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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Fabián Ximeno - México Barroco: Puebla III - Missa sobre el "Beatus Vir de Fray Xacinto" (1996)

Fabián Ximeno - México Barroco: Puebla III - Missa sobre el "Beatus Vir de Fray Xacinto"
EAC Rip | FLAC + CUE | LOG | 1CD | 208 MB | Cover | RAR
Genre: Classical Baroque | Label: URTEXT | Year: 1996

Benjamín Juárez Echenique (Conducer) - Angelicum de Puebla (Performer)
En el álbum "México Barroco-Puebla III", del sello Urtext se estrena la Missa sobre el Beatus Vir de Fray Xacinto", de Fabián Ximeno Pérez, una de las joyas musicales del barroco en la Nueva España.
Odhecaton & Paolo da Col - Scarlatti: Missa Defunctorum, Salve Regina, Miserere & Magnificat (2016) [24/88]

Odhecaton & Paolo da Col - Scarlatti: Missa Defunctorum, Salve Regina, Miserere & Magnificat (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 76:23 minutes | 1.29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This recording is a discovery of Alessandro Scarlatti’s heretofore unknown sacred music, where Renaissance tradition meets Baroque sensibility for a unique and compelling recording. At the core of Odhecaton’s 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 Scarlatti’s stylistic choices of great expressivity and rhetorical force, such as in the case of the astonishing Lacrimosa.
Odhecaton & Paolo da Col - Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli (2017)

Odhecaton & Paolo da Col - Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 65:02 min | 280 MB
Label: Arcana – A358 | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Sacred, Choral

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. Since 1998 Odhecaton has been the recipient of some of the most prestigious discographic awards: De Passione (Josquin Desprez) was awarded the Diapason d Or of the Year 2003, while the more recent O gente brunette (Ramee) took the Diapason d Or of February 2010.
Orpheus Vokalensemble, Ars Antiqua Austria & Jürgen Essl - Kayser: Magnificat & Missa VI (2017)

Orpheus Vokalensemble, Ars Antiqua Austria & Jürgen Essl - Kayser: Magnificat & Missa VI
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:55 min | 235 MB
Label: Carus | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Isfrid Kayser (1712–1771) spent almost his entire life in the Premonstratensian Abbey Marchtal, where he soon gained a reputation as an especially versatile musician. Numerous spiritual organizations commissioned church music or sacred music dramas. As a play of words on his surname (Kaiser = emperor), his confreres soon called him the “Caesar of Music.” His Magnificat and the Missa VI are presented here in a recording together with several smaller works; they document Kayser’s extraordinary accomplishments. These majestically sacred works is interpreted by the Orpheus Vokalensemble and Ars Antiqua Austria under the direction of Jürgen Essl.
St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria & Gunar Letzbor - Missa Alleluja (2017)

St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria & Gunar Letzbor - Missa Alleluja
Classical, Sacred | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:58 min | 291 MB
Label: Accent | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Several masses scored for large forces attest to the outstanding compositional skills of the Salzburg master Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704). For Salzburg Cathedral, Biber prepared polychoric pieces modelled on the grand performance practice in Venice. The 'Missa Alleluja' was probably composed after 1690 and certainly before 1698: the original score from Salzburg is lost but excellent copies have been preserved at the Upper Austrian abbey at Kremsmünster, which serve as a basis for the present recording.
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.