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The Sixteen, BBC Philharmonic, Harry Christophers - A la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)

À la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)
The Sixteen; BBC Philharmonic; Harry Christophers, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Collins | # 14462 | Time: 01:03:15

The Sixteen, bright stars of the Baroque, have plenty to say on 20th-century repertoire (witness their excellent Britten series on Collins). Underpin them with the BBC Philharmonic and it might seem a magic formula. Ives’s unearthly The Unanswered Question holds few problems for instrumental players weaned on Maxwell Davies – no more than do the brilliant wind roulades of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. Deft BBC teamwork and a chamber articulation to woodwind and brass helps this Koussevitzky-commissioned masterpiece to shed its often hammy ‘big band’ sound, creeping closer to the subtle, leaner sonorities of his later choral works. It gains. The singing varies. Too many dynamic shifts sound prosaic or under-prepared; fortes are forced, with muddy results. The vocal blend (happier in lower voices) can seem haphazard and colours the Tippett, where the men’s roars – contrast the lovely, sensual soprano solo – seem crude. Get this disc, instead, for the rare, late Poulenc – his New York-commissioned Sept répons. It is a curiously under-recorded devotional work, bleeding with pathos yet pumping energy, its exoticism enhanced by slightly breathy, tender solos, and scintillatingly sung with just those crucial missing qualities of awe and freshness. A million times more refined than what goes before.
The Sixteen & Eamonn Dougan - Marcin Mielczewski (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Sixteen & Eamonn Dougan - Marcin Mielczewski (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:19 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The fifth volume in this highly acclaimed series, conducted by The Sixteen’s Associate Conductor, Eamonn Dougan, celebrates the music of Polish composer Marcin Mielczewski. Together with Bartłomiej Pękiel, Mielczewski was amongst the most notable of 17th-century Polish composers and was recognised as a leader among his contemporaries. Influenced by the many Italian composers who graced the Polish courts in the 1600s, Mielczewski was a prolific composer. The cross-section of works recorded here shows an exceptionally accomplished musician at work, one whose music deserves a wider audience and who can confidently stand alongside the maestri who came before him and from whom he learnt his craft.
The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Palestrina, Vol. 7 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Palestrina, Vol. 7 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:50 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The Sixteen continues its exploration of Palestrina’s great art with the eagerly anticipated seventh album in the series which includes the Missa Ave Regina caelorum
The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Royal Welcome Songs for King James II (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Royal Welcome Songs for King James II (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:48 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Despite being written for the celebration of royal occasions, Purcells Royal Welcome Songs were penned during a time of immense disillusionment with the monarchy. Filled with humour as well as an ironic detachment from the politics of the time, Ye tuneful muses and Sound the trumpet fizz with the dramatic energy which characterised his later operas and mark a crucial turning point in Purcells career. This programme showcases the variety and diversity of Purcells writing, opening with the Chacony in G minor, which is among the great glories of music for strings, and including When on my sick bed I languish - an amazingly impassioned piece in which he bares his soul…quintessential Purcell!
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poulenc: Choral Works (2017)

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poulenc: Choral Works
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:26 min | 253 MB
Label: CORO | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Francis Poulenc is considered one of the greatest melodists of the 20th century but it is his individual and immediately recognisable harmonic language that makes his music so distinctive. Often overlooked in his lifetime and in the years after his death, his sacred music was an expression of his more serious side and, following the death of his close friend, Pierre-Octave Ferroud, a re-awakening of his religious faith. The Sixteens new recording centres round the themes of conflict and atonement, reflecting both Poulencs intense internal struggles and the turbulence of life in France during the mid-20th century.

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Palestrina, Vol. 7 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Sept. 5, 2017
The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Palestrina, Vol. 7 (2017)

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Palestrina, Vol. 7 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:01 | 168 MB
Label: CORO

Renowned ensemble The Sixteen return with the 7th volume in their acclaimed Palestrina series in a release that includes three of the luminous Song of Songs as well as the Missa Ave regina cœlorum and several other standalone works, all performed with the polish and warmth The Sixteen are known for.
The Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia, Harry Christophers - James MacMillan: Stabat Mater (2017)

The Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia, Harry Christophers - James MacMillan: Stabat Mater (2017)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 59:48 min | 146 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Coro

This new setting of the Stabat mater was commissioned by The Sixteen, whose director, Harry Christophers, contributes an enthusiastic booklet essay in which he numbers Scottish composer James MacMillan among "a trio of truly great composers of sacred music," the other two being Victoria and Poulenc. This will certainly come as news to Bach lovers, but the performance benefits from sheer commitment.
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - The Deer's Cry: Arvo Pärt, William Byrd (2016)

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - The Deer's Cry: Arvo Pärt, William Byrd (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 66:52 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Coro | Catalog: COR 16140

The popular choral group the Sixteen has never sounded better than on this release, and fans of the ensemble can buy with confidence in acquiring a set of classic English Renaissance pieces with a few modern works for spice. For the unconverted it's a bit less convincing, but it has a strong idea. The album title comes from the conventional name of a prayer of none other than St. Patrick, set in modern English by Arvo Pärt in 2007.
The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Monteverdi: The Selva morale e spirituale Collection (2017)

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Monteverdi: The Selva morale e spirituale Collection (2017)
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:33:24 | 491 MB
Label: CORO | Release Year: 2017

The Moral and Spiritual Selva (literally "Moral and Spiritual Forest") is a collection of forty sacred works by Monteverdi published in 1641, two years before its demise. The whole collection, and more particularly some pieces, in particular the two Magnificat it contains, have similarities with Vespro della Beata Vergine. According to the dedication of the original edition, the Selva would include plays composed by Monteverdi for the court of the Duke of Mantua, but in reality it is rather a collation of scores for the Cathedral of St. Mark Where Monteverdi was a chapel master from 1613 onwards. The collection thus unites his major sacred works in the form of an artistic quasi testament, considering that at the age of seventy-four, the composer knew that he would soon To bow out. The extraordinary richness of the collection, which alternates genres and formats very diverse, truly represents a "compendium" of the most indispensable; This is the superb British ensemble The Sixteen who holds the bar, and masterfully.
The Sixteen & Eamonn Dougan - Pekiel: Messes, Motets (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Sixteen & Eamonn Dougan - Pekiel: Messes, Motets (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:23 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Associate Conductor of The Sixteen, Eamonn Dougan, makes his full conducting debut on CORO in the first of an exciting new series exploring some of Poland s greatest choral composers. Bart omiej P ekiel was one of the most eminent Polish composers of choral music of the 17th century. He served at the court in Warsaw from around 1633, and became Kapellmeister from 1645 1655 the first non-Italian to hold the post! Just 29 of his compositions survive today, and on this new album CORO presents 10 of his works for choir and orchestra.