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
Massimo Palombella & Sistine Chapel Choir - Veni Domine: Advent & Christmas At The Sistine Chapel (2017)

Massimo Palombella & Sistine Chapel Choir - Veni Domine: Advent & Christmas At The Sistine Chapel
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:30 min | 391 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

In a new release of music for Advent and Christmas, multiple Grammy award-winning mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli sings with the pope’s Sistine Chapel Choir.
Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale - Bach: Trauerode BWV 198 & Cantate BWV 78 (1988)

Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale - Bach: Trauerode BWV 198 & Cantate BWV 78 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 57:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901270 | Recorded: 1987

Recorded in 1987, this disc by Belgian conductor Philippe Herreweghe and the choral-instrumental ensemble La Chapelle Royale came in advance of most of the historical-performance recordings that have delved deeply into Bach's cantatas and their world. It was, in fact, the first digital recording of the Trauerode, BWV 198. Despite some competition, this remains an exemplary Bach performance, and it was a superb candidate for reissue in Harmonia Mundi's HM Gold greatest-hits series.
Giuseppe Nalin, Ensemble Barocco Padovano Sans Souci - Antonio Caldara: Cantate d'Amore (1996)

Giuseppe Nalin, Ensemble Barocco Padovano Sans Souci - Antonio Caldara: Cantate d'Amore (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 319 Mb | Total time: 64:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS 166 | Recorded: 1996

Early in 1709 Antonio Caldara became maestro di cappella to the Marchese Francesco Maria Ruspoli in Rome. If the appointment brought new stability to his personal life, it also inspired him to remarkable creative effort. The two cantatas recorded here afford only a brief glimpse into a veritable musical treasure chest, the legacy of the seven years he held sway over an array of entertainments given by one of Rome's most lavish patrons of the arts.
Daniele Boccaccio, Ensemble Seicento Italiano,  Lavinia Bertotti - Domenico Scarlatti: Cantate da Camera (2008)

Daniele Boccaccio, Ensemble Seicento Italiano, Lavinia Bertotti - Domenico Scarlatti: Cantate da Camera (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 637 Mb | Total time: 68:56+62:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 93361 | Recorded: 2000

During his lifetime, from his Neapolitan years to his Spanish sojourn, Domenico Scarlatti cultivated the “cantata” genre, composing at least about sixty works – those of uncertain attribution and his Serenades excluded. Other cantatas are likely to emerge once the uncatalogued funds are systematically scanned. Since in those years the cantata was a genre on the wane, this high number is revealing of Scarlatti’s uninterrupted link with the baroque tradition, an age in which the cantata had reached its climax as an extremely refined genre, the place for daring experimentation, and exquisite writing, the appropriate gym for high craftsmanship, as expected by the elitist audience for which it was intended. The manuscripts date from 1699 to 1724.
Ensemble Dulcis Melodia & Jean Francois Haberer - Les Musiciens de Leopold (2018)

Ensemble Dulcis Melodia & Jean Francois Haberer - Les Musiciens de Leopold (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 284 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 18 | Time: 57:02 min

As part of their work focusing on enhancing the baroque music of the Rhineland, Dulcis Melodia presents an original program that reveals for the first time one of the most prestigious chapters of the baroque art in this area: Saverne at the time of the Archduke Leopold of Austria.
Ensemble Dulcis Melodia & Jean Francois Haberer - Les Musiciens de Leopold (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Ensemble Dulcis Melodia & Jean Francois Haberer - Les Musiciens de Leopold (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 56:55 minutes | 555 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

As part of their work focusing on enhancing the baroque music of the Rhineland, Dulcis Melodia presents an original program that reveals for the first time one of the most prestigious chapters of the baroque art in this area: Saverne at the time of the Archduke Leopold of Austria.