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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.
Herbert Blomstedt / Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Nielsen: Orchestral Works (2008) (7 CDs Box Set)

Herbert Blomstedt / Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Nielsen: Orchestral Works (2008) (7 CDs Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 7 CDs, 08:15:03 min | 1,1 Gb | Scans ->32 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: EMI Classics

Even though the revival of Carl Nielsen's music in the late '60s proved to be nearly as revelatory as the slightly earlier promotion of Gustav Mahler's symphonies, the pace of recordings at the time was quite sluggish. Indeed, by the early '70s, the discography of Nielsen's symphonies included a smattering of releases by Leonard Bernstein and Eugene Ormandy for Columbia, Jascha Horenstein on Nonesuch, and Ole Schmidt on Unicorn, along with these utterly superior recordings by Herbert Blomstedt and the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra for EMI. The six symphonies were recorded between 1973 and 1975, and for their time were the best available recordings of Nielsen's music.
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.

Allar Kaasik - Timeless Light: Estonian Cello Works (2017)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 5, 2018
Allar Kaasik - Timeless Light: Estonian Cello Works (2017)

Allar Kaasik - Timeless Light: Estonian Cello Works (2017)
works by Galina Grigorjeva, Tõnu Kõrvits, Arvo Pärt, Kuldar Sink, Erkki-Sven Tüür

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1887 | Time: 01:20:55

Allar Kaasik has enjoyed a long and fruitful career, in his native Estonia as well as abroad. Reflecting on it in the liner notes to this very personal disc, he singles out one particular aspect: the ambition to embrace the very latest compositions by Estonian composers. Performing in churches as he often does, Kaasik finds music resounding in a church a part of the Holy Service. This is reflected in many of the works which have been written for him, with composers such as Galina Grigorjeva and Kuldar Sink enriching the tradition of Estonian church music. Among Allar Kaasik’s many partners in performing these works, several appear on the present disc, including two eminent choirs – the State Choir Latvija and Estonian National Male Choir – as well as the Latvian organist Kristīne Adamaite. A focal point of the programme is the cello concerto Pro et contra by the most celebrated of all Estonian composers, Arvo Pärt. Kaasik is supported by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peeter Lilje and the recording has a particular significance – originally released by Melodiya in 1989, it was the first recording of Pärt’s music published on disc in the Soviet Union following the lifting of the unofficial ban on his music. The remaining works on Timeless Light were all recorded between 2014 and 2016.
Helsinki Chamber Choir, Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works, 1936-2000 (2017)

Helsinki Chamber Choir, Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works, 1936-2000 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:52:03 | 142 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-2252

The Helsinki Chamber Choir (Helsingin kamarikuoro) was founded in 1962 as the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir and assumed its current name in 2005. It is currently Finland’s only professional chamber choir. The choir’s Artistic Director from 2005–2007 was Kimmo Hakola. Since 2007 Nils Schweckendiek has been responsible for the group's artistic planning.
Netherlands Chamber Choir, Schoenberg Ensemble, Reinbert de Leeuw - Leos Janacek: Choral Works (1995)

Leoš Janáček: Choral Works (1995)
Netherlands Chamber Choir, Schönberg Ensemble, conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 198 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 77 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Philips Digital Classics | # 442 534-2 | 00:59:54

Some of Janacek's most characteristic invention is to be found in the many choruses he wrote for local choirs who were moved by both a love of singing together and a demonstration of their national identity. There is a good selection here. Even the earliest, a touching little lament for a duck, has a quirkiness which saves it from sentimentality; the latest, the Nursery Rhymes, are marvellous little inventions from the dazzling evening of Janacek's life. One must resist any temptation to say that they take Stravinsky on at his own game: Janacek is his own man. In between comes a varied diet here. Schoolmaster Halfar (or Cantor Halfar) is set with a dazzling range of little musical ironies as the story unfolds of the teacher who ruined his life by insisting on speaking Czech. The Elegy on the death of his daughter Olga goes some way toward dignifying a conventional text with some heartfelt music, but the pressure of grief has not drawn the greatest of his music from him: perhaps more time was needed, and indeed the piano pieces he entitled Along an Overgrown Path re-enter ancient griefs more expressively.
Stefano Cucci & Goffredo Petrassi Chamber Choir - Giordano: Sacred Works (2016)

Stefano Cucci & Goffredo Petrassi Chamber Choir - Giordano: Sacred Works (2016)
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 245 MB
Label: Tactus | Tracks: 17 | Time: 66:13 min

The great musical writing by Giuseppe Giordani, born into the great eighteenth-century Neapolitan school and object of recent musicological interest, here emerges in all its variety. This CD includes his work for soloists and choir with concertante organ accompaniment according to a common practice in the Italian choirs yet, still very little considered (whose origins are found back in 1602 with the Cento Concerti Ecclesiastici by Ludovico Viadana). The “Goffredo Petrassi” Choir, led by Stefano Cucci, uses exceptional soloists for an appropriate appreciation of the sacred music repertoire by Giordani, author of great depth in the European Classicism panorama that saw his operatic works being represented, not only in the major Italian theatres, but also in Lisbon, Madrid and Dresden.
Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, Peter Eyre - Roderick Williams: Sacred Choral Works (2017) [24/96]

Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, Peter Eyre - Roderick Williams: Sacred Choral Works (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:03 minutes | 1.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

On their premiere recording, the Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, directed by celebrated choral conductor Ralph Allwood, perform the works of British Choral Award winner Roderick Williams. Based in Greenwich, East London the choir is comprised of both students from the conservatoire (including several choral scholars) as well as outstanding volunteer singers.
Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, Peter Eyre - Roderick Williams: Sacred Choral Works (2017)

Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, Peter Eyre - Roderick Williams: Sacred Choral Works (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:20:09 | 189 MB
Label: Signum Records

On their premiere recording, the Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, directed by celebrated choral conductor Ralph Allwood, perform the works of British Choral Award winner Roderick Williams. Based in Greenwich, East London the choir is comprised of both students from the conservatoire (including several choral scholars) as well as outstanding volunteer singers. It is unique amongst cathedral, church and collegiate choirs in the UK in that it has ready access to the wide range of musical resources at the Conservatoire, collaborating frequently in a wide variety of genres as well as performing for services at the beautiful 18th Century Chapel of St Peter & St Paul. As well as being renowned as a singer Roderick Williams is also well-respected as a composer, and his works have been premiered at the Wigmore and Barbican Halls, the Purcell Room and live on national radio.

Choirs With Purpose - Stand Together (2017)  Music

Posted by pyatak at Dec. 14, 2017
Choirs With Purpose - Stand Together (2017)

Choirs With Purpose - Stand Together (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 292 MB | Cover | 46:56 minutes | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 110 MB
Classical, Pop | Label: Chocolate Box Studios Ltd

"Stand Together' by Choirs With Purpose is a collection of uplifting and poignant cover songs with a message of hope. The 12 choirs featured have all been brought together by a shared life experience, including the Missing People Choir (BGT Finalists 2017) the Parrs Wood High School Harmony Group (One Love Manchester) and the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir (Christmas Number 1, 2015).