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Teodor Currentzis, MusicAeterna, The New Siberian Singers - Mozart: Requiem [2011] Re-up

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Teodor Currentzis, MusicAeterna, The New Siberian Singers - Mozart: Requiem [2011] Re-up

Teodor Currentzis, MusicAeterna, The New Siberian Singers - Mozart: Requiem [2011]
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 46.32 | Covers | 261 Mb
Classical | Alpha | 178 | Rec: 2010

The chamber orchestra MusicaAeterna was founded by Teodor Currentzis in 2004, while he was music director of the Novosibirsk State Opera and the orchestra was involved in Opera and Ballet performances at the theatre. On this CD the orchestra are described as the ‘orchestre de chambre de l’Opéra de Novosibirsk’, but in January 2011 Currentzis became Artistic Director of the Perm State Opera and Ballet and MusicaAeterna are now based in Perm.

Gabriel Crouch & Gallicantus - Sarah Kirkland Snider: Mass for the Endangered (2020)

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Gabriel Crouch & Gallicantus - Sarah Kirkland Snider: Mass for the Endangered (2020)

Gabriel Crouch & Gallicantus - Sarah Kirkland Snider: Mass for the Endangered (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 173 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 98 Mb | 00:42:22
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Nonesuch Records, New Amsterdam Records

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Mass for the Endangered, with a libretto by poet/writer Nathaniel Bellows, is a celebration of, and an elegy for, the natural world—animals, plants, insects, the planet itself—an appeal for greater awareness, urgency, and action. Originally commissioned by Trinity Church Wall Street, this recording features the English vocal ensemble Gallicantus conducted by Gabriel Crouch.

The Choirs of St Catharine's College, Cambridge & Edward Wickham - Alpha & O: Music for Advent & Christmas (2020)

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The Choirs of St Catharine's College, Cambridge & Edward Wickham - Alpha & O: Music for Advent & Christmas (2020)

The Choirs of St Catharine's College, Cambridge & Edward Wickham - Alpha & O: Music for Advent & Christmas (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 212 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 125 Mb | 00:54:24
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Resonus Classics

The two choirs of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge return to Resonus Classics to collaborate once more on a new recording of contemporary works for Advent and Christmas. Featuring many world premiere recordings, the programme includes works written specially for the two college choirs including Diana Burrell’s exuberant carol, Green groweth the holly; Christopher Fox’s major new setting of the O Anitphons, insterpersed with the original plainchant, and Jeremy Thurlow’s Magnificat for upper voices, organ and tape, that blazes with the intensity of a new vision of the world.

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Radio Svizzera ‎– Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine (2011)

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Diego Fasolis,  I Barocchisti, Coro della Radio Svizzera ‎– Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine (2011)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Radio Svizzera ‎– Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 436 Mb | Total time: 72:13+25:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics ‎| 94252 | Recorded: 1999

A much needed filling of a gap in the Brilliant Classics discography: the world famous Maria Vespers of Monteverdi! The Maria Vespers contain a collection of liturgical chants and psalms, for a wide variety of instruments, from the festive opening with trumpets to intimate arias for solo voice. In everything one hears the great dramatic genius of Monteverdi, the “first” opera composer in history. Excellent performance, on historical instruments, by conductor Diego Fasolis, and his “Barocchisti”, and a great line of vocal soloists, among whom are the well known Marco Beasley and Marinella Pennicchi.

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

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Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:30
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: AR Ré-Sé

Choir leader, singing teacher, singer and composer, Maurice Bourbon leads three vocal ensembles as the art director of the Chapelle des Flandres Association - Métamorphoses, a vocal ensemble of international soloists, Coeli et Terra, a top-level chamber choir, and Biscantor!, a vocal ensemble of young adults, founded respectively in 1983, 1987 and 2005.

Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bauml - Ein musikalisches Gipfeltreffen (2017)

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Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bauml - Ein musikalisches Gipfeltreffen (2017)

Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bauml - Ein musikalisches Gipfeltreffen (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 316 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | 01:10:34
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Musik Museum

Capella de la Torre is a German early music ensemble led by Katharina Bäuml, founded in 2005. In 2016 Katharina Bäuml and Capella de la Torre won the ECHO Klassik Ensemble des Jahres for their CD Water Music. In 2017 Capella de la Torre was awarded again with ECHO Klassik for the CD "Da Pacem" with Rias Kamerchor conducted by Florian Helgath. The ensemble is a wind ensemble, but has enlarged to include singers, lute, organ and percussion.

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2020)

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Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2020)

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 504 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 253 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:44:53
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: BIS

Suzuki presents the 1749 version of the St. John Passion, a work that underwent many changes since its first performance in 1724. This fourth version, performed at the end of Bach's life, represents his ultimate vision of this great work. (Suzuki includes in an appendix three arias from the 1725 version that Bach removed from this later version.)

Amaryllis Dieltiens, Clint van der Linde, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)

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Amaryllis Dieltiens, Clint van der Linde, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)

Amaryllis Dieltiens, Clint van der Linde, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 56:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Evil Penguin | EPRC0035 | Recorded: 2019

The Stabat Mater by the Italian late baroque composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710- 1736) invariably holds the number one position in many western classical music charts. In Pergolesis own era, his composition received enormous acclaim and was frequently a source of inspiration for the many tone poets who wanted to follow in his footsteps. For this version, we brought together two wonderful vocalists who are symbiotic and complementary both in terms of personality and musical interpretation: soprano Amaryllis Dieltiens and countertenor Clint van der Linde.

Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Leopold I: Il Sagrifizio d'Abramo, Miserere (2020)

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Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Leopold I: Il Sagrifizio d'Abramo, Miserere (2020)

Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Leopold I: Il Sagrifizio d'Abramo, Miserere (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 324 Mb | Total time: 76:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 555 113-2 | Recorded: 2016

Leopold I assigned music a central place in the cultural life of his times. He encouraged the production of music at his Vienna court and composed over 150 arias in Italian, some German-language oratorios and musical comedies, and many sacred works. His oratorio Il Sagrificio d’Abramo occupies a special place among Viennese Passion compositions because the figure of Isaac is described as a prefiguration of Christ. Since the librettist, Conte Caldana, places the sacrifice scene in the foreground in the first part of his text, an entirely new level of meaning is created. As a result, Ubidienza (Obedience) and Humanità (Humanity) become Abraham’s partners in dialogue from the very beginning.

La Reverdie - Laude di Sancta Maria: Veillée de chants de dévotion dans l'Italie des Communes (1994)

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La Reverdie - Laude di Sancta Maria: Veillée de chants de dévotion dans l'Italie des Communes (1994)

La Reverdie - Laude di Sancta Maria: Veillée de chants de dévotion dans l'Italie des Communes (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 390 Mb | Total time: 71:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana ‎| A 34 | Recorded: 1994

The "laude" of the Renaissance Italian city-states have survived in just two manuscripts; until recently they constituted one of the last major genres of Early Music to be reconstructed and performed. Essentially, they were the music commissioned by the guild-like confraternities (with members from the middle and lower economic classes of the cities) for performance by the members and by well-paid professional soloists, at festivals and in the side-chapels of the cathedrals where most lay people attended to their religious devotions. In short, the music of the people rather than the priests.

Orchestra of St. Luke's - Kastalsky: Requiem for Fallen Brothers (2020)

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Orchestra of St. Luke's - Kastalsky: Requiem for Fallen Brothers (2020)

Orchestra of St. Luke's - Kastalsky: Requiem for Fallen Brothers (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps -151 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:53
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Naxos Records

Alexander Kastalsky was a student of Tchaikovsky and a mentor to Rachmaninov, becoming director of the Moscow Synodal School until the Bolshevik regime banned all sacred music, including the extraordinary Requiem for Fallen Brothers which consequently lay forgotten for over a century. The Requiem is a rich and varied mosaic that honours those who perished in the First World War, poignantly combining Orthodox and Gregorian chant with hymns from the allied nations, even including Rock of Ages. This unprecedented and peerless monument to those who made the ultimate sacrifice was acclaimed on its 1917 premiere as a ‘uniquely Russian requiem that… gave musical voice to the tears of many nations’.

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy - Vivaldi: Vêpres pour la Nativité de la Vierge (1994)

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Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy - Vivaldi: Vêpres pour la Nativité de la Vierge (1994)

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy - Vivaldi: Vêpres pour la Nativité de la Vierge (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 774 Mb | Total time: 51:03+50:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Astrée Auvidis | E 8520 | Recorded: 1993

The importance of Venice in the history of music needs no introduction. We know the reputation the doge's Chapel had acquired through the concerts and celebrations in the St Mark's basilica, and also the exceptions quality of the concerts that were given in the four charitable institutions of the city, known as 'ospedali', where young orphaned girls were given a musical education at state expense. Music lovers, whether from Venice or simply visitors, would eagerly make for the most reputed of these hospices, the Ospedale della Pietà, on Sunday mornings, after mass, and in lete afternoon, for vespers; religious and instrumental music were skilfully associated.

Jonathan Griffith, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Handel: Messiah … Refreshed! (2020)

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Jonathan Griffith, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Handel: Messiah … Refreshed! (2020)

Jonathan Griffith, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Choir of Great Britain - Handel: Messiah … Refreshed! (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 727 Mb | Total time: 134:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records | SIGCD610 | Recorded: 2019

The Goossens Messiah, recorded for the first and only time by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus under Sir Thomas Beecham, has stood as a landmark of the classical catalogue for sixty years. Goossens’ richly orchestrated version is set to reach a new audience thanks to Maestro Griffith and DCINY, New York City’s leading promoter of classical music. They gathered at Abbey Road Studios in London in July 2019, to record the work with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a chorus comprising of sixty members of The Jonathan Griffith Singers, drawn from around the world and sixty members of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. The new recording has captured the score’s vibrant tone colours in thrilling high-definition sound.

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - Telemann: Drei sind, die da zeugen im Himmel (2007)

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Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - Telemann: Drei sind, die da zeugen im Himmel (2007)

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - Telemann: Drei sind, die da zeugen im Himmel (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 57:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 777 195-2 | Recorded: 1997, 2006

Throughout his life Telemann collaborated with good poets who prepared sacred texts for him, usually to be set as annual cycles for the church year. This practice enabled him to design each of his annual cycles, as a rule consisting of seventy-two cantatas for each Sunday and feast day, on the basis of a unique overall idea. Annual cycles such as Geistliches Singen und Spielen, the »Annual Cycle in the Oratorio Style« and »Musicalisches Lob Gottes« not only lend expression to the artistic program and ideas of one of the most important sacred music composers of the eighteenth century but also document his deep religiosity.

La Reverdie - Historia Sancti Eadmundi: De la liturgie dramatique au drame liturgique (1996)

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La Reverdie - Historia Sancti Eadmundi: De la liturgie dramatique au drame liturgique (1996)

La Reverdie - Historia Sancti Eadmundi: De la liturgie dramatique au drame liturgique (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 262 Mb | Total time: 62:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana ‎| B 43 | Recorded: 1996

Edmund Wylfing (ca. 844-870), a Saxon king of East Anglia, virgin and martyr, was the the first patron-saint of England. The Italian ensemble La Reverdie brings to life again his story through a medieval liturgical drama, in three parts: life, passion and miracles.