Orthodox Choral Music

Estonian Philh. Ch. Choir / Hillier - The Powers Of Heaven: Orthodox Music {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Various Composers - The Powers Of Heaven: Orthodox Music of the 17th & 18th Centuries
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir - Paul Hillier
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 277 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi USA # HMU 807218 | Country/Year: US 2003
Genre: Classical, Folk | Style: Sacred

…Summary: This is a sensitive, edifying, and at times compelling performance of music from a religious tradition in which unaccompanied choral singing has an absolute and exclusive importance. The recording is clear, smooth, and balanced, and presents some truly exceptional deep bass singing. SA-CD.net

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.
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.

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.
USSR RTV Chorus - Klaudia Ptitsa - Choral Music By Russian Composers (1994, Melodia / ZYX MEL # 46045-2)

USSR RTV Chorus - Klaudia Ptitsa - Choral Music By Russian Composers
Works by Glinka, Tschaikowsky, Rachmaninow, Schebalin, Koval, Swirdow
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 153 MB | Full Artwork: 23 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Melodia / ZYX MEL # 46045-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1994
Genre: Classical | Style: Vocal, Sacred, Romantic-Early 20th Century
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.

Andrew-John Smith, Consortium / Reger: Choral Music (2010)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at July 8, 2014
Andrew-John Smith, Consortium / Reger: Choral Music (2010)

Andrew-John Smith, Consortium / Reger: Choral Music (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 249 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67762

A second disc from new chamber choir Consortium, who were acclaimed for their disc of Brahms’s secular partsongs. Although Reger’s music has partly recovered from its deeply unfashionable reputation, much of this prolific composer’s work still remains underperformed. This disc offers a chance to redress the balance, both by bringing to light an aspect of Reger’s output that has been relatively neglected, and by demonstrating that the important influences on him were not just musical but literary.

Melódi & Divna Ljubojevic - Serbian Orthodox Spiritual Music  Music

Posted by misirac at Sept. 5, 2007
Melódi & Divna Ljubojevic - Serbian Orthodox Spiritual Music

Melódi & Divna Ljubojevic - Serbian Orthodox Spiritual Music
Orthodox, Spiritual, Choral | WMA | 192kbps | 57.2 + 47.7 Mb
incl. HI-RES booklet in serbian and english

Choir and Studio for Spiritual music MELÓDI was founded in 1991 at the monastery of Vavedenje, where it sings at religious services, on Sundays and Holydays. The Choir's name originated from its patron St Roman Melod, who was one of the first and the greatest church poets. The word "metod" means a singer and it is of Greek origin. The ensemble consists of 25 singers; some of them have been working with Mrs Ljubojevlc, the conductor, ever since 1988. MELÓDI Choir. In its repertoire has Orthodox spiritual music works, from the earliest writings of Byzantine, Serbian, Bulgarian and Russian monodic, through early polyphony, to the works of contemporary authors…
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.