Choir Music

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ (1989)

Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 329 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 158 MB | Covers - 328 MB
Genre: Electronic, World, Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Geffen Records (9 24206-2)

Released a year after Martin Scorsese’s controversy-laden film first hit the big screen in 1988, "Passion" tends to be regarded as a work in its own right rather than just being a movie soundtrack. It features additional music than was included in the film; this extra material was the result of Peter Gabriel (ex-Genesis) continuing to record and to resolve "unfinished ideas", hence the later arrival of the record. Built on a foundation of Middle Eastern and North African rhythms and melodies, "Passion" is unsurprisingly Peter’s most spiritual work, no more so than when the alternately ascending voices of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Youssou N’Dour and himself interweave on the title track. Nusrat and Youssou are far from the only notable guests; the cross-continental gathering of musicians also includes Senegalese griot Baaba Maal, jazz drummer Bill Cobham and avant-garde trumpeter Jon Hassell among many others…
St. Paul's Cathedral Choir - Jubilate - 500 Years of Cathedral Music (2017)

St. Paul's Cathedral Choir - Jubilate - 500 Years of Cathedral Music
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 75:57 min | 180 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

This new recording from St Paul’s Cathedral Choir celebrates 500 years of best-loved cathedral music on one album, from Tallis to Rutter, with Handel, Stanford, Mendelssohn, Parry and more between.
Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:51 minutes | 968 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b. 1937) is an important contemporary voice in vocal music. In this new release Silvestrov's hauntingly beautiful vocal works are performed by the Latvian Radio Choir under their director Sigvards Klava.
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Mariss Jansons - Antonin Dvorak: Stabat Mater (2015)

Antonín Dvořák - Stabat Mater (2015)
Erin Wall, soprano; Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo; Christian Elsner, tenor; Liang Li, bass
Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Mariss Jansons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BR Klassik | # 900142 | 01:17:55

Antonín Dvorák's Stabat Mater, Op. 58, written in the aftermath of the deaths of three of his children, is a sober and powerful work, inexplicably neglected and unlike any other work of choral music from the 19th century. Perhaps most performances don't capture its full weight, but this live recording from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Mariss Jansons, does so. There are many deep pleasures here. The orchestra's choir is extraordinary: rich yet without a hint of wobble and utterly clear in its sense of the text. Jansons keeps things at a deliberate pace that lets the music breathe and the currents of personal experience rise to the surface. The soloists, none terribly well known, are fine in their individual numbers, but absolutely transcendent in ensembles, nowhere more so that in the sublime "Quando corpus morietur" finale (track 10); there are a couple of other strong recordings of this work, but it seems likely that no one has ever matched this conclusion. The live recording from the Herkulessaal in Munich is impressively transparent and faithful to the spontaneity of the event. A superb Dvorák release.