Anna Taverner

Anna Taverner - Natural Beauties February 2004  Graphics

Posted by nrg at March 19, 2013
Anna Taverner - Natural Beauties February 2004

Anna Taverner - Natural Beauties February 2004
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Anna Taverner - Cyber Girl UK April 2009  Graphics

Posted by nrg at March 18, 2013
Anna Taverner - Cyber Girl UK April 2009

Anna Taverner - Cybergirl UK April 2009
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James O'Donnell, Westminster Abbey Choir - Taverner: Choral Works (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell - Taverner: Missa Mater Christi sanctissima & Western Wynde Mass (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:37 minutes | 1,08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Two of the undisputed choral masterpieces from sixteenth-century England, by one of the greatest English composers: John Taverner’s Missa Mater Christi sanctissima and Western Wynde Mass. The five hundred years since the works’ genesis are but as a watch in the night in these sublime performances from Westminster Abbey Choir and James O’Donnell.
The Tallis Scholars & Peter Phillips - John Taverner: Missa Corona spinea - Dum transisset Sabbatum I and II (2015/2018)

The Tallis Scholars & Peter Phillips - John Taverner: Missa Corona spinea - Dum transisset Sabbatum I and II (2015/2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 267 MB
Label: Gimell | Tracks: 18 | Time: 61:57 min

The Tallis Scholars return one again to the music of John Taverner with the Missa Corona spinea. A challenging mass setting, the magnificence of its conception can be heard in both the overall structure of the movements and the detail within the vocal writing. Taverner felt able to ignore the natural boundaries of the text and experiment with scoring. It is believed to have been a commissioned work, but the occasion and commissioner's identity remain unknown.
Andrew Parrott, Taverner Choir and Players - Vivaldi: Gloria & Magnificat (1994)

Andrew Parrott, Taverner Choir and Players - Vivaldi: Gloria & Magnificat (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 67:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 7 59326 2 | Recorded: 1992

Parrott's decision to perform this selection of Vivaldi's sacred music with sopranos and altos shows how the all-female forces of La Pietà might have coped with tenor and bass lines. Delectable performances in superior sound.
— BBC Music Magazine
Andrew Parrott, Taverner Consort & Players - Bach: St. John Passion, Easter & Ascension Oratorios, Mass in B minor (2002)

Andrew Parrott, Taverner Consort & Players - Bach: St. John Passion, Easter Oratorio, Ascension Oratorio, Mass in B minor (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,03 Gb | Total time: 33:54+75:28+65:56+50:39+52:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 62068 2 | Recorded: 1985, 1991, 1994

There are many, many good things about Andrew Parrott and the Taverner Consort and Players' Bach performances – their luminous colors, complete clarity, utter lucidity, and structural integrity – that there is an uneasy feeling in criticizing them for their occasional flaws. When Parrott's Bach is good, it is as great as any that has been recorded in the past 20 years. It's as great as Leonhardt's, Koopman's, or Herreweghe's, and far better than Gardiner's, Harnoncourt's, or Rilling's. And Parrott's Bach is so great in the great pieces – so great in the overwhelming dramatic intensity of the close of his Saint John Passion and so great in the mystery, agony, and ecstasy of the central choral triptych in his Mass in B minor – that his performances seem very, very great indeed.
(James Leonard)
Andrew Parrott, Taverner Choir & Players - Handel: Israel in Egypt (2003)

Andrew Parrott, Taverner Choir & Players - Handel: Israel in Egypt (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 591 Mb | Total time: 68:38+66:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 5 62155 2 | Recorded: 1989

Using some of the finest early-music soloists of the day, Parrott and his forces give posterity a recording that welds tightly focused emotion to a laudable and uncommon feel for the music. The soloists produce appropriately light but well-focused tone and display an ability to negotiate the intricacies of Handel’s notes evenly and with an exceptional grasp of the phrasing required for successful performance. The choral lines are carefully etched and meticulously balanced, resulting in a superlative overall sound that—in spite of the small choir—is rich and capable of exceeding power when required.
Taverner Consort & Choir, Andrew Parrott - Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium, Latin Church Music (1989) 2CDs, Reissue 2003

Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium, Latin Church Music (1989) 2CDs, Reissue 2003
Taverner Consort & Choir; Andrew Parrott, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 550 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 303 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 62230 2 8 | 02:09:27

The Taverner Consort & Choir under Andrew Parrott recorded “Spem in alium” 1986/87 at St.John-at-Hackney in London, combined with other latin motets by Tallis (among them The Lamentations of Jeremiah). This is an excellent recording with good transparency and spacial structuring. Good voices (all solo), with the support of a bass sackbut and two chamber organs.
Andrew Parrott, Taverner Choir & Players - Handel: Messiah (2002)

Andrew Parrott, Taverner Choir & Players - Handel: Messiah (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 670 Mb | Total time: 78:40+67:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 62004 25 | Recorded: 1988

Andrew Parrott’s period Messiah from the late 1980s was re-released a few years ago by EMI Virgin Classics, and the re-release amply documents the richness and staying power of this generation of Messiah performances—a richness now removed from the aura of novelty—the “uncle” has been clean shaven for quite a while now. In part, the richness of this performance derives from Parrott’s soloists, then the unrivalled stars of the English early music scene, including soprano Emma Kirkby, countertenor James Bowman, and bass David Thomas.

Anna Ternheim - The Winter Tapes (2018)  Music

Posted by varrock at May 20, 2018
Anna Ternheim - The Winter Tapes (2018)

Anna Ternheim - The Winter Tapes (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 10 | 42:02 min | 97 Mb
Style: Indie, Pop, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Universal Music

In her more meditative moments, folky Swedish singer/songwriter Anna Ternheim seems to conjure up the shadow of fellow Swede Sophie Zelmani; at other times, her poignant, urgent, piano-driven songs nod to artists like Coldplay and, to a certain extent, Dido. It was probably thanks to this well-read sound, not to mention the fact that she recorded her songs in English, that Ternheim went on to earn critical acclaim on an international scale following the release of her sophomore LP.