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The Great Siege of Malta: The Epic Battle between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St. John

Bruce Ware Allen, "The Great Siege of Malta: The Epic Battle between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St. John"
2016 | ISBN-10: 1611687659, 1512601160 | 328 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
George Guest, St John's College Choir, Roger Norrington, Schutz Choir - Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Bononcini: Stabat Mater (1995)

George Guest, St John's College Choir, Roger Norrington, Schütz Choir - Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Bononcini: Stabat Mater (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 645 Mb | Total time: 141:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 443 868-2 | Recorded: 1966, 74, 78, 80

This anthology of devotional music from 18th-century Venice and Naples offers an interesting and varied programme. Best known is Pergolesi’s Stabat mater, but the settings by Domenico Scarlatti and Bononcini stand well in comparison. The motets by Lotti, Caldara and Alessandro Scarlatti are real discoveries; Norrington’s performances of the latter are particularly fine. Guest’s Pergolesi suffers from a focus of sound which makes the interpretation seem somewhat generalised. However, all these performances give pleasure, while the music is melodically fresh and rhythmically vital.
-Terry Barfoot

Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 12, 2017
Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017)

Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 110:17 min | 466 MB
Label: Erato ‎– 0190295854058 | Tracks: 43 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Choral, Vocal

The foundations of Marc Minkowski’s career lie in Baroque music, and he has enjoyed a long relationship with Warner Classics, but this Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) is his first Bach for the label. The work’s terse drama – here presented through just nine singers – is ideally suited to both his scrupulous musicianship and his keen sense of theatre. The French conductor describes Bach’s great masterpieces as “a journey you have to prepare for meticulously, over a long period of time… You come back from it like an explorer comes back from Everest or the Moon – transformed.”

John St. John - 2 Albums (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 9, 2017
John St. John - 2 Albums (1995)

John St. John - 2 Albums (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 396 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 217 MB | Covers included
Genre: New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Madacy Music

John St. John aka Roland Hanneman is a New Age, Ambient and Chillout music composer.
John St. John - The Wolf (1995). The warm summer wind carries to you in perfect harmony the haunting howling of the wolf and the soothing melodies of the piano, woodwins, and strings creating an atmosphere of total peace and tranquility. A sense of profound relaxationn fills your mind and body. This is a time to deam, to reflect… and to rejoice in the majesty of nature…
Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Bach: St. John Passion (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Bach: St. John Passion (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 104:03 minutes | 1.91 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

JS Bach's St John Passion is an intensely personal experience, bringing to life the humanity of the passion story. Combining raw viscerality with moments of exquisite intimacy, it was written soon after Bach’s arrival as Kantor at Leipzig’s Thomasschule. Keen to impress a new congregation, Bach produced a setting of the age-old passion story which overshadowed almost every piece of liturgical music the world had previously known. Our recording aims to capture the authenticity and vivacity of the very first Good Friday performance at Leipzig’s Nikolaikirche.
Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 110:17 minutes | 1.85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The foundations of Marc Minkowski’s career lie in Baroque music, and he has enjoyed a long relationship with Warner Classics, but this Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) is his first Bach for the label. The work’s terse drama – here presented through just nine singers – is ideally suited to both his scrupulous musicianship and his keen sense of theatre. The French conductor describes Bach’s great masterpieces as “a journey you have to prepare for meticulously, over a long period of time… You come back from it like an explorer comes back from Everest or the Moon – transformed.”
St. John's College Choir, Andrew Nethsingha - The Call: More Choral Classics from St. John's (2015)

St. John's College Choir, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha - The Call: More Choral Classics from St. John's (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 73:25 | 265 MB
Genre: Classical, Choiral | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10872

The pieces brought together on this CD range widely, from ceremonial works associated with affairs of state to intimate compositions addressing moments of great personal significance. Two of the three pieces by Parry best exemplify this contrast: if I was glad – written for the coronation of Edward VII and premiered in chaotic circumstances – fits into the former category, ‘My soul, there is a country’ (from Songs of Farewell) – composed in the year of his death – belongs in the latter.

Marc Minkowski - Bach, JS: St John Passion (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 24, 2017
Marc Minkowski - Bach, JS: St John Passion (2017)

Marc Minkowski - Bach, JS: St John Passion (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:50:37 | 257 MB
Label: Erato - Warner Classics | Release Year: 2017

The foundations of Marc Minkowski’s career lie in Baroque music, and he has enjoyed a long relationship with Warner Classics, but this Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) is his first Bach for the label. The work’s terse drama – here presented through just nine singers – is ideally suited to both his scrupulous musicianship and his keen sense of theatre. The French conductor describes Bach’s great masterpieces as “a journey you have to prepare for meticulously, over a long period of time … You come back from it like an explorer comes back from Everest or the Moon - transformed.”

VA - Christmas with St John's (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 15, 2016
VA - Christmas with St John's (2016) [TR24][OF]

VA - Christmas with St John's
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 66:31 min | 1.11 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Signum Classics | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2016

Christmas presents a golden opportunity to present brand new music to wide audiences, and the role played by St John s College Choir in this area has been significant, as demonstrated by this new recording of contemporary choral works. Featuring two works commissioned by the choir Judith Bingham s 'The Clouded Heaven' and Michael Finnissy s 'John the Baptist'.

St John's College Choir - Christmas with St John's (2016)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 14, 2016
St John's College Choir - Christmas with St John's (2016)

St John's College Choir - Christmas with St John's (2016)
Classical, Holiday | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 208 Mb | Scans 25 Mb
Label: Signum Records | Release Year: 2016

Christmas presents a golden opportunity to present brand new music to wide audiences, and the role played by St John’s College Choir in this area has been significant, as demonstrated by new recording of traditional and contemporary choral works. The recording features Michael Finnissy’s John the Baptist, written for the Choir for its BBC Advent broadcast in 2014.