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Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Ensemble - Sacred Music of the Bach Family (2010)

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Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Ensemble - Sacred Music of the Bach Family (2010)

Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Ensemble - Sacred Music of the Bach Family (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 949 Mb | Total time: 193:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | HAEN98614

This is a unique collection of largely unknown compositions of the Bach family, the largest and most incredibly talented musical family of all time. For nearly two hundred years, the Bach family dedicated themselves to singing God’s praises in music. Helmuth Rilling, who has made the works of J S Bach and his family his life work, performs these pieces with delicacy, energy and intelligence.

Psallentes - Salzinnes Saints: Plainchant from the Salzinnes Antiphonal (2017) {Le Bricoleur}

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Psallentes - Salzinnes Saints: Plainchant from the Salzinnes Antiphonal (2017) {Le Bricoleur}

Psallentes - Salzinnes Saints: Plainchant from the Salzinnes Antiphonal (2017) {Le Bricoleur}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Digital Download -> 254 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2017 Le Bricoleur ‎| LBCD/12
Classical / Renaissance / Plainchant / Polyphony / Choral / Sacred

The sixteenth-century Salzinnes antiphonal originates from the Cistercian abbey of Salzinnes near Namur in present-day Belgium. The manuscript is today in the Patrick Power Library at Saint Mary’s University, in Halifax (Nova Scotia), Canada. The Belgian ensemble Psallentes exploits the Sanctoral part of the manuscript with music for the Virgin Mary and for saints such as Andreas, Agnes, Agatha, Rochus and Hubertus.

Kaspars Putniņš, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir - Schnittke: Psalms of Repentance; Pärt: Magnificat & Nunc Dimitti (2017)

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Kaspars Putniņš, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir - Schnittke: Psalms of Repentance; Pärt: Magnificat & Nunc Dimitti (2017)

Kaspars Putniņš, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir - Schnittke: Psalms of Repentance; Pärt: Magnificat & Nunc Dimitti (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 59:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | BIS-2292 SACD | Recorded: 2017

Alfred Schnittke and Arvo Pärt lived through times of remarkable change in the last decades of the Soviet Union. From the 1970s, state restrictions on religion were gradually relaxed and this was reflected in the arts and especially in music. Schnittke’s adoption of Christianity was triggered by the death of his mother in 1972, and culminated in his later conversion to Catholicism. Pärt was from a nominally Lutheran background in Estonia, but embraced the Orthodox faith in the 1970s, following intensive study of liturgical music. Both composers began to incorporate religious themes into their work, moving away from the modernist abstraction that had characterized their early careers.

Owen Rees, The Choir of the Queen’s College Oxford - Caeli Porta: 17th-Century sacred music from Lisbon & Granada (2008)

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Owen Rees, The Choir of the Queen’s College Oxford - Caeli Porta: 17th-Century sacred music from Lisbon & Granada (2008)

Owen Rees, The Choir of the Queen’s College Oxford - Caeli Porta: 17th-Century sacred music from Lisbon & Granada (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 60:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Guild | GMCD7323 | Recorded: 2007, 2008

Portuguese music enjoyed its most spectacular flowering in the early seventeenth century. Many of the greatest composers were gathered in the capital Lisbon, and this was a period when many Portuguese musicians also made their careers in Spain, which was then linked to Portugal politically. This recording presents masterpieces of Portuguese polyphony from Lisbon and Granada brought to light by the choir’s director, Owen Rees. The Lisbon composers represented are Duarte Lobo (chapelmaster at the Cathedral), Pedro de Cristo (chapelmaster at the Monastery of São Vicente), and Manuel Rodrigues Coelho (organist at the Royal Chapel).

Paradisi Gloria - Stabat Mater: Francis Poulenc, Karol Szymanowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm (2004)

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Paradisi Gloria - Stabat Mater: Francis Poulenc, Karol Szymanowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm (2004)

Paradisi Gloria - Stabat Mater: Poulenc, Szymanowski, Penderecki, Rihm (2004)
Munich Radio Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Soloists
conducted by Marcello Viotti, Krzysztof Penderecki, Helmuth Rilling

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Profil | # PH04035 | Time: 01:06:02

This 2004 survey of modern settings of the medieval sequence Stabat Mater Dolorosa is part of conductor Marcello Viotti's project to record the little-known but worthy sacred works of the twentieth century, in conjunction with the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus for their concert series Paradisi gloria. The four works by Francis Poulenc, Karol Szymanowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Wolfgang Rihm are dramatically different in conception and musical content, and may be regarded more as reflections of personal faith than as practical works for ecclesiastical purposes.

Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus - Rossini: Stabat Mater (1983)

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Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus - Rossini: Stabat Mater (1983)

Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus - Rossini: Stabat Mater (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 64:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 410 034-2 | Recorded: 1982

There's no doubting Gioachino Rossini's sincerity in his Stabat Mater – he himself was so moved by the piece that he couldn't bear to attend the work's dress rehearsal or any of its first performances – but still, his setting of the Latin text is, strictly speaking, only a sacred work. With its heightened drama, its passionate lyricism and its histrionic virtuosity, it is actually an emotional work, a work in which the composer takes the Latin text as an opportunity to demonstrate its feelings on the subjects of grief and death.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 11] - Stabat Mater; Petite Messe solennelle; Messa di Gloria (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 11] - Stabat Mater;  Petite Messe solennelle; Messa di Gloria (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 11]: Antonio Pappano, Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Stabat Mater, Petite Messe solennelle, Messa di Gloria; Georges Cziffra - Improvisations & Transcriptions (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 891 Mb | Total time: 65:27+75:49+81:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1957, 1959, 1992, 2010, 2012

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (1985)

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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (1985)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; Cavalli: Salve Regina; Gesualdo: Ave, Dulcissima Maria; Jacques Clément: O Maria, Vernans rosa (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 190 Mb | Total time: 46:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 2292-45219-2 | Recorded: 1984

These works by Scarlatti, Cavali, Gesualdo and Clément form a posy in honour of the Virgin, a reflection and echo of the abundant wealth of Western polyphony. The pieces recorded here share an undoubted Roman Catholic identity. They are, as it were, witnesses, each in its own way, of the ever-renewed adventure of discovery of choral singing, and they illustrate the idea of a Marian liturgy that is both a source of beauty and emotion and a spiritual guide to the faithful.

Matthew Best, English Chamber Orchestra, Corydon Singers - Bruckner: Requiem in D minor (1987)

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Matthew Best, English Chamber Orchestra, Corydon Singers - Bruckner: Requiem in D minor (1987)

Matthew Best, English Chamber Orchestra, Corydon Singers - Bruckner: Requiem in D minor (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 241 Mb | Total time: 55:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA66245 | Recorded: 1987

Bruckner’s early Requiem of 1849 and the setting of Psalm 114 (really 116) were composed well before his long period of gruelling technical study with Simon Sechter, during which period he was permitted to compose almost nothing. That was followed by another stretch with Otto Kitzler, less prohibitive so far as creative work was concerned, but still severe; at this time he wrote the Overture in G minor, the ‘study’ symphony in F minor, and a number of choral pieces, including the substantial Psalm 112 (with orchestra) on this record. This period of deliberate creative abstinence has led to the belief that Bruckner was a late starter, that he wrote no music of worth before he was about forty.

Peter Schreier, Kammerorchester C.Ph.E. Bach, RIAS Kammerchor - Bach: Magnificat; Masses BWV 233-236 (1994)

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Peter Schreier, Kammerorchester C.Ph.E. Bach, RIAS Kammerchor - Bach: Magnificat; Masses BWV 233-236 (1994)

Peter Schreier, Kammerorchester C.Ph.E. Bach, RIAS Kammerchor - Bach: Magnificat; Masses BWV 233-236 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 563 Mb | Total time: 139:01 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Philips | 438 873-2 | Recorded: 1993

It was a real treat to revisit this recording—to be reminded how exuberant the celebratory sections, how crisply articulated both the choral and orchestral performances, how perfectly calibrated and lively the tempos, how buoyant the spirit of the playing and singing. And the solo singing is pretty fine too. Made in Berlin’s Jesus-Christus-Kirche in 1993, the production offers superb sound that conveys a natural presence of singers and instruments while capturing proper balances among the various performance components—there’s a surprising vibrancy to the sound that I don’t recall from the original recording.

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Hellinck: Missa Surrexit pastor; Lupi: Te Deum & motets (2020)

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Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Hellinck: Missa Surrexit pastor; Lupi: Te Deum & motets (2020)

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Hellinck: Missa Surrexit pastor; Lupi: Te Deum & motets (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 294 Mb | Total time: 70:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68304 | Recorded: 2019

Mining the rich musical seam of the Low Countries, Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble have once again unearthed sixteenth-century treasure in the works of Lupus Hellinck and Johannes Lupi.

Frank Markowitsch, Vokalakademie Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2012)

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Frank Markowitsch, Vokalakademie Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2012)

Frank Markowitsch, Vokalakademie Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 261 Mb | Total time: 59:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Rondeau | ROP6062 | Recorded: 2012

Those surprised by the existence of a Vespro della beata vergine (Vespers of the Blessed Virgin) by Alessandro Scarlatti can take comfort in the fact that there is actually no such thing; what's on offer here is a collection of psalm settings along with a hymn and Magnificat that could have been used for the Vespers service during Scarlatti's time. But, noted Susanne Fontaine, the same is true of Claudio Monteverdi's famous set of Vespers of 1610, which was a compilation rather than a unified work. Whatever the origins of Scarlatti's pieces, they do seem to fit together nicely as a set, evincing a mixture of Baroque Catholic traditionalism and operatic thinking. Several of the psalms work chant material into contrapuntal choral sections, contrasting it with more florid solo passages.

Karel Ančerl, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvořák: Requiem (1997)

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Karel Ančerl, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvořák: Requiem (1997)

Karel Ančerl, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvořák: Requiem (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:54:09 | 571 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 453073

This is an excellent rendition of Dvorjak's Requiem. The Choral group have excellent diction and are sensitive to the light and shade required to bring our the meaning of the words. The Orchestra too contributes to the unity of the work. The Soloists are first class with beautiful voices. the conductor is to be congratulated for his skill in bring the three sections-chorus, soloists and orchestra-together to effectively recreate this wonderful work.

Luc Ponet & Psallentes - In organis et in discantu: Music from the County of Loon & the Principality of Liège (2018) {Etcetera}

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Luc Ponet & Psallentes - In organis et in discantu: Music from the County of Loon & the Principality of Liège (2018) {Etcetera}

Luc Ponet & Psallentes - In organis et in discantu: Music from the County of Loon & the Principality of Liège (2018) {Etcetera}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Digital Download -> 372 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 202 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Etcetera | KTC 1622
Classical / Baroque / Plainchant / Organ / Polyphony / Sacred

What was begun in September 2012 as a project researched with fine artistic and intellectual endeavour subsequently expanded into an artistic and scientific project driven by conviction and passion. Six years of research and experiment have led us to interesting information and regularly revised insights into a valid realisation of an unexplored musical world that was truly characteristic of the prince-bishopric of Liège. In many respects, this music still does not receive the recognition it deserves, even in the region of its birth.

Giuseppe Maletto, Cantica Symphonia - Almisonis Melos: Latin Motets and Mass Fragments in the Ivrea Codex (2000)

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Giuseppe Maletto, Cantica Symphonia - Almisonis Melos: Latin Motets and Mass Fragments in the Ivrea Codex (2000)

Giuseppe Maletto, Cantica Symphonia - Almisonis Melos: Latin Motets and Mass Fragments in the Ivrea Codex (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 452 Mb | Total time: 64:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OP30-309 | Recorded: 2000

A French manuscript from the 14th-Century said to be compiled in Avignon, the seat of the papacy during the time, the Ivrea Codex contains several styles of music from the time making it one of the most important surviving documents from the Medieval era. This recording features harmonious vocals backed by light instrumentation. The first-rate performance of Cantica Symphonia brings an element of the sublime and divine making this one of the best releases from the Early Music genre.