Orthodox Choral Music

Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir & Paul Spicer - South of the Line: Choral Music by John Joubert (2017)

Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir & Paul Spicer - South of the Line: Choral Music by John Joubert
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:14 min | 300 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

SOMM’s celebration of John Joubert’s 90th birthday this month brings to the catalogue yet more new riches, this time no less than seven première recordings of his choral music. South of the Line (together with Autumn Rain) was recorded last June at the Birmingham Conservatoire and poignant is the fact that it was commissioned from the composer for the opening of the Adrian Boult Hall and the last music heard there for this recording, before its demolition.

Historical Dictionary of Choral Music (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at Sept. 28, 2017
Historical Dictionary of Choral Music (repost)

Historical Dictionary of Choral Music (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts) by Melvin P. Unger
English | ISBN: 0810857510 | 2010 | PDF | 584 pages | 1,7 MB
Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas (2015)

Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:12:55
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU807575

Stile Antico's 2015 release on Harmonia Mundi, A Wondrous Mystery, is a sublime collection of Renaissance choral music for Christmas, presented in a pleasant mix of familiar German carols and a mass, with tracks interspersed for the sake of variety. This makes sense in consideration of the group's broad audience, which may know such popular hymns as Michael Praetorius' Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem and Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, or Johannes Eccard's Übers Gebirg Maria geht and Vom Himmel hoch, yet be somewhat at a loss with the motet and Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis by Jacobus Clemens non Papa, a composer beloved by early music specialists but not exactly a household name for lay listeners. However, the a cappella performances are consistently beautiful and soothing throughout, and the quietly joyous mood of the music fits the album's title perfectly. The 12-voice choir's blend is well-balanced and transparent, and the ambience of All Hallow's Church, Gospel Oak, London gives an ideal resonance for the group's small size and close miking.

A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 1  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Aug. 20, 2017
A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 1

A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 1 by Chester L. Alwes
2015 | ISBN: 0195177428, 0199361932 | English | 506 pages | PDF | 59 MB
New London Chamber Choir, James Wood - Francis Poulenc: Secular Choral Music (1995) Reissue 2004

Francis Poulenc: Secular Choral Music (1995) Reissue 2004
New London Chamber Choir, conducted by James Wood

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55179 | Time: 01:07:28

A few of these small choral gems are well known to amateur choirs, and Poulenc's secular choral pieces are more often presented one at a time on choral albums than in the groupings in which they were originally included. Francis Poulenc: Secular Choral Music offers the composer's very first choral piece, the Chanson à boire for men's voices (1922), but most of the music here dates from either the late '30s (the Petites voix, for female or children's voices, and Sept chansons) or the World War II era (Un soir de neige), the folk-song settings entitled Chansons françaises, and the ambitious Figure humaine, whose final number, "Liberté," was dropped in sheet music form over French cities by Britain's Royal Air Force. Someone once described Poulenc as "part monk, part hooligan," and these a cappella choral works give evidence of both tendencies. The Chansons françaises are cheerful pieces with just a shade of extended harmony, almost French counterparts to Bartók's folk song settings, while the more serious pieces, such as "Un chien perdu" (A Lost Dog), from the Petites voix, have a mystical tinge that links them strongly with Poulenc's better-known sacred choral music.
Jugendkonzertchor der Chorakademie Dortmund - Romantic Choral Music: German Motets (2017)

Jugendkonzertchor der Chorakademie Dortmund - Romantic Choral Music: German Motets (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:07 | 136 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC

The compilation of works on this CD is intended to provide a reasonably comprehensive view of the unaccompanied sacred choral music of the Romantic era while confining itself to German-language composers from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines. The chronological order of the composers and the consideration of a number of central works aims to show the interrelationships of the choral music scene over a period lasting more than a century.

A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 2  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at July 1, 2017
A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 2

A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 2 by Chester L. Alwes
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0199376999, 0199377006 | 472 pages | PDF | 31 MB
Volti - This Is What Happened: More New Directions in American Choral Music (2017)

Volti - This Is What Happened: More New Directions in American Choral Music
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:02 min | 253 MB
Label: Innova | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

Volti’s professional singers, under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Robert Geary, are national leaders in the discovery, creation, and performance of new vocal music. They are the first ensemble to have won the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music six times. In this recording they introduce 21st-century works they commissioned from American composers of dazzling range and diversity.

The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at June 14, 2017
The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music

The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music by André de Quadros
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0521128951, 0521111730 | 358 pages | EPUB | 0,8 MB

George Parris - Delius & Bax: Choral Music (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 14, 2017
George Parris - Delius & Bax: Choral Music (2017)

George Parris - Delius & Bax: Choral Music
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:26 min | 307 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Frederick Delius and Arnold Bax both made significant contributions to the partsong repertoire, each leaving a compelling testament to his highly individual creative personality. Deliuss earlier choral songs are nostalgic for the worlds of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Grieg, while the brooding contours of On Craig Ddu results in one of his most remarkable creations. The allure of landscapes and elemental forces was powerful for both composers; the subtle tensions and gorgeously layered harmonies of Baxs settings also evoking historical remoteness and other-worldly enchantment.