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Gothic Voices - Echoes of an Old Hall (2021)

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Gothic Voices - Echoes of an Old Hall (2021)

Gothic Voices - Echoes of an Old Hall (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 363 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | 01:16:02
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Linn Records

Gothic Voices’ eagerly awaited new album features music from The Old Hall Manuscript: a wonderful collection of classy compositions from late fourteenth- to early fifteenth-century England. It embodies the English ‘flavour’ of music of the time, with its smooth melodies and sweet harmonies, irresistible to Franco-Flemish composers writing a generation or so later, and known by them as the ‘Contenance Angloise’. This highly expressive and quirky music, ranging in atmosphere from gently suave strains to high-octane cascades of sound, benefits from the gorgeous acoustics of Boxgrove Priory. English music by Cooke, Power, Pycard and Dunstable is answered by Burgundian composers Dufay, Lymburgia and Binchois, thus demonstrating the influence of said English Countenance, and hearing its echoes in the response. This is Gothic Voices’ fourth album for Linn following its first recording of mediaeval Christmas music, Nowell synge we bothe al and som, and two thematic programmes, The Dufay Spectacle and Mary Star Of The Sea, each of which received widespread critical acclaim.

Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)

Posted By: Designol
Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)

Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Linn | # CKD 541 | Time: 01:15:32

Gothic Voices, the world-famous early music ensemble, makes its Linn debut with a recording celebrating the biblical matriarch Mary. Pieces from contemporary composers Joanne Metcalf and Andrew Smith sit alongside settings of Marian texts from the 13th and 14th centuries. Notably, there is a rare setting of English biblical text which precedes the first publication of an English language bible by 150 years. Mary in her various guises - caring mother, virgin lover, guiding light - are explored through settings of ancient ritualistic texts showing her mythical and human aspects, whilst contemporary settings relate the themes to the modern day. The contemporary works are cleverly constructed around a modal core so that they fit perfectly with the structure and sound of the early music compositions. With over thirty years experience Gothic Voices' complete understanding of every aspect of early music performance is exceptional.

Gothic Voices - Nowell synge we bothe al and som (2019)

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Gothic Voices - Nowell synge we bothe al and som (2019)

Gothic Voices - Nowell synge we bothe al and som (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 365 Mb | Total time: 77:10 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Linn | CKD591 | Recorded: 2018

Gothic Voices’ reputation for the originality of its programming is cemented with its first recording of medieval Christmas music, in which Julian Podger reimagines a fifteenth-century carol evening. Mirroring the modern practice of performing mostly music from the preceding centuries alongside some contemporary repertoire, the programme includes late medieval English carols, chant, mono-and polyphonic songs and motets for the Advent and Christmas season, focusing on Mary, her Annunciation and the birth of Jesus. Larger-scale festive motets and mass movements by English late medieval celebrities John Dunstaple and Leonel Power also feature.