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The Dufay Collective - On the Banks of the Seine (1997)

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The Dufay Collective - On the Banks of the Seine (1997)

The Dufay Collective - On the Banks of the Seine (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 57:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9544 | Recorded: 1996

Since its formation in 1987 the Dufay Collective has specialised in colourful, themed recordings – often with a touch of the nudge-nudge, wink-wink about them (Johnny, Cock Thy Beaver; Miri It Is, etc). So 13th-century Paris, with its bawdy mix of persons of all kinds, is natural ground for this group. But not everything is treated as slapstick: the songs by Adam de la Halle and some other pieces are touchingly rendered by a delightful trio of male voices in the latest scholarly fashion (without instruments), and this seems right even in the famous ‘On parole’, a motet with street cries woven in: this work is really an academic parody of the popular style. With the ‘minstrel’ dances and song arrangements we are led into a kind of musical toyshop where bagpipes and many other instruments abound.

Ensemble Mare Balticum - Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia (2016)

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Ensemble Mare Balticum - Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia (2016)

Ensemble Mare Balticum - Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 351 Mb | Total time: 76:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delphian | DCD34181 | Recorded: 2015

Scandinavia’s archaeologically known prehistory encompasses around twelve thousand years, culminating in the Viking period (c.800–1050AD). The Middle Ages then followed, around six hundred years later than in continental Europe – a late development due to the long period in which ice still covered Europe’s northern parts. Volume 2 in Delphian Records’ groundbreaking collaboration with the European Music Archaeology Project constructs a soundscape of these two periods, featuring both music improvised on Viking instruments, and notated songs and instrumental items from the early centuries of Christianity in Scandinavia.

Cappella Romana - Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia (2019)

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Cappella Romana - Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia (2019)

Cappella Romana - Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 362 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 Mb | 01:16:48
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Cappella Romana

Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia is the first vocal album in the world to be recorded entirely in live virtual acoustics. It brings together art history, music history, performance, and technology to re-create medieval sacred sound in the cathedral of Hagia Sophia as an aural virtual reality.

Bois de Cologne - Early Music for Recorders and Harp (2001)

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Bois de Cologne - Early Music for Recorders and Harp (2001)

Bois de Cologne - Early Music for Recorders and Harp (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 56:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Marc Aurel edition | MA 20005 | Recorded: 1998

Historical harps, recorders, serpent, portative, fiddle and violin, not a common instrumentation - and a very vital one. Old-time music is not mimicked here, but lived: atmosphere, density without fuss. In the center the music itself: Music from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Early Baroque.

Lionheart - Paris 1200: Perotin & Leonin - Chant & Polyphony from 12th Century France (1998) [Re-Up]

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Lionheart - Paris 1200: Perotin & Leonin - Chant & Polyphony from 12th Century France (1998) [Re-Up]

Lionheart - Paris 1200: Perotin & Leonin - Chant & Polyphony from 12th Century France (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Sacred, Chants | Label: Nimbus Records | # NI5547 | Time: 01:13:52

Conductus, organum, and discantus may not be words in your everyday vocabulary, but these terms identify musical forms that defined everyday musical activity during one of music history's most fruitful periods. The 12th century in France, especially in Paris–the artistic, educational, and religious center of Western Europe–saw enormous progress in the arts, architecture, and education. Not surprisingly, technical and theoretical aspects of music advanced as well. On this disc, the six-voice men's ensemble Lionheart demonstrates in vivid, rich vocal tones the sometimes stark but always powerful sound of Medieval chant and its expanded two- and three-part forms. The liner notes give clear explanations of the compositions and provide the listener with meaningful historical context. But listening to these excellent voices is not just an educational experience. The music has an inherent purity, sensuality, and honesty that's refreshing and reassuring.

Bruno Bonhoure, La Camera delle Lacrime - Peirol d'Auvèrnha: Marseille, Damas, Jérusalem (2009)

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Bruno Bonhoure, La Camera delle Lacrime - Peirol d'Auvèrnha: Marseille, Damas, Jérusalem (2009)

Bruno Bonhoure, La Camera delle Lacrime - Peirol d'Auvèrnha: Marseille, Damas, Jérusalem (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 353 Mb | Total time: 73:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | # ZZT 090903 | Recorded: 2009

Our hero, Peirol d’Auvergne, inhabits a theatre of the imagination somewhere between the epic and the everyday, the real and the supernatural. It was during the summer of 2007, on the roads of Xinjiang and more especially in Kashgar, that we gave free rein to our own imaginations and finally decided to share the inner life of this troubadour over the next few months.

Marcel Pérès, Ensemble Organum - Missa Gotica: Avignon, Toulouse, Apt, Barcelona (2009)

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Marcel Pérès, Ensemble Organum - Missa Gotica: Avignon, Toulouse, Apt, Barcelona (2009)

Marcel Pérès, Ensemble Organum - Missa Gotica: Avignon, Toulouse, Apt, Barcelona (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 239 Mb | Total time: 51:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | ZZT 090601 | Recorded: 2009

Prior to Guillaume de Machaut's Notre Dame Mass, a complete polyphonic setting of the Mass Ordinary in the third quarter of the fourteenth century, inaugurating a tradition that has come down to the present time, various anonymous composers made experimental steps in that direction, creating several related mass movements. This disc by the innovative French group Ensemble Organum is essentially a recording of one of those fragments, the so-called Mass of Toulouse. In order to create a complete "Missa Gotica" (Goths, by the way, may enjoy the booklet's brief exegesis on why the music of the Middle Ages was later termed Gothic), director Marcel Pérès joins the Toulouse fragments to another early mass pair, the Gloria and Credo known together as the Mass of Barcelona.

Denis Raisin Dadre, Doulce Mémoire - Laudes: Confréries d'Orient et d'Occident (2009)

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Denis Raisin Dadre, Doulce Mémoire - Laudes: Confréries d'Orient et d'Occident (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 392 Mb | Total time: 76:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | ZZT 090901 | Recorded: 2008

In the margin of official religious institutions, Catholic confraternities and Muslim orders offered a mystical experience. Music played an important role in their rituals, as a way of access to God. Simple, repetitive, haunting, this music sung in groups during processions or devotional meetings was intended to place the assembly in a state of ecstatic trance.

Andrew Lawrence-King, The Harp Consort - Les Travailleurs de la Mer (2004)

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Andrew Lawrence-King, The Harp Consort - Les Travailleurs de la Mer (2004)

Andrew Lawrence-King, The Harp Consort - Les Travailleurs de la Mer (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 443 Mb | Total time: 76:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907330 | Recorded: 2003

The Baltimore Consort used to do programs similar to this one, but The Harp Consort takes the production values and vocal artistry to an even higher level. From the opening, a highly rhythmic, sensuously melodic traditional Breton number, you're drawn into a world of earthy, folk-based music that's filled out with the colors of period instruments and brought to life by the expressive voices of singers who allow the flow and pulse of the language to shape phrases and create natural accents and inflection. The result is affecting, engrossing performances that convey what we can only surmise is a reasonably accurate realization of these ancient and justifiably enduring tunes.

Per-sonat - Heinrich von Meissen 'Frauenlob': Der Taugenhort - Mystische Betrachtungen im Mittelalter (2008)

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Per-sonat - Heinrich von Meissen 'Frauenlob': Der Taugenhort - Mystische Betrachtungen im Mittelalter  (2008)

Per-sonat - Heinrich von Meissen 'Frauenlob': Der Taugenhort - Mystische Betrachtungen im Mittelalter (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:04 | 255 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Christophorus | Catalog: CHR 77285

Heinrich von Meissen genannt Frauenlob wurde in den berühmten Illustrationen der so genannten Manessischen Handschrift (um 1310) als legendärer König der Minnesänger dargestellt. Nach einem bewegten Leben als Berufsdichter an vielen Fürstenhöfen starb er 1318 in seinem letzten Refugium Mainz, wo er noch heute im Dom begraben liegt. Eine Chronik aus der Mitte des 14. Jahrhunderts erwähnt, dass Frauen ihn mit einer großen Totenklage wegen seiner Verdienste um den Preis des weiblichen Geschlechts zu Grabe getragen haben.

Christophe Deslignes - Organetto: Meditations, Polyphonies, Danses (2014) {3CD Set, HΩME Recordings 006}

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Christophe Deslignes - Organetto: Meditations, Polyphonies, Danses (2014) {3CD Set, HΩME Recordings 006}

Christophe Deslignes - Organetto: Meditations, Polyphonies, Danses (2014) {3CD Set, HΩME Recordings 006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 784 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 368 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 181 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 HΩME Recordings | 006
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Organetto

Christophe Deslignes exploring medieval music with organetto a small portable organ, that is astonishing in its virtuosity and expressiveness. The Triple Album is built in three chapters, the Meditations, the polyphony and Dances, designed as an inner journey to discover the most beautiful pages of medieval music.

Alexander Blachly, Pomerium - Dufay: Mass for St. Anthony of Padua (1996)

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Alexander Blachly, Pomerium - Dufay: Mass for St. Anthony of Padua (1996)

Alexander Blachly, Pomerium - Dufay: Mass for St. Anthony of Padua (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 68:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 447 772-2 | Recorded: 1995

The works of the 15th-century composer Guillaume Dufay are often considered to be where medieval music ends and Renaissance music begins. Yet Dufay sounds quite different from later, better-known Renaissance composers such as Palestrina, Victoria, and Josquin: Dufay's music is less densely scored, with more stratified voice ranges, very complex rhythms, and a somewhat neutral emotional affect. Pomerium, a New York-based choir with extensive experience in Dufay, presents here one of the composer's largest works: a setting of both the ordinary (Kyrie, Gloria, etc.) and the propers (texts specific to the occasion) of the Mass for the feast of St. Anthony of Padua. Pomerium's polished performance makes this a fine addition to the Dufay discography.

La Morra - Armoniae Celestes, Carmina Suavissima: Europäische Musik in Basel zur Zeit des Konzils 1431-1449 (2011)

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La Morra - Armoniae Celestes, Carmina Suavissima: Europäische Musik in Basel zur Zeit des Konzils 1431-1449 (2011)

La Morra - Armoniae Celestes, Carmina Suavissima: Europäische Musik in Basel zur Zeit des Konzils 1431-1449 (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 62:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Musiques Suisses | MGB 6269 | Recorded: 2010

During the years 1431-1449 a Church Council was held in Basel. This was one of the most important international events in the city’s history. Basel’s cultural and musical life must have benefited from ceremonies and entertainment that took place in a public and private context during this coming-together of Europe’s sacred and secular powers.

The Rowallan Consort - Note Of Noy, Notes Of Joy: Early Scottish Music for Lute, Clarsach and Voice (1995) {Temple Records}

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The Rowallan Consort - Note Of Noy, Notes Of Joy: Early Scottish Music for Lute, Clarsach and Voice (1995) {Temple Records}

The Rowallan Consort - Note Of Noy, Notes Of Joy: Early Scottish Music for Lute, Clarsach and Voice (1995) {Temple Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 237 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 129 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 58 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Temple Records | COMD 20158
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Celtic / Scottish Folk

This venture into Scottish early music is a first for Temple Records - the label known mainly for its emphasis on traditional Scottish music. It is also the recording debut for The Rowallan Consort. Formed in 1994 by Robert Phillips and William Taylor, they uniquely combine the sound of the lute and the wire-strung harp (clarsach) to beautiful effect. With guest singers Mhairi Lawson and Paul Rendall, they have researched and perform songs and music dating from 1400-1700.

Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Remastered Reissue 1999

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Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Remastered Reissue 1999

Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Folk Revival, Medieval/Early Music | Label: BGO | # BGOCD442 | 01:09:53

Anthems in Eden is a 1969 album by Shirley and Dolly Collins, with the Early Music Consort of London, directed by David Munrow. The album originally consisted of a 28-minute set of folk songs plus seven other individual pieces performed by the same group. The musical arrangements for these eight pieces included early music instruments, such as viols, recorders, sackbuts and crumhorns. In 1976, six new songs were recorded with a different assortment of accompanists, to replace the original seven individual songs. This 1976 album consisting of the 28-minute set plus the six new songs was released by Harvest Records under the title Amaranth. Subsequent releases have combined all fourteen pieces under the original title, Anthems in Eden.