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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Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium; Missa Salve intemerata (2005)

Thomas Tallis - Spem in Alium; Missa Salve intemerata (2005)
Oxford Camerata, conducted by Jeremy Summerly

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Naxos | # 8.557770 | Time: 01:17:17

To mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Tallis, here are his biggest and best church compositions, performed in its customary high style by the Oxford Camerata under Jeremy Summerly (whose Fauré Requiem remains one of Naxos's all-time bestsellers). Tallis's youthful motet Salve intemerata is among the longest single-movement works of the 16th century, but it is Spem in alium, a work of Tallis's maturity, that overshadows any other English piece of the period, including those of his great contemporary, William Byrd. Scored for 40 independent voices, it is symphonic in proportion and resplendent in this surround-sound version.
Orpheus Vokalensemble, Concerto Köln & Florian Helgath - Mayr: Missa in C Minor & Stabat Mater (2017)

Orpheus Vokalensemble, Concerto Köln & Florian Helgath - Mayr: Missa in C Minor & Stabat Mater
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:39 min | 367 MB
Label: Carus | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017

Johann Simon Mayr, born in Upper Bavaria, left a legacy of sixty operas and more than six hundred sacred and chamber music compositions. In the early 18th century, this extremely productive composer was one of the most successful opera composers in Northern Italy and his works were played all over Europe. It is all the more remarkable that he is practically unknown today. The quality of the music cannot be the reason, as is proved by the present recording of the Mass in C minor and the Stabat Mater. Excellent soloists, the Orpheus Vokalensemble and Concerto Köln under the baton of Florian Helgath do justice to the music.
Odhecaton & Paolo da Col - Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli (2017)

Odhecaton & Paolo da Col - Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli
Classical, Sacred, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:02 min | 272 MB
Label: Arcana | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Odhecaton make their debut on Arcana with the Missa Papae Marcelli by Palestrina, a recording sure to become a benchmark for this sacred masterwork of contrapuntal and formal perfection, exemplifying the important compositional techniques of the time. Some of the finest Italian male voices, specialists in the performance of Renaissance and Baroque music, sing in Odhecaton under the direction of Paolo Da Col.
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.