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The Sound and the Fury - Jacob Obrecht I (2008)

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The Sound and the Fury - Jacob Obrecht I (2008)

The Sound and the Fury - Jacob Obrecht I (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 437 Mb | Total time: 91:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ORF ‎| CD3048 | Recorded: 2008

An amazing display of expressivity achieved through daring 'prolations' and 'colorations'! There are at least half a dozen parody masses based on the chanson Fortuna Desperata, but Obrecht's is by far the most likely to keep the most secular audiences riveted to the music.

The Sound and the Fury - Matthæus Pipelare I (2014)

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The Sound and the Fury - Matthæus Pipelare I (2014)

The Sound and the Fury - Matthæus Pipelare I (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 786 Mb | Total time: 68:50+67:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: fra bernardo ‎| FB 1309202 | Recorded: 2013

In short, Pipelare’s striking personality becomes apparent through hearing and analysing his masses rather than from the meagre details of his life. It is as if he redefines polyphonic composition with each work, rather than reverting to the tried and tested as say Jakob Obrecht did. There is nothing immediately recognisable, nothing that sounds even vaguely familiar, nothing can be categorised, rather everything sounds new, fresh, lively – wilfully individual!

The Mixed Choir Of Riga Cathedral Choir School & Jurģis Cābulis - Jancevskis: Aeternum & Other Choral Works (2020)

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The Mixed Choir Of Riga Cathedral Choir School & Jurģis Cābulis - Jancevskis: Aeternum & Other Choral Works (2020)

The Mixed Choir Of Riga Cathedral Choir School & Jurģis Cābulis - Jancevskis: Aeternum & Other Choral Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 217 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:56:59
Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion Records

Jekabs Jancevskis is a young Latvian composer and an exponent of that thrilling, accessible brand of choral writing which ourishes in the Baltic States as nowhere else, and which has become something of an established Hyperion enthusiasm. ‘On the evidence of this recording, [Jančevskis] has found subtle and authentic ways of furthering the distinctive sound of Latvian choral music established in the last century… few more beautiful realisations of Latvia’s choral language have come my way in the past decade… one wonders where that Latvian sound can go and what events will shape it. There’s plenty of time for Jančevskis, still in his twenties, to think on that’ (Gramophone)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Svizzera Italiana - Handel: Messiah (2001)

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Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Svizzera Italiana - Handel: Messiah (2001)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Svizzera Italiana - Handel: Messiah (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 629 Mb | Total time: 141:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arts | # 47627-2 | Recorded: 2000

MESSIAH is one of Handel's most popular works. Devised in 1741, the spectacular piece was made public the following year, to huge acclaim. The three-part oratorio is performed by a number of notable names here, including Lynne Dawson (soprano); Guillemette Laurens (mezzo-soprano); Charles Daniels (tenor); Antonio Abete (bass); Coro Della Radio Svizzerra; and conductor Diego Fasolis. The sparkling mix adds a new clarity to Handel's masterpiece, making this a very special release that easily transcends the ravages of time.

Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble & Chor - Antonio Lotti: Requiem, Credo, Miserere (1999)

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Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble & Chor - Antonio Lotti: Requiem, Credo, Miserere (1999)

Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble & Chor - Antonio Lotti: Requiem, Credo, Miserere (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 327 Mb | Total time: 69:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | 05472 77507 2 | Recorded: 1998

Lotti's Requiem Mass in F major is considered by Thomas Hengelbrock the most important Requiem before Mozart's. It's full of expressive contrast: Lotti has an affection for a quasi-Palestrina style on the one hand and the skill to deploy more up-to-date techniques on the other. This Requiem is essentially in the late Baroque idiom, occasionally recalling certain of Vivaldi's larger sacred vocal pieces.

Himlische Cantorey & Jan Kobow - Johann Pachelbel: Magnificat (2020)

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Himlische Cantorey & Jan Kobow - Johann Pachelbel: Magnificat (2020)

Himlische Cantorey & Jan Kobow - Johann Pachelbel: Magnificat (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 362 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 Mb | Covers included | 01:14:34
Classical, Opera, Sacred | Label: CPO

The present recording spreads out before us the rich musical panorama covered by Pachelbel’s Magnificat compositions. We do not know what we should admire more about these works: the complexity of the contrapuntal and concerto textures or the naturalness and cantability of the part writing. In addition, we have Pachelbel’s great variation artistry, which constantly brings forth new formal designs, instrumental combinations, and focal points on the basis of one and the same text. Moreover, the natural flow of Pachelbel’s music includes a steady stream of musical rhetorical interpretations, and the richly pictorial Magnificat text offers plenty of opportunities for them. On this recording two sacred concertos and a Mass in three movements complement the four very different Magnificat settings and serve as contrasts to them.

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - The Spirit of the Renaissance: Josquin, Sheppard, Victoria [3CDs] (1998)

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Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - The Spirit of the Renaissance: Josquin, Sheppard, Victoria [3CDs] (1998)

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - The Spirit of the Renaissance: Josquin, Sheppard, Victoria (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 878 Mb | Total time: 74:16+55:08+65:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gimell | 462 856-2 | Recorded: 1989, 1990

Tallis Scholars are among the world's preeminent choral ensembles. Cultivating a distinctive vocal sound backed by impeccable scholarship, the group has helped raise the general level of interest in Renaissance choral music in Britain and beyond through a large catalog of recordings and numerous international tours.

Dominique Vellard, Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Guillaume de Machaut: Je, Guillaumes dessu nommez [3CDs] (2000)

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Dominique Vellard, Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Guillaume de Machaut: Je, Guillaumes dessu nommez [3CDs] (2000)

Dominique Vellard, Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Guillaume de Machaut: Je, Guillaumes dessu nommez (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 925 Mb | Total time: 63:25+56:45+65:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Cantus | C 9804/6 | Recorded: 1988, 1990, 1994

Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300 – April 1377) was a medieval French poet and composer. He is regarded by many musicologists as the greatest and most important composer of the 14th century. Machaut is one of the earliest composers on whom substantial biographical information is available, and Daniel Leech-Wilkinson called him "the last great poet who was also a composer".[This quote needs a citation] Well into the 15th century, Machaut's poetry was greatly admired and imitated by other poets, including Geoffrey Chaucer.

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - Michel-Richard De Lalande: Music for the Sun King (2002) [Re-Up]

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Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - Michel-Richard De Lalande: Music for the Sun King (2002) [Re-Up]

Michel-Richard De Lalande: Music for the Sun King (2002)
Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir, Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra, Jeffrey Skidmore

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67325 | Time: 01:12:07

This resplendent CD introduces another outstanding 'early music' ensemble to Hyperion - Jeffrey Skidmore's Ex Cathedra, who will explore some of the lesser-known Baroque byways for us. They make their entrance with this programme of music by one of the four composers assigned to Louis XIV's Chapel in 1683. The disc gives us the opportunity to hear two of Lalande's 'grands motets' in full (substantial, sectional works in which episodes for vocal soloists are interspersed with passages for small ensembles and chorus, the orchestra providing both accompaniment and interludes), as well as a solo movement extracted from another one, and one of his instrumental pieces. This is music which was highly regarded both in the composer's own day and beyond, and performed throughout the eighteenth century.

Anders Öhrwall, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Stockholm Bach Choir - George Frederick Handel: Messiah (1997)

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Anders Öhrwall, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Stockholm Bach Choir - George Frederick Handel: Messiah (1997)

Anders Öhrwall, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Stockholm Bach Choir - George Frederick Handel: Messiah (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 664 Mb | Total time: 71:03+60:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Smedish Society | SCD 1063-64 | Recorded: 1982

Handel's Messiah is increasingly performed in authentic Baroque style and with period techniques, and this version by conductor Anders Öhrwall, the Stockholm Bach Choir, and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra falls in line with the trend. While there is no clear indication that the instruments are anything but modern, the orchestral sound is imbued with a glossy string sound and transparent textures supported by a basso continuo that includes both harpsichord and organ, and the choir's scaled-down size gives it the transparency associated with Baroque choral singing.

Johann Rosenmüller - Sacred Concertos - Abendmusiken Basel (2019) {Coviello Classics COV91927}

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Johann Rosenmüller - Sacred Concertos - Abendmusiken Basel (2019) {Coviello Classics COV91927}

Johann Rosenmüller - Sacred Concertos - Abendmusiken Basel (2019) {Coviello Classics COV91927}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 361 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 167 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2019 Deutschlandradio und Coviello Classics | COV91927
Classical / Baroque / Sacred / Period Instruments

He is certainly one of the composers who were much better known in their time than we think today: Johann Rosenmüller is even described on his epitaph in the Wolfenbüttel St. John’s Church as “Amphion of his century” and “crown of music”. At least in the music of the second half of the 17th century, he left deep marks on his main places of action, Leipzig and Venice.

Sakari Oramo, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Ethel Smyth: Mass in D; Overture to 'The Wreckers' (2019)

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Sakari Oramo, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Ethel Smyth: Mass in D; Overture to 'The Wreckers' (2019)

Sakari Oramo, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Ethel Smyth: Mass in D; Overture to 'The Wreckers' (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 70:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos ‎| CHSA 5240 | Recorded: 2019

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under Oramo with an exceptional quartet of soloists give a vivid and heartfelt interpretation of Smyth’s earliest large-scale choral work. Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, DBE was an English composer and a member of the women's suffrage movement. Her compositions include songs, works for piano, chamber music, orchestral works, choral works and operas. Smyth tended to be marginalized as a ‘woman composer’, as though her work could not be accepted as mainstream, yet when she produced more delicate compositions, they were criticized for not measuring up to the standard of her male competitors.

Erik van Nevel, Currende - Hans Leo Hassler: Auß tieffer noth - Religieuze muziek (2000)

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Erik van Nevel, Currende - Hans Leo Hassler: Auß tieffer noth - Religieuze muziek (2000)

Erik van Nevel, Currende - Hans Leo Hassler: Auß tieffer noth - Religieuze muziek (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 353 Mb | Total time: 75:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Eufoda ‎| 1285 | Recorded: 1999

The compositions of Hans Leo Hassler stand at the turn of style from late Renaissance polyphony to Venetian early Baroque sound development. Counterpoint scholarship is combined with highest grace and tenderness. With the Ensemble Currende under Erik van Nevel, a varied compilation of Hassler's sacred and secular works can be heard.

Beauty Farm - Johannes Ockeghem: Masses, Volume 1 (2017)

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Beauty Farm - Johannes Ockeghem: Masses, Volume 1 (2017)

Beauty Farm - Johannes Ockeghem: Masses, Volume 1 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 339 Mb | Total time: 62:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Fra Bernardo ‎| FB1701743 | Recorded: 2015, 2016

With his compositions Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1420-1497) had a major influence on the music of the fifteenth century. For example it may have been Ockegham, who founded the long tradition of the artistic compositions of the chanson L’homme arme. In addition to his famous mass for four voices, the German-Belgian ensemble Beauty Farm also interprets the Missa quinti toni for three voices. Beauty Farm specializes in the interpretation of works from the early Renaissance. Their recordings have been described as “extraordinarily sensitive.”

Sir Colin Davis - Hector Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ, La Mort de Cleopatre, etc (1994) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Sir Colin Davis - Hector Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ, La Mort de Cleopatre, etc (1994) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Hector Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ; Méditation religieuse;
La Mort d'Ophélie; Sara la baigneuse; La Mort de Cléopâtre
English Chamber Orchestra; Goldsborough Orchestra; conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Elsie Morison, John Cameron, Joseph Rouleau, Peter Pears, Anne Pashley

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 620 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:20:15
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Decca | # 443 461-2

This is a delightful recording from a conductor more closely allied than any other to Berlioz's music. With Berlioz the devil is always in the detail; he was an extraordinary orchestrator and capable of writing unidiomatically for instruments–especially the woodwinds–in order to get exactly the sound he wanted. Or rather, sounds, for the whole texture is made up of many layers. Davis understands this as if by instinct, and draws some beautiful playing from the instrumentalists without ever losing sight of the whole picture. It has been said that the French style of phrasing is all foreplay and no climax: the singers bring this teasing quality to their long, flowing lines but with a charmingly English home-counties blush too. Elsie Moris's light tone is a perfect match for Peter Pears' cool, silvery voice in this respect - and the choir too makes a good full sound without ever getting too heavy. The two discs also include some other gems from the pen of this most idiosyncratic of composers.