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VA - Ancient Atmospheres (The Perfect Medieval Fantasy Soundtrack) (2019)

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VA - Ancient Atmospheres (The Perfect Medieval Fantasy Soundtrack) (2019)

VA - Ancient Atmospheres (The Perfect Medieval Fantasy Soundtrack) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 783 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 376 Mb | 02:43:57
Classical | Label: Menuetto Classics

Ancient Atmospheres (The Perfect Medieval Fantasy Soundtrack) takes you on a distant journey into the medieval world, deeper than ever.

Jordi Savall, Hesperion XX - Secular Music from Christian and Jewish Spain 1450-1550 (1999)

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Jordi Savall, Hesperion XX - Secular Music from Christian and Jewish Spain 1450-1550 (1999)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX - Secular Music from Christian and Jewish Spain 1450-1550 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 501 Mb | Total time: 57:20+51:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 61591 | Recorded: 1975

Prior to the Spanish Inquisition, peace, tolerance, and shared learning existed. This shared knowledge influenced all subjects from the sciences to the arts. The music composed and performed during this time was about being in the moment: Some pieces tell stories–'Cancionera de la Columbina' for example–while others express emotions, as in the 'Romances.' Interestingly enough, the "non-Jewish" selections were written during the Inquisition, while the Sephardic selections were written right before it. Director Jordi Savall and Hesperion XX, an ensemble that specializes in early music from all over the world, are like chameleons. Soprano Montserrat Figueras is able to inhabit each work with great authenticity and individual style. Her singing on the 'Villancicos' displays more of a Renaissance influence, while in the 'Sephardic Romances' we hear authentic Middle Eastern inflections. The contrast in style of the "Christian" versus "Jewish" works is evident, but there are similarities. Both "Si d'amor pena sentis" and "La Reina xerifa mora" are lyrical, sparsely accompanied, and plaintive in tone. The songs on these discs are beautiful and expertly performed.

Ratas del viejo Mundo - Rions noir: Chanson et polyphonie profane pré-baroque (2018) {Et'cetera KTC 1617}

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Ratas del viejo Mundo - Rions noir: Chanson et polyphonie profane pré-baroque (2018) {Et'cetera KTC 1617}

Ratas del viejo Mundo - Rions noir: Chanson et polyphonie profane pré-baroque (2018) {Et'cetera KTC 1617}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 248 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Et'cetera | KTC 1617
Classical / Renaissance / Lute / 16th century

A good half of all the lute music from the 16th century that has survived consists of arrangements of vocal music. To have a manuscript by a renowned composer performed by one of his contemporary lute virtuosos is like winning the lottery twice — or at least like floating around the Greek islands for an entire summer with a willing partner and meals included.

Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa - Sacrae Cantiones - The Marian Consort, Rory McCleery (2016) {Delphian DCD34176 }

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Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa - Sacrae Cantiones - The Marian Consort, Rory McCleery (2016) {Delphian DCD34176 }

Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa - Sacrae Cantiones - The Marian Consort, Rory McCleery (2016) {Delphian DCD34176 }
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 275 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
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© 2016 Delphian Records | DCD34176
Classical / Renaissance / Motets / Choral

Carlo Gesualdo has become notorious, not only from his royalty but for the eccentricities of his life and music. Gruesomely murdering his first wife and her lover, mistreating his second wife and isolating himself have all fuelled the ""myth of Gesualdo as a madman"". Gesualdo turned his prodigious compositional talent to the creation of a collection of pieces that betray his obsession with his own personal sin. The five-voice motets on this release speak as strongly as Gesualdo's words ever could. The Marian Consort possesses both a lean vocal delivery and a robust interpretation of the texts.

Skip Sempe, Capriccio Stravagante Renaissance Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent ‎- La Pellegrina Intermedii 1589 (2007)

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Skip Sempe, Capriccio Stravagante Renaissance Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent ‎- La Pellegrina Intermedii 1589 (2007)

Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante Renaissance Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent ‎- La Pellegrina Intermedii 1589 (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 725 Mb | Total time: 69:10+67:04 (bonus) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Paradizo | # PA 0004 | Recorded: 2007

"In this 400th anniversary year of the first great opera (Monteverdi's Orfeo), it's good to be reminded whence that art sprang…These live performances are exuberant, clean, and stylish, and convey well the flavour of an opulent but refined celebration in sound. Presentation is admirably thorough, and a bonus CD contains helpful interviews with Sempé."
– The Sunday Times

Anthony Rooley, Consort of Musicke - Giaches de Wert: Il settimo libro de madrigali (1989)

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Anthony Rooley, Consort of Musicke - Giaches de Wert: Il settimo libro de madrigali (1989)

Anthony Rooley, Consort of Musicke - Giaches de Wert: Il settimo libro de madrigali (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 279 Gb | Total time: 57:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 7 90763 2 | Recorded: 1988

As might be expected, this is an excellent recording with the Consort of Musicke in superb form and a well-balanced, crystal-clear sound from the production team for the Virgin Classics Veritas label. What will come as more of a surprise is the music of the Mantuan maestro di cappella Giaches de Wert, a familiar enough figure in the history books as Monteverdi's predecessor and mentor at the Gonzaga court, but whose madrigals are still largely confined to tomes on dusty library shelves. No longer: in these performances of his Seventh Book of Madrigals of 1581 they leap off the page, teeming with the musical ideas triggered by the composer's imaginative and often inspired response to his texts.

ORA Singers - Desires (2019)

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ORA Singers - Desires (2019)

ORA Singers - Desires (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 283 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 167 Mb | 01:11:21
Classical, Vocal | Label: harmonia mundi

"The wealth of compositions using the sensuous and highly charged texts of the Song of Songs is incredibly vast and rich. In the course of compiling this recording I re-discovered music that I have known for years, was introduced to pieces I didn’t know existed, and was privileged to commission a couple of works to add to this wonderful legacy of compositional material. Taken as a whole, the collection of pieces gathered here presents a varied and enlightening journey through the book of Song of Songs, and through the musical language of different centuries. I hope that both those that are well known and those that are new discoveries will encourage listeners to delve further into this miraculous repertoire." (Suzi Digby OBE)

Choir Of King's College & David Willcocks - The Complete Argo Recordings (2015)

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Choir Of King's College & David Willcocks - The Complete Argo Recordings (2015)

Choir Of King's College & David Willcocks - The Complete Argo Recordings (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 6,3 Gb | Artwork - 25 Mb | 25:34:11
Classical, Choral | Label: Decca Classics

King’s College Choir are the most famous choir in the world. This 29-CD set of the complete Argo recordings celebrates David Willcocks’ tenure from 1957-1973 and includes some of the most beautiful choral music sung with the choir’s trademark richness and purity of sound. Six albums are released on CD for the first time – David Willcocks’ 1964 Festival of Lessons & Carols and Tye Masses and four albums from Boris Ord, Willcocks’ predecessor. Also includes works by Bach, Tallis, Haydn and others.

VA - La Musique de la Renaissance 1998)

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VA - La Musique de la Renaissance 1998)

VA - La Musique de la Renaissance 1998)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 06:16:44 | 1.65 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMX290 8016/20

Another stunning set from Harmonia Mundi in their rare 90's boxed editions of music from the Baroque and,as in this case, the Renaissance. Well renowned performers of period music jostle for attention on discs that range from "The Renaissance of the Mass","The Culmination of the Motet" "The Era of Polyphony", "the Golden Age of the Madrigal" to "The Instrumental Art" which features some wonderful Lute performances from Paul O'Dette. Composers include Gesualdo, Josquin Desprez, Claudio Monteverdi as well as many lesser known composers that prove to be very worthwhile discoveries.

Ensemble Jacques Moderne & Joel Suhubiette - Au Long de la Loire (2019)

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Ensemble Jacques Moderne & Joel Suhubiette - Au Long de la Loire (2019)

Ensemble Jacques Moderne & Joel Suhubiette - Au Long de la Loire (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 261 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:25
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Mirare

Au long de la Loire is a musical portrait of the river during the Renaissance, including motets by Jean Mouton, prayers by Ockeghem, poems by Ronsard set to music by Clément Janequin and much more. Through polyphony, chansons and odes by the French masters, the Ensemble Jacques Moderne celebrates the great personalities of the period as well as the landscapes, cathedrals, monasteries and châteaux in which they lived.

Sistine Chapel Choir & Massimo Palombella - O Crux Benedicta. Lent and Holy Week at the Sistine Chapel (2019)

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Sistine Chapel Choir & Massimo Palombella - O Crux Benedicta. Lent and Holy Week at the Sistine Chapel (2019)

Sistine Chapel Choir & Massimo Palombella - O Crux Benedicta. Lent and Holy Week at the Sistine Chapel (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 317 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 Mb | 01:15:19
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This series of state-of-the-art recordings by the Sistine Chapel Choir for Deutsche Grammophon makes an authoritative and profoundly beautiful case for the continuing relevance of Humanist, Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces in the Papal Celebrations of the 21stCentury, and in the wider world. This album breathes new contemporary life into a precious tradition at the highest artistic level and transfers its listeners into a meditative, peaceful and conscious state.

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - An Enduring Voice (2019)

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The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - An Enduring Voice (2019)

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - An Enduring Voice (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 283 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | 01:17:12
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Coro

The Sixteen has long been hailed for its championing of Tudor music, especially that of the Eton Choirbook, as well as for choral treasures of 20th century and its work with 21st-century composers. And so to mark its 40th year the group has return to its grass roots in an album that celebrates those passions.

Peter Phillips & The Tallis Scholars - Renaissance Giants (Byrd, Josquin, Palestrina, Tallis, Taverner & Victoria) (2006)

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Peter Phillips & The Tallis Scholars - Renaissance Giants (Byrd, Josquin, Palestrina, Tallis, Taverner & Victoria) (2006)

Peter Phillips & The Tallis Scholars - Renaissance Giants (Byrd, Josquin, Palestrina, Tallis, Taverner & Victoria) (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 557 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 348 Mb | 02:31:13
Classical, Sacred | Label: Gimell

"The Renaissance is well known for its cultural giants. Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and above all Michelangelo epitomize a period when the human spirit seemed to grow and gain in confidence. This collection of complete works celebrates the musical geniuses who contributed to this astonishing period in European history." Peter Phillips

Ensemble Oni Wytars - Pentameron (2019)

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Ensemble Oni Wytars - Pentameron (2019)

Ensemble Oni Wytars - Pentameron (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 304 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 126 Mb | 00:54:53
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Legends, magic, love and torments in music at the time of the „Tale of tales“. In 1643, in Naples, the probably most important collection of stories and folk tales of all times has been published: the „Pentamerone“ (the five-days-work) or „lo cunto de li cunti“ (the tale of tales) by Giambattista Basile. During five days each day ten tales are told. Basile with this work brought to live the genre of the Fairy Tale wich later on, adopted by the Grimm brothers, Perraut and Brentano, will spread like a wildfire all over Europe.

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.