Advent Cantus Firmus

Johannes Ockeghem (c.1430-c.1495) - Masses - Beauty Farm (2017) {fra bernardo Digital Download fb1701743}

Johannes Ockeghem (c.1430-c.1495) - Masses - Beauty Farm (2017) {fra bernardo Digital Download fb1701743}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 326 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
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Classical / Renaissance / Early Music / Sacred / Polyphony / Masses

Beauty Farm founded 2014 by Markus Muntean and Bernhard Trebuch is a vocal group focused to the Franco-Flemish polyphony of the renaissance. The international ensemble is based in the carthusian monastery at Mauerbach (Austria). The singers are members of well known ensembles. Beauty Farm exclusively records for frabernardo. Going back to the roots Beauty Farms reveals the secrets of polyphonic masterpieces …
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.
Catalina Vicens - Il Cembalo di Partenope: A Renaissance harpsichord tale (2017)

Catalina Vicens - Il Cembalo di Partenope: A Renaissance harpsichord tale (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 485 MB
Label: Carpe Diem Records – CD-16312 | Tracks: 24 | Time: 66:20 min
Classical

This new album of harpsichordist Catalina Vicens is a unique, multifaceted musical and poetic project. First, it features the world’s oldest playable harpsichord, a priceless treasure that dwells today in the National Music Museum of Vermillion, SD. She plays music from Naples, Italy from around 1525, the year when the instrument that she plays was actually built in Naples. Secondly, Ms Vicens conceived an imaginary tale of the life and story of that very instrument, partly based on historical facts, partly on poetic inspiration emerging from her encounter with this priceless treasure of a historical harpsichord.
East Coast Jazz, Vol.5 - Milt Hinton (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.5 - Milt Hinton (1955/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:06 minutes | 531 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Volume five in Creed Taylor's East Coast Jazz series showcases double bassist Milt Hinton and his quartet: A.J. Sciacca on clarinet, Dick Katz on piano and Osie Johnson on drums. About half the tunes on this 1955 release are original compositions by either Hinton or Katz. Generally a swingin' jam release.
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.

The Sound and the Fury - Paradise Regained: Ockeghem (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 22, 2017
The Sound and the Fury - Paradise Regained: Ockeghem (2006)

The Sound and the Fury - Paradise Regained: Ockeghem (2006)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 61:30 | 157 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Orf

If Ockeghem's Missa L'Homme Armé was the earliest such to be composed, then perhaps it is not easy to understand why Dufay, Busnois, Caron and others may have been inspired to create their own mass using the tune as the cantus firmus. Ockeghem's work seems under-ambitious by comparison, almost simplistic - the cantus firmus remains easily recognisable, retaining the original rhythm, not stretched out to unfathomable lengths, nor excessively ornamented and buried under immense counterpoint - it's as though he wanted the tune to come to the fore. In the light of this, it seems odd in a way that the ensemble The Sound and the Fury have chosen to retain the L'Homme Armé lyrics in the tenor part at certain points of this performance, a practice not to my purist taste.
Robert Harre-Jones, Mark Dobell, Orlando Consort - Antoine Busnois: Missa O Crux lignum, Motets & Chansons (2005)

Robert Harre-Jones, Mark Dobell, Orlando Consort - Antoine Busnois: Missa O Crux lignum, Motets & Chansons (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:31 | 300 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 907333

England's Orlando Consort, a quartet of male singers augmented as needed by other performers, offers performances of Renaissance vocal music that lie midway between the traditional and the highly individualized modern. Sometimes they veer toward one of those two extremes, but often, as on the present disc, they find a happy medium. Their sound, especially in sacred music, owes much to the English cathedral tradition, but there's a well-honed edge to their one-voice-to-a-part interpretations that brings out the crowds who've recently been drawn to early music. This disc is intended as an introduction to a composer who doesn't always offer easy listening to the modern ear. Netherlander Antoine Busnois, active at the end of the fifteenth century and considered the greatest figure between Dufay and Josquin, wrote music that broke free from elaborate medieval numerology but came in advance of Josquin's perfect marriage of music and text.
Ensemble Clement Janequin, Dominique Visse - Antoine Brumel: Missa 'Et ecce terrae motus' (2003)

Antoine Brumel - Missa 'Et ecce terrae motus' (2003)
Ensemble Clément Janequin; Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse; Dominique Visse

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Renaissance, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 1951738 | Time: 00:58:15

Dominique Visse and his group Ensemble Clément Janequin have been involved in many outstanding projects over the years, but this 2002 Harmonia Mundi recording has to be one of the most spectacular; the Missa "Et ecce terrae motus" (aka, "The Earthquake Mass") of Antoine Brumel. Brumel is one of many mid-renaissance composers whose reputations are so far overshadowed by Josquin Desprez that – like Rodney Dangerfield – they "just don't get no respect." In Brumel's own time, however, he was considered one of Josquin's equals and his death in 1512 was widely observed in a number of "déplorations." Although the mass itself survives in only a single manuscript copy, it bears the signatures of singers who revived the work in Munich in 1570 – probably close to a century after it was first given – and among them is a bass named Orlandus Lassus.
Stefano Battaglia, Michele Rabbia - Stravagario (2002) {Via Veneto Jazz}

Stefano Battaglia, Michele Rabbia - Stravagario (2002) {Via Veneto Jazz}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 347MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

The research by Stefano Battaglia and that of Michele Rabbia share training ( classical for both) , the sensual attraction for jazz , a love of classical music of the ' 900 , which extend in particular to two of the big issues which moves the musical evolution : I'm referring to the world of sound , the quest for its expansion and the theme of improvisation.
Carwood, Cardinall's Musick - Tallis: Missa Puer Natus Est Nobis (2014)

Carwood, Cardinall's Musick - Tallis: Missa Puer Natus Est Nobis (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 68026

Gramophone Record of the Year-winning group The Cardinall’s Musick continues its exploration of Tallis’s sacred music. These recordings not only showcase the greatest repertoire of the English Renaissance in dazzling performances, but also illustrate the complex historical and political background of the works and their genesis.