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Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill - Thomas Tallis: Spem In Alium & Other Choral Works (1990)

Thomas Tallis: Spem In Alium & Other Choral Works (1990)
Winchester Cathedral Choir, Winchester Quiristers, Winchester Vocal Arts
David Hill (conductor); Timothy Byram-Wigfield (organ)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66400 | Time: 00:59:01

This recording has a huge advantage over most of its rivals for the attention of Tallis listeners: the wonderful acoustics of Winchester Cathedral. In this magnificent space, the soaring lines and resplendent harmonies of Tallis's greatest masterpieces find sympathetic resonance, resulting in a heightened dramatic presence that takes the music beyond earthly confines. Of course, beyond the exceptional quality of the writing, credit must go to the phenomenal men and boys of Winchester Cathedral Choir. Where, even in England, does one find trebles who sing with more assuredness, musicality, and beauty of tone? With a repertoire including "In ieiunio et fletu," "Salvator mundi," "In manus tuas," "The Lamentations of Jeremiah," "O nata lux," and the unbelievable 40-part motet "Spem in alium," this is the Tallis disc to own if you're buying only one.
Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough - Calm on the Listening Ear of Night: Choral Works by Rene Clausen & Stephen Paulus (2015)

René Clausen & Stephen Paulus: Calm on the Listening Ear of Night (2015)
The Choir of Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68110 | Time: 01:17:22

Stephen Paulus was an astonishingly prolific fixture of the American music scene, with some 600 works to his credit. His sudden death in 2014 left classical music—particularly the worlds of opera and choral music—significantly the poorer, so it’s inevitable that we should see his legacy memorialised with new additions to the catalogue. Royal Holloway’s ‘Calm on the Listening Ear of Night’ sets Paulus’s music in dialogue with another Midwestern composer, René Clausen. It’s Clausen whose musical personality emerges most strongly here in these precise performances. His works offer a distinctively American spin on the fashionable Baltic sound world of Ešenvalds and Vasks that is as appealing as it is generous. In pace, which opens the disc, offers eight minutes of lushly filmic excess.

VA - Charles Koechlin Songs And Works For Female Chorus (2015)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Jan. 24, 2017
VA - Charles Koechlin Songs And Works For Female Chorus (2015)

VA - Charles Koechlin Songs And Works For Female Chorus (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:26 | 163 Mb
Genre: Opera & Vocal, Classical, Baroque / Label: Timpani Records

After Florent Schmitt, Gustav Holst and many others, the Calliope choir, conducted by Régine Théodoresco, turns to a celebration of Charles Koechlin. His catalogue is immense, and as Régine Théodresco appreciates diversity, has drawn from it not only the repertoire of works for female chorus but also of songs, creating a thematic and poetic journey. Founded by Ms. Théodoresco, Voix de Femmes is, since January 2000, one of the professional choirs of the Rhône Alpes region. Specialists in 20th c. music, the choir also explores other eras, especially Baroque and Classical.
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Heikki Seppanen - Sibelius: Complete Works for Mixed Choir (2015) 2CD

Jean Sibelius: Complete Works for Mixed Choir (2015) 2CD
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Heikki Seppänen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 254 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1260-2D | Time: 01:43:47

Year 2015 marks the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), often entitled 'Finland’s national composer'. The fourth album on Ondine by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is dedicated to the complete works for mixed choir by Jean Sibelius. The award-winning choir, one of the finest of its kind internationally, is conducted here by one of the leading Finnish choir directors, Heikki Seppänen, who has conducted a large number of professional choirs in Finland and abroad. The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir’s releases on Ondine have been a critical success: the first release was given an ‘Editor’s Choice’ by the Gramophone Magazine and ‘Disc of the Year’ by the renowned German weekly Die Zeit.

The Bible in Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Oct. 19, 2015
The Bible in Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More

The Bible in Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More by Siobhán Dowling Long, John F.A. Sawyer
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0810884518 | 372 pages | PDF | 2,1 MB
VA - Joe Meek - The RGM Sound: Twangy Guitars, Reverb and Heavenly Choirs (2013) 2CD

VA - Joe Meek - The RGM Sound: Twangy Guitars, Reverb and Heavenly Choirs (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 521 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 409 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 02:32:39
Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, R&B, Jazz, Swing, Country, Vocal Pop, Early Pop Rock, British Invasion | Label: Jasmine | # JASCD 726

Long before he'd evolved into a fully-fledged cult figure, Joe Meek was the UK's first fully independent record producer. This unique 2CD set traces his career from his earliest sessions, as a sound balance engineer in the mid-'50s, to his emergence as a major songwriter and hit maker in the early '60s. It includes many of Meek's biggest records, including five UK # 1s by, Anne Shelton, Lonnie Donegan, Frankie Vaughan, Emile Ford and John Leyton, plus several other major million selling hits! Indeed, more than half of the sixty sides included herein were significant UK hits. This set also includes several collectors' rarities, previously unavailable on CD, most notably Gary Miller's unfeasibly-rare 'Moby Dick'. John Fraser's 'Golden Cage' and Geoff Goddard's 'Girl Bride'. If you are looking for what is by far the most interesting Joe Meek-related compilation for years then this is it!
Arvo Part - Berliner Messe, Magnificat Antiphons and other works (2014) {Hyperion}

Arvo Part - Berliner Messe, Magnificat Antiphons and other works (2014) {Hyperion}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 221 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998, 2014 Hyperion Records | CDH55408
Classical / Spiritual / Vocal Non-Opera / Masses

Here is some of the most spiritually uplifting music of our generation, sung by that most virtuosic of choirs, Polyphony. Arvo Pärt (paralleled in England by John Tavener) has succeeded in capturing the attention of a broad public through his consummate ability to weave a sense of inevitable power into music of fundamental simplicity. The impressive Berlin Mass which opens the disc was written in 1990, the Credo being a fascinating major-key reworking of the earlier minor-mode Summa; very much an expression of joy at the lifting of the Soviet embargo on ‘sacred’ music in Estonia. Annum per Annum is a monumental work for solo organ and is here performed on the organ of St Paul’s Cathedral: a thoroughly exhilarating experience. The disc ends with the masterpiece De profundis. This most powerful of texts draws from Pärt an inexorable momentum from a beginning almost out of nothing to a devastating climax.

Cinesamplеs Voxos Epic Virtual Choirs KONTAKT  Software

Posted by orientazure at Aug. 7, 2014
Cinesamplеs Voxos Epic Virtual Choirs KONTAKT

Cinesamplеs Voxos Epic Virtual Choirs KONTAKT | 17.4 Gb

Epic Virtual Choirs is Cinesamplеs’ virtual choir instrument for professionals, containing a full epic choir, boys choir, soloists, an innovative phrase builder and the industry’s most realistic and powerful true legato engine. Powered by the industry-leading Kontakt Player engine, VOXOS contains world-renowned choirs and soloists with over 15 years of experience recording for countless Hollywood films, trailers, video games and the concert stage.

Life And Breath: Choral Works By Rene Clausen (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 25, 2014
Life And Breath: Choral Works By Rene Clausen (2012)

Life And Breath: Choral Works By Rene Clausen (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 219 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5105

Although he writes in all genres, René Clausen is today one of America’s most popular choral composers, and for more than twenty years he has been the conductor of the internationally acclaimed Concordia Choir of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. On this release, choral works by Clausen are performed by the Kansas City Chorale, another choir of great international renown, whose recording, with the Phoenix Chorale, of Grechaninov’s Passion Week scooped a Grammy® award in 2008, in the category Best Classical Recording, Engineering.

Arthur Bliss - Orchestral Works [Lloyd-Jones]  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at May 24, 2012
Arthur Bliss - Orchestral Works  [Lloyd-Jones]

Arthur Bliss - Orchestral Works [Lloyd-Jones]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 280 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 1996

Although outspoken in his support of the post-World War I Parisian avant-garde during his youth, English composer Arthur Bliss ended his long career as a dedicated proponent of a more conservative, neo-Romantic musical aesthetic. Educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge and at the Royal College of Music (where he found his studies with Charles Stanford too stifling), Bliss' earliest music (all later withdrawn and subsequently destroyed by the composer) shows a strong knowledge of and interest in the music of Edward Elgar. After service with the Royal Fusiliers (and later the Grenadier Guards) during the War, however, Bliss' musical aesthetic changed dramatically, and he quickly became known as a thoroughly "modern" composer, owing more allegiance to the exciting happenings ……
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