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Ensemble Clement Janequin, Dominique Visse - Antoine Brumel: Missa 'Et ecce terrae motus' (2003)

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Ensemble Clement Janequin, Dominique Visse - Antoine Brumel: Missa 'Et ecce terrae motus' (2003)

Antoine Brumel - Missa 'Et ecce terrae motus' (2003)
Ensemble Clément Janequin; Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse; Dominique Visse

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:58:15
Classical, Renaissance, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 1951738

Dominique Visse and his group Ensemble Clément Janequin have been involved in many outstanding projects over the years, but this 2002 Harmonia Mundi recording has to be one of the most spectacular; the Missa "Et ecce terrae motus" (aka, "The Earthquake Mass") of Antoine Brumel. Brumel is one of many mid-renaissance composers whose reputations are so far overshadowed by Josquin Desprez that – like Rodney Dangerfield – they "just don't get no respect." In Brumel's own time, however, he was considered one of Josquin's equals and his death in 1512 was widely observed in a number of "déplorations." Although the mass itself survives in only a single manuscript copy, it bears the signatures of singers who revived the work in Munich in 1570 – probably close to a century after it was first given – and among them is a bass named Orlandus Lassus.

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Banchieri: Il Festino del Giovedì Grasso; Striggio: La Caccia (2000)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Banchieri: Il Festino del Giovedì Grasso; Striggio: La Caccia (2000)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Adriano Banchieri: Il Festino del Giovedì Grasso; Alessandro Striggio: La Caccia (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 278 Mb | Total time: 60:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OP30137 | Recorded: 1995

This talented Italian vocal ensemble, under the direction of Rinaldo Alessandrini, has already proved its excellence in previous discs of Monteverdi madrigals. In this engaging new release the artists turn their attention to ‘madrigal comedies’ by 16th-century Alessandro Striggio and his younger contemporary, Adriano Banchieri. These are highly entertaining, often witty pieces, with a strong onomatopoeic element and a profusion of vividly depictive images running through them.

Marco Longhini, Delitiae Musicae - Adriano Banchieri: Pazzia Senile; Saviezza Giovenile (2016)

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Marco Longhini, Delitiae Musicae - Adriano Banchieri: Pazzia Senile; Saviezza Giovenile (2016)

Marco Longhini, Delitiae Musicae - Adriano Banchieri: Pazzia Senile; Saviezza Giovenile (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 393 Mb | Total time: 75:48 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Stradivarius | STR11005 | Recorded: 1998

An important composer during the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras, Adriano Banchieri is most noted for his founding of the Accademia dei Floridi in Bologna. Banchieri was one of the first composers to convert the madrigal into use for dramatic purposes. He developed a form called “madrigal comedy,” which was an unstaged, but still dramatic, collection of madrigals which told a story when sung together. These works are performed by the Delitiae Musicae, conducted by Marco Longhini.

Marco Longhini, Delitiae Musicae - Adriano Banchieri: Il studio dilettevole, Il metamorfosi musicale (2010)

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Marco Longhini, Delitiae Musicae - Adriano Banchieri: Il studio dilettevole, Il metamorfosi musicale (2010)

Marco Longhini, Delitiae Musicae - Adriano Banchieri: Il studio dilettevole, Il metamorfosi musicale (2010)
dBpoweramp | FLAC | Track (Cue & Log) ~ 316 Mb | Total time: 65:16 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Stradivarius | STR33587 | Recorded: 2000

Little is known about one of the most productive of Italian musicians, Adriano Banchieri. Relegated to a marginal sector of Renaissance history, still defined by madrigals, Banchieri lived in the most extraordinary innovative period of Italian 'harmonic' music: we find clear signs of a new 17th-Century sensibility in adaptation, or rather in making the word serve representational needs, in the use of the basso concertante and in the extensive use of continuo. The two works presented on this CD represent the chronological heart of Banchieri’s most typical production and may be appreciated in modern recordings for the first time: this is an ambitious project to shed light on Italian 'minor' musical history of the end of the 16th century.

Ana Fernández-Vega, Coro Victoria - Alonso Lobo: Sacred Vocal Music (2019)

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Ana Fernández-Vega, Coro Victoria - Alonso Lobo: Sacred Vocal Music (2019)

Ana Fernández-Vega, Coro Victoria - Alonso Lobo: Sacred Vocal Music (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 58:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | 95789 | Recorded: 2017

On this new recording, Coro Victoria offers a portrait of Alonso Lobo (1555-1617) through a cross-section of his sacred output (his works in Spanish are all lost). The group also illustrates the variety of interpretative practices of the period. The concluding O quam suavis est Domine is sung by a single soprano while the vihuela accompaniment supplies the remaining five parts. Church choirs sang this music in the liturgy, but minstrels also played it during processions, and there was free traffic between sacred and secular contexts.

Dorothee Oberlinger, Dmitry Sinkovsky & Ensemble 1700 - Discovery of Passion (2020)

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Dorothee Oberlinger, Dmitry Sinkovsky & Ensemble 1700 - Discovery of Passion (2020)

Dorothee Oberlinger, Dmitry Sinkovsky & Ensemble 1700 - Discovery of Passion (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 356 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:15:10
Classical | Label: deutsche harmonia mundi

The new recording by recorder player Dorothee Oberlinger with violinist and countertenor Dmitry Sinkovsky shows the turn of the musical era from the Renaissance to the Baroque in a kaleidoscope of newly conceived, experimental declamatory music by Italian masters that show passions such as love and hate, grief and joy, astonishment and longing for the first time in music.

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

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Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs: Dowland, Byrd, Tallis, Nicholson, Cobbold, Simpson, Jenkins (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 224 Mb | Total time: 50:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS 9196 | Recorded: 1996

The sound of choirboys singing laments and death songs had enormous appeal to our Elizabethan and Jacobean ancestors – the childish expression of adult emotion apparently sharpening the music’s poignancy. How apt, then, to hear the young Connor Burrowes perform this repertoire, and with such affecting candour and musical maturity. He’s accompanied not by a viol consort – as would have been more common – but recorders, whose inherently vocal quality weaves a light tapestry of sound. They’re particularly effective in the group of pastoral pieces, played here with charming grace and agility.

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vox Æterna (1996)

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Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vox Æterna (1996)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vox Æterna (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 392 Mb | Total time: 75:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Auvidis Fontalis | # ES 9902 | Recorded: 1989-1995

Vocal music is a reflection of its time, crossing the centuries to reveal emotion, particularly its religious side in which it forms an obvious prayer. Thus, on this recording which begins with Alfonso X. El Sabio all the way to Mozart and Haydn, the Vox Aeterna (Eternal voice) speaks to us, moves us, making itself the intermediary of our own feelings.

Bernard Fabre-Garrus, A Sei Voci - Josquin Desprez [6CDs] (2006)

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Bernard Fabre-Garrus, A Sei Voci - Josquin Desprez [6CDs] (2006)

Bernard Fabre-Garrus, A Sei Voci - Josquin Desprez [6CDs] (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.68 Gb | Total time: 6 h 35 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: NAÏVE | E8906 | Recorded: 1993-2000

This is a set of six previously-released CDs of mostly sacred music by Josquin and his contemporaries. Here you will also find music thought to be by Josquin and Johannes Martini, Eneas Dupré, Elzéar Genet Carpentras, and music (mis)attributed to them in various ways. It’s a splendid set – full of vigour and sophisticated music-making - and can be safely recommended.

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (1996)

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Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (1996)

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 79:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-161 | Recorded: 1995

The chant and polyphony on this record is easier to approach than that on the Patriarchate Choir's Panikhida disc (OPS 30-97). The znamenny chant is "harmonized" in a way that shows clear Western influence: The parts often move in parallel thirds; six-four chords are common; the melodies seem to move toward a tonic. Fortunately, distinctive Russian elements remain. The basic melodies are typical of znamenny chant; there are plenty of passing-tone dissonances; and the most usual cadence is 1-4-5 (e.g., d-g-a), which gives a pleasing shimmer to the ending of each chant. The performance by Anatoly Grindenko and his singers is entirely persuasive. This is yet another valuable addition to the discography of this important, little-known repertory.

Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - Josquin des Prez: Miserere mei Deus (2018)

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Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - Josquin des Prez: Miserere mei Deus (2018)

Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - Josquin des Prez: Miserere mei Deus (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:06:08 | 299 Mb
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: harmonia mundi

Josquin des Prez was unquestionably one of the greatest composers of Renaissance Europe. His works generally fall into one of three principal categories: motets, masses, and chansons. While his masses and chansons are consistently remarkable, it was in his motets that Josquin gave full reign to his creativity. This release featuring Daniel Reuss and Cappella Amsterdam offers a selection of Josquin's secular homages and sacred polyphony, focusing on the title work, a setting of the Miserere, which became a model for many composers that followed. This is the first of three albums from Cappella Amsterdam devoted to Franco-Flemish masters of the Renaissance.

Phantasm - William Byrd: Complete Consort Music (2010) [Re-Up]

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Phantasm - William Byrd: Complete Consort Music (2010) [Re-Up]

Phantasm - William Byrd: Complete Consort Music (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 499 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 372 | Time: 01:19:57

The music of William Byrd has been something of an obsession for the members of Phantasm, featuring on their early recordings Still Music of the Spheres (1996) and Byrd Song (1998), as well as their 2004 collection The Four Temperaments. Here they return again to the Elizabethan composer with the benefit of nearly two decades’ performing experience, to gather together his complete output for viol consort, bar the fragmentary or spurious works. Spanning some 40 years of Byrd’s life, this is a condense but subtly varied album of styles: courtly dances interleave with cryptic spiritual and devotional works – fleeting expressions of the recusant Catholic’s unwavering faith – and variations on popular Tudor songs, like the magnificent tour de force, Browning. Among the finest works are the Fantasias, which range from lush-textured six-part tapestries to the laconic three-part pieces, haiku-like in their poetic expressivity. Throughout them Byrd retains the ‘Angelicall and Divine’ qualities that his contemporaries remarked upon – qualities that Phantasm captures perfectly in this collection.

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - A Renaissance Collection (2013/2020)

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Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - A Renaissance Collection (2013/2020)

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - A Renaissance Collection (2013/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 329 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:15:58
Classical, Vocal | Label: Ricercar, Outhere Music

This CD presents some of some of the best-known works from the Renaissance, recorded by Vox Luminis and originally included in various boxed sets on historical themes (Flemish Polyphony, Reformation and Counter-Reformation, Music in Europe at the time of the Renaissance) that Ricercar has released over the last years.

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Francisco Guerrero: Missa Surge propera & motets (2006)

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Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Francisco Guerrero: Missa Surge propera & motets (2006)

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Francisco Guerrero: Missa Surge propera & motets (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 306 Mb | Total time: 66:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gimell | CDGIM 040 | Recorded: 2006

Known in his lifetime as 'El cantor de Maria', Guerrero was second only to Victoria in Spanish renaissance music. His Marian motets are celebrated as some of the most beautiful compositions of the period: we include five of the best, including Ave virgo sanctissima, one of the most loved and imitated pieces of polyphony from any country.

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - John Taverner: Missa Corona Spinea (2015)

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Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - John Taverner: Missa Corona Spinea (2015)

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - John Taverner: Missa Corona Spinea (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 265 Mb | Total time: 62:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gimell | CDGIM 046 | Recorded: 2015

The Missa Corona spinea is a kind of treble concerto, packed with mind-blowing sonorities. If ever there was music to exemplify Shakespeare's 'Music of the Spheres', it is here, and especially in the two ecstatic treble gimells. The first performance, probably in front of Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey, must have been an astonishing occasion.