Orthodox Choral Music

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - 'At Twilight': Choral music by Percy Grainger and Edvard Grieg (1995) Reissue 2006

'At Twilight' Choral music by Percy Grainger and Edvard Grieg (1995) Reissue 2006
Polyphony, conducted by Stephen Layton; David Wilson-Johnson, baritone; Paul Agnew, tenor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55236 | Time: 01:15:12

Grainger’s mastery of choral textures shines out of this wide-ranging collection of folk-song arrangements, each highly individual and memorable. Plus his friend Grieg’s finely scored religious settings. Superior performances by Stephen Layton and Polyphony.
Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery ~ Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas (2015)

Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery ~ Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas (2015)
Classical, Renaissance | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:51 | 172 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi

An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance. (New York Times) Stile Antico s new Christmas programme of Renaissance polyphony features a glorious mass by the Flemish master Clemens non Papa, alongside traditional old-German carols and motets, many of them still sung to this day. An irresistibly festive collection! 'Stile Antico has become the gold standard in this repertory' (The Independent, UK)

Karajan - Choral Music 1972-1976: Box Set 5CDs (2014)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 28, 2016
Karajan - Choral Music 1972-1976: Box Set 5CDs (2014)

Karajan - Choral Music 1972-1976: Box Set 5CDs (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 747 Mb | Covers 18 Mb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2014

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalog. This 5-CD box includes Haydn's Die Jahreszeiten, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Brahms's German Requiem performed by the Berlin Philharmonic, with renowned vocal soloists such as Walter Berry and José van Dam.
Filsell, Briggs: Choral Music - Jeremy Backhouse, Vasari Singers (2013)

Filsell, Briggs: Choral Music - Jeremy Backhouse, Vasari Singers (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 292 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 193 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8573111

This recording brings together two of today’s finest British organist/composers and includes specially commissioned works. Jeremy Filsell’s music is rooted in a long liturgical tradition and ranges from a poignant Epitaph to a Te Deum which recreates the spirit of William Walton’s glorious piece for the 1953 Coronation. David Briggs’s Pange lingua portrays the wonders of the Holy Communion in music, and his dramatic and grandiose Messe pour Saint-Sulpice also has moments of quiet, emotional profundity. The Vasari Singers’ Great British Anthems (8572504) has been described as “essential listening” (Gramophone).
Polyphony, Stephen Layton - Peter Cornelius - The Three Kings and other choral music (2000)

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - Peter Cornelius - The Three Kings and other choral music (2000)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 245 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67206

Peter Cornelius was born to actor parents and destined from early life to have a career centred on words and music. He had early contact with the stage and dramatic literature, and like others of the time (such as Schumann), Cornelius immersed himself in German literature at an early age. At the same time he developed an interest in music. After early influences from Beethoven and Schubert, and studies of form and the composition of sacred music in Berlin, Cornelius's musical style matured under the tutelage of Liszt in Weimar.
The Choral Music of Twentieth-Century Women Composers by Catherine Roma

The Choral Music of Twentieth-Century Women Composers: Elisabeth Lutyens, Elizabeth Maconchy and Thea Musgrave by Catherine Roma
English | Nov 30, 2005 | ISBN: 081085029X | 232 Pages | PDF | 3,5 MB
An Imperishable Heritage: British Choral Music from Parry to Dyson

Stephen Town, "An Imperishable Heritage: British Choral Music from Parry to Dyson"
English | ISBN: 0754605361 | 2012 | 354 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Choral Music on Record (repost)  

Posted by Veslefrikk at Oct. 19, 2014
Choral Music on Record (repost)

Choral Music on Record By Alan Blyth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2007 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 052103583X | PDF | 6 MB
Matthew Owens, Wells Cathedral Choir - Geoffrey Burgon: Choral Music (2013)

Matthew Owens, Wells Cathedral Choir - Geoffrey Burgon: Choral Music (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55421

The thirteen works recorded here range from the contemplative of the Nunc dimittis to the ceremonial of an anthem such as At the round earth’s imagined corners where the familiar Donne text receives a thoroughly fresh interpretation. This is music reaching out to a modern desire for immediate accessibility masking consummate artistry: ‘I can’t believe it’s not Rutter’, perhaps …

Historical Dictionary of Choral Music (repost)  

Posted by interes at June 6, 2014
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

The human voice an incredibly beautiful and expressive instrument, and when multiple voices are unified in tone and purpose a powerful statement is realized. No wonder people have always wanted to sing in a communal context-a desire apparently stemming from a deeply rooted human instinct.