Allegri Miserere

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere, Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater (1998)

George Guest, The Choir of St John’s College, Lajos Rovatkay, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere; Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater; Vivaldi - Sonata a quattro «Al santo sepolcro» (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 272 Mb | Total time: 68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 73020 2 | Recorded: 1991, 1994

Allegri's early Baroque masterpiece Miserere from around 1630 movingly juxtaposes modal chant with tonality, and was so popular that the Vatican refused to allow it to be performed anywhere else - until the 14 year old Mozart broke the Vatican's monopoly by writing it down from memory after attending a performance. Pergolesi's late Baroque masterpiece Stabat Mater for soprano and alto dates from 1736, the year of his death at the age of 26. It was originally written for male voices but since it's hard to find a castrato these days, it's generally performed by two women or by a female soprano and counter-tenor. This performance uses a female alto but in other respects it's very much a period performance - the sound is intimate and the tempos are lively without any sacrifice of spiritual depth. The soloists, soprano Monika Frimmer and alto Gloria Banditelli, sing beautifully without overdoing the vibrato, and their voices are well matched. The disk also contains a brief "Sonata a quattro" by Vivaldi, and another setting of the Stabat Mater, by the late Baroque composer Antonio Caldara from around 1725.
(Kenneth Dorter)
Allegri - Miserere; Messe Vidi Turbam Magnum; Motets (A Sei Voci) [1994]

Allegri - Miserere;, Messe Vidi Turbam Magnum; Motets (A Sei Voci) [1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 245 MB
Classical | Label: Astree | Catalog Number: E 8524 | TT: 61'37

This 1994 disc is something of a classic of the new strain of the historical-performance movement, which is characterized by a certain amount of license to speculate in the reconstruction of lost works. The Miserere mei Deus of Gregorio Allegri is, of course, not a lost work, but one with an unbroken performance tradition stretching back to its composition in the early seventeenth century (before 1638). It was sung for centuries at the Sistine Chapel, where the singers were enjoined from circulating the music beyond Vatican walls…
Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Lotti: Crucifixus (2003)

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Lotti: Crucifixus (2003)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 242 MB
Label: Coro | Catalog N.: COR16014 | TT: 56:26

"Christophers draws brilliant performances from his singers, both technically assured and vividly impassioned". (The Guardian)
Oxford Camerata - Choral Works by Palestrina & Allegri (1995, Naxos # 8.553238)

Palestrina: Missae & Stabat mater / Allegri: Miserere
Oxford Camerata / Schola Cantorum of Oxford / Jeremy Summerly
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 301 MB | Full Artwork: 31 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Naxos # 8.553238 | Country/Year: Europe 1995
Genre: Classical | Style: Renaissance, Vocal, Sacred
Daniel Taylor & The Trinity Choir - The Path To Paradise (2017)

Daniel Taylor & The Trinity Choir - The Path To Paradise (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, scans | 200 MB
Label: Sony Classical – 19075801822 | Tracks: 12 | Time: 58:49 min
Classical, Vocal, Choral

World-renowned counter tenor and vocal music director Daniel Taylor delivers his latest album and another stunningly beautiful disc of incredible vocal music, The Path to Paradise. In The Path to Paradise Daniel Taylor and The Trinity Choir record an inspiring journey through more than 1000 years of an a capella landscape, tracing the soul’s lifelong pilgrimage towards a shifting dream of salvation. During these uncertain times Daniel Taylor proposes, with these moving and enlightening accounts, a different vision of paradise.

VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 21, 2018
VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 508 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Time: 102:05 min

Baroque music is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. This era followed the Renaissance music era, and was followed in turn by the Classical era. Baroque music forms a major portion of the "classical music" canon, and is now widely studied, performed, and listened to.

VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 21, 2018
VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:42:19 | 236 Mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Baroque music is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. This era followed the Renaissance music era, and was followed in turn by the Classical era. Baroque music forms a major portion of the "classical music" canon, and is now widely studied, performed, and listened to. Key composers of the Baroque era include Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel, Claudio Monteverdi, Domenico Scarlatti, Alessandro Scarlatti, Henry Purcell, Georg Philipp Telemann, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Arcangelo Corelli, Tomaso Albinoni, François Couperin, Giuseppe Tartini, Heinrich Schütz, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Dieterich Buxtehude, and Johann Pachelbel.
La musique au temps des Castrats: Allegri, Broschi, Charpentier, Gluck, Vivaldi (1995)

La musique au temps des Castrats: Allegri, Broschi, Charpentier, Gluck, Vivaldi (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 207 Mb | Total time: 47:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Astrée | # E 8552 | Recorded:1989, 1992, 1994

It is extremely difficult nowadays to reproduce the sound castrato singers where capable of doing at their time and, too often, one finds voices that are too nasal or merely good falsettos. But in many of the performances in this CD one can let the imagination wander and almost imagine you are in the 18th century. In particular, the performance of James Bowmann is outstanding. Also very special the performace of Charpentier 'Salve Regina' by Gerard Lesne and the others; this of course enhanced by the exquisite sensibility of the director Jordi Saval. Also, the duo of Derek Lee Ragin and Ewa Mallas-Godlewska in 'Son qual nave ch'agitata' is so exquisite it brings tears to your eyes. (Carmen E. Alvarez)

Miserere Mei: The Penitential Psalms in Late Medieval and Early Modern England  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Feb. 6, 2018
Miserere Mei: The Penitential Psalms in Late Medieval and Early Modern England

Clare Costley King'oo, "Miserere Mei: The Penitential Psalms in Late Medieval and Early Modern England (ReFormations: Medieval and Early Modern)"
ISBN: 0268033242 | 2012 | EPUB | 312 pages | 3 MB
Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Clérambault: Miserere - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres (2014) [24/88]

Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Clérambault: Miserere - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 64:53 minutes | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

When one looks at the biographies of famous prima donnas, the suspicion sometimes arises that opera is not really an art form but a way of life. At any rate, for many of its protagonists, the theatrics, the scheming and the scandalmongering of the stage appear to flow seamlessly into real life. And the situation in the eighteenth century was no different from today.