Rutter Requiem

John Rutter - Requiem (2012)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Nov. 23, 2015
John Rutter - Requiem (2012)

John Rutter - Requiem (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 354 mb | MP3 320 kbps CBR ~ 248 mb | Scans included | 73 min
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Rel: 2012

Rutter's Requiem, his first composition written without being commissioned, is a convincing affirmation of Christian doctrine pertaining to death and eternal life. It is also a substantial and sincere work that strives to be widely appealing while preserving a spiritual context centered around themes of light and consolation. Highlights include "Out of the Deep," its modal tune and harmonies giving it the flavor of a spiritual, and the wonderfully gentle and restful 23rd Psalm. Rutter personalizes his Requiem by adding movements not traditionally part of the Requiem Mass passages from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, for instance and this proves to be an effective strategy. The Cambridge Singers are superb as usual, and soloist Caroline Ashton steals the show with her heavenly Pie Jesu.
Rutter - Requiem (2003) Timothy Brown, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

John Rutter - Requiem & other sacred music (2003)
Timothy Brown - Choir of Clare College, Cambridge - City of London Sinfonia
Choral | EAC | FLAC+log+cue | booklet scans | Naxos 8.557131 | 1CD | 241 MB

Anyone who has ever sung the Rutter `Requiem' gets it in their bones, and it stays there. This may not be the most profound Requiem ever composed, but it is certainly one of the most beautiful.
Aurora Orchestra & John Rutte - Rutter: Visions & Requiem (2016) [TR24][OF]

Aurora Orchestra & John Rutte - Rutter: Visions & Requiem
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 57:40 min | 940 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Collegium | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2016

This new album couples John Rutter's most recent work with one of his most popular. Visions celebrates the utopian ideal of heavenly peace in in four movements written specially for the solo violin of Kerson Leong, string ensemble and the boy choristers of the Temple Church choir. The Requiem of 1985 receives a vital new recording under the guidance of its composer.
Wells Cathedral Choir, The Nash Ensemble, Matthew Owens - Bob Chilcott: Requiem & Other Choral Works (2012) [Repost]

Bob Chilcott - Requiem & Other Choral Works (2012)
Wells Cathedral Choir; The Nash Ensemble; Matthew Owens, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67650 | Time: 01:19:38

As a composer of sacred music, Bob Chilcott has found his own niche by writing accessible choral works that speak to contemporary sensibilities. As has been noted frequently, his Requiem evokes Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, mostly through its gentle feeling and serene melodies, though without imitating their style or content. Rather, it has its own mix of somber harmonies and fluid, chantlike lines, and the expression of the work is a little cooler and darker. Chilcott's music admits occasional and mild dissonance, though the orientation is strongly modal and the harmonies always feel like a natural result of the counterpoint. Chilcott's Salisbury Motets, Downing Service, and three shorter pieces share the same modern Anglican style, which is approachable and easy to follow. The Wells Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Matthew Owens, sings with a pure tone and clear diction, and the sound of the recordings is quite resonant, thanks to the responsive acoustics of the Cathedral of St. Andrew.
Claudio Abbado, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1986)

Claudio Abbado, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 332 Mb | Total time: 48:54+40:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 415 976-2 | Recorded: 1980

Abbado's Verdi recordings are some of the finest available and this Requiem recording is no expection. Abbado takes a less ferocious approach than say Muti, or Barenboim, balancing the dramatic moments effectively against the more introspective aspects of the score. Ricciarelli is in fine form here, singing with a fine sense of line and intense emotional declamation. Her intonation is perfect. Verrett blends seamlessly with Ricciarelli, making the most of their duet and capturing the intense sadness of much of the writing quite well. Domingo, in his first recording of the part, provides a steady stream of golden tone, effortlessly produced. His emotional temperature runs about right here - not overly dramatic - after all, this is not Aida - but strong feelings kept on a tight rein. Ghiaurov is phenomenal. His gigantic bass somehow anchoring the entire quartet and chorus into an imposing yet gorgeous Verdian soundscape. There are many excellent Verdi Requiem recordings - this is surely one of the very best.

Antoine de Fiévin - Requiem D'Anne De Bretagne (2011)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at April 4, 2018
Antoine de Fiévin - Requiem D'Anne De Bretagne (2011)

Antoine de Fiévin - Requiem D'Anne De Bretagne (2011)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:11:24 | 163 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Outhere Sa

Doulce Memoire uses an ensemble of five singers; Paulin Bundgen (alto), Hugues Primard (tenor), Vincent Bouchot (baritone) and basses Marc Busnel and Philippe Roche. There’s an instrumental ensemble of seven (Eva Godard, Franck Poitrineau, Johanne Maitre, Elsa Frank, Jeremie Papaserio, Denis Raisin Dadre) playing cornet, sackbut, flute and dulcian. They mix various performance modes, ranging between unaccompanied, instruments and voices mixed and purely instruments. When using voices and instruments, not all the lines have voices as was the way in the period. De Lupus's motet Miserere Mei Domine and De La Rue's Coeurs desolees / Dies Irae are given in purely instrumental versions interpolated in the mass.

Gavin Bryars - After the Requiem (1991) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 30, 2018
Gavin Bryars - After the Requiem (1991) (Repost)

Gavin Bryars - After the Requiem (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:17 | 299 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: ECM 1424

After the Requiem continued Gavin Bryars' journey away from the more experimental work that made his reputation early in his career toward pieces possessing a more melancholic and romantic quality. In two of the works herein, "The Old Tower of Lobenicht" and "Allegrasco," one can hear echoes of his brilliant composing on the Hommages album. But where the romantic elements were stricter and more crystalline on the prior effort, here there is an expansiveness that sometimes succeeds and at other times verges on kitsch.
Roman Maciejewski - Maciejewski: Requiem. Missa Pro Defunctis (2018)

Roman Maciejewski - Maciejewski: Requiem. Missa Pro Defunctis (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 02:11:34 | 588 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Warner Music Poland

Maciejewski consciously set out to write a monumental work which, as he observed, will have the chance to fill an important gap in Polish musical history, which totally lacks large-scale compositions for choir and orchestra.
Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra & Benjamin Britten - Britten: War Requiem (1963/2013) [24/96]

Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra & Benjamin Britten - Britten: War Requiem (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 81:12 minutes | 1.63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

“DECCA has used the most recent digital and Cedar technology to improve the original sound, under the overall supervision of veteran technician James Lock. This is one of the great performances of recording history.” Over half a century has passed since this classic DECCA recording was made in Kingsway Hall, London in January 1963. While the performance remains a benchmark, time has left the original analogue master tapes more fragile than ever.
Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Collegium Vocale Gent & Philippe Herreweghe - Dvořák: Requiem, Op. 89 (2015) [24/96]

Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Collegium Vocale Gent & Philippe Herreweghe - Dvořák: Requiem, Op. 89 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 93:14 minutes | 1.61 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Over the years, Philippe Herreweghe has amassed an extensive discography of more than one hundred recordings. In 2010 he founded his own label Phi in order to build a rich and varied catalogue in complete artist freedom.