Cantate Domino

Sistine Chapel Choir & Massimo Palombella - Cantate Domino ~ La Cappella Sistina e la Musica del Papi (2015)

Sistine Chapel Choir & Massimo Palombella - Cantate Domino ~ La Cappella Sistina e la Musica del Papi (2015)
Classical, Renaissance | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:55 | 135 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Introducing, by kind permission of the Vatican, the first studio album ever to be recorded in the Sistine Chapel. “Cantate Domino” opens the door to some of the world’s most beautiful choral music, as well as into one of the most treasured sacred locations on earth. The album features the Chapel’s resident choir – one of the longest-established choirs anywhere in the world.
Oscar's Motet Choir - Cantate Domino (1976/2005) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz] RE-UP

Oscar's Motet Choir - Cantate Domino (1976/2005)
- Alf Linder, Marianne Mellnas, Oscar's Motet Choir, Torsten Nilsson -

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 45:56 minutes | 983 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Cantate Domino, recorded by legendary sound engineer Bertil Alving in 1976, is widely regarded as one of the greatest audiophile masterpieces ever recorded. Opening with Enrico Bossi's "Cantate Domino" for choir, organ, trumpets and trombones, the choral album includes a number of Swedish folk songs as well as pieces by Handel, Otto Olsson, and others. The famous reference record is now made even better with this new hi-definition release.
Cappella Nova, Alan Tavener - Sacred Music for Mary Queen of Scots - Robert CARVER. Mass Cantate Domino [vol. 4]

Cappella Nova, Alan Tavener - Sacred Music for Mary Queen of Scots - Robert CARVER. Mass Cantate Domino [vol. 4]
EAC FLAC cue+scans (230 MB) | NO LOG | ogg.160+scans (70 MB)
ASV Gaudeamus 136 (1993) | Renaissance

The anonymous Mass Cantate Domino for six voices (#1-4) is recorded in an incomplete set of part-books of about 1550, traditionally linked with Dunkeld Cathedral, but more likely originating in the collegiate chapel of Lincluden, Dumfriesshire. Much has had to be done to complete the music: the bass part is missing throughout and three other voices are more or less fragmentary towards the end. The style of the music is 'British decorative' of the earlier sixteenth century with its characteristic mixture of florid and imitative counterpoint. On closer examination, however, the work may be of Scottish origin: the music is directly related to the five-part Mass Fera pessima by Robert Carver, finest Scottish composer of sacred music in the early sixteenth century. I suggest that the present Mass is a reworking of about 1525 for six voices, possibly by Carver himself, of the earlier five-part composition: much thematic material is common to both works, though the six-part shows a more assured technical command. It is a cyclic Mass in the established tradition: each movement opens with the same head-motif and each is based on the same cantus firmus - a plainsong melody, as yet unidentified. Also, traditionally, the music has been arranged to alternate full and solo sections. It is an impressive work, and if by Carver - it is certainly very good Carver.
Coro de Monjas Benedictinas del Real Monasterio de San Pelayo - Cantate Domino, Alleluia

Coro de Monjas Benedictinas del Real Monasterio de San Pelayo - Cantate Domino, Alleluia
EAC FLAC (280 MB) | NO LOG | Embedded CUE | Scans (22 MB) | OGG·160 (70 MB)
rtve Música 65076 (1995) | canto gregoriano

Arvo Part - De Profundis (1999) {Harmonia Mundi HMU 907182}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 26, 2017
Arvo Part - De Profundis (1999) {Harmonia Mundi HMU 907182}

Arvo Pärt - De Profundis (1999) {Harmonia Mundi HMU 907182}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 272 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 178 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996, 1999 Harmonia Mundi USA | HMU 907182
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Choral / Neo-Classical

Paul Hillier’s Theatre of Voices, like the Hilliard Ensemble with whom he was associated before settling in America, have given the music of Arvo Part a prominent place in their repertoire. Hillier has also written a book on Part – from which his notes accompanying this CD are mostly drawn (The Music of Arvo Part; OUP: 1997) – and in the collective interview run in last September’s issue (page 14) he described his first encounter with several of Part’s scores, “Something leapt out at me: this was the kind of music I had been waiting to perform”.
Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & Gyorgy Vashegyi - Mondonville: Grands Motets (2016)

Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & Gyorgy Vashegyi - Mondonville: Grands Motets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 95:48 min | 493 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2016

Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville continued and developed the French tradition of the grand motet set in place by Lully and Lalande, and four of these motets have now been recorded for Glossa by György Vashegyi with a quintet of masterly soloists, the Orfeo Orchestra and the Purcell Choir. Vashegyi, who is fast making his name in French repertoire, has chosen the music of this underrated composer to follow up his Glossa recording of Rameaus Les Fêtes de Polymnie.
Carolyn Sampson, Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel (2014)

A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel
by Lacoste, Lalande, Rameau, Rousseau, Fiocco & Mondonville
Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68035 | Time: 01:12:55

GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2015 WINNER (RECITAL CATEGORY). A welcome return of Carolyn Sampson and Ex Cathedra to Hyperion, performing the rich, fulsome music of the French Baroque. Their recording of love songs from Rameau’s operas (Hyperion CDA67447) was hugely acclaimed for Sampson’s stylish, fluid, seductive performances, and ten years later her artistry is even more dazzling. This album is of particular interest as rather than concentrating on one composer it showcases the works written for the premiere soprano of the day, Marie Fel. Voltaire called her his ‘adorable nightingale’. For d’Aquin, she was an enchanted being. Marie Fel was the soprano who held an entire generation spellbound at the Paris Opéra and at Louis XV’s court during one of the most glorious periods of French music. With a voice described as ‘pure, charming, silvery’ (La Borde), ‘touching and sublime’ (Grimm) and ‘always lovely, always seductive’ (d’Aquin), she inspired some of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s finest music and introduced a whole new level of virtuosity and expression into the French singing tradition. Her long, triumphant career is traced through this fascinating recording.
Anima Eterna Brugge & Jos van Immerseel - Orff: Carmina Burana (Cantiones profanae) (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Anima Eterna Brugge & Jos van Immerseel - Orff: Carmina Burana (Cantiones profanae) (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:26 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Often described as ‘music for amateurs’, sometimes used (or misused) towards purely commercial ends, Orff’s Carmina Burana was clearly ready for a new approach, a sort of revivifying, thorough rethinking. This has now been done, thanks to Jos van Immerseel and the absolutely exceptional musical team that he assembled.
The Fiamminghi - La Polyphonie Flamande - The Flemish Polyphony (2011) {8CD Set Ricercar RIC 102}

The Fiamminghi - La Polyphonie Flamande - The Flemish Polyphony (2011) {8CD Set Ricercar RIC 102}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.67 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.44 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 252 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Outhere / Ricercar | RIC 102
Classical / Early Music / Polyphony / Medieval / Choral / Renaissance / Sacred Works

The composers known collectively as the Fiamminghi made their mark in Europe in general and in Italy and in France in particular during the 15th century. Their talent and skill gained them the most important positions in the great musical establishments of the time. This collection is devoted to the leading composers of the 15th century, from those of the first generation (Guillaume Dufay, Gilles Binchois, Arnold de Lantins and Johannes Brassart) through Johannes Ockeghem, the great master of polyphonic technique, to Josquin Desprez and Pierre de La Rue, two musicians taught by Ockeghem who laid the foundations of the Ars Perfecta during the Renaissance. Also included is Jacob Obrecht, the only composer of this school whose career was based essentially in his native Flanders. Every genre of both sacred as well as secular music of the time is represented here.
Arvo Part - Choral & Instrumental Works (2004) {EMI Virgin 2CD Set}

Arvo Part - Choral & Instrumental Works (2004) {EMI Virgin 2CD Set}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 442 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 281 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 35 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2004 EMI Records / Virgin Classics | 7243 5 62434 2 2
Classical / Choral / Instrumental

Heard a track on Radio 3, so bought this as a 'taster' of Pärt's music. A superb introduction, and play it frequently! Born at Paide in Estonia in 1935, a pupil of Heino Eller at Tallinn Conservatory, sometime sound engineer at Estonian Radio, and first prize-winner at the All-Union Young Composers' Competition in Moscow in 1962, Arvo Part, who emigrated to the west with his family in 1980, is one of the leading figures in contemporary music. He had been working with twelve-tone composition and serialism, as well as collage and aleatory techniques, but after a long period of virtual silence when he made a deep and searching study of plainsong, French and Franco-Flemish music of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, and the traditions of orthodox sacred music, he engaged in a major reassessment of his own style, emerging in 1976 to effect a renewal of his language.