas music from France, Spain, and the New World. Under Joel Cohen’s vibrant direction, this generous and varied anthology, occupying three entire CD's and containing three hours of music, presents some of The Boston Camerata's most beloved and successful Christmas recordings, originally produced between 1986 and 1999, to a new generation of music lovers.

Le Miroir de Musique & Baptiste Romain - De Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)

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Le Miroir de Musique & Baptiste Romain - De Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)

Le Miroir de Musique & Baptiste Romain - De Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 313 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | 01:05:37
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Ricercar, Outhere Music

Born around 1380 in the Duchy of Limburg, possibly in the little town of the same name, Johannes de Limburgia was active for a long time in Liège, then in Italy. We have evidence of his presence in Vicenza between 1431 and 1436, and several of his works refer explicitly to Vicenza, as well as to Venice and Padua, demonstrating a strong connection with northern Italy, where his music was compiled. His output – more than 45 works – is contained in three large manuscripts from the first half of the fifteenth century, alongside music by other composers from north of the Alps, such as Johannes Ciconia and Guillaume Dufay. Though only sacred music by Limburgia has survived, it is richly varied, reflecting both the consistency of the Franco-Flemish style and the composer’s own inventive taste for harmonic and melodic experimentation.

Alfonso X el Sabio - Cantigas de Flandes (2009) {Pneuma}

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Alfonso X el Sabio - Cantigas de Flandes (2009) {Pneuma}

Alfonso X el Sabio - Cantigas de Flandes (2009) {Pneuma}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 430MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 134MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Medieval

Alfonso X, called the Wise (Spanish: el Sabio), was the King of Castile, León and Galicia from 30 May 1252 until his death in 1284. During the election of 1257, a dissident faction chose him to be Roman-German king on 1 April. He renounced his claim to Germany in 1275, and in creating an alliance with England in 1254, his claim on Gascony as well. Alfonso X commissioned or co-authored numerous works of music during his reign. These works included Cantigas d'escarnio e maldicer and the vast compilation Cantigas de Santa Maria ("Songs to the Virgin Mary"), which was written in Galician-Portuguese and figures among the most important of his works. The Cantigas form one of the largest collections of vernacular monophonic songs to survive from the Middle Ages.

Anonymous 4 - Love's Illusion: Music from the Montpellier Codes 13th Century (2003)

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Anonymous 4 - Love's Illusion: Music from the Montpellier Codes 13th Century (2003)

Anonymous 4 - Love's Illusion: Music from the Montpellier Codes 13th Century (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 258 Mb | Total time: 64:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX 2907109 | Recorded: 1994

How's this for a concept: "True love may exist only outside of marriage, and a man must subject himself totally to the will of his beloved, whether or not her requests seem rational." If you think these ideas strange, be glad you weren't looking for love in France in the Middle Ages. These precepts course through thousands of song lyrics and love poetry during the 12th and 13th centuries and some of them appear on this exceptional recording by Anonymous 4. Specifically, these four women perform 13th century French motets found in an important manuscript known as the Montpellier Codex.

Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)

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Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)

Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 332 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included | 01:11:08
Classical, Choral, Medieval, Gregorian Chant | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2244, 476 4499

Filia Sion is the first ECM New Series disc devoted entirely to the Estonian vocal group Vox Clamantis. From the beginning of its history, Vox Clamantis has focussed on Gregorian chant as the foundation of European music, but has also maintained strong connections to contemporary composers including Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve and Erkki-Sven Tüür (members of the ensemble previously appeared on Tüür s Oxymoron album, singing his composition Salve Regina ). Their interpretation of medieval music is never purely historical. While always remaining true to the spirit of this repertoire, the approach to the work and the selection of pieces is contemporary, with sound and texture and the blending of voices as a focus. As leader Jaan-Eik Tulve explains, Gregorian chant is monophonic music which remarkably emphasizes the blend of voices.

Emma Kirkby & Gothic Voices - Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather On the Breath of God (Reissue) (1982/2010)

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Emma Kirkby & Gothic Voices - Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather On the Breath of God (Reissue) (1982/2010)

Emma Kirkby, Gothic Voices & Christopher Page - Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather On the Breath of God (Hyperion 30th Anniversary Reissue) (1982/2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 167 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 103 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:44:07
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Hyperion

Listen: there was once a king sitting on his throne. Around him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honour. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I 'A feather on the breath of God'.

Anne Azema, Joel Cohen, Camerata Mediterranea - Troubadour Songs (2010) 3 CD Box Set

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Anne Azema, Joel Cohen, Camerata Mediterranea - Troubadour Songs (2010) 3 CD Box Set

Anne Azéma, Joel Cohen, Camerata Mediterranea - Troubadour Songs (2010) 3 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 825 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 452 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Medieval, Vocal, Folk | Label: Erato | # 2564 67986-4 | Time: 03:14:08

What these sound recordings attempt to do is to bring you face-to-face — or, perhaps more appropriately, sound to-heart — with actual works of the troubadours and, occasionally, of others in their circle of influence. The task is daunting for so many reasons: songs got written down decades, even centuries, after their dates of creation; only about ten percent of the original melodies survive; and most direct knowledge of how performers worked out their interpretations at the time has been lost. We know nothing whatsoever about the singing style, or about the techniques of instrumental accompaniment that may have been employed. These performances, therefore, of necessity, reflect a confluence of musicological and philological knowledge with performers' instincts and intuitions, as all of these tendencies interacted with each other at a specific moment in history, the late twentieth century.

ensemble nu:n - Maningem Herzen (2019)

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ensemble nu:n - Maningem Herzen (2019)

ensemble nu:n - Maningem Herzen (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 273 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:39
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Raumklang

Inspired by Meister Eckhart, who described the “now” (German: Nun) in the mystical sense as a moment in which the past and future merge together, the ensemble gave itself its name nu:n. On this CD, the three musicians delve into the earliest surviving sources of the music, and give it a new sonic guise of our time. From various concerts, we hear wonderful recordings of secular and sacred hymns, eloquent and sensitive texts, and enchanting melodies informed by profound and virtuoso improvisation.

Church of the Redeemer Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Choir - Love So Amazing: The Hymn Arrangements of Stuart Forster (2019)

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Church of the Redeemer Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Choir - Love So Amazing: The Hymn Arrangements of Stuart Forster (2019)

Stuart Forster, Church of the Redeemer Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Choir, Christ Church Cambridge, Massachusetts Choir & Michael Murray - Love So Amazing: The Hymn Arrangements of Stuart Forster (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 335 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:01:54
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Affetto Recordings

Hymn singing is fundamental in protestant churches, but not normally the subject of an album released worldwide. The musicianship presented here is singular, sung by two volunteer choirs with power and emotion. The inspired arrangements heard on this recording have developed over decades of working with wonderful choirs and congregations, as well as by singing with, and listening to, many inspired colleagues. Some of the descants were conceived for particular services, while other arrangements grew further for special occasions. Several of the brass arrangements were composed for the ordination and consecration of the Rt. Rev. Alan Gates as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts in 2014.

Canticum Novum & Emmanuel Bardon - Laudario (Musique au temps de Saint Francois d'Assise) (2019)

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Canticum Novum & Emmanuel Bardon - Laudario (Musique au temps de Saint Francois d'Assise) (2019)

Canticum Novum & Emmanuel Bardon - Laudario (Musique au temps de Saint Francois d'Assise) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 261 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:02:09
Classical, Vocal | Label: Ambronay

Canticum Novum sheds new light on the wonderful medieval repertory of Tuscan laude. Taken from the Laudario di Cortona, these popular sacred songs of praise from the time of St Francis of Assisi, overflowing with poetry and sunshine, are transcended by Emmanuel Bardon and his ensemble. Appropriating another culture and playing it through the prism of ones own culture, not to imitate it but to resonate with it: this I show the art project Canticum Novum has been defining its deep self for many years now. Working this way, the musicians forming the ensemble constantly question their own musical identity, the way they play their instruments. They often accept to leave their comfort zone and to relearn how to play, adapting to the repertory to be interpreted and their present colleagues. The idea is not to contort oneself in order to play another repertory but to move towards it.

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Codex Las Huelgas: Music From 13th Century Spain (1993)

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Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Codex Las Huelgas: Music From 13th Century Spain (1993)

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Codex Las Huelgas: Music From 13th Century Spain (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 288 Mb | Total time: 55:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 53 341 | Recorded: 1992

Just how engaging, catchy, lively, and artful can 13th century Spanish music be? Very, as evidenced by this collection of motets, conductus, mass movements, and strophic songs from the legendary manuscript compiled at the 12th-century Cistercian convent at Las Huelgas. This remarkable program, highlighting only a handful of the nearly 200 works contained in the original manuscript, shows not only the beauty and inventiveness of sacred music of this period, but also how colorful and varied it could be.

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Granada 1013-1526 (2016)

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Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Granada 1013-1526 (2016)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Granada 1013-1526 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 474 Mb | Total time: 78:39 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: AliaVox | # AVSA9915 | Recorded: 2013

Jordi Savall examines 500 years of history in this portrait of a city that symbolises like no other the fruitful, and at the same time, conflictual encounter of the three monotheistic religions. The succession of the Zirid, Almoravid, Almohad and Nasrid dynasties, their relationship with the neighbouring Christian kingdoms and the often precarious situation of the Jews (the first inhabitants of this area) are reflected in this wide musical fresco, in which each culture displays its most advanced refinement.

Les Éléments & Joël Suhubiette - Iberia (2019)

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Les Éléments & Joël Suhubiette - Iberia (2019)

Les Éléments & Joël Suhubiette - Iberia (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 234 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:30
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Mirare

Iberia is a musical journey through time across the Iberian peninsula. From the medieval Spain of Alfonso the Wise to that of the Renaissance with Guerrero and Victoria, we are led to the Portugal of Lôbo and Cardoso, masters of the golden age of Portuguese polyphony. The voyage ends with two contemporary creations that continue this tradition, by the Portuguese António Chagas Rosa and the Spaniard Iván Solano.

Oswald von Wolkenstein - Reflektionen - Lutzenberger, Fröhlich, Frederiksen (2013) {deutsche harmonia mundi}

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Oswald von Wolkenstein - Reflektionen - Lutzenberger, Fröhlich, Frederiksen (2013) {deutsche harmonia mundi}

Oswald von Wolkenstein - Reflektionen - Lutzenberger, Fröhlich, Frederiksen (2013) {deutsche harmonia mundi}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 279 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 159 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 66 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 deutsche harmonia mundi / Sony Music | 8 87654 16182 6
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Sacred

Oswald von Wolkenstein is considered today os one of the most important poet-composers of the Middle Ages. On this CD, three leading interpreters of early music, Lutzenberger/Fröhlich/Frederiksen, forge a link between Wolkenstein's creativity and their own free and uninhibited approach to making music.

Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini - La Morte della Ragione (2019)

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Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini - La Morte della Ragione (2019)

Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini - La Morte della Ragione (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 401 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | 01:13:05
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Giovanni Antonini, flautist and founder of the legendary Italian ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, enjoys musical voyages, the discursiveness of music. He begins with an anonymous 16th century pavane, La Morte della Ragione (The Death of Reason), which he believes refers to In Praise of Folly, in which its author Erasmus distinguishes between two forms of madness: ‘a sweet illusion of the spirit,’ and a negative form, ‘one that the vengeful Furies conjure up from hell…’ This succession of ‘musical pictures’ leads us to the threshold of the baroque era, starting out with the Puzzle Canon by John Dunstable (1390- ca.1453), whose manuscript is an enigma, via the ‘bizarre’ style of Alexander Agricola (1446- ca.1506) and his obsessive, ostinato rhythm – almost an anticipation of minimalist music…to the improvisatory freedom of the Galliard Battaglia de Scheidt (1587-1654), a battle piece involving a great many diminutions or ‘divisions’, a common technique of improvisation in the Renaissance… This grand instrumental musical fresco of time and space is a kind of self-portrait of Giovanni Antonini and his longstanding musical colleagues.