Cristóbal de Morales

Doulce Mémoire - Cristóbal de MORALES. Office de Ténèbres

Doulce Mémoire - Cristóbal de MORALES. Office de Ténèbres
EAC FLAC cue (310 MB) | NO LOG | SCANS (25 MB) | ogg.160 (75 MB)
Astrée Naive E 8878 (2002) | medieval - Renaissance

Holy Saturday, two o'clock in the morning. In churches and chapels throughout Christendom, the Passion of Christ is commemorated at the Offices of Matins and Lauds. As this long and fatiguing liturgy advances, the candles are progressively extinguished, until total darkness reigns after the Miserere… This dramatic tableau is that of the Office of Tenebrae, a ceremonial unchanged since the Middle Ages which inspired some of the most moving pieces in the whole sacred repertory, notably settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah - which under the name of 'Leçons de ténèbres' were to become a major genre of French Baroque music. In the sixteenth century, at the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the service was sung to the Lamentations of Cristóbal de Morales (1500-53), the 'light of Spain' who himself became a singer in this illustrious establishment. It is this magnificent, uniquely compelling music that Doulce Mémoire use as the basis for a new liturgical reconstruction, following on from their Requiem pour les Rois de France . As Denis Raisin-Dadre says: This music speaks to us of time, of time that is immobile, contemplative, extraordinarily concentrated… We have striven to recapture the emotion it engendered, its spirituality, through a search for absolute sincerity.
Cristóbal De Morales - Mass For The Feast Of St. Isidore Of Seville

Cristóbal De Morales - Mass For The Feast Of St. Isidore Of Seville (1995)
DbPowerAMP, FLAC (tracks, no cue) + MP3 (320@ CBR) | 358.17 Mb (FLAC) + 185.84 Mb (MP3) | 76:13 minutes | Full artwork and covers.
classical, sacred | Archiv Records, recorded at Brinkburn Priory, Weldon on June 1995 and at Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton on November 1995

Celestial music and a celestial performance: Paul McCreesh's ingenious construction of a Mass for the Feast of St. Iisidore of Seville, as it might have been celebrated in Toledo Cathedral around 1590, deserves to be called a resplendent sonic and spiritual feast...
Stephen Rice & The Brabant Ensemble - Brumel: Missa de beata virgine & Motets (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stephen Rice & The Brabant Ensemble - Brumel: Missa de beata virgine & Motets (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:50 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Brabant Ensemble continues its exploration of hidden gems of the Renaissance with an album of music by Antoine Brumel, famous for his ‘Earthquake’ Mass but otherwise barely known today. Conductor Stephen Rice has assembled an intriguing collection of works including the Missa de beata virgine, a work suffused with plainsong but in which the voices are used almost percussively, making rhythm the driving force of the piece. The Christmas motet Nato canunt omnia is one of the most remarkable musical works of the period.

Morales: Mass For The Feast Of St Isidore Of Seville (2003)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at March 6, 2015
Morales: Mass For The Feast Of St Isidore Of Seville (2003)

Morales: Mass For The Feast Of St Isidore Of Seville (2003)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 609 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog Number: 474228

It must have been difficult to find a suitable programme to follow the Gabrieli Consort’s triumphant recording of Victoria’s Requiem (Archiv, 12/95), but with this disc of Morales’s Missa Mille regretz this has certainly been achieved, and with a logical connection to the previous release.
Ensemble Plus Ultra - From Spain to Eternity (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ensemble Plus Ultra - From Spain to Eternity (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:32 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Several of the composers on this Archiv release – Alonso Lobo, Cristóbal de Morales, perhaps Francisco Guerrero – will be familiar to anyone who has sung in a college glee club. Their short motets, with orderly polyphony that seems to hang in a perfect balance, seem to communicate timeless religious essences. Less common are recordings that situate the music in the Spanish cities where it was composed, and that's not what is here.
Jordi Savall - Carlos V - Mille Regretz: La Cancion Del Emperador (2000) {Alia Vox AV 9814}

Jordi Savall - Carlos V - Mille Regretz: La Cancion Del Emperador (2000) {Alia Vox AV 9814}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 361 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 180 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 78 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Alia Vox | AV 9814
Classical / Renaissance / Medieval / Choral / Instrumental Music

Jordi Savall has brought us yet another treasure on his own Alia Vox label, this time a mixed bag of music by Reformation Era composers and a handful of slightly earlier works. It’s all taken from a concert program Savall gave last year under the aegis of “greatest hits of the court of Charles V”. The composers presented are mostly court musicians for that Holy Roman Emperor, but Josquin and Heinrich Isaac also are included, the latter as a nod to Charles’ grandfather, Maximilian I, who was responsible for getting Charles the crown. Savall combines his first-rate instrumental ensemble, updated to Hespèrion XXI, with his own vocal group, La Capella Reial de Catalunya. The results are captivating. Savall’s musicians are tops in the field, and their collective talents, constantly on display in this varied program, are simply a joy to hear.

Stile Antico - Passion & Resurrection (2012)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 2, 2017
Stile Antico - Passion & Resurrection (2012)

Stile Antico - Passion & Resurrection (2012)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:11 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 807555

The award-winning, highly-acclaimed English choral ensemble Stile Antico presents Passion and Resurrection, an album featuring texts inspired by the dramatic events of Holy Week and Easter set to music by some of the greatest Renaissance composers from England and the Continent. Included are two settings of the poem Woefully arrayed - the first by William Cornysh (1465-1523) and the second composed especially for Stile Antico in 2009 by contemporary composer John McCabe. This is the work's first recording.

Ensemble Plus Ultra - From Spain to Eternity (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at July 27, 2015
Ensemble Plus Ultra - From Spain to Eternity (2014)

Ensemble Plus Ultra - From Spain to Eternity (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 281 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 169 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog Number: 002054502

In 2011 DG released a spectacular 10-CD anthology on Archiv Produktion with Ensemble Plus Ultra (EPU), “the finest British early music singers” (Early Music Today), commemorating the 400th anniversary of Tomas de Victoria’s death. This box sold about 6.100 units worldwide and won a Gramophone award. Now the award winning ensemble is back with a major recording project to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco in 2014 – composers including Cristobal de Morales, Alonso Lobo and Alonso de Tejeda were prolific in Toledo during the 37 years El Greco lived and worked there, and much of this music certainly inspired his painting.
Cristóbal Halffter - Versus - Piano Concerto (Caro - Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt, Halffter)

Cristóbal Halffter - Versus - Piano Concerto (Caro - Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt, Halffter)
[Auvidis Montaigne 782108]

EAC 099pb4 Rip | FLAC+CUE, LOGs | 1 CD | 55:05 min
220 MB | 300 dpi PDF Complete Scans
Genre: 20th Century | Label: Auvidis - Montaigne

HI fellows! Following the idea of the Spanish National Orchestra which invited to the Spanish composer Cristobal Halffter to program his music, some moths ago, I bring you here his Piano Concerto, conducted by the own composer and his wife playing. Enjoy!

VA – Officium  Music

Posted by p.cedric at April 24, 2006
VA – Officium

VA – Officium
Classical | 1994 | 77'44 | EAC/FLAC+CUE | Front JPG | 283 MB