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Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger - Invisible: Chants of the Cistercian Nuns (2018) {Christophorus CHR 77430}

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Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger - Invisible: Chants of the Cistercian Nuns (2018) {Christophorus CHR 77430}

Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger - Invisible: Chants of the Cistercian Nuns (2018) {Christophorus CHR 77430}
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© 2018 Christophorus | CHR 7743
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Sacred

The Cistercian order was born at the end of the 11th Century around the new monastery of Cîteaux and developed by Bernard of Clairvaux in the following years. Their aim was to return to the basics of the austere Benedictine rule, as opposed to the less stricter developments that had taken place around Cluny. These ideas quickly spread around Europe, producing great architecture and great liturgical music, devoid of embellishments and flourishments then considered unnecessary. Sabine Lutzenberger and her ensemble PERSONAT present the sounds of Cistercian monasteries all around Europe.

Rene Clemencic & Esmail Vasseghi - Duo Clemencic & Vasseghi (1987) {Accord 220812}

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Rene Clemencic & Esmail Vasseghi - Duo Clemencic & Vasseghi (1987) {Accord 220812}

René Clemencic & Esmail Vasseghi - Duo Clemencic & Vasseghi (1987) {Accord 220812}
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© 1987 Accord | 22081 2
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Flute

"Lively authenticity" is one commentator's description of René Clemencic's musical performance aesthetic. The Viennese-born recorder player, composer, teacher, and conductor has sought this authentic mode of musical expression in an extremely wide range of musical experiences. Trained as a recorder player and keyboardist, earning a Ph.D. from Vienna University in 1956, Clemencic performs on a variety of early flutes, recorders, and other woodwind instruments.

The Telling - Gardens of Delight (2018)

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The Telling - Gardens of Delight (2018)

The Telling - Gardens of Delight (2018)
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Classical, Medieval | Label: First Hand Record / FHR68

References to lilies and roses and many other flowers abound in both secular and sacred texts that were set to music from across European medieval repertoire from the 12th to the early 15th century. These two flowers in particular provided a rich symbolism: lilies represented purity and brightness in a sacred context. Roses are often used to represent love, secular or sacred. Both flowers were strongly associated with the Virgin Mary – the lily particularly is associated with the annunciation, the biblical scene in which the Angel Gabriel appears to Mary to announce that she will give birth. Countless painting and altarpieces show Gabriel presenting a lily to Mary.

The Renaissance Players & Winsome Evans - The Sephardic Experience (1999) {4CD Box Set Celestial Harmonies 19911-2}

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The Renaissance Players & Winsome Evans - The Sephardic Experience (1999) {4CD Box Set Celestial Harmonies 19911-2}

The Renaissance Players & Winsome Evans - The Sephardic Experience (1999) {4CD Box Set Celestial Harmonies 19911-2}
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Classical / Medieval / Early Music

The Sephardic Experience quadrilogy is a priceless sound document in which the Renaissance Players present their own performance versions of well– and lesser–known romansas (ballads), kantigas (religious songs) and muwashshahat (poetical forms) which have survived for centuries entirely via oral/aural transmission by parents, grandparents, friends and acquaintances within the family circle, while working, or as a form of ad hoc entertainment in Sephardic communities of the West and East. Sadly, as the end of the 20th century draws near we are witnessing the alarming disappearance of Spanish–Jewish culture due to vast, worldwide changes in social circumstances. In fact, these songs are no longer a part of the rich, musical fabric of the everyday life of the Sephardim.

The Orlando Consort - Guillaume de Machaut: Sovereign Beauty (2017)

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The Orlando Consort - Guillaume de Machaut: Sovereign Beauty (2017)

The Orlando Consort - Guillaume de Machaut: Sovereign Beauty (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:30 | 289 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68134

Guillaume de Machaut was one of the most influential composers of the 14th century, and his secular love songs were as significant as his sacred masterpiece, the Messe de Nostre Dame. The Orlando Consort began its survey of Machaut's music with the 2013 album, Songs from Le Voir Dit, which was followed by The Dart of Love in 2015, and A Burning Heart in 2016, thus making Sovereign Beauty, their 2017 release on Hyperion, the fourth installment in this impressive series.

Rene Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana (version originale) (1992)

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Rene Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana (version originale) (1992)

René Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana (version originale) (1992)
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Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 90335 | Recorded: 1974

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. In short, it is improbable that any twentieth-century performance of songs from Carmina burana will ever come close to the original experience, and it would certainly be fairer to describe such modern reconstructions as the present one as little more than exotic entertainments loosely inspired by material from the manuscript, much as Orff's cantata is. On this record, first issued in 1975, René Clemencic has produced an interpretation that is fanciful, vividly colourful and reasonably entertaining. To have made it otherwise would have been to deny the music any artistic (by today's standards) or even commercial value.

The Complete Hildegard von Bingen, Vol. 3 - O nobilissima viriditas - Sinfonye (2004) {Celestial Harmonies 13129-2}

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The Complete Hildegard von Bingen, Vol. 3 - O nobilissima viriditas - Sinfonye (2004) {Celestial Harmonies 13129-2}

The Complete Hildegard von Bingen, Vol. 3 - O nobilissima viriditas - Sinfonye (2004) {Celestial Harmonies 13129-2}
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© 2004 Celestial Harmonies | 13129-2
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Religious / Chant

O nobilissima viriditas is the third volume of The Complete Hildegard von Bingen, following Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations (13127) and Aurora (13128), released in 1996 and 1999 respectively. Hildegard von Bingen was born in 1098 as the tenth and last child of a noble family. In 1106 at age eight she was entrusted to Jutta of Spondheim’s convent which was attached to the Benedictine monastery of Disibodenberg on the mountain of St. Disibod. After Jutta’s death in 1136, Hildegard became abbess and she subsequently established her own convent on the Rupertsberg near Bingen in the late 1140s.

The Complete Hildegard von Bingen, Vol. 2 - Aurora - Sinfonye (1999) {Celestial Harmonies 13128-2}

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The Complete Hildegard von Bingen, Vol. 2 - Aurora - Sinfonye (1999) {Celestial Harmonies 13128-2}

The Complete Hildegard von Bingen, Vol. 2 - Aurora - Sinfonye (1999) {Celestial Harmonies 13128-2}
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© 1999 Celestial Harmonies | 13128-2
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Religious / Chant

This is the second volume of The Complete Hildegard von Bingen. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was born the tenth child to a noble family and was dedicated at birth to the church. At age three she began to have visions of luminous objects, but soon realized she was unique in this ability and kept these visions secret for many years. Hildegard's religious education, which began at the age of eight, consisted of an ascetic life of prayer and contemplation. At a time when few women were accorded respect, she lived to become a highly respected writer, poet, composer and visionary sought after for her counsel by bishops, popes and kings.

Sinfonye & Stevie Wishart - Gabriel's Greeting - Medieval English Christmas Music (1993)

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Sinfonye & Stevie Wishart - Gabriel's Greeting - Medieval English Christmas Music (1993)

Sinfonye & Stevie Wishart - Gabriel's Greeting - Medieval English Christmas Music (1993)
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Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion Records

The feasts of Christmas were particularly rich in subject and imagery and gave rise to some of the most captivating music from medieval England, with joyous salutations to Mary and the Angel Gabriel, as well as more intimate songs of the nativity. The cult of Mary seems to have been as real as the courtly domna of the troubadours, and for English song-writers she stands supreme over the Christ-child and all the other figures of the Christmas story. The most detailed story-song in her honour is one of a group of songs celebrating Christmas feast days at Winchester College when, according to the College statutes, a fire would be lit in hall and the scholars and fellows would pass the evening with songs and other decent entertainments, with poems, chronicles of kings, and the marvels of this world. Lolay, lolay is the only monophonic song in the collection and is a lengthy lullaby in which the poet eavesdrops on a conversation between a young mother and her son. As it unfolds we realize their identities and hear about the mysteries of the Christmas story.

The Complete Hildegard von Bingen, Vol. 1 - Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations (1996) {Celestial Harmonies}

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The Complete Hildegard von Bingen, Vol. 1 - Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations (1996) {Celestial Harmonies}

The Complete Hildegard von Bingen, Vol. 1 - Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations (1996) {Celestial Harmonies 13127-2}
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© 1996 Celestial Harmonies | 13127-2
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Religious / Chant

This first of four volumes of The Complete Hildegard von Bingen collection introduces listeners to a remarkable woman ahead of her time. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was born the tenth child to a noble family and was dedicated at birth to the church. At age three she began to have visions of luminous objects, but soon realized she was unique in this ability and kept these visions secret for many years. Hildegard's religious education, which began at the age of eight, consisted of an ascetic life of prayer and contemplation. At a time when few women were accorded respect, she lived to become a highly respected writer, poet, composer and visionary sought after for her counsel by bishops, popes and kings.

Lionheart - Paris 1200: Perotin & Leonin - Chant & Polyphony from 12th Century France (1998) [Re-Up]

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Lionheart - Paris 1200: Perotin & Leonin - Chant & Polyphony from 12th Century France (1998) [Re-Up]

Lionheart - Paris 1200: Perotin & Leonin - Chant & Polyphony from 12th Century France (1998)
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Classical, Sacred, Chants | Label: Nimbus Records | # NI5547 | Time: 01:13:52

Conductus, organum, and discantus may not be words in your everyday vocabulary, but these terms identify musical forms that defined everyday musical activity during one of music history's most fruitful periods. The 12th century in France, especially in Paris–the artistic, educational, and religious center of Western Europe–saw enormous progress in the arts, architecture, and education. Not surprisingly, technical and theoretical aspects of music advanced as well. On this disc, the six-voice men's ensemble Lionheart demonstrates in vivid, rich vocal tones the sometimes stark but always powerful sound of Medieval chant and its expanded two- and three-part forms. The liner notes give clear explanations of the compositions and provide the listener with meaningful historical context. But listening to these excellent voices is not just an educational experience. The music has an inherent purity, sensuality, and honesty that's refreshing and reassuring.

Maria Jonas & Ars Choralis Coeln - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2018)

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Maria Jonas & Ars Choralis Coeln - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2018)

Maria Jonas & Ars Choralis Coeln - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2018)
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Classical, Vocal | Label: Raumklang

Ars Choralis Coeln presents Hildegard of Bingen’s large mystery play on CD. She was the most important universal scholar of the Middle Ages. Innumerable works give evidence of her impressive erudition and of her exceptional linguistic and musical talent. Not only during her lifetime did the abbess, poet, and composer Hildgard of Bingen have great influence on theological and societal nexuses, but even today she is esteemed throughout the world for her world view and visions.

Figures of Harmony: Songs of Codex Chantilly c. 1390 - Ferrara Ensemble, Crawford Young (2015) {4CD Outhere-Arcana A382}

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Figures of Harmony: Songs of Codex Chantilly c. 1390 - Ferrara Ensemble, Crawford Young (2015) {4CD Outhere-Arcana A382}

Figures of Harmony: Songs of Codex Chantilly c. 1390 - Ferrara Ensemble, Crawford Young (2015) {4CD Outhere-Arcana A382}
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© 2015 Outhere Music / Arcana | A382
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Vocal Music / Chamber Music / Instrumental

Presented in a stylish 4-CD box set, here is a comprehensive recording of one of the most enigmatic manuscripts in the history of European music, preserved in the museum at the Château de Chantilly, France. ‘Anything that can be sung, can be written in music notation,’ claimed an anonymous treatise on notation in the late fourteenth century. The harmonies thus ‘captured’ on parchment represent an apex in Western music, associated with the wealthiest courts in Christendom, called ‘decadent’ by some.

Mirror of Light - Cantigas de Santa Maria, Vol. III - The Renaissance Players (1996) {Walsingham Classics WAL8035-2}

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Mirror of Light - Cantigas de Santa Maria, Vol. III - The Renaissance Players (1996) {Walsingham Classics WAL8035-2}

Mirror of Light - Cantigas de Santa Maria, Vol. III - The Renaissance Players (1996) {Walsingham Classics WAL8035-2}
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© 1996 Walsingham Classics | WAL 8035-2
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / 13th Century / Spanish

In order to better understand the continuous turmoil in the life of Alfonso X, and thence to wonder by what miracle he was able to devote so much time and energy to his vast creative-intellectual output, it may be beneficial to step back and consider what sort of man his father was and what was the nature of the problems he inherited on assuming the Castilian crown in 1252.

David Lol Perry, Malcolm Archer - Three Wings: Plainsong, Reimagined (2017)

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David Lol Perry, Malcolm Archer - Three Wings: Plainsong, Reimagined (2017)

David Lol Perry, Malcolm Archer - Three Wings: Plainsong, Reimagined (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:34 | 291 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Warner Classics | Catalog: 0190295766801

Three Wings is a sublime collection of 14th Century plainsong reimagined for the 21st Century with added electro-acoustic instrumentation by composer/producer David Lol Perry, and featuring the heavenly voices of the Winchester College Quiristers.