Choir Music

Pedersen, Norwegian Soloists Choir - Grieg: Choir Music (2007)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 5, 2014
Pedersen, Norwegian Soloists Choir - Grieg: Choir Music (2007)

Pedersen, Norwegian Soloists Choir - Grieg: Choir Music (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 233 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1661

Though as central to his compositional career as his piano works, Grieg's choral works are rarely heard outside his native land and even more rarely recorded. This splendid 2007 BIS disc with Grete Pedersen leading the Norske Solistkor (the Norwegian Soloists' Choir) adds 13 a cappella pieces to the international Grieg catalog. Some are intimately emotional secular works like "Margaret's Cradle Song," while others are grander scared works like the setting of "Ave, Maris Stella." Some like "As I Lay Down So Late" were originally composed for the medium, while others were adapted for the medium either by the composer from one of his songs as in "Last Spring" or by the conductor from one of his piano pieces as in "Once Upon a Time" from the Opus 71 set of Lyric Pieces.

Joel Harrison - String Choir: Music of Paul Motian (2011)  Music

Posted by stfine at Feb. 9, 2011
Joel Harrison - String Choir: Music of Paul Motian (2011)

Joel Harrison - String Choir: Music of Paul Motian (2011)
MP3 | CBR 320 kbps + playlist + digipack covers | 00:55:16 | 129 MB (3% rec.)
Modern Creative Jazz | Label: Sunnyside communications, SSC 1273

Joel Harrison is a guitarist/composer/arranger who is described loosely as a jazz artist, but his influences take in very diverse sources, from Folk to Classical music. In this album, Harrison takes Motian’s (a famous jazz drummer) compositions and places them in the setting of a string quartet accompanied by two guitars. Besides Harrison, the personnel consists of Christian Howes and Sam Bardfeld on violin, Dana Leong on cello, Mat Meneris and Peter Ugrin splitting the cuts on viola, and Liberty Ellman on guitar.
Marlow, Choir Of Trinity College - Philips: Cantiones Sacrae 1612 (2010)

Marlow, Choir Of Trinity College - Philips: Cantiones Sacrae 1612 (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 301 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 188 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 0770

Peter Philips was, after William Byrd, the most published English composer of the Elizabethan-Jacobean Age. He was also, in his day, the best-known English composer on the European mainland but his absence from his homeland after the age of about twenty-one means that he remains relatively neglected at home. Born in 1560 or 1561, he trained as a choirboy at St Paul’s Cathedral in London and may have studied keyboard playing with Byrd. In 1582 he fled England to avoid persecution as a Roman Catholic, making his way to Rome. In 1585 he joined the entourage of another Roman Catholic refugee, Sir Thomas Paget, travelling with him through Northern Europe for the next five years, eventually settling in Antwerp in 1591. In 1593 he was accused of plotting against Elizabeth I and arrested, but was eventually exonerated. He joined the court chapel of Archduke Albert, Viceroy of The Netherlands, as organist in 1597 and remained there until his death in 1628.

Vasks: Plainscapes - Sigvards Klava, Latvian Radio Choir (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at July 1, 2013
Vasks: Plainscapes - Sigvards Klava, Latvian Radio Choir (2012)

Vasks: Plainscapes - Sigvards Klava, Latvian Radio Choir (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 259 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1194

This CD presents a cross section of a cappella choral works by Cannes Classical-awarded composer Pēteris Vasks (b. 1946), performed by the acclaimed Latvian Radio Choir under the direction of Sigvards Kļava. Following on from their successful recording of liturgical Vasks compositions (“Beautifully performed, a rare outing for Vask’s choral music” – Gramophone ‘recommends’), the Latvian Radio Choir once again draws on the Baltic countries’ extraordinary choir music tradition, focusing here on secular repertoire.
Kanachian B. - Chorals (Topikyan H., Yerevan Chamber Choir) (1998)

Kanachian Barsegh - Chorals (Topikyan H., Yerevan Chamber Choir) (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 335.06 MB
Classical/Choral/Folk | Label: Harutyun Topikyan

Harutyun Topikyan Born in 1951. Yerevan… Yerevan Chamber Choir was born of Faith and Love. …
Barsegh Kanachian (1885-1967) is one of the outstanding representatives of musical culture of Armenian diaspora. While living in Turkey, Cyprus and Lebanon Kanachian was very prolific as a composer, choirmaster, pedagogue, musical public figure. Decisive role in B.Kanachian's musical destiny had his meeting in Istanbul in 1910 with the classicist of Armenian music Komitas. He sang in Komitas' «GUSAN» choir, took choirmaster lessons from him and became one of his «five students». Many years later, in 1936 he founded permanently functioning choir in Beirut, naming it in name of Komitas' choir- «GUSAN». For this choir, actually, he arranged many folksongs, mostly Armenian, but also some Arabic, and with this choir he had many brilliant performances…..

King's College Choir - O Come All Ye Faithful (CD Rip)  Music

Posted by Arend at Dec. 21, 2009
 King's College Choir - O Come All Ye Faithful (CD Rip)

King's College Choir - O Come All Ye Faithful (CD Rip)
Decca U.K.
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Covers | RS Link | 182 MB
Classical Choir | 1984 |

Choir music of great beauty, combined with a very transparant (audiophile) recording quality.

MP3 - Red Army Choir and Orchestra, part 1  Music

Posted by Vah Vus at April 24, 2006
MP3 - Red Army Choir and Orchestra, part 1

Authentic Russian Choir Music. You'll love it.

Red Army Choir and Orchestra
directed by Sergey Nazarko
part 1

format: MP3
bitrate: 320
Total size: 29 Mb


Этот пост - в память о последних днях войны.

Хор Сергея Назарко - нынешний, но называется он - Хор и Оркестр Красной Армии.
VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration Of Artistic Excellence From The Home Of Early Music Box Set Part 02 (2013)

VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration Of Artistic Excellence From The Home Of Early Music Box Set Part 02 (2013)
Classical, Early Music, Renaissance, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,85 Gb | Covers 82 Mb
Label: Archiv Produktion | Release Year: 2013

The box-set traces the history of Archiv from 1947, when the first recordings were made (Helmut Walcha playing Bach organ works), to a bonus CD featuring selections from the new 2013 albums mentioned above. A complete overview is appended. In between comes a sequence of albums several of which are new to CD from the great names of the label, from Walcha, Wenzinger and Safford Cape, through Karl Richter, Nikolas Harnoncourt and Sir Charles Mackerras…
Kate Telfer, Gough, Royal Holloway Choir, Britten Sinfonia - Korvits: Kreek's Notebook (2013)

Kate Telfer, Gough, Royal Holloway Choir, Britten Sinfonia - Korvits: Kreek's Notebook (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67968

The Choir of Royal Holloway have proved themselves as inspirational performers of contemporary Baltic music through their previous recordings. The main work on this fascinating album is based on Estonian folk hymns, an unusual variant of folk melodies, collected in the early twentieth century for the first time by Cyrillus Kreek, who was the Estonian equivalent of Bartók or Grainger. Most of these religious folk songs were originally eighteenth-century Lutheran hymns which have been passed across generations and embellished with elements of secular folk-singing. During the Soviet regime, the singing of these religious songs was forbidden and this cultural genre was all but forgotten. By the end of the twentieth century fresh light could be shone on these folk collections, and Tõnu Kõrvits (born 1969) was particularly struck by the fresh possibilities and newly discovered meanings of folk hymns. In writing Kreek’s Notebook Kõrvits pays homage to Cyrillus Kreek while presenting a contemporary view of folk hymns. Although there is a dramatic unity to this eight-movement work, there is much diversity in timbre and scoring. The effect is improvisatory in the creative ornamentation of the vocal lines, and suffused with dreamy textures that bring to mind the great tradition of Eastern European choral writing.

Secret Powers - Secret Powers And The Electric Family Choir (2009)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 27, 2014
Secret Powers - Secret Powers And The Electric Family Choir (2009)

Secret Powers - Secret Powers And The Electric Family Choir (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 357 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 114 Mb | Scans | Time: 47:54
Psychedelic Rock, Power Pop, Art Rock | Secret Powers/CD Baby | 885767546677

2nd album by Montana power pop group Secret Powers. If you believe Jeff Lynne to be Almighty, then "Praise be to Mr. Blue Sky, 'tis a Strange Magic that allows the Evil Woman to leadest thou to Xanadu.