Missa Lingua

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - Pange Lingua: Music for Corpus Christi (2017)

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - Pange Lingua: Music for Corpus Christi
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 78:18 min | 269 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

Continuing its series of music for the liturgical year, the Choir of Clare College now turns its attention to the feast of Corpus Christi, with a number of pieces setting the hymns of St Thomas Aquinas. The centrepiece is a complete performance of Josquin’s great Missa Pange lingua, and the CD ends with Finzi’s ecstatic Lo, the full, final Sacrifice.
The Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell - Tomas Luis de Victoria: Missa Dum complerentur (1996) Reissue 2011

Tomás Luis de Victoria - Missa Dum complerentur; Motets (1996) Reissue 2011
The Choir of Westminster Cathedral; James O'Donnell, Master of Music

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Helios/Hyperion | # CDH55452 | Time: 01:09:54

Tomás Luis de Victoria was the greatest composer of the Spanish sixteenth-century ‘golden age’ of polyphonic music. This recording is of the six-voice Missa Dum complerentur, the five-part motet on which the Mass is based, and six further hymns and sequences including the great Popule meus, a setting of the Improperia (Reproaches) which form the heart of the liturgy for Good Friday. This is music of compelling beauty, which illustrates well Victoria’s extraordinary capacity to create through simple homophony extremely moving music of great expressiveness.
The Tallis Scholars - Josquin des Prez: Missa Pange Lingua / Missa La Sol Fa Re Mi (1986, Gimell Records # CDGIM 009)

Josquin des Prez - Missa Pange Lingua / Missa La Sol Fa Re Mi
The Tallis Scholars / Peter Philips
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 262 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Gimell Records # CDGIM 009 | Country/Year: UK 1986
Genre: Classical | Style: Sacred, Choral, Renaissance

"As our awards enter their fourth decade, we've paused and looked back over the first 30 years. It's gratifying to see how many of the recordings singled out for the prestigious Record of the Year have gone on to become classics of the catalogue. (…) Then there are the discs that shaped careers - violinists Nigel Kennedy (in Elgar) and Maxim Vengerov (in Prokofiev and Shostakovich) - to which you might add The Tallis Scholars' stunning disc of Masses by Josquin Desprez, a disc that elevated Early Music to the "mainstream". ~Grammophone
Anchieta, Juan de (1462-1523) - Missa sine Nomine (Josep Cabre, con - Ministriles de Marsias)

Anchieta, Juan de (1462-1523) - Missa sine Nomine (Josep Cabre, con - Ministriles de Marsias)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 320 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2003

The second son of Martín García de Anchieta and Urtayzaga de Loyola, who was a great-aunt of the future saint, Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, members of a leading family in the Basque country, Juan de Anchieta was born in 1462 near Azpeitia in Guipúzcoa in the Iraurgui valley. Although there is no information about his formative years, it is possible that he served as a chorister in the chapel of Henry IV of Castile and perhaps studied at Salamanca University, where Diego de Fermoselle, an elder brother of Juan del Encina, taught. In 1489 he was appointed as a singer in the Court Chapel of Queen Isabella the Catholic, with a salary of 20,000 maravedís, increased in 1493 to 30,000 maravedís. In 1495 he was appointed maestro di capilla to the Prince Don Juan. After the death of the Prince in 1497 he returned to the service of the Queen, to be ……
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Odhecaton, Paolo Da Col - Scarlatti: Missa Defuntorum; Magnificat; Miserere; Salve Regina (2016)

Odhecaton, Paolo Da Col - Scarlatti: Missa Defuntorum; Magnificat; Miserere; Salve Regina
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d.booklet | 76:23 min | 334 MB
Label: Arcana - A 398 | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2016
Classical, Choral

This recording is a discovery of Alessandro Scarlattis heretofore unknown sacred music, where Renaissance tradition meets Baroque sensibility for a unique and compelling recording. At the core of Odhecatons latest offering is the Missa defunctorum for four voices and basso continuo. It is in this magnificent score recorded for the first time using the critical edition of Luca Della Libera that primarily contrapuntal writing gives way to Scarlattis stylistic choices of great expressivity and rhetorical force, such as in the case of the astonishing Lacrimosa.
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 75:17 minutes | 729 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Collegium Vocale Gent and Orchestre des Champs-Elysées interpret Beethoven's Missa Solemnis for PHI. This major work of the sacred repertoire, high on the list alongside Bach's Mass in B minor and the Mozart Requiem, is Beethoven's longest work and assuredly the one that demanded the most work. The composer even considered the Mass his finest work. Philippe Herreweghe shares this opinion and judges the Missa Solemnis to be one of the apogees in the history of classical music. With four superb soloists, a refined chorus and orchestra, Philippe Herreweghe invites us to a thoroughly transcendental experience.
Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 (2017)

Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 75:00 min | 173 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century continues its vibrant music-making journey, very much in the spirit of its late founder Frans Brüggen, with specially invited conductors. In order to tackle Beethoven's mighty 'Missa Solemnis', the orchestra formed a partnership with highly-regarded Daniel Reuss, who has recorded a sizeable number of critically-acclaimed choral masterpieces, many of them with Cappella Amsterdam.
Boston SO, Marin Alsop - Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)

Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)
Claire Bloom (narrator), Kelley Nassief (soprano);
São Paul Symphony Choir; Maryland State Boychoir; Washington Chorus;
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559742 | Time: 01:09:38

Three examples of Leonard Bernstein’s vocal art can be heard in this recording. His Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ shuns traditional symphonic ideas in favor of an eclectic theatrical and oratorio-like form with a prominent rôle for speaker. For this recording Marin Alsop has returned to the work’s original narrative text, heard before the 1977 revision. The Lark – heard in a concert version with added narration – derives from Lillian Hellman’s adaptation of L’Alouette on the life of Joan of Arc, and it was this music that Bernstein reworked into his Missa Brevis many years later. Marin Alsop is a Bernstein protégé, and has written fondly and extensively about studying with him. He mentored her when he was conductor of the New York Philharmonic and few conductors today understand his music better. This disc presents Bernstein the vocal composer performed inlargely original editions by one of his best contemporary interpreters. The speaker in Kaddish is the great actress Claire Bloom.
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.
Currende, Erik Van Nevel - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; Joao Rodriguez Esteves: Missa A Oito Voces (1990) Reissue 2007

Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; João Rodriguez Esteves: Missa A Oito Voces (1990)
Vocal And Instrumental Ensemble 'Currende'; Erik Van Nevel, direction

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: ACC Accent | # 10069 | Time: 00:47:10

As the old saying goes, "the third time's the charm." This is indeed the third time the German label Accent has issued this coupling of Domenico Scarlatti's Stabat Mater with João Rodrigues Esteves' Missa a oito voces. The first time was in 1990, when the recording by Currende under the leadership of Erik van Nevel was new, and the second in 1998 as part of a box set containing this and several recordings by Concerto Palatino. No complaints here, though, as this is one of the finest discs Accent has to offer.