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PaTRAM Institute Male Choir & Vladimir Gorbik - More Honourable Than the Cherubim (2021)

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PaTRAM Institute Male Choir & Vladimir Gorbik - More Honourable Than the Cherubim (2021)

PaTRAM Institute Male Choir & Vladimir Gorbik - More Honourable Than the Cherubim (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 276 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:36
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Chandos Records

The Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute strives to present Russian Orthodox choral music in its highest possible form, uniting deep spirituality, a profound love for the rich traditions of Orthodox Christian singing, and an uncompromising standard of musical professionalism rooted in the great traditions of Russian choral composers.

Wiltener Sangerknaben, Johannes Stecher - Arvo Part: Babel (2015)

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Wiltener Sangerknaben, Johannes Stecher - Arvo Part: Babel (2015)

Wiltener Sängerknaben, Johannes Stecher - Arvo Pärt: Babel (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Col Legno | # WWE 1CD 20427 | 00:57:24

This is the first ever recording of Arvo Pärt’s wonderful vocal music performed by a boys’ choir. The year of release of this album is also the year when the Estonian composer celebrates his eightieth birthday. More than four decades ago, the musician Arvo Pärt fell silent, and went into retreat for eight years. His silence gave rise to a new kind of music, which has gained him international fame. “I have discovered that it is enough if a single note is beautifully played,” Pärt once said. Based on his study of the cathedrals of sound of the Renaissance or even earlier periods, the composer has developed a very personal and original style: music inspired by spirituality, striving to accomplish the ideal of perfect simplicity, of laying bare the pure essence. An everlasting stopping and pausing: eternity. At the same time a continuous flowing and being carried away: the transitory nature of time.

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem & Vesperae solennes de confessore (2014) [Re-Up]

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Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem & Vesperae solennes de confessore (2014) [Re-Up]

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans ~ 73 Mb
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2091 SACD | Time: 01:14:35

Mozart's Requiem is one of the truly iconic works in the history of music. A prime reason for this is of course its musical qualities; but even before that, legends had begun to form around the work - that it was written to fulfill an anonymous commission received through 'an unknown, grey stranger' - is the stuff of mystery novels, while the fact that Mozart fell ill and died while composing it has been exploited to great melodramatic effect. One thing that we know for certain is that its first performance took place at a memorial service for Mozart only days after his death. The performers used the composer's incomplete autograph, but very soon attempts to complete the work were set in motion by Mozart's widow. In 1800 the Requiem, in Franz Xaver Süssmayr's completion, appeared in print; it is this version that is still by far the most widely performed. Many have tried to improve on it, however, or make their own versions based on the autograph. For this recording, Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan commissioned a new performing edition.

VA - Sanctifica Nos: Works for Choir, Organ and Viol Consort by Joanna Marsh (2021)

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VA - Sanctifica Nos: Works for Choir, Organ and Viol Consort by Joanna Marsh (2021)

VA - Sanctifica Nos: Works for Choir, Organ and Viol Consort by Joanna Marsh (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 242 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:35
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Resonus Classics

Dubai-based British composer Joanna Marsh has a growing international reputation for new works across many genres. Here, the choir of her alma mater, Sidney Sussex College, with their director David Skinner celebrate her recent position as composer-in-residence of the college with this new album of choral and instrumental works, including a number of premiere recordings.

Oxford University Press Music & The Gesualdo Six - Choral Music from Oxford with The Gesualdo Six (2021)

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Oxford University Press Music & The Gesualdo Six - Choral Music from Oxford with The Gesualdo Six (2021)

Oxford University Press Music & The Gesualdo Six - Choral Music from Oxford with The Gesualdo Six (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 81 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 48 Mb | 00:20:43
Classical, Choral | Label: Oxford University Press Music

A selection of sacred and Christmas choral music published by Oxford University Press in Spring 2021, performed and recorded by renowned choral group, The Gesualdo Six. Includes music by Rutter, Quartel, and McGlade. “Ingeniously programmed and impeccably delivered, with that undefinable excitement that comes from a group of musicians working absolutely as one.” (Gramophone)

LPO, Neeme Jarvi, Soloists - Antonin Dvorak: Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs

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LPO, Neeme Jarvi, Soloists - Antonin Dvorak: Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs

Antonín Dvořák - Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs
Lisa Milne, soprano; Karen Cargill, mezzo soprano; Peter Auty, tenor; Peter Rose, bass
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir; Neeme Järvi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: LPO | # LPO-0042 | Time: 01:24:41

Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvorák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvorák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'. It's a conviction stamped through the composer's illuminating, fervent score.

Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)

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Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)
Vasiljka Jezovsek, Soprano; Claudia Schubert, Contralto
Marcus Ullmann, Tenor; Michael Voile, Bass
Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, conducted by Frieder Bernius

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Carus | # 83.207 | Time: 00:46:15

Frieder Bernius and his Stuttgart forces weigh in with one of the finer Mozart Requiems in a very crowded field–and to ensure this performance’s relative exclusivity, it’s one of only a handful of recordings that use the edition by Franz Beyer, an intelligent and persuasive 1971 effort to correct “obvious textural errors” and some decidedly un-Mozartian features in the orchestration attributable to Franz Süssmayr, Mozart’s pupil/assistant who completed the work after the master’s death. This live concert performance from 1999 offers well-set tempos (including a vigorous Kyrie fugue), infectious rhythmic energy from both chorus and orchestra, robust, precise, musically compelling choral singing, a first rate quartet of soloists–and, especially considering its concert-performance setting, impressively detailed and vibrant sonics. The CD also features informative notes by Beyer himself.

The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia & Richard Pinel - Grayston Ives: Requiem (2021)

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The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia & Richard Pinel - Grayston Ives: Requiem (2021)

The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia & Richard Pinel - Grayston Ives: Requiem
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 160 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:42:26
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Signum Classics

Bill Ives has enjoyed a rich and varied career as both performer and composer (Grayston Ives). These experiences, culminating in nearly two decades as Informator Choristarum (Director of Music) at Magdalen College, Oxford, are reflected in a compositional style which is complex yet accessible, rich and colourful. His choral music comes from the heart, and this deeply personal reaction to the texts enables the performer or listener to engage with and enjoy the music to its full extent.

Kurt Masur, London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarah Walker - Masur conducts Alexander Nevsky (2021)

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Kurt Masur, London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarah Walker - Masur conducts Alexander Nevsky (2021)

Kurt Masur, London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarah Walker - Masur conducts Alexander Nevsky (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 169 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 80 Mb | 00:34:32
Classical, Choral | Label: LPO

New from the London Philharmonic’s own label is a previously unreleased recording by their former Principal Conductor Kurt Masur. And artist who NPR described as the “conductor who rebuilt the New York Philharmonic”. Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky cantata features music originally composed for the 1938 film by pioneering Russian director Sergei Eisenstein. It’s a rare example of film music that has found a regular place in the standard classical repertoire.

Alamire with Fretwork, David Skinner - Thomas Tallis: Queen Katherine Parr & Songs of Reformation (2017)

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Alamire with Fretwork, David Skinner - Thomas Tallis: Queen Katherine Parr & Songs of Reformation (2017)

Thomas Tallis: Queen Katherine Parr & Songs of Reformation (2017)
Alamire with Fretwork, directed by David Skinner

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Renaissance, Choral | Label: Obsidian | # CD716 | Time: 01:15:36

English composer Thomas Tallis witnessed dramatic changes of religion under four monarchs, and his career accordingly represents the development of polyphonic church music in Renaissance England. Along with his student and fellow Roman Catholic, William Byrd, Tallis was one of the earliest composers to publish music under royal patent in England, and his works demonstrated the shifting doctrines and styles of liturgy in the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I. This 2017 Obsidian release features one piece with a text by Henry VIII's sixth and last wife, Katherine Parr, which gives the album its title, though the mix of Roman Catholic and Anglican pieces on the program suggests that "songs of Reformation" may be seen as one-sided. In any case, the performances by the vocal ensemble Alamire and the viol consort Fretwork put the emphasis on Tallis and his varied output, rather than on the theological preferences of royalty. The result is a well-balanced portrait of Tallis, and his choral music is given transparent textures and clear diction by the 14-voice choir, which maintains independence of parts while offering an evenly blended tone.

Antioch Chamber Ensemble & Joshua Copeland - Robert Kyr: In Praise of Music (2021)

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Antioch Chamber Ensemble & Joshua Copeland - Robert Kyr: In Praise of Music (2021)

Antioch Chamber Ensemble & Joshua Copeland - Robert Kyr: In Praise of Music (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | 00:58:26
Classical, Choral | Label: Bridge Records

Robert Kyr has composed twelve symphonies, three chamber symphonies, concerti, and more than 100 works for vocal ensembles of all types. The ten beautiful choral works on this recording reflect the arc of Kyr's music over the past twenty years, the titles acutely illustrative of the composer's spiritual interests: "In Praise of Music", "O Great Spirit", "Veni Creator Spiritus", "Santa Fe Vespers", "Dawnsong", "Voices for Peace", "Freedom Song" "Alleluia for Peace".

Sachsisches Vokalensemble, Matthias Jung - Petr Eben - Salve Regina: Sacred Choral Works (2013)

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Sachsisches Vokalensemble, Matthias Jung - Petr Eben - Salve Regina: Sacred Choral Works (2013)

Petr Eben - Salve Regina: Sacred Choral Works (2013)
Sächsisches Vokalensemble; Matthias Jung, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: cpo | # cpo777627-2 | Time: 00:59:48

Petr Eben drew upon the Old Testament and sacred texts from early church fathers for his powerful sacred vocal works. Latin was his preferred language for these settings, and he favoured Gregorian chant which he used as inspiration for his weaving polyphonic lines, complex rhythms and irregular patterning. This body of work, written in the teeth of party opposition in Czechoslovakia – born a Jew, Eben became a practising Catholic – is one of the most important by a Czech composer in the twentieth-century.

Karl Jenkins - This Land Of Ours (2010) {Decca}

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Karl Jenkins - This Land Of Ours (2010) {Decca}

Karl Jenkins - This Land Of Ours (2010) {Decca}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 143 mb
Genre: classical, choral, new age

This Land Of Ours is a 2010 album by Karl Jenkins, featuring Cory Band & Cantorion Male Voice Choir. This was released by Decca.

Capilla Penaflorida, Ministriles de Marsias, Josep Cabre - Juan Garcia de Salazar: Complete Vespers of Our Lady (2004)

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Capilla Penaflorida, Ministriles de Marsias, Josep Cabre - Juan Garcia de Salazar: Complete Vespers of Our Lady (2004)

Juan García de Salazar: Complete Vespers of Our Lady (2004)
Capilla Peñaflorida, Ministriles de Marsias, Josep Cabré

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Baroque, Choral | Label: Naxos | # 8.555907 | Time: 01:09:14

Juan García de Salazar was a Spanish Baroque composer from the Basque country who spent most of his career working at Zamora Cathedral; he is so obscure the entry for him in the New Grove doesn't even include a list of his works. Musicologist Manuel Sagastume Arregi has pulled together a number of Salazar's extant movements related to the Vespers service with additional material to create Juan García de Salazar: Complete Vespers of Our Lady in Naxos' Spanish Classics series. It is performed by the Basque ensemble Capilla Peñaflorida and features the period wind group Ministriles de Marsias and the fine baritone of Josep Cabré. There are no stars here, though – everything on Juan García de Salazar: Complete Vespers of Our Lady is done to the service of the music, which is outstanding. Sagastume Arregi's realization of García de Salazar's Vespers service incorporates appropriate plainchant sections taken from a Basque hymnal dated 1692, organ music by García de Salazar's contemporaries José Ximenez and Martín Garcia de Olagüe, instrumental arrangements of García de Salazar's motets, and an arrangement of Tomás Luis de Victoria's Vidi speciosam probably made by García de Salazar himself.

Norddeutscher Kammerchor, Maria Jürgensen - Distler, Zimmermann: Sacred Choir & Organ Music (2020)

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Norddeutscher Kammerchor, Maria Jürgensen - Distler, Zimmermann: Sacred Choir & Organ Music (2020)

Christina Rotterberg, Norddeutscher Kammerchor, Maria Jürgensen - Distler, Zimmermann: Sacred Choir & Organ Music (2020)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 221 MB | 54:48
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Hugo Distler's contribution to Lutheran church music of the twentieth century can hardly be overestimated. His clear musical language marked by lightness and transparency has influenced generations of church musicians and composers. With the Norddeutscher Kammerchor in top form, Maria Jürgensen has now recorded a program with works from Distler's Liturgische Sätzend as a complementary contrast - Hans-Werner Zimmermann's jazz-inspired chorale variations Distler's Nürnberger Großes Gloria. The Liturgische Sätze (Liturgical Settings) are based on original Lutheran melodies from the Reformation period.