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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.

Mary Springfels, The Newberry Consort - A Candle in the Dark: Elizabethan Songs & Consort Music (2000)

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Mary Springfels, The Newberry Consort - A Candle in the Dark: Elizabethan Songs & Consort Music (2000)

Mary Springfels, The Newberry Consort - A Candle in the Dark: Elizabethan Songs & Consort Music (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 302 Mb | Total time: 65:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907140 | Recorded: 1998

The Newberry Consort is one of Chicago's leading early music organizations, building its reputation from its home at the Newberry Library. It records for the Harmonia Mundi label and regularly participates in Harmonia, a nationally syndicated radio program. Among its recording projects is a three-disc project in memory of Brown and drawing on his library materials now in the Library. The second of that series, A Candle in the Dark, was released internationally in autumn, 2000.

Gabriel Wolfer & Cassandre Stornetta - Onder de Hemel van Vlaanderen (2021)

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Gabriel Wolfer & Cassandre Stornetta - Onder de Hemel van Vlaanderen (2021)

Gabriel Wolfer & Cassandre Stornetta - Onder de Hemel van Vlaanderen (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 310 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:48
Classical, Vocal | Label: Label G

The idea of a Flemish-style organ for the church of Beurnevésin, which had never had a pipe organ, very quickly became obvious to me. Indeed, given the richness of the region’s organological heritage and the desire to further enrich it, the choice of this aesthetic, which is still unrepresented (and in fact rarely present outside Flanders), was fully justified. Moreover, in 2008 I had already reconstructed a Flemish instrument for the church of Cossonay (Switzerland), and this small organ had given me the aspiration to build a larger instrument.

Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - "Felix Austria": Works for Viola da Gamba Consort (2010)

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Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - "Felix Austria": Works for Viola da Gamba Consort (2010)

Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - "Felix Austria": Works for Viola da Gamba Consort (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo777451-2 | Time: 01:06:00

Over the years I have heard many recordings of music written for the Imperial court in Vienna. That’s no wonder: Vienna was a centre of music-making in Europe. During the 17th and 18th centuries some of the best musicians and composers were in the service of the Habsburg emperors. Most of the recordings concentrate on music for violins or voice. This disc is different in that it presents music for viol consort. That’s all the more interesting, as it is often thought that in the 17th century consort music was only written in France and England. It is quite surprising that this kind of music was also written in Austria. Most musicians in the service of the Imperial court were from Italy, where the viol consort had gone out of fashion since the first quarter of the 17th century. The fact that Italian composers wrote music for viol consort was due to the personal preferences of the emperors, Ferdinand III and Leopold I, who also wrote some music for this kind of ensemble themselves.

Josquin des Prez - Music in the Sistine Chapel around 1490 - Cut Circle (2012) {2CD Set, Musique en Wallonie MEW 1265-1266}

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Josquin des Prez - Music in the Sistine Chapel around 1490 - Cut Circle (2012) {2CD Set, Musique en Wallonie MEW 1265-1266}

Josquin des Prez - Music in the Sistine Chapel around 1490 - Cut Circle (2012) {2CD Set, Musique en Wallonie MEW 1265-1266}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 653 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 358 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 129 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Musique En Wallonie ‎| MEW 1265-1266
Classical / Reneissance / Sacred / Mass

Аeatures sacred music by Renaissance composers living and working in Rome. Offers new interpretations of music by Josquin des Prez, including his famous Missa L’homme armé super voces musicales. Presents premiere recordings of works by Marbrianus de Orto, Gaspar van Weerbeke, and other scandalously understudied late fifteenth-century singer-composers employed in the newly built chapel of Pope Sixtus IV. In a space that overlooked frescoes by Botticelli and Perugino, they gathered around enormous choirbooks to sing one another’s masses, motets, and hymns. Cut Circle’s recording aims to capture the soundscape of the Sistine Chapel as Josquin knew it.

Taverner Consort & Choir, Andrew Parrott - Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium, Latin Church Music (1989) 2CDs, Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

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Taverner Consort & Choir, Andrew Parrott - Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium, Latin Church Music (1989) 2CDs, Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium, Latin Church Music (1989) 2CDs, Reissue 2003
Taverner Consort & Choir; Andrew Parrott, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 550 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 303 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 62230 2 8 | 02:09:27

The Taverner Consort & Choir under Andrew Parrott recorded “Spem in alium” 1986/87 at St.John-at-Hackney in London, combined with other latin motets by Tallis (among them The Lamentations of Jeremiah). This is an excellent recording with good transparency and spacial structuring. Good voices (all solo), with the support of a bass sackbut and two chamber organs.

Luca Scandali - Veggio, Rodio, Bertoldo: Complete Organ Music (2021)

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Luca Scandali - Veggio, Rodio, Bertoldo: Complete Organ Music (2021)

Luca Scandali - Veggio, Rodio, Bertoldo: Complete Organ Music (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 426 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 232 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:39:35
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics

A trio of 16th-century Italian organist composers, two of them almost entirely new to the record catalogues.

Renaissance - 50th Anniversary: Ashes are Burning - An Anthology - Live in Concert (2021) [DVD]

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Renaissance - 50th Anniversary: Ashes are Burning - An Anthology - Live in Concert (2021) [DVD]

Renaissance - 50th Anniversary: Ashes are Burning - An Anthology - Live in Concert (2021) [DVD]
DVD9 | Video: MPEG 2, 720x480 (16:9), 29.97 fps | Audio: AC-3/PCM, 48.0 KHz, 6 ch/2 ch, 448 Kbps/1536 Kbps | 6,49 GB | Covers - 359 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Antenna

Esoteric Antenna is pleased to announce the release of 50th Anniversary: Ashes Are Burning - An Anthology Live in Concert. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the formation of Renaissance, vocalist Annie Haslam and band performed a series of concerts with an orchestra in the USA in October 2019 featuring a set list which included songs which had never been orchestrated or performed with an orchestra before. The most memorable concert took place at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA on 12th October 2019. This sold-out concert saw the band perform a set which included such classics as Carpet Of The Sun, Ocean Gypsy, Running Hard, Day Of The Dreamer and A Song For All Seasons and also saw a special guest appearance by Renaissance founder Jim McCarty who performed on the song Island and the epic closing piece Ashes Are Burning. It was a truly magical evening.

Renaissance - 50th Anniversary: Ashes are Burning - An Anthology - Live in Concert (2021)

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Renaissance - 50th Anniversary: Ashes are Burning - An Anthology - Live in Concert (2021)

Renaissance - 50th Anniversary: Ashes are Burning - An Anthology - Live in Concert (2021)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 570 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 227 MB | Covers - 425 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Antenna

Esoteric Antenna is pleased to announce the release of 50th Anniversary: Ashes Are Burning - An Anthology Live in Concert. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the formation of Renaissance, vocalist Annie Haslam and band performed a series of concerts with an orchestra in the USA in October 2019 featuring a set list which included songs which had never been orchestrated or performed with an orchestra before. The most memorable concert took place at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA on 12th October 2019. This sold-out concert saw the band perform a set which included such classics as Carpet Of The Sun, Ocean Gypsy, Running Hard, Day Of The Dreamer and A Song For All Seasons and also saw a special guest appearance by Renaissance founder Jim McCarty who performed on the song Island and the epic closing piece Ashes Are Burning. It was a truly magical evening.

Mike Fentross - Semper Dowland (2021)

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Mike Fentross - Semper Dowland (2021)

Mike Fentross - Semper Dowland (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 265 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:54
Classical | Label: Zefir Records

In Dowland’s words: “ingenuous profession of Musicke, which from my childhoode I have ever aymed at,… the better to attain so excellent a science”. Mike Fentross achieves this “divine science of musicke” by wooing his audience by “speaking harmony” on his sweet lute. His art entwines harmony and poetry, albeit often a melancholic art, which is then framed by the proportions of rhythm. His art teaches, stirs and delights the heart and soul of his honorable listeners in profound ways. Mike Fentross first studied with Toyohiko Satoh at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, then with Nigel North and José Miguel Moreno.

Ludus Modalis, Bruno Boterf - Paschal de L'Estocart: Deux coeurs aimants (2007)

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Ludus Modalis, Bruno Boterf - Paschal de L'Estocart: Deux coeurs aimants (2007)

Ludus Modalis, Bruno Boterf - Paschal de L'Estocart: Deux coeurs aimants (2007)
- Chansons, Ode, Psalms and Motets with 3 to 7 voices

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Renaissance | Label: Ramée | # RAM 0703 | Time: 01:04:45

Little is known of the life of Paschal de L'Estocart, the French composer of the late Renaissance who was roughly a contemporary of Claude Le Jeune (1528 -1600). He seems to have been sympathetic to the Protestant Reformers – he spent considerable time in Germany and his music was published in Geneva – but later in life he applied unsuccessfully to the French King for a position at an abbey. His collection of psalms and motets, Sacrae Cantiones, 16 of which are recorded here, are mostly in French, along with several in Latin, and was dedicated to Calvinist Count Palatine Johann Casimir in 1582. This collection also includes his Ode in 12 parts, set to religious texts in French. L'Estocart's music is typical of late Renaissance polyphony, eclectic in its use of a cantus firmus, imitative counterpoint, and homophonic writing, with an unusually free use of dissonance. The French mixed a cappella ensemble Ludus Modalis, led by Bruno Boterf, specializes in music of this era and sings with passion and authority. Intonation is immaculate and tone quality is pure and unforced. The recorded sound is clean, but spacious and warm.

Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - In umbra mortis (2021)

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Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - In umbra mortis (2021)

Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - In umbra mortis (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 237 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:30
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Pentatone

Cappella Amsterdam and its artistic leader Daniel Reuss make their PENTATONE debut with In Umbra Mortis. The album brings together Wolfgang Rihm’s contemporary Sieben Passions-Stücke and Passion-related motets by the Flemish 16th-century polyphonist Giaches de Wert, revealing unexpected kinship between two composers four centuries apart. By entwining the old and new, the listener is invited on a chromatic journey of astonishing beauty. Since its foundation in 1970, Cappella Amsterdam has shown an exceptional mastery of contemporary and early vocal music, with acclaimed excurses to Romantic repertoire as well. Daniel Reuss has been Artistic Leader of Cappella Amsterdam for over three decades now, and has worked with several renowned choirs and ensembles.

Dominique Visse, Ensemble Clément Janequin - Une fête chez Rabelais: Chansons et pièces instrumentales (1994)

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Dominique Visse, Ensemble Clément Janequin - Une fête chez Rabelais: Chansons et pièces instrumentales (1994)

Dominique Visse, Ensemble Clément Janequin - Une fête chez Rabelais: Chansons et pièces instrumentales (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 58:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX 290840 | Recorded: 1994

Founded in Paris in 1978 the Ensemble Clément Janequin devotes itself principally to the secular and religious music of the Renaissance. Its interpretations of the Parisian chanson are regarded as authoritative, and recordings of works like Les Cris de Paris, Le Chant des Oyseaulx, Fricassée Parisienne and La Chasse have brought back to life one of golden ages of French music. Now available to a wide audience, the music of Janequin, Sermisy, Anthoine de Bertrand, Costeley, Roland de Lassus and Claude Le Jeune illustrates the contrasts in which the Renaissance took such delight…

Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace (2021)

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Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace (2021)

Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 455 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 Mb | 01:18:44
Classical | Label: Erato Records, Warner Classics

Melancholy Grace is a poetic collection of keyboard music from the 16th and 17th centuries by composers from Italy, the Netherlands, England and Germany, including Frescobaldi, Luigi Rossi, Picchi, Luzzaschi, Sweelinck, Dowland, Bull and Gibbons. The French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau has conceived the album as a sombre, but eloquent dialogue between two contrasting voices: melancholy conveyed through chromaticism and melancholy conveyed through the musical expression of tears and weeping. Each voice finds expression through a different instrument: a 16th century Italian virginal (a compact harpsichord) for the ‘tears’ and a modern replica of an 18th century harpsichord for the ‘chromatic’ pieces.

Ensemble Lundabarock, Höör Barock, Ensemble Altapunta & Fredrik Malmberg - Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, SV 318 (2021)

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Ensemble Lundabarock, Höör Barock, Ensemble Altapunta & Fredrik Malmberg - Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, SV 318 (2021)

Ensemble Lundabarock, Höör Barock, Ensemble Altapunta & Fredrik Malmberg - Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, SV 318 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 471 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 254 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:45:13
Classical | Label: BIS

L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) is often described as the first true opera, with good reason: it is made up of five acts, has a large gallery of characters, a detailed orchestral score specifying some forty instruments and, like so many later operas, its libretto is based on a classical myth. Monteverdi’s work thus becomes a sort of matrix for the entire genre – with one exception: the narrative of this ‘tale in music’ is direct, succinct and to the point.