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The Orlando Consort - Beneath the Northern Star: The Rise of English Polyphony, 1270-1430 (2017)

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The Orlando Consort - Beneath the Northern Star: The Rise of English Polyphony, 1270-1430 (2017)

The Orlando Consort - Beneath the Northern Star:
The Rise of English Polyphony, 1270-1430 (2017)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Medieval | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68132 | Time: 01:12:13

This new album from The Orlando Consort charts the radical development of music between the late thirteenth and mid fifteenth centuries—the transition from what is at essence embellished chant to the extraordinary mathematical intricacies of experimental polyphony.

Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)

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Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)

Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included | 01:18:52
Classical, Medieval, Contemporary, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2219, 476 4633

This is the second New Series album to feature the Stuttgart-based Ensemble Belcanto. Where its 2001 predecessor focused on contemporary composition by Wolfgang Rihm and others (Come un'ombra di luna), this disc looks at Hildegard of Bingen's Ordo Virtutum, written around 1150 and generally considered the first large-scale musical work beyond the prescribed form of the Mass liturgy. This is sacred music reflecting Medieval thought, as music and morality play are intertwined. In her creative interpretation, Belcanto leader Dietburg Spohr waives claims to 'objective' historical literalness. Instead, she and her fellow singers encounter the work as if it were written specifically for the Ensemble Belcanto: "We sought to free Hildegard from mystical-esoteric associations and to emphasize the work of an emancipated woman and composer." They have been performing the music of Hildegard von Bingen since the early 1990s, and view her compositions as a joyously experimental bridge between the Middle Ages and contemporary music.

Massimo Palombella, Sistine Chapel Choir - Veni Domine: Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel (2017)

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Massimo Palombella, Sistine Chapel Choir - Veni Domine: Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel (2017)

Massimo Palombella, Sistine Chapel Choir - Veni Domine: Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 64:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 479 7524 GH | Recorded: 2017

The Sistine Chapel Choir were quite late to the recording scene, but they are making up for lost time under director Massimo Palombella. The strengths of the choir's performances on this holiday release are threefold. First of all is the sound environment of the chapel itself, resonant and big, yet hospitable to dense polyphony since Josquin was a choirboy there. Josquin appears on the program here, but the motet Missus est Gabriel is not a common work, and that points to the choir's second strength: they work from a manuscript tradition, that of the Vatican, that is different from the set of scholarly publications that have long shaped the Renaissance performing repertory, and several pieces here are world premieres, or otherwise seldom heard.

Jonas Kaufmann, Jochen Rieder, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg - It's Christmas! (2020)

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Jonas Kaufmann, Jochen Rieder, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg - It's Christmas! (2020)

Jonas Kaufmann, Jochen Rieder, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg - It's Christmas! (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 588 Mb | Total time: 120:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 19439786762 | Recorded: 2019, 2020

In a Christmas album that is a gift itself, Jonas Kaufmann the most acclaimed operatic tenor of the age echoes his own holiday memories and joys with It s Christmas!, celebrating the most festive time of the year with a unique selection of beloved songs and carols. This uniquely rich and diverse holiday album features 40 favorites that reflect the many facets of Christmas, from ancient Christian hymns to contemporary pop classics.

Barbara Thornton, Benjamin Bagby, Sequentia - Vox Iberica I-III [3CDs] (1993)

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Barbara Thornton, Benjamin Bagby, Sequentia - Vox Iberica I-III [3CDs] (1993)

Barbara Thornton, Benjamin Bagby, Sequentia - Vox Iberica I-III: Codex Calixtinus, Codex Las Huelgas, Alfonso X "El Sabio" [3CDs] (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.02 Gb | Total time: 73:41+75:10+77:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 05472 77333 2 | Recorded: 1989, 1991

Vox Iberica – Sequentia’s long-term project to record music from three of Spain’s most important musical sources – begins with music from the so-called Codex Calixtinus, a 12th century manuscript containing liturgical chant and polyphony in honour of Saint James the Apostle, otherwise known as Santiago, whose relics have been venerated by pilgrims since the Middle Ages in the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. For this recording, the eight men’s voices of Sequentia join to record the complete polyphony found in this magnificent collection of sacred music, including some of the earliest polyphony to be clearly notated in a European source.

René Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana [3CDs] (1990)

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René Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana [3CDs] (1990)

René Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana [3CDs] (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.16 Gb | Total time: 220:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 190336.38 | Recorded: 1975, 1976, 1978

Famous as its title has become through Carl Orff's work of the same name, the original Carmina burana—a German manuscript collection of mostly secular songs, probably compiled in the early thirteenth century—is all but unknown to modern listeners. That it should be so is hardly surprising, since many of the pieces in the manuscript pose formidable editorial problems (inasmuch as they can be deciphered at all), and since virtually nothing is known about the manner in which they would have been performed and accompanied, nor about the circumstances under which they would have been heard.

Philip Pickett, New London Consort - Carmina Burana [4CDs] (1994)

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Philip Pickett, New London Consort - Carmina Burana [4CDs] (1994)

Philip Pickett, New London Consort - Carmina Burana [4CDs] (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.07 Gb | Total time: 255:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre | # 443 143-2 | Recorded: 1987, 1988, 1989

The Carmina Burana is the most famous of all treasuries of medieval Latin and Middle High German poetry, named after the Bavarian monastery where it was compiled and preserved. It is best known today for Carl Orff's hour-long selection from it's rich collection of love lyrics, student songs and religious poetry written in Latin and old German. During the 1960s and 70s a few early-music ensembles made more or less successful efforts to capture the unique mix of secular and sacred idioms brought together by the original manuscripts.

In Extremo - 7 (2003)

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In Extremo - 7 (2003)

In Extremo - 7 (2003)
Germany | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 201 MB
Medieval Folk Rock | Label : Universal

7 is the seventh studio album by the German medieval rock band In Extremo. In addition to self-written works, 7 also contains old poems and pieces. In contrast to its predecessor Sünder ohne Reins, which included Rammstein bonds, 7 was rockier and more stylistically diverse.

In Extremo - Sünder Ohne Zügel (2001)

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In Extremo - Sünder Ohne Zügel (2001)

In Extremo - Sünder Ohne Zügel (2001)
Germany | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 191 MB
Medieval Folk Rock | Label : Island Records

Sünder ohne Zügel is the third folk metal album by the German band In Extremo. It was released in 2001 by Island Records.

Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vol.6 - French and Italian Discoveries 1200-1700 (2009) {6CD Set}

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Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vol.6 - French and Italian Discoveries 1200-1700 (2009) {6CD Set}

Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vol.6 - French and Italian Discoveries 1200-1700 (2009) {6CD Set}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.31 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 698 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2009 Vanguard Classics / Musical Concepts | MC 197
Classical / Vocal Music / Medieval / Renaissance

These landmark recordings of French and Italian music led the Early Music movement into previously uncharted territory. Groundbreaking recordings of Monteverdi, Machaut, Pérotin, Couperin and Lalande helped to establish Alfred Deller and The Deller Consort as one of the world’s finest early music ensembles. Over 90 minutes of performances never before released on CD.

In Extremo - Weckt Die Toten! (1998)

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In Extremo - Weckt Die Toten! (1998)

In Extremo - Weckt Die Toten! (1998)
Germany | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 155 MB
Medieval Folk Rock | Label : Vielklang Musikproduktion

With their first official rock album, Berlin's In Extremo have developed from an insider tip to one of the most popular metal acts in Germany. Wake up the dead! is a spontaneous, crisp and, above all, unprecedented record in this form. Guitars complement each other seamlessly with three bagpipes, brute drumming is in harmony with tender, medieval songs. In Extremo, traditional melodies mix with their own ideas and add robust rock to the original sounds. And so they sing their old tunes in old Norwegian, old French, Spanish, Latin, old German and German. The debut album includes the pieces "Ai Vis Lo Lop", "Totus Floreo" and "Villeman og Magnhild", which are played regularly by traveling musicians at medieval markets. The real highlights, however, are the "Palestinian Song", one of the oldest, traditional pieces in human history (in a gripping, cracking metal version) as well as the worn, highly independent "Before full bowls". In short: if you want to have a say in medieval music, you have to get this long player.

Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Remastered Reissue 1999

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Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Remastered Reissue 1999

Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Folk Revival, Medieval/Early Music | Label: BGO | # BGOCD442 | 01:09:53

Anthems in Eden is a 1969 album by Shirley and Dolly Collins, with the Early Music Consort of London, directed by David Munrow. The album originally consisted of a 28-minute set of folk songs plus seven other individual pieces performed by the same group. The musical arrangements for these eight pieces included early music instruments, such as viols, recorders, sackbuts and crumhorns. In 1976, six new songs were recorded with a different assortment of accompanists, to replace the original seven individual songs. This 1976 album consisting of the 28-minute set plus the six new songs was released by Harvest Records under the title Amaranth. Subsequent releases have combined all fourteen pieces under the original title, Anthems in Eden.

In Extremo - Hameln (1998) [2006 Remastered]

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In Extremo - Hameln (1998) [2006 Remastered]

In Extremo - Hameln (1998) [2006 Remastered]
Germany | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 128 MB
Medieval Folk Rock | Label : In Extremo Records

Hameln is the second acoustic album of the German folk-metal band In Extremo, consisting entirely of medieval folk motives.The name of the album, refers to the German city of Hameln, as well as the famous legend of the Pied Piper of Hameln, who saved the city from hordes of rats, however, not having received the promised payment from the avaricious burgomaster, took all the children out of the city under cover of night. after which no one has ever seen them. Characteristically, the orginal cover is adorned with a photograph of a dead rat found in the basement of a Berlin house. Like Die Goldene, Hameln was re-recorded in 2006 and released in a new format, with improved sound, different cover art and two bonus tracks.

In Extremo - Die Goldene (1997) [2006 Remastered]

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In Extremo - Die Goldene (1997) [2006 Remastered]

In Extremo - Die Goldene (1997) [2006 Remastered]
Germany | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127 MB
Medieval Folk Rock | Label : In Extremo Records

In Extremo is a German medieval metal band originating from Berlin. The band's musical style combines metal with medieval traditional songs, blending the sound of the standard rock/metal instruments with historical instruments (such as bagpipes, harp, hurdy-gurdy and shawm). Versions of well-known traditional/medieval ballads make up the main part of their repertoire, but the band has written an increasing share of original material in recent years. Their own material is written in German, whilst the traditional songs and cover songs are in a variety of languages. In August 1996, they began work on the first In Extremo album, which already contained two tracks of the new rock project. Because the album had no official name, it became known as Gold because of the golden cover. In February 1997, like the single Der Galgen (engl. "The Gallows"), it quickly sold out in Medieval markets. The 2006 reissue, Die Goldene, contains two acoustic bonus tracks, including an alternate version of Villeman og Manhild.

Wolfgang Helbich, Bremer Domchor, Kammer Sinfonie Bremen - Weihnachten im Bremer Dom (2006)

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Wolfgang Helbich, Bremer Domchor, Kammer Sinfonie Bremen - Weihnachten im Bremer Dom (2006)

Wolfgang Helbich, Bremer Domchor, Kammer Sinfonie Bremen - Weihnachten im Bremer Dom (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 253 Mb | Total time: 59:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 777 238-2 | Recorded: 2006

This year the Bremen Cathedral Choir is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and with its director of many years, Wolfgang Helbich, it also has certainly enjoyed a »musical marriage« of a rare kind. And then there is the splendid Bremen tradition that has been observed for some eighty years now: the Christmas song concert in St. Peter’s Cathedral so very dear to the hearts of the Bremen public. Since cpo, as a label with its home in Northern Germany, has long maintained close ties to the Hansa city (cf. Radio Bremen, Weser-Renaissance Bremen, and not least Helbich himself), it seemed to us to be high time to document this event full of the Christmas spirit for the pleasure of a wider listening audience. Everything that lends the Christmas season its musical magic is represented in traditional arrangements, from Adeste Fideles to Vom Himmel hoch.