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Andrew Lawrence-King, The Harp Consort - Gautier de Coincy: Miracles of Notre-Dame (2003)

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Andrew Lawrence-King, The Harp Consort - Gautier de Coincy: Miracles of Notre-Dame (2003)

Andrew Lawrence-King, The Harp Consort - Gautier de Coincy: Miracles of Notre-Dame (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 70:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMU 907317 | Recorded: 1999

Thirteenth-century troubador Gautier de Coincy's blend of mystical religious poetry and the popular tunes to which he set his poems proves irresistible, especially in the Harp Consort's lively renditions. Given the nature of the material, the sheer variety of rhythms, sounds, and colors on this disc is astounding; the vocal soloists are all excellent, the small chorus adept, captivating when it sings in the gutsy peasant style at appropriate moments. Eight purely instrumental numbers are sprinkled throughout the 20 tracks, each a gem, full of colorful effects from the rich-sounding shawm and other period instruments like bagpipe, vielle, and a variety of percussion instruments that thump and shimmer in ways that make you want to dance.

Charles Curtis - Performances & Recordings 1998-2018 (2020) {3CD Set, Saltern, Digital Issue}

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Charles Curtis - Performances & Recordings 1998-2018 (2020) {3CD Set, Saltern, Digital Issue}

Charles Curtis - Performances & Recordings 1998-2018 (2020) {3CD Set, Saltern, Digital Issue}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/48kHz - Digital Download -> 662 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 328 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2020 Saltern | Digital Issue
Classical / Modern Classical / Medieval / Microtonal / Minimalism / Cello

Saltern presents its fifth release, Charles Curtis: Performances & Recordings 1998-2018, the first comprehensive collection of recordings surveying the career of renowned, American cellist Charles Curtis. Selected by Curtis and Tashi Wada from recordings spanning the past two decades, the collection offers a broad, inclusive view of Curtis’s activities across the diverse worlds of music he inhabits, containing rare, unreleased recordings, and never-before-released music by Terry Jennings, Richard Maxfield, Éliane Radigue, Alison Knowles, and Curtis.

Jan Garbarek - Rosensfole (1989) {ECM 1402}

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Jan Garbarek - Rosensfole (1989) {ECM 1402}

Agnes Buen Garnas / Jan Garbarek - Rosenfole: Medieval Songs from Norway (1989) {ECM 1402}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 296MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Norwegian Folk, Medieval, Ethnic Fusion

Jazz musicians in the main rarely take music from ancient times and advance it with improvisation, as modernity generally speaks for itself. Jan Garbarek has always been the type of performer interested in taking natural and spiritual elements from his native Norway, incorporating them into his personalized saxophone sound, but here with Rosensfole he's outdone himself, adapting historic period medieval folk songs toward a futuristic mood. The singing of Agnes Buen Garnas and Garbarek's various percussion or synthesizer sounds surround a minimal complement of tenor or soprano saxophone, reminiscent of aural imagery perhaps from the Moors, the upper atmosphere, or the cold waters of his homeland.

Brigitte Lesne, Alla Francesca - Mediterranea (2009)

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Brigitte Lesne, Alla Francesca - Mediterranea (2009)

Brigitte Lesne, Alla Francesca - Mediterranea (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 63:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | ZZT 090402 | Recorded: 2007, 2008

Troubadours songs; laude to the Virgin and estampies from trecento mingle with Sephardic lullabies and folksongs collected in Italy. They tell the stories of simple men and women of the Mediterranean world. Languages and music have survived to the din of the wars, religious conquests, political dominations between North and South… This record is an intimate compilation which raises from the old village song telling the cycle of life, the redemption sought with the Virgin, the curtly love of the Countess of Die, Tarentella or the famous separdic lullaby Nani, Nani for the beloved son…« Ever since antiquity, the shores of the Mediterranean have assembled men and women who share a cultural heritage with multiple resonances. (religious and cultural : christians, jews, arabs, languages : castillan, occitan, florentin, napolitain, sarde…).

Giuseppe Maletto, Cantica Symphonia - Almisonis Melos: Latin Motets and Mass Fragments in the Ivrea Codex (2000)

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Giuseppe Maletto, Cantica Symphonia - Almisonis Melos: Latin Motets and Mass Fragments in the Ivrea Codex (2000)

Giuseppe Maletto, Cantica Symphonia - Almisonis Melos: Latin Motets and Mass Fragments in the Ivrea Codex (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 452 Mb | Total time: 64:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OP30-309 | Recorded: 2000

A French manuscript from the 14th-Century said to be compiled in Avignon, the seat of the papacy during the time, the Ivrea Codex contains several styles of music from the time making it one of the most important surviving documents from the Medieval era. This recording features harmonious vocals backed by light instrumentation. The first-rate performance of Cantica Symphonia brings an element of the sublime and divine making this one of the best releases from the Early Music genre.

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.

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Russian Orthodox Music (1990)

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Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Russian Orthodox Music (1990)

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Russian Orthodox Music (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 248 Mb | Total time: 56:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gimell | # CDGIM 002 | Recorded: 1982

This analogue recording was first issued in 1982 and features music written for the Russian Orthodox Church, ranging from anonymous medieval motets through to the first recording of John Tavener's Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete via Rachmaninov and Stravinsky.

The Hilliard Ensemble - Guillaume de Machaut: Motets (2004)

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The Hilliard Ensemble - Guillaume de Machaut: Motets (2004)

The Hilliard Ensemble - Guillaume de Machaut: Motets (2004)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 278 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | Covers included | 01:02:33
Classical, Choral | Label: ECM Records, ECM New Series

The motets of Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377) are complicated works. Even casual listeners will notice that each of the three lines of music has its own text – one rapid and wordy, one moderate in speed, and one just a few words long. Musically they contain structural intricacies to which scholars devote pleasant lifetimes of research in old French libraries. Yet the interpretation of even music as arcane as this depends on the spirit of the age. Rationalists of earlier decades performed Machaut with rather harsh exactitude, seeking to clarify the subtle repetition schemes of Machaut's motets and polyphonic songs. But the Hilliard Ensemble, of the Self generation, focuses on Machaut as a creative figure with, to quote the liner notes, "a morbidly sensitive inner life."

Ensemble Alcatraz, Kitka, Angelorum - Cantigas de Amigo (2000)

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Ensemble Alcatraz, Kitka, Angelorum - Cantigas de Amigo (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 393 Mb | Total time: 65:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dorian | # DOR90285 | Recorded: 1999

The disc's subtitle is "13th-century Galician-Portuguese Songs & Dances of Love, Longing, & Devotion". My subtitle is, "this is one of the finest discs of its kind." It fully, often arrestingly captures the essential spirit of these lovely poetic texts and ancient melodies and virtually jumps and dances and vibrantly rings with the kind of life these songs' creators must have felt 800 years ago. If you're new to secular music of this period and place, you will be surprised at its incredible rhythmic energy, catchiness, and complexity. You'll also be captivated by the originality and variety of the melodies–sensuous, infectious, irresistible.

Rogers Covey-Crump, Christopher O'Gorman, John Potter - Conductus, Vol. 1: Music & Poetry from 13th Century France (2012)

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Rogers Covey-Crump, Christopher O'Gorman, John Potter - Conductus, Vol. 1: Music & Poetry from 13th Century France (2012)

Rogers Covey-Crump, Christopher O'Gorman, John Potter - Conductus, Vol. 1: Music & Poetry from 13th Century France (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 252 Mb | Total time: 60:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA67949 | Recorded: 2011

What is, or are, conductus? The body of anonymous medieval songs, usually sacred but not liturgical and mostly forgotten, flowered in France in the mid-13th century around the time of the Notre Dame school. This new Hyperion disc, the first of three recordings, is part of a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the University of Southampton which should reawaken interest in this beguiling repertory. The poems are about life, death, salvation and, naturally, the frail virtues of women. ("He who strives to keep and lock in a roving young woman/Is washing a brick.") Three tenors John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman and Rogers Covey-Crump deliver these explorations with unerring skill and conviction.

Ultreya - Vergeten Snaren en Rare Fluiters: Muziek van 13de tot 18de eeuw (2005) {Studio Ultreya F11941}

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Ultreya - Vergeten Snaren en Rare Fluiters: Muziek van 13de tot 18de eeuw (2005) {Studio Ultreya F11941}

Ultreya - Vergeten Snaren en Rare Fluiters: Muziek van 13de tot 18de eeuw (2005) {Studio Ultreya F11941}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 346 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 145 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 74 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 Studio Ultreya | F 11941
Classical / Traditional / Medieval / Renaissance / Baroque

Duo Ultreya's Martina Diessner and Peter Van Wonterghem collect ancient instruments, and they also craft exact replicas based on illustrations such as Brueghel paintings. With these hurdy-gurdies, bagpipes, and other rare musical devices, the talented and versatile duo has made wonderful music for more than fifteen years. This CD offers a selection of their repertoire of medieval and folk music. You will be enchanted by the sound and colour of "Long-forgotten strings and strange flutes"!

Gothic Voices - Nowell synge we bothe al and som (2019)

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Gothic Voices - Nowell synge we bothe al and som (2019)

Gothic Voices - Nowell synge we bothe al and som (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 365 Mb | Total time: 77:10 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Linn | CKD591 | Recorded: 2018

Gothic Voices’ reputation for the originality of its programming is cemented with its first recording of medieval Christmas music, in which Julian Podger reimagines a fifteenth-century carol evening. Mirroring the modern practice of performing mostly music from the preceding centuries alongside some contemporary repertoire, the programme includes late medieval English carols, chant, mono-and polyphonic songs and motets for the Advent and Christmas season, focusing on Mary, her Annunciation and the birth of Jesus. Larger-scale festive motets and mass movements by English late medieval celebrities John Dunstaple and Leonel Power also feature.

The Dufay Collective - On the Banks of the Seine (1997)

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The Dufay Collective - On the Banks of the Seine (1997)

The Dufay Collective - On the Banks of the Seine (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 57:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9544 | Recorded: 1996

Since its formation in 1987 the Dufay Collective has specialised in colourful, themed recordings – often with a touch of the nudge-nudge, wink-wink about them (Johnny, Cock Thy Beaver; Miri It Is, etc). So 13th-century Paris, with its bawdy mix of persons of all kinds, is natural ground for this group. But not everything is treated as slapstick: the songs by Adam de la Halle and some other pieces are touchingly rendered by a delightful trio of male voices in the latest scholarly fashion (without instruments), and this seems right even in the famous ‘On parole’, a motet with street cries woven in: this work is really an academic parody of the popular style. With the ‘minstrel’ dances and song arrangements we are led into a kind of musical toyshop where bagpipes and many other instruments abound.

Ensemble Mare Balticum - Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia (2016)

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Ensemble Mare Balticum - Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia (2016)

Ensemble Mare Balticum - Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 351 Mb | Total time: 76:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delphian | DCD34181 | Recorded: 2015

Scandinavia’s archaeologically known prehistory encompasses around twelve thousand years, culminating in the Viking period (c.800–1050AD). The Middle Ages then followed, around six hundred years later than in continental Europe – a late development due to the long period in which ice still covered Europe’s northern parts. Volume 2 in Delphian Records’ groundbreaking collaboration with the European Music Archaeology Project constructs a soundscape of these two periods, featuring both music improvised on Viking instruments, and notated songs and instrumental items from the early centuries of Christianity in Scandinavia.

Cappella Romana - Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia (2019)

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Cappella Romana - Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia (2019)

Cappella Romana - Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 362 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 Mb | 01:16:48
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Cappella Romana

Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia is the first vocal album in the world to be recorded entirely in live virtual acoustics. It brings together art history, music history, performance, and technology to re-create medieval sacred sound in the cathedral of Hagia Sophia as an aural virtual reality.