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La Main Harmonique, Frédéric Bétous - Ockeghem & Compere: Musique au temps d'Anne de France (2010)

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La Main Harmonique, Frédéric Bétous - Ockeghem & Compere: Musique au temps d'Anne de France (2010)

La Main Harmonique, Frédéric Bétous - Ockeghem & Compere: Musique au temps d'Anne de France (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:54 | 326 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Ligia Digital | Catalog: Lidi0202217-10

French group La Main Harmonique is named for the "Guidonian hand," known to generations of music history graduate students, which teaches solmization syllables by means of labeled finger joints. That suggests the basic orientation here, which is toward specialists; the booklet dutifully lists library sources but does not provide anything so helpful as translations of the 15th-century French texts (there are some almost completely black photos of the performers, though). It's nice, however, to have recordings of this secular chanson repertoire, which in the case of Johannes Ockeghem is not so well represented on recordings as his intellectually fearsome masses.

The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)

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The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)

The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 53:30 | 220 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66358

Hearing or performing music comes closest in the range of human activity to a visceral connection to the past. As long as we have notation and knowledge of how to interpret it, we can effectively experience something like our ancestors did when they sang the same music. Of course, our 20th-century sensibilities and knowledge–or lack thereof–prevent us from sharing identical responses, but as with the music on this disc, when we hear it we are in some way transported to another place. We know a completely different sound world from our own; we know that the accepted order of certain things was different. And we also know that in many ways people haven't changed. Machaut's music conveys a spirituality–both joyful and contemplative–that's as true in its impact as it must have been 600 years ago, a point made ever so clearly by these especially vibrant and vital performances.

Jordi Savall - Carlos V - Mille Regretz: La Cancion Del Emperador (2000) {Alia Vox AV 9814}

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Jordi Savall - Carlos V - Mille Regretz: La Cancion Del Emperador (2000) {Alia Vox AV 9814}

Jordi Savall - Carlos V - Mille Regretz: La Cancion Del Emperador (2000) {Alia Vox AV 9814}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 361 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 180 Mb
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© 2000 Alia Vox | AV 9814
Classical / Renaissance / Medieval / Choral / Instrumental Music

Jordi Savall has brought us yet another treasure on his own Alia Vox label, this time a mixed bag of music by Reformation Era composers and a handful of slightly earlier works. It’s all taken from a concert program Savall gave last year under the aegis of “greatest hits of the court of Charles V”. The composers presented are mostly court musicians for that Holy Roman Emperor, but Josquin and Heinrich Isaac also are included, the latter as a nod to Charles’ grandfather, Maximilian I, who was responsible for getting Charles the crown. Savall combines his first-rate instrumental ensemble, updated to Hespèrion XXI, with his own vocal group, La Capella Reial de Catalunya. The results are captivating. Savall’s musicians are tops in the field, and their collective talents, constantly on display in this varied program, are simply a joy to hear.

Jordi Savall - Alfons V El Magnanim (1396 - 1458) - El Cancionero De Montecassino (2001) {2CD Alia Vox AV9816 A+B}

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Jordi Savall - Alfons V El Magnanim (1396 - 1458) - El Cancionero De Montecassino (2001) {2CD Alia Vox AV9816 A+B}

Jordi Savall - Alfons V El Magnanim (1396 - 1458) - El Cancionero De Montecassino (2001) {2CD Alia Vox AV9816 A+B}
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© 2001 Alia Vox | AV9816 A+B
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance / Choral / Instrumental Music

The works on this 2-CD set all come from a single source: a document called "Cancionero de Montecassino" which is believed to contain works composed between 1430 and 1480. Somehow the document has survived down through the centuries; it was almost lost when the Abbey where it was stored was bombed in 1944. Luckily the document survived so that this amazing CD set could be recorded by the - also amazing - Le Capella Reial de Catalunya. This CD is the second in a series entitled "Musicas Reales", the first of which being "Carlos V" containing works mainly from the 16th century. If you enjoyed that one, then "Alfons V el Magnanim" will be a welcome addition to your CD spinner.

The Fiamminghi - La Polyphonie Flamande - The Flemish Polyphony (2011) {8CD Set Ricercar RIC 102}

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The Fiamminghi - La Polyphonie Flamande - The Flemish Polyphony (2011) {8CD Set Ricercar RIC 102}

The Fiamminghi - La Polyphonie Flamande - The Flemish Polyphony (2011) {8CD Set Ricercar RIC 102}
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© 2011 Outhere / Ricercar | RIC 102
Classical / Early Music / Polyphony / Medieval / Choral / Renaissance / Sacred Works

The composers known collectively as the Fiamminghi made their mark in Europe in general and in Italy and in France in particular during the 15th century. Their talent and skill gained them the most important positions in the great musical establishments of the time. This collection is devoted to the leading composers of the 15th century, from those of the first generation (Guillaume Dufay, Gilles Binchois, Arnold de Lantins and Johannes Brassart) through Johannes Ockeghem, the great master of polyphonic technique, to Josquin Desprez and Pierre de La Rue, two musicians taught by Ockeghem who laid the foundations of the Ars Perfecta during the Renaissance. Also included is Jacob Obrecht, the only composer of this school whose career was based essentially in his native Flanders. Every genre of both sacred as well as secular music of the time is represented here.

Psallentes - Missa Transfigurationis - Tournai, XVe-XVIe siècles (2015) {Musique en Wallonie Official Digital Download}

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Psallentes - Missa Transfigurationis - Tournai, XVe-XVIe siècles (2015) {Musique en Wallonie Official Digital Download}

Psallentes - Missa Transfigurationis - Tournai, XVe-XVIe siècles (2015) {Musique en Wallonie Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 319 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 155 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Musique en Wallonie | MEW1576
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Choral / Sacred Works

This CD from the ever-enterprising Belgian label, Musique en Wallonie, presents clean, clear, penetrating, yet appropriately emotionally-charged singing from Psallentes, the nine-person group from that country. They have captured the calm and the conviction of anonymous vocal works - including the beautiful Mass, Sancta Trinitas - from fifteenth and sixteenth century religious music of the region. The manuscripts (shelf-marked ‘BCT A 58’) are located in the cathedral of Tournai (also in Walloon) and were rediscovered in 2006 after having disappeared (and thought lost) at the end of the Second World War.

Schenale, In Dulci Jubilo, Turco - Ambrosian Chant (1995, Naxos "Early Music" # 8.553502) [RE-UP]

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Schenale, In Dulci Jubilo, Turco - Ambrosian Chant (1995, Naxos "Early Music" # 8.553502) [RE-UP]

Ambrosian Chant: Early Christian Chant Of The Ambrosian Rite
Manuela Schenale / In Dulci Jubilo / Alberto Turco
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 220 MB | MP3 CBR 320: 145 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Naxos "Early Music" 8.553502 | Country/Year: Europe 1995
Genre: Classical | Style: Sacred, Medieval

Ambrosian chant (also known as Milanese chant) is the liturgical plainchant repertory of the Ambrosian rite of the Roman Catholic Church, related to but distinct from Gregorian chant. It is primarily associated with the Archdiocese of Milan, and named after St. Ambrose much as Gregorian chant is named after Gregory the Great. It is the only surviving plainchant tradition besides the Gregorian to maintain the official sanction of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Dufay Collective - Cancionero: Music for the Spanish Court (1470 - 1520) (2002, Avie # AV0005) [RE-UP]

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The Dufay Collective - Cancionero: Music for the Spanish Court (1470 - 1520) (2002, Avie # AV0005) [RE-UP]

The Dufay Collective - Cancionero: Music for the Spanish Court (1470 - 1520)
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 273 MB | Full Artwork: 159 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Avie # AV0005 | Country/Year: UK 2002
Genre: Classical, Early Music | Style: Late Medieval, Renaissance

"…This release focuses on the Spanish Court of Ferdinand and Isabella and the music is drawn from three "Cancioneros," or Spanish songbooks, from the early Renaissance era. There is an amazing range of material presented among the 31 tracks on the disc, from gentle instrumental solos to bombastic courtly dances and even some folksy-sounding secular choral pieces. Although the Dufay Collective is primarily known as an instrumental group, all of the vocalizing here is splendid, with the singing of Vivian Ellis being particularly outstanding in its ease of delivery and tasteful use of decoration. This recording comes highly recommended." 4,5/5 ~AMG

Urbs Jerusalem Beata - Gregorianische Vesper und Messgesänge zum Kirchweihfest (1975, CD reissue 1993) [RE-UP]

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Urbs Jerusalem Beata - Gregorianische Vesper und Messgesänge zum Kirchweihfest (1975, CD reissue 1993) [RE-UP]

Urbs Jerusalem Beata - Gregorianische Vesper und Messgesänge zum Kirchweihfest
Schola und Chor der Benediktinerabtei Marian Laach / Willibrord Heckenbach OSB
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 326 MB | Full Artwork: 96 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Motette-Ursina # CD 50631 | Country/Year: Germany 1993, 1975
Genre: Classical | Style: Sacred, Vocal, Medieval, Gregorian Chant

Bucharest Madrigal Chamber Chorus - Documents Of Vocal Culture In Wallachia, Moldova And Transylvania (1990) [RE-UP]

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Bucharest Madrigal Chamber Chorus - Documents Of Vocal Culture In Wallachia, Moldova And Transylvania (1990) [RE-UP]

Bucharest Madrigal Chamber Chorus / Marin Constantin - Documents of Vocal Culture in Wallachia, Moldova and Transylvania
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 284 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Electrochord # ELCD 100 | Country/Year: Romania 1990
Genre: Classical, Medieval, Folk | Style: Vocal Music

…These 17 hymns and chants, dating from the 14th through the early-18th centuries, are sung in Greek, Romanian, Latin, and Italian, and are beautiful examples of early vocal music, sung as closely as possible to the way they were historically. The beauty of these pieces is powerful and striking, and the growing complexity of the melodies as the pieces move chronologically through the centuries is fascinating to follow…

Psallentes - Beghinae - Plainchant Pro Series Vol. 1 (2011) {Le Bricoleur Official Digital Download}

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Psallentes - Beghinae - Plainchant Pro Series Vol. 1 (2011) {Le Bricoleur Official Digital Download}

Psallentes - Beghinae - Plainchant Pro Series Vol. 1 (2011) {Le Bricoleur Official Digital Download}
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© 2011 Le Bricoleur | LBCD/01
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Choral / Sacred Works

Have you ever seen any beguines? We haven’t either. Those devout laywomen of centuries past are no more. But would you like to hear them sing? That is possible. The Beghinae of Psallentes♀ sing works from manuscripts found in the beguinages of Bruges, Antwerp and Amsterdam, among others. Beguines? They appear before your very eyes.

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Alia Musica, Miguel Sanchez - Bestario de Cristo [Animal symbolism in religious music of 13th-century Spain] (2003) [RE-UP]

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Alia Musica, Miguel Sanchez - Bestario de Cristo [Animal symbolism in religious music of 13th-century Spain] (2003) [RE-UP]

Alia Mvsica - Bestario de Cristo (Animal symbolism in religious music of 13th-century Spain)
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Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi Iberico # HMI 987033 | Country/Year: Spain 2003
Genre: Classical | Style: Medieval, Sacred

…So for most of us, just listening to the lively, polished performances by male and female singers, accompanied by various period instruments will be enjoyment enough–but for the more curious, the extensive and very well written liner notes offer a fine introduction to the deeper meaning of the texts and provide important context for each song. Four instrumental selections round out this flawlessly recorded program, enhanced by the ambience of the Spanish monastery venue.

Psallentes - Etienne de Liege: Lambertus - Plainchant Pro Series Vol. 2 (2013) {Le Bricoleur Official Digital Download}

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Psallentes - Etienne de Liege: Lambertus - Plainchant Pro Series Vol. 2 (2013) {Le Bricoleur Official Digital Download}

Psallentes - Etienne de Liege: Lambertus - Plainchant Pro Series Vol. 2 (2013) {Le Bricoleur Official Digital Download}
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© 2013 Le Bricoleur | LBCD/02
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / 9th Century / Choral / Gregorian Chant

An antiphon for the Lambertus vespers, and a famous piece of music in Liège. With the voices of Conor Biggs, Peter Maus, Philippe Souvagie, Govaart Haché, Adriaan De Koster, Paul Schils, Sander Le Roy, Pieter Coene and Hendrik Vanden Abeele (artistic direction). The antiphon is part of the office for Lambertus, as made by Etienne de Liège. The manuscript used is Utrecht, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Ms. 406. The antiphon is on folio 171r and 171v. Stephen of Liège was bishop of Liège from 901 to 920. He was a hagiographer and composer of church music. He was an abbot of Lobbes and canon of Metz Cathedral. His In Festi Sanctisissimae Trinitatis, an office for the feast of the Trinity, is available as a recording. The celebration of the Feast of the Holy Trinity is attributed to him.

Psallentes - Ursula 11 - Hildegard von Bingen - Plainchant Pro Series Vol. 3 (2011) {Le Bricoleur LBCD/03}

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Psallentes - Ursula 11 - Hildegard von Bingen - Plainchant Pro Series Vol. 3 (2011) {Le Bricoleur LBCD/03}

Psallentes - Ursula 11 - Hildegard von Bingen - Plainchant Pro Series Vol. 3 (2011) {Le Bricoleur LBCD/03}
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© 2011 Le Bricoleur | LBCD/03
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Sacred Works / Vocal

The Rhine turned crimson when the royal princess Ursula and her eleven thousand companions were slaughtered by the Huns. Many centuries later, Hildegard of Bingen composed a plainchant office in Ursula’s honour and sent a copy to the Abbey of Villers. The singers of Psallentes♀ sing from this famous manuscript (now housed in Dendermonde).

Corvus Corax - Ars Mystica (Selectio 1989-2016) (2016)

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Corvus Corax - Ars Mystica (Selectio 1989-2016) (2016)

Corvus Corax - Ars Mystica (Selectio 1989-2016) (2016)
Germany | MP3 VBR 254 Kbps | 130 MB
Medieval Folk | Label : Behsmokum Records

Good news for Corvus Corax fans in July 2016: The new record named ‘Ars Mystica’ presents a selection of songs of the last 27 years themed around myths, sagas and legends. In this way it is also appropiate as soundtrack for fantasy, online-gaming and roleplay-actions. Take a journey with Corvus Corax through diffrent cultues, to furthest playces, beyond wildest dreams!