Alta Capella

"A la ferrarese" - Bassedanze, balli e canzoni -- Alta Capella und Citharedi der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

"A la ferrarese" - Bassedanze, balli e canzoni - Italian Instrumental Music of the 15th Century
Alta Capella und Citharedi der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

EAC | FLAC IMG+CUE+LOG | Complete HQ Scans (PDF) | 1CD | 234 MB + 11 MB (scans)
Classical: Renaissance | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi GD77143 | 1991 (rec. 1984)
Jordi Savall - 25 Years La Capella Reial De Catalunya (2013) {4CD Set Alia Vox AVSA9897}

Jordi Savall - 25 Years La Capella Reial De Catalunya (2013) {4CD Set Alia Vox AVSA9897}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.18 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 603 Mb
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© 2013 Alia Vox | AVSA 9897
Classical / Renaissance / Vocal Music / Orchestral / Chamber Music

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Capella Reial de Catalunya, the choir he founded in 1988, Jordo Savall has gathered four examples of their work, rich in Catalan heritage, luxuriously presented in a box and all published originally on the Astree label. In 1987, after 13 years of intense research, concerts and recordings with the ensemble Hespèrion XX, the decision to send our children to school in Catalonia led to us spending more time there and gave us the opportunity to contact and select various Romance language-speaking singers from Catalonia, Spain and other countries. Convinced of the defining influence that a country’s cultural roots and traditions inevitably have on the expression of its musical language, Montserrat Figueras and I founded La Capella Reial with the aim of creating one of the first vocal ensembles devoted exclusively to the performance of Golden Age music according to historical principles and consisting exclusively of Hispanic and Latin voices.
Capella de la Torre - Vidi Speciosam: A Lady Mass From The 16th Century (2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Capella de la Torre, Tiburtina Ensemble - Vidi Speciosam: A Lady Mass From The 16th Century (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:21 minutes | 1,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The present recording reconstructs the sound of a Marian Mass in a Spanish convent towards the end of the 16th century: plainchant performed by women’s voices alternates with polyphonic works featuring a combination of women’s voices and instruments, together with a number of instrumental movements.
Capella de la Torre - Vidi Speciosam - A Lady Mass from the 16th Century (2018)

Capella de la Torre - Vidi Speciosam - A Lady Mass from the 16th Century (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 280 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | 01:05:04
Classical, Choral | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Bayerischer Rundfunk

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi invites you to listen to the album Vidi Speciosam - A Lady Mass from the 16th Century - containing pf works dedicated to Mary from Spanish composers performed at the end of the 16th century. The performers are: Capella de la Torre - winner of the ECHO 2016 award in the "band of the year" category, and the vocal group of Tiburtina - a female vocal ensemble founded in 2008 in Prague, specializing in the interpretation of Gregorian chant, medieval polyphony and contemporary music.
Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall - Hispania & Japan Dialogues (2011)

Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall - Hispania & Japan Dialogues (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 1:02:50 | 336 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: AliaVox | Catalog: AVSA 9883

The old saying of "Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet" may have been written by Rudjard Kipling in reference to India and the West, but it's often been quoted by those wishing to stress the impossibility of us ever finding common ground with anybody East of Europe. However, Jordi Savall and the collection of Japanese and Spanish musicians he's gathered around him prove the lie in that statement over and over again with Hispania & Japan: Dialogues.
Bernhard Klapprott, Capella Thuringia, Cantus Thuringia - Kellner: Sacred Cantatas (2018)

Bernhard Klapprott, Capella Thuringia, Cantus Thuringia - Kellner: Sacred Cantatas (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 418 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 30 | Time: 71:48 min

Although Johann Peter Kellner received only a relatively brief training in music, he attained a quite considerable compositional level, not least because of his contacts with members of Bachs circle of friends. Until 1762 Johann Peter composed a number of cantatas along with his son Johann Christoph that have been brought together in the Schüler-Jahrgang (Pupils Annual Cycle).

Pal Nemeth, Capella Savaria - Handel: St John Passion (1995)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at March 18, 2018
Pal Nemeth,  Capella Savaria - Handel: St John Passion (1995)

Pál Németh, Capella Savaria - Handel: St John Passion (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 254 Mb | Total time: 60:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD 12908 | Recorded: 1995

The St. John Passion was long regarded as an early work by Handel, written in Hamburg in 1704. It had to be early, as there are few really Handelian fingerprints in the music. In the late 1960s though, musicologists started allocating it to Georg Böhm (1661-1733), a Thuringian-born composer who worked in Hamburg and Luneburg. He is remembered chiefly for his fine organ music and his influence on Bach. But the record booklet makes an interesting case for Handel's authorship, particularly as Handel's friend Mattheson was an advocate of the work.
Zsolt Kalló, Capella Savaria, László Feriencsik & Andrea Bertalan - Vivaldi: Concertos (2018)

Zsolt Kalló, Capella Savaria, László Feriencsik & Andrea Bertalan - Vivaldi: Concertos (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 378 MB
Label: Hungaroton | Tracks: 21 | Time: 67:45 min

Hungarian period instrument orchestra Capella Savaria has been hailed by the Canadian Opus Magazine as one of Europes best ensembles. Their new release offers an insight into Antonio Vivaldis concerto uvre consisting of over 500 fascinating compositions. Besides the undoubtedly most substantial (and popular) pieces, the album also has a selection of concertos for flute and bassoon occasionally evoking the atmosphere of Vivaldis most renowned composition, The Four Seasons.
Jordi Savall & La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Homenatge al Misteri d'Elx - La Vespra (2004) {Alia Vox AV9836}

Jordi Savall & La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Homenatge al Misteri d'Elx - La Vespra (2004) {Alia Vox AV9836}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 370 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 184 Mb
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© 2004 Alia Vox | AV9836
Classical / Medieval / Vocal Music / Spiritual

The Misteri d'Elx (Mystery Play of Elche) is a religious drama performed annually in the southeastern Spanish city of Elche (or Elx in the local dialect) since medieval times. The play reenacts the Assumption of Mary in a two-act musical production, entirely sung, that takes place over two successive days in August. The Mystery Play is a major European tourist attraction, and UNESCO in 2001 named it a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. With typical boldness, Jordi Savall and La Capella Reial de Catalunya plunge into a slice of the musical past that is rewarding yet raises complex issues in performance. Here, however, the group is not resurrecting a half-buried tradition but rather dealing with one that is living.
Capella Alamire, The Woodman Consort of Viols, Peter Urquhart - Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)

Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)
Capella Alamire; The Woodman Consort of Viols; Noël Bisson, soprano; Peter Urquhart, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Renaissance | Label: Naxos | # 8.570180 | Time: 01:08:15

It's always great to encounter the recording that can "crack" a composer open, making his or her music accessible to a general listening public. And it's all the better when such a recording comes from beyond the usual quarters, as, for example, with this American recording of Renaissance polyphony. Nicolas Gombert was a Flemish Renaissance composer, a successor (and possibly a student) of Josquin who entered the service of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. His music, especially in his masses, tends to present itself as a dense, unbroken flow of polyphony. Gombert is one of the composers music history students tend to slog through in hopes of getting to the good stuff. One noted Renaissance scholar used to refer to him, Adrian Willaert, and Giaches de Wert as "the Ert brothers." All that could change with this disc of Gombert motets and chansons. These works are less dense than his masses, but not by much, and they are considerably less limpid than Josquin's pieces in the same genres. But here it is the performances that clarify them. The Massachusetts ensemble Capella Alamire (the name is a pun on an aspect of an old solmization system) under director Peter Urquhart, recording in a church in Portsmouth, NH, slows the motets down slightly and addresses them with a group of eight singers – the black belt of choral singing.