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Kit Armstrong - William Byrd, John Bull: The Visionaries of Piano Music (2021)

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Kit Armstrong - William Byrd, John Bull: The Visionaries of Piano Music (2021)

Kit Armstrong - William Byrd, John Bull: The Visionaries of Piano Music (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 416 Mb | Total time: 135:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 486 0583 | Recorded: 2020

American pianist and composer Kit Armstrong steps back in time to revive the spirit of Elizabethan England. For his first album on Deutsche Grammophon, Kit Armstrong presents works by two composers who elevated instrumental music to new heights of refinement in the Golden Age of Elizabeth I and her successor James I.

Gustav Leonhardt - William Byrd: Harpsichord Music (2005) [Re-Up]

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Gustav Leonhardt - William Byrd: Harpsichord Music (2005) [Re-Up]

Gustav Leonhardt - William Byrd: Harpsichord Music (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 157 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Productions | # ALPHA 073 | Time: 00:52:13

If the Alpha label had done nothing more than return Gustav Leonhardt to the studio, it would still be one of the best contemporary classical record companies. That everything else about its releases – the sound, the liner notes, even the reproductions on the covers – is as good or better than what any other classical company manages is only icing on the cake. Leonhardt has been one of the finest harpsichordists in the world for more than 40 years, and his recordings of the repertoire from Frescobaldi to Bach have been the standards against which all other recordings have been judged. But Leonhardt had made no recordings for most of the last decade, and listeners began to wonder if he ever would again. Now, with his fourth release for Alpha, listeners can finally relax, confident in the knowledge that Leonhardt has indeed returned. This 2005 disc of keyboard music by Byrd finds Leonhardt at the top of his form. As always, his technique is secure, and nothing in Byrd's virtuoso writing is beyond him. And, as always, his musicianship is assured, and nothing in Byrd's sensitive music is beyond him.

Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set

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Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set

Europäische Chormusik - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set
Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.48 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 942 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Warner Classics | # 825646261505 | Time: 06:49:27

The great recordings of the "Nordic choral marvel": Swedish choral conductor Eric Ericson was one of the true legends in his field. When he died in 2013 at the age of 94, he had spent decades working to place his two Stockholm choirs among the international musical elite. His recordings from the 1970's enjoy real cult status – unique interpretations of a cappella works from the Renaissance to the 20th century, from Gesualdo to Penderecki, released here for the first time in a single box.

The King's Singers - Finding Harmony (2020)

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The King's Singers - Finding Harmony (2020)

The King's Singers - Finding Harmony (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 69:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD607 | Recorded: 2019

Singing together binds us together. From the Protestant Reformation in Europe during the 1500s to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, there have been countless moments in history when songs have united nations, cultures and causes. This is still the case in todays world. Finding Harmony is evidence that music has always been our common language. A unique collection of pieces that span the globe including music thats too often forgotten each song is the key to a powerful true story about who we are and how weve got here. Together, Finding Harmony proves how deeply we can be moved by all kinds of stories when songs connect us to them, and to each other.

Leopold Stokowski - Decca Recordings 1965-1972: Original Masters (2003) 5CD Box Set

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Leopold Stokowski - Decca Recordings 1965-1972: Original Masters (2003) 5CD Box Set

Leopold Stokowski - Decca Recordings 1965-1972: Original Masters (2003) 5CD Box Set
with Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
New Philharmonia Orchestra; Hilversum Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
J.S. Bach, William Byrd, Jeremiah Clarke, Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, Henri Duparc
P.I. Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Scriabin, Igor Stravinsky, Edward Elgar
Cezar Franck, Hector Berlioz, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.85 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 881 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 145-2 | Time: 06:14:01

This fabulous five disc set is replete with some of those old Stokowski warhorses all recorded in absolutely mind boggling Phase 4 sound, overblown perhaps but astounding for its time. Decca's remastering is absolutely magnificent and the discs are jam packed with almost six hours of music. This is another fine memorial to a great conductor who remained astonishingly vital until the very end of his life.

The King's Singers - Madrigals & Songs from the Renaissance [8CDs] (2018)

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The King's Singers - Madrigals & Songs from the Renaissance [8CDs] (2018)

The King's Singers - Madrigals & Songs from the Renaissance [8CDs] (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.87 Gb | Total time: 07:21:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 9029570282 | Recorded: 1974-1990

In 1968, six former choral scholars from King’s College, Cambridge established the King’s Singers, later described by The Times as “the superlative vocal sextet”. The group has always comprised two countertenors, a tenor, two baritones and a bass, and over the years it has proved consistently exceptional for vocal distinction and breadth and diversity of repertoire. This celebratory collection of eight CDs focuses on Renaissance composers from Italy, England, France, Spain, Germany and the Low Countries.

Passion: Sacred Masterpieces: Schütz, Bach, Purcell, Handel, Telemann, Pergolesi, Haydn [15CDs] (2010)

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Passion: Sacred Masterpieces: Schütz, Bach, Purcell, Handel, Telemann, Pergolesi, Haydn [15CDs] (2010)

Passion: Sacred Masterpieces: Schütz, Bach, Purcell, Handel, Telemann, Pergolesi, Haydn [15CDs] (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.86 Gb | Total time: 15:10:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94032 | Recorded: 1994-2002

A stunning collection of some of the greatest sacred music ever written. From the great Lamentations of Byrd, Tallis and Palestrina, the listener is taken on a remarkable spiritual journey through Bach’s great St Matthew Passion, Purcell’s moving and bleak funeral music for Queen Mary, and Handel radiant Messiah. Pergolesi’s masterful setting of the Stabat Mater and Telemann’s Passions-Oratorium are also to be found here, along with Haydn’s Stabat Mater and his dark and intense masterpiece Die sieben letzen Worte, or The Seven Last Words of our Saviour from the Cross. Finally, Allegri’s hauntingly beautiful Miserere opens this collection – a work that was copied from memory after one hearing by the child Mozart. Prior to that moment the work had only been heard in the Vatican.

The Gesualdo Six, Owain Park - English Motets (2018)

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The Gesualdo Six, Owain Park - English Motets (2018)

The Gesualdo Six, Owain Park - English Motets (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Renaissance | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68256 | 01:13:06

The Gesualdo Six literally made its name with performances of Carlo Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responsories, but that's not the British vocal consort's only specialty. Each of the singers was trained in the English choral tradition, and sacred works of the 16th and 17th century are close to their hearts. This 2018 Hyperion release is a brief survey of motets by Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, John Sheppard, Robert White, John Dunstaple, Thomas Morley, John Taverner, William Cornysh, Orlando Gibbons, and Robert Parsons, which represent the changing theological and liturgical aspects of English religion in the Renaissance. The ensemble, conducted by Owain Park, sings with evenly blended tones and an extraordinary harmonic richness, notwithstanding the assignment of one voice to a part and the exposed polyphony that sometimes creates an austere effect. Also quite noticeable are the cross-relations that add poignant dissonances to the counterpoint, as in Tallis' Loquebantur variis linguis, Taverner's Quemadmodum, Gibbons' O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not, and Parsons' Deliver me from mine enemies. This album was recorded in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, where The Gesualdo Six gave its first performances, and the sound is enhanced by vibrant acoustics that give the group a radiant aural halo.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 4 (2017)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 4 (2017)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 4 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,72 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075800702 | Recorded: 1960-2013

Since it's founding in Freiburg in 1958, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi has been one of the most important and ambitious labels for period performances. Over decades, globally-acclaimed recordings were created with outstanding musicians. The limited edition "Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 100 Great Recordings" contains 100 outstanding DHM recordings with some of the most important and best artists in their field: Nuria Rial, Dorothee Mields, Al Ayre Espanol, Hille Perl, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante, La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Lawrence-King, Frieder Bernius, the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Thomas Hengelbrock and many others.

Ursula Duetschler - William Byrd: Pieces from the 'Fitzwilliam Virginal Book' (1990)

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Ursula Duetschler - William Byrd: Pieces from the 'Fitzwilliam Virginal Book' (1990)

Ursula Dütschler - William Byrd: Pieces from the 'Fitzwilliam Virginal Book' (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 438 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Claves | # CD 50-9001 | Time: 01:09:30

The Swiss harpsichordist, Ursula Dütschler, studied with Jörg Ewald Dähler at the Konservatorium Bern with a soloist diploma. She continued her musical training with Kenneth Gilbert at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and with Malcolm Bilson (Hammerflügel) at the Cornell University in the USA. She won several prizes, including the 1989 International Cembalo Competition in Paris and the 1991 International Erwin Bodky Competition for Hammerflügel in Boston/USA. Today Ursula Dütschler lives in Holland and appears as a soloist, chamber musician and Lieder accompanist. She has performed with various important orchestras. Together with Malcolm Bilson and some musician colleagues she participated in 1997 in perforamance of the 32 piano sonatas of L.v. Beethoven on historical instruments. Ursula Dütschler has recorded several CD's, among which four CDs with works for solo harpsichord by Scarlatti, Byrd, Balbastre and Bach.

Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)

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Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)

Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HCX 3955182 | 00:51:54

Byrd, the chief musician of Elizabethan England, wrote and published liturgical music for clandestine religious observance. Among his most serene and pure works, these intimate five-voice masses are drawn from his second book of Gradualia published in 1607.

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Playing Elizabeth's Tune: Sacred Music by William Byrd (2006)

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Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Playing Elizabeth's Tune: Sacred Music by William Byrd (2006)

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Playing Elizabeth's Tune: Sacred Music by William Byrd (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 257 Mb | Total time: 65:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gimell | GIMSA 592 | Recorded: 2006

Playing Elizabeth’s Tune, the television programme which The Tallis Scholars made for the BBC, explored the life and music of William Byrd, Catholic composer for a Protestant queen. In doing so it also illustrated the different styles which Byrd cultivated in his vocal music. This disc is a tribute to the all-round nature of his genius – to the kind of composer who could turn his hand to anything, and transform it.

The Marian Consort, Rose Consort of Viols, Rory McCleery - Loquebantur: Music from the Baldwin Partbooks (2015)

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The Marian Consort, Rose Consort of Viols, Rory McCleery - Loquebantur: Music from the Baldwin Partbooks (2015)

The Marian Consort, Rose Consort of Viols, Rory McCleery - Loquebantur: Music from the Baldwin Partbooks (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 297 Mb | Total time: 66:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delphian | # DCD34160 | Recorded: 2015

John Baldwin was a lay clerk at St George’s Chapel, Windsor in 1575 and became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1598. The so-called ‘Baldwin Partbooks’, held at Christ Church, Oxford, were his creation – a very personal collection, representing his individual tastes and interests from a wealth of English and Continental polyphony and consort music.
As in their previous collaboration, an exploration of the similarly conceived partbooks of Robert Dow, the Marian Consort and Rose Consort of Viols have kept faith with Baldwin’s own intentions, bringing to light some of the rarer gems preserved by this great advocate and music-lover and providing the listener with ‘such sweete musicke: as dothe much delite yeelde’.

The Marian Consort, Rose Consort of Viols, Rory McCleery - An Emerald in a Work of Gold (2012)

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The Marian Consort, Rose Consort of Viols, Rory McCleery - An Emerald in a Work of Gold (2012)

The Marian Consort, Rose Consort of Viols, Rory McCleery - An Emerald in a Work of Gold (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 350 Mb | Total time: 72:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delphian | # DCD34115 | Recorded: 2012

For its second Delphian recording, The Marian Consort have leafed through the beautifully calligraphed pages of the partbooks compiled in Oxford between 1581 and 1588 by the Elizabethan scholar Robert Dow, to present a deeply satisfying sequence of some of their brightest jewels. Sumptuous motets, melancholy consort songs and intricate, harmonically daring viol fantasies are seamlessly interwoven, all brought to life by seven voices and the robust plangency of the Rose Consort of Viols in the chapel of All Souls College, Oxford – where Dow himself was once a Fellow.

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

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Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs: Dowland, Byrd, Tallis, Nicholson, Cobbold, Simpson, Jenkins (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 224 Mb | Total time: 50:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS 9196 | Recorded: 1996

The sound of choirboys singing laments and death songs had enormous appeal to our Elizabethan and Jacobean ancestors – the childish expression of adult emotion apparently sharpening the music’s poignancy. How apt, then, to hear the young Connor Burrowes perform this repertoire, and with such affecting candour and musical maturity. He’s accompanied not by a viol consort – as would have been more common – but recorders, whose inherently vocal quality weaves a light tapestry of sound. They’re particularly effective in the group of pastoral pieces, played here with charming grace and agility.