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Schweizer Vokalconsort & Marco Amherd - Dormi Bel Bambin (2022)

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Schweizer Vokalconsort & Marco Amherd - Dormi Bel Bambin (2022)

Schweizer Vokalconsort & Marco Amherd - Dormi Bel Bambin (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 213 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:04
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Prospero Classical

At Christmas, vocal music is particularly close to us. What is it that makes this music so appealing? Is it just the memories and traditions associated with it, or do Christmas carols actually sound radically different in their basic mood? For centuries, Christmas has inspired composers to write delightful works, many of which have been forgotten or never performed.

Caritas Chamber Choir & Benedict Preece - Christmas with Caritas (2022)

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Caritas Chamber Choir & Benedict Preece - Christmas with Caritas (2022)

Caritas Chamber Choir & Benedict Preece - Christmas with Caritas (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 178 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 117 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:48:18
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Ulysses Arts

When one looks back through Caritas programmes over the years,an umber of meaningful associations quickly becom apparent; this album is no exception to that rule. Our mission to champion contemporary composers emphatically continues, with the vast majority of the works on this album being world première recordings. We ar truly honoured and humbled to have had the opportunity to record these works and hope we can bring them to as wide an audience as possible.

Dennis Russell Davies - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1 A Sea Symphony & Serenade to Music (Live) (2022)

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Dennis Russell Davies - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1 A Sea Symphony & Serenade to Music (Live) (2022)

MDR Rundfunkchor, MDR Sinfonieorchester, Dennis Russell Davies, Eleanor Lyons & Christopher Maltman - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1 A Sea Symphony & Serenade to Music (Live) (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 396 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 202 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:27:00
Classical | Label: Solo Musica

Ralph Vaughan Williams jokingly said of himself that he was born »with a small silver spoon in his mouth« , which made him independent of a time-consuming teaching and instrumental activity, which otherwise saps a lot of energy from a composer. As soon as he was sure of his creative vocation, he gave up the position he had taken on as organist in the London congregation of St. Barnabas after completing his studies. When Vaughan Williams died in 1958 at the age of 85, he was recognized as the most important figure between Edward Elgar and Benjamin Britten and was buried alongside Henry Purcell in Westminster Abbey, the pantheon of greats from England's past.

Les Éléments, Joël Suhubiette - Sérénade d'hiver (2022)

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Les Éléments, Joël Suhubiette - Sérénade d'hiver (2022)

Les Éléments & Joël Suhubiette - Sérénade d'hiver (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 295 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:02
Classical, Choral | Label: Mirare

Les éléments invite you to a winter evening, a musical journey from the Middle Ages to the present day where songs and poems celebrate winter, its festivals and its coldness, in the intimacy of the a cappella choir. The great composers of the repertoire rub shoulders with new compositions, arrangements of traditional Christmas songs from the provinces of France specially commissioned for this programme. Best enjoyed by the fireside!

Maîtrise Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens de Bulle, Prague Symphonic Ensemble & Jérôme Kuhn - Mon plus beau Noël (2022)

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Maîtrise Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens de Bulle, Prague Symphonic Ensemble & Jérôme Kuhn - Mon plus beau Noël (2022)

Maîtrise Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens de Bulle, Prague Symphonic Ensemble & Jérôme Kuhn - Mon plus beau Noël (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 184 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 79 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:33:02
Classical, Choral | Label: Warner Classics

"Mon plus beau Noël" has been recorded with the prestigious Prague Symphonic Ensemble and the children's choir of the Maîtrise Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens de Bulle. It features timeless French Christmas melodies – such as “Douce Nuit”, “Les Anges dans nos Campagnes”, and “Mon Beau Sapin” – rearranged and re-orchestrated in exceptional symphonic versions. The composers and arrangers Martin Batchelar, Samuel Pegg, Jérôme Kuhn, and Nathan Stornetta have given these marvellous works new depth and emotion.

Les Petits Chanteurs a la Croix de Bois - Platinum Collection (2007) 3 CD Set

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Les Petits Chanteurs a la Croix de Bois - Platinum Collection (2007) 3 CD Set

Les Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois - Platinum Collection (2007) 3CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 769 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 460 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Classical, Vocal, Choral | Label: EMI Music France | # 509995143082 5 | 03:21:23

Founded in 1906, Les Petits Chanteurs à la Croix des Bois (Little Singers of the Wooden Cross) are renowned as one of the world's most established children's choirs. Founded by Paul Berthier and Pierre Martin, two students on vacation at l'Abbeye de Tamie, the Paris-based traveling choir broke tradition with its lack of affiliation to a particular parish or cathedral. Directed by Father Fernand Maillet, they soon developed an international presence thanks to performances at the Vatican and an appearance in the 1945 film La Cage aux Rossignols, and continued to remain active throughout the 20th century, with singer/songwriter Matthieu Chédid, Les Prêtres' Charles Troesch, and Olympic rowing champion Adrien Hardy among some of their famous former members. By its centenary year, which was celebrated by a France2 show featuring duets with the likes of Tina Arena, Lara Fabian, and Nolwenn Leroy, the choir school had developed into a full-time educational institution, combining regular studies with a global touring schedule.

Elina Garanca - Meditation (2014)

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Elina Garanca - Meditation (2014)

Elīna Garanča - Meditation (2014)
with Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Karel Mark Chichon

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans ~ 110 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # B0021327-02 | Time: 01:11:42
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Choral, Sacred

Meditation, mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca's 2014 release on Deutsche Grammophon, is an album of serene vocal and choral works that express religious feelings with an operatic touch and showcase the Latvian singer's warm and radiant voice. Choosing pieces from the early Baroque era to contemporary works, Garanca presents a soothing program that is consistent in its comforting tone and gentle treatment, though as a purely musical consideration, it tends to flow a bit too evenly and predictably. Insofar as the selections represent the Christian tradition, including settings of the Ave Maria, the Salve Regina, the Sanctus, the Agnus Dei, and the Regina Coeli, the character of the collection admits little variety, except for the general alternation between penitential and quietly ecstatic moods.

Roman Válek & Czech Ensemble Baroque - Tůma: Te Deum, Sinfonia ex C, Missa Veni Pater Pauperum (2022)

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Roman Válek & Czech Ensemble Baroque - Tůma: Te Deum, Sinfonia ex C, Missa Veni Pater Pauperum (2022)

Roman Válek & Czech Ensemble Baroque - Tůma: Te Deum, Sinfonia ex C, Missa Veni Pater Pauperum (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 238 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 125 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:54:02
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Supraphon

Czech Ensemble Baroque's first recording dedicated to František Ignác Antonín Tůma (Requiem, Miserere) confirmed his firm position among Europe's major late-Baroque composers. A pupil of the renowned Viennese master J. J. Fux, his music is characterised by immaculate refined counterpoint, yet he also embraced and brought to bear elements of the incipient Galant style. Dating from three different phases of his life, the three pieces featured on the present album map Tůma's artistic development. The grandiose Missa Veni Pater Pauperum, written in 1736 for the Schottenstift, a Benedictine abbey in Vienna, is from the time when he served Count Franz Ferdinand Kinsky, who had provided him with a thorough education.

Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell - Maurice Durufle: Requiem; Quatre motets; Notre Pere, Messe Cum jubilo (1995)

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Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell - Maurice Durufle: Requiem; Quatre motets; Notre Pere, Messe Cum jubilo (1995)

Maurice Duruflé: Requiem; Quatre motets; Notre Père, Messe Cum jubilo (1995)
Simon Keenlyside (baritone); Aaron Webber (treble); Ian Simcock (organ); Natalie Clein (cello)
Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (The Master of Music)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66757 | Time: 01:10:35

"O'Donnell's achievement becomes the reference point against which future recordings of this repertoire are measured" (Choir & Organ). "The Westminster Cathedral boys and men carry the lyricism and harmonic luxuriance to an ethereal plane. The choral singing is superb … helping one to bathe in Duruflé's sumptuous ideas" (The Daily Telegraph).

Cappella Romana & Alexander Lingas - Robert Kyr: All-Night Vigil (2022)

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Cappella Romana & Alexander Lingas - Robert Kyr: All-Night Vigil (2022)

Cappella Romana & Alexander Lingas - Robert Kyr: All-Night Vigil (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 270 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:00:37
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Cappella Records

Cappella Records proudly announces the world premiere recording of Robert Kyr’s All-Night Vigil, performed by Cappella Romana, and directed by founder and music director Alexander Lingas.

Chanticleer - Mexican Baroque: Music From New Spain (1994)

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Chanticleer - Mexican Baroque: Music From New Spain (1994)

Chanticleer - Mexican Baroque: Music From New Spain (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Teldec Classics | # 4509-96353-2 | Time: 00:57:41

In 17th and 18th century New England, transplanted Englishmen like Daniel Read, Abraham Wood, and especially William Billings were composing beautiful but rough-hewn and distinctly American vocal music for use in what were called "singing schools." Far to the west and south, in what was then called New Spain and would later be called Mexico, natives and transplanted Spaniards were composing liturgical music of a richness and complexity that was worthy of the greatest cathedrals of Europe – and teaching their native converts to do the same. This disc showcases the works of two of 18th century Mexico's finest composers: the Mexican-born Manuel de Zumaya and the transplanted European Ignacio de Jerusalem. The latter is represented by a polychoral Mass in D Minor, a responsory, and a gorgeous Dixit Dominus setting written in six sections; from the former listeners have a setting of Jeremiah's lamentations, a breathtakingly complex solfeggio composition titled Sol-fa de Pedro, and the polychoral Celebren, Publiquen.

Choir of Merton College, Oxford - Ian Venables: Requiem - Herbert Howells: Anthems for Choir & Orchestra (2022)

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Choir of Merton College, Oxford - Ian Venables: Requiem - Herbert Howells: Anthems for Choir & Orchestra (2022)

Choir of Merton College, Oxford & Benjamin Nicholas - Ian Venables: Requiem - Herbert Howells: Anthems for Choir & Orchestra (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 294 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 185 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:17:28
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Delphian Records

Conductor Benjamin Nicholas draws parallels between the familiar English choral sound of Howells and that of contemporary composer Ian Venables. Venables’ Requiem has already been warmly received by critics in a 2020 recording with just organ accompaniment. Now, Nicholas and his Merton College choir present it in an orchestrated version made specially for this recording.

Gregorian - Pure Chants II (2022)

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Gregorian - Pure Chants II (2022)

Gregorian - Pure Chants II (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 256 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 Mb | 00:44:11
New Age, Classical, Choral | Label: earMUSIC

In the silence lies the power. With Pure Chants, Gregorian rely entirely on the power and beauty of the human voice. The world's most successful choir of all time is back with a new studio album: Pure Chants II.

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

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Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

Valentin Silvestrov - To Thee We Sing: Sacred Choral Works (2015)
Latvian Radio Choir, conducted by Sigvards Klava

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Ondine | # ODE1266-5 | Time: 00:59:59

Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937) is an important contemporary voice in vocal music. In this new release, Silvestrov’s hauntingly beautiful vocal works are performed by the Latvian Radio Choir under their director Sigvards Kļava. During his artistic career, Silvestrov has explored a number of musical styles and techniques, such as avant-guard, post-modernism, neo-classicism, dodecaphony, aleatoric writing and pointillism. The fall of the Soviet Union, however, allowed Silvestrov to eventually compose spiritual works, inspired and influenced by his love of the Russian Orthodox Church music which Silvestrov imbues with his own unique sound and bursts of surprising harmonic moves. Silvestrov’s compositions are invested with the composer’s own unique personality, musical sensibility and sense of beauty.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey & James O'Donnell - Parry: Songs of Farewell & Works by Stanford, Gray & Wood (2020)

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The Choir of Westminster Abbey & James O'Donnell - Parry: Songs of Farewell & Works by Stanford, Gray & Wood (2020)

The Choir of Westminster Abbey & James O'Donnell - Parry: Songs of Farewell & Works by Stanford, Gray & Wood (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 169 Mb | Covers included | 01:04:45
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Hyperion Records

Stanford’s eight-part Latin Magnificat was posthumously dedicated to Parry, whose own Songs of farewell are unmistakably valedictory in mood. Personal as well as musical associations run deep in this poignantly expressive programme from Westminster Abbey Choir.