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The Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O'Donnell, Robert Quinney - A Christmas Caroll From Westminster Abbey (2008)

A Christmas Caroll From Westminster Abbey (2008)
The Choir of Westminster Abbey, conducted by James O'Donnell; Robert Quinney, organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred, Christmas | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67716 | 01:03:34

This seasonal offering from The Choir of Westminster Abbey presents a delightful and unusual selection of music for Christmas. It encompasses many of the diverse themes of Christmas which have inspired composers across the ages: light shining in darkness; the tenderness of mother and child; the fulfilment of promise; and the warm merriment of corporate celebration. An excellent selection of contemporary carols features the composers Jonathan Dove and Bob Chilcott among others. The richness of twentieth-century church music is illustrated in works by Poulenc, Walton, Mathias and Leighton, and by the heartbreakingly lovely piece The little road to Bethlehem by Michael Head. Skilful arrangements of the traditional carols Silent night, In dulci jubilo and I saw three ships, complete this attractive seasonal release.
The Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Martin Baker - Palestrina: Missa Dum complerentur, Veni Sancte Spiritus (2003) (Repost)

The Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Martin Baker - Palestrina: Missa Dum complerentur, Veni Sancte Spiritus (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:07 | 304 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67353

The music of the sixteenth-century composer Palestrina is still today at the heart of many of the Roman Catholic services sung all around the world. The congregation at Westminster Cathedral is particularly fortunate to hear on a regular basis this inspirational music sung by one of the finest choirs in the world, and this album focuses on music for Whitsuntide.
Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Jonathan Oldengarm & Jean-Sébastien Vallée - Lux (2017)

Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Jonathan Oldengarm & Jean-Sébastien Vallée - Lux
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:59 min | 317 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

The Choir of the of St. Andrew and St. Paul Church presents Lux, (Latin for light) a collection of sacred songs associated with the Nativity. Selections include some well-known carols such as O Come, All Ye Faithful and Once in Royal David’s City in arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, as well as pieces by such British composers as Herbert Howells (A Spotless Rose) and Will Todd (My Lord Has Come), and by American composers Morten Lauridsen (O Magnum Mysterium) and Eric Withacre (Lux aurumque), among others.
The King's Singers & National Youth Choir of Great Britain - Christmas Presence (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The King's Singers & National Youth Choir of Great Britain - Christmas Presence (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:39 minutes | 871 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Recorded Live from their spiritual home of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, The King’s Singers present an album of festive Christmas music, blending ancient and modern works with traditional favourites and new arrangements.The disc also features A Thanksgiving by former King’s Singer Bob Chilcott, which is performed here alongside the National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain.
Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere, Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater (1998)

George Guest, The Choir of St John’s College, Lajos Rovatkay, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere; Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater; Vivaldi - Sonata a quattro «Al santo sepolcro» (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 272 Mb | Total time: 68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 73020 2 | Recorded: 1991, 1994

Allegri's early Baroque masterpiece Miserere from around 1630 movingly juxtaposes modal chant with tonality, and was so popular that the Vatican refused to allow it to be performed anywhere else - until the 14 year old Mozart broke the Vatican's monopoly by writing it down from memory after attending a performance. Pergolesi's late Baroque masterpiece Stabat Mater for soprano and alto dates from 1736, the year of his death at the age of 26. It was originally written for male voices but since it's hard to find a castrato these days, it's generally performed by two women or by a female soprano and counter-tenor. This performance uses a female alto but in other respects it's very much a period performance - the sound is intimate and the tempos are lively without any sacrifice of spiritual depth. The soloists, soprano Monika Frimmer and alto Gloria Banditelli, sing beautifully without overdoing the vibrato, and their voices are well matched. The disk also contains a brief "Sonata a quattro" by Vivaldi, and another setting of the Stabat Mater, by the late Baroque composer Antonio Caldara from around 1725.
(Kenneth Dorter)
The King's Singers & National Youth Choir of Great Britain - Christmas Presence (2017)

The King's Singers & National Youth Choir of Great Britain - Christmas Presence (2017)
Classical, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:52:49 | 126 MB
Label: Signum Records

The acclaimed King's Singers present their festive album Christmas Presence. Recorded live at the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, in December 2015, this release sees the renowned ensemble present Renaissance works by Byrd, de Lassus, and Praetorius alongside arrangements of traditional carols and modern Christmas songs, making for a beautifully performed seasonal release that goes off the beaten track.
Stephen Cleobury, The Brandenburg Consort, The Choir of King's College - Handel: Messiah (2010/1993) [Blu-Ray]

Handel - Messiah (Stephen Cleobury) (2010/1993)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 15904 kbps / 1080i / 25 fps | 136 min | 18,9 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit | Audio3: Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 5184 kbps / 25,00 fps | 136 min | 5,65 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | HOUSE OF CLASSICS

Handel's retelling of the Christmas and Easter stories is as popular now as it was over two and a half centuries ago, from the heartfelt simplicity of 'I know that my Redeemer liveth' to the unsurpassable grandeur of the 'Hallelujah' chorus. On a high-definition Blu-Ray disc, this performance gains additional vibrancy and clarity.

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Choir of the Mind (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 22, 2017
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Choir of the Mind (2017)

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Choir of the Mind
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 59:10 min | 366 MB
Label: Last Gang Records – LBE-CD-1845 | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017
Indie, Piano, Singer-Songwriter

It’s time: Emily Haines is back with Fatal Gift — the first listen from Choir of the Mind, the Metric singer’s first release as her Soft Skeleton solo project in a decade. Haines’ vocals are definitely the focal point of Choir of the Mind. She used her voice to create spellbinding orchestrations for an effect that is subtle and ghostly on “Wounded,” lush on “Fatal Gift” and deeply powerful on “Legend of the Wild Horse,” which she calls her “soft anthem.”
Andrew Nethsingha & The Choir of St. John's College Cambridge - Kyrie (2017)

Andrew Nethsingha & The Choir of St. John's College Cambridge - Kyrie (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 147 mb
Classical | Label: Signum Records

The third Choir disc on our 'St John's Cambridge' label in collaboration with Signum Records​ features Francis Poulenc's Mass in G, Zoltán Kodály's Missa Brevis and Leoš Janáček's Otčenáš.
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - Haec dies: Music for Easter (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - Haec dies: Music for Easter (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:47 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and director Graham Ross continue their series of music for the church year with a sequence for Easter Day that spans five centuries and explores the rich tapestry of repertoire from across the European continent.