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Ensemble Lamaraviglia & Stepanie Boller - Psalms and Motets from Renaissance Switzerland (2021)

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Ensemble Lamaraviglia & Stepanie Boller - Psalms and Motets from Renaissance Switzerland (2021)

Ensemble Lamaraviglia & Stepanie Boller - Psalms and Motets from Renaissance Switzerland (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 269 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:25
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Claves Records

In the middle of the 16th century, the Geneva Psalter infected the whole of Reformed Europe – Switzerland included – with a true psalm fever. The first complete collection of all 150 psalms, promoted by the Genevan reformer Jean Calvin, was published in 1562. The psalm verses were translated into French and provided with melodies by various Genevan cantors.

Riccardo Doni - Giuseppe Sarti: Il Santo Natale, presso la Cappella musicale del Duomo di Milano (1999)

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Riccardo Doni - Giuseppe Sarti: Il Santo Natale, presso la Cappella musicale del Duomo di Milano (1999)

Riccardo Doni, Gruppo Vocale Musicale Laudantes - Giuseppe Sarti: Il Santo Natale, presso la Cappella musicale del Duomo di Milano (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 71:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Stradivarius | # STR 33532 | Recorded: 1998

In 1779 he was elected maestro di cappella at the cathedral of Milan, where he remained until 1784. Here he exercised his true vocation of composer, in addition to at least twenty of his most successful operas, a vast amount of sacred music for the cathedral, and educating a number of clever pupils, the most distinguished of whom was Cherubini.

Diego Fasolis Ensemble Vanitas - George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus; Dettingen Te Deum (1999)

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Diego Fasolis Ensemble Vanitas - George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus; Dettingen Te Deum (1999)

Diego Fasolis, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera Italiana, Ensemble Vanitas - George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus; Dettingen Te Deum (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 72:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arts Music | # 47560-2 | Recorded: 1995, 1996

Conductor Diego Fasolis and his Coro della Radio Svizzera always can be counted on for a very good show, and this one, featuring two well-known if not necessarily top-drawer Handel works, is no exception. The early Dixit Dominus, with its Vivaldian "De torrente in via" movement and other Italian stylistic elements, is appropriately lively and crisply articulated in the fast sections and fully indulgent of the slow passages, allowing us to hear in gorgeous detail the promising signs of Handel's germinating genius.

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Clemens non Papa: Behold, How Joyful (2004)

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Stephen Rice,  The Brabant Ensemble - Clemens non Papa: Behold, How Joyful (2004)

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Clemens non Papa: Behold, How Joyful (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 70:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum | SIGCD045 | Recorded: 2003

Like many of even the most prolific and celebrated composers of the sixteenth century, Jacobus Clemens non Papa (‘not the Pope’) has offered the history books little factual material with which to work. In contrast to the paucity of biographical material, however, many sources of Clemens' music survive. Indeed, he is one of the most widely published musicians of the entire century with fifteen Masses, over two hundred motets, many Dutch psalms and French chansons to his name.

Sergio Vartolo, Soloists of the Cappella Musicale di S. Petronio di Bologna - Palestrina: Missa sine nomine (1996)

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Sergio Vartolo, Soloists of the Cappella Musicale di S. Petronio di Bologna - Palestrina: Missa sine nomine (1996)

Sergio Vartolo, Soloists of the Cappella Musicale di S. Petronio di Bologna - Palestrina: Missa sine nomine, Missa L'homme armé, Motets (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 56:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553314 | Recorded: 1995

Sergio Vartolo gave us a broader understanding of Palestrina's output of Masses by recording for another label a group of less familiar Mass settings, many for the first time, that offer a contrast with the more familiar solemn polyphonic style.

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.

Wellensian Consort - Bob Chilcott: Everyone Sang; A Little Jazz Mass; I Share Creation; Aesop's Fables (2013)

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Wellensian Consort - Bob Chilcott: Everyone Sang; A Little Jazz Mass; I Share Creation; Aesop's Fables (2013)

Bob Chilcott: Everyone Sang; A Little Jazz Mass; I Share Creation; Aesop's Fables (2013)
Wellensian Consort, conducted by Christopher Finch; Gemma Beeson, piano; Will Todd Trio

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Naxos | # 8.573158 | Time: 01:04:00

Described by The Observer as “a contemporary hero of British Choral Music”, Bob Chilcott is one of today’s most widely performed composers of choral music. This programme includes première recordings of favourites such as A Little Jazz Mass, songs and carols on a variety of texts, and the wit, wisdom and drama of Aesop’s Fables in which Chilcott makes musical references to Brahms and Schubert. Winner of the coveted BBC Choir of the Year award in 2010, the Wellensian Consort is one of the United Kingdom’s leading chamber choirs.

Ludwig van Beethoven 250 - Complete Edition [90CDs], Vol.6: Choral (2019)

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Ludwig van Beethoven 250 - Complete Edition [90CDs], Vol.6: Choral (2019)

Ludwig van Beethoven 250 - Complete Edition [90CDs], Vol.6: Choral (2019)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,29 Gb | Total time: 05:55:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.500250 | Recorded: 1987-2019

Beethoven’s monumental contribution to Western classical music is celebrated here in this definitive collection marking the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Surveying the totality of his career and achievement, the Complete Edition spans orchestral, concerto, keyboard, chamber, music for the stage, choral and vocal works, encompassing his most familiar and iconic masterpieces, alongside rarities and recently reconstructed fragments and sketches in world premiere recordings. The roster of artists and ensembles includes some of Beethoven’s greatest contemporary exponents, in performances that have won critical acclaim worldwide.

Geraint Jones, Jennifer Vyvyan, Helen Watts, Wilfred Brown & Thomas Hemsley - CPE Bach: Magnificat, Wq. 215 (2024)

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Geraint Jones, Jennifer Vyvyan, Helen Watts, Wilfred Brown & Thomas Hemsley - CPE Bach: Magnificat, Wq. 215 (2024)

Geraint Jones, Jennifer Vyvyan, Helen Watts, Wilfred Brown & Thomas Hemsley - CPE Bach: Magnificat, Wq. 215 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 217 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 106 Mb | 00:44:48
Classical, Sacred, Vocal, Choral | Label: Warner Classics

Jennifer Vyvyan was one of the most revered sopranos of her generation. Her career was particularly associated with Britten operas, for which she premiered many roles. But the scope of her talent was particularly wide, and she also excelled in early music and sacred works. Here she is featured in the rare Magnificat of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach conducted by Geraint Jones.

Sir Thomas Beecham, The Beecham Choral Society & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Mass in C Major, Op. 86 (2024)

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Sir Thomas Beecham, The Beecham Choral Society & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Mass in C Major, Op. 86 (2024)

Sir Thomas Beecham, The Beecham Choral Society, Jennifer Vyvyan & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Mass in C Major, Op. 86 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 199 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 Mb | 00:43:10
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Warner Classics

Jennifer Vyvyan was one of the most revered sopranos of her generation. Her career was particularly associated with Britten operas, for which she premiered many roles. But the scope of her talent was particularly wide, and she also excelled in early music and sacred works. In this recording from her prime of Beethoven’s Mass in C she teams up with Richard Lewis, Monica Sinclair and Marian Nowakowski.

Julia Lezhneva, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Alleluia: Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, Mozart (2013)

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Julia Lezhneva, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Alleluia: Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, Mozart (2013)

Julia Lezhneva, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Alleluia: Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, Mozart (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 60:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 478 5242 | Recorded: 2012

The young Russian soprano makes her solo debut on Decca with cantatas by Handel, Mozart, Porpora and Vivaldi which showcase her scintillating coloratura, tonal clarity and warmth, and radiant middle register; Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini accompany with panache.

El León de Oro, Peter Phillips - George de La Hèle: Missa Praeter Rerum Seriem & Works By Manchicourt, Payen & Rogier (2024)

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El León de Oro, Peter Phillips  - George de La Hèle: Missa Praeter Rerum Seriem & Works By Manchicourt, Payen & Rogier (2024)

El León de Oro, Peter Phillips & Marco Antonio García de Paz - George de La Hèle: Missa Praeter Rerum Seriem & Works By Manchicourt, Payen & Rogier (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 316 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:44
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

A collection of works representative of a school of Flemish composers living in Madrid towards the end of the Renaissance and all employed by Philip II of Spain, who held composers from the Low Countries in particularly high regard. La Hèle’s Mass, here receiving its first complete recording, is a major discovery.

Andreas Scholl, Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415 - Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (1995)

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Andreas Scholl, Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415 - Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (1995)

Andreas Scholl, Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415 - Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 238 Mb | Total time: 52:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901571 | Recorded: 1995

“Here's a very attractively prepared menu whose main course is the Stabatmater for countertenor and strings. Hors-d'oeuvres and side-dishes consist of a ripieno concerto (RV114), a chamber cantata for countertenor and strings (RV684), a string sonata in E flat (RV130) and an introductory motet to a lost Miserere (RV638). Taken together, the pieces demonstrate something of Vivaldi's diverse style as a composer. The chamber cantata, if closely related to the two sacred vocal items on the disc in respect of tonal colour, differs from them in character.

Sergio Vartolo, Soloists of the Cappella Musicale di S. Petronio di Bologna - Palestrina: Missa l'homme armé; Cavazzoni (2000)

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Sergio Vartolo, Soloists of the Cappella Musicale di S. Petronio di Bologna - Palestrina: Missa l'homme armé; Cavazzoni (2000)

Sergio Vartolo, Soloists of the Cappella Musicale di S. Petronio di Bologna - Palestrina: Missa l'homme armé; Cavazzoni (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 250 Mb | Total time: 61:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553315 | Recorded: 1995

Born in Italy in the 16th century, Palestrina ranks with Lassus and Byrd as one of the most important figures in the music of this time. In his Missa L'homme arme, Palestrina makes use of a fifteenth-century secular song of the same name as a cantus firmus for polyphonic elaboration. This performance of the mass, with its interpolation of organ ricercari by Girolamo Cavazzoni, seeks to restore earlier performance traditions.

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina (2006)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina (2006)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante, Dorothea Röschmann, David Daniels - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 291 Mb | Total time: 57:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 363340 2 | Recorded: 2005

The market is loaded with recordings of Pergolesi's beautiful, graceful "Stabat Mater" and there are also plenty of versions of both "Salve Regina" selections to choose from. The young Pergolesi, who died at age 26, had a flair for the theater and the "Stabat Mater" was often accused of being too operatic. Fabio Biondi presents it (and the other two pieces) without much sentimentality and he uses a vastly reduced orchestra–a mere three violins, viola, cello, double bass, and theorbo (and organ)–which brings the stark religiosity to the forefront. That is not to say that these pieces aren't sensual as well; soprano Dorothea Röschmann's mesmerizing, warm tone and David Daniel's flawless, forwardly placed countertenor are lush enough to create drama of their own.