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Trinity College Choir Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Howells: Collegium Regale (2016)

Trinity College Choir Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Howells: Collegium Regale
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:05 min | 242 MB
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2016

Howells' 'Coll Reg' is one of the glories of the Anglican repertoirea relative outsider to the church providing one of its greatest adornments of the twentieth century. Stephen Layton and his award-winning choir took the trip to Coventry Cathedral for this very special recording.
Britten: A Ceremony Of Carols - Layton, Trinity College Choir Cambridge (2012)

Britten: A Ceremony Of Carols - Layton, Trinity College Choir Cambridge (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 302 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67946

2013 sees the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth and Hyperion starts celebrating early with this disc of two of the composer’s most popular choral works, both with a Christmas relevance. The cantata Saint Nicolas tells the story of the original ‘Santa Claus’, a fourth-century saint whose acts—revitalizing three boys who had been pickled by an unscrupulous landlord being among the more dramatic—led to his canonization as patron saint of children and sailors. Britten’s lively setting is distinctly operatic, full of incident and colour—with the story brought ‘home’ through the use of congregational hymns. The part of Nicolas (here sung magnificently by Allan Clayton, already acclaimed as the heir to Peter Pears and Anthony Rolfe Johnson) is one of Britten’s great heroic tenor roles.
The World of St John's - St John's College Choir, Cambridge

The World of St John's - St John's College Choir, Cambridge
CD rip | mp3 192kbs | 104Mb | Booklet

A compilation of original recordings from 1958 to 1977
St. John's College Choir, Andrew Nethsingha - The Call: More Choral Classics from St. John's (2015)

St. John's College Choir, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha - The Call: More Choral Classics from St. John's (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 73:25 | 265 MB
Genre: Classical, Choiral | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10872

The pieces brought together on this CD range widely, from ceremonial works associated with affairs of state to intimate compositions addressing moments of great personal significance. Two of the three pieces by Parry best exemplify this contrast: if I was glad – written for the coronation of Edward VII and premiered in chaotic circumstances – fits into the former category, ‘My soul, there is a country’ (from Songs of Farewell) – composed in the year of his death – belongs in the latter.
Henry Purcell - Funeral Music For Queen Mary, Sacred Music, Dioclesian, Songs (Michael Chance, Choir Of Clare College) [2001]

Henry Purcell - Funeral Music For Queen Mary, Sacred Music, Dioclesian, Songs
(Michael Chance, Choir Of Clare College, Cambridge) [2001]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 522 MB
Classical | Label: C Majeur / NCRV ‎/ Columns Classics | Catalog Number: 290170 | TT: 2:07;41

Compilations are highly useful in understanding the works of the inexhaustibly tuneful British composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695). He had a few big hits, like the Funeral Music for Queen Mary (which is included here) and the opera Dido and Aeneas (which isn't). But much of his best music is scattered around in small bits, residing within genres that are rather odd from today's perspective. Purcell spent much of his short adult life as a theater composer, and his incidental music, for example, is filled with perfect miniatures…
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton - Eriks Esenvalds: Northern Lights & Other Choral Works (2015)

Ēriks Ešenvalds - Northern Lights & Other Choral Works (2015)
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Сontemporary Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68083 | Time: 01:07:46

The intensely practical choral music of the young Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds is steadily gaining appreciation across the world. The works on this new album owe their genesis to commissions from the United States, England and northern Europe and encompass ethereal expressions of uniquely arctic phenomena (listen for wine glasses turned—and tuned—to wondrously simple but devastating effect within the choral texture), American ballads and several works in the ‘Anglican tradition’, the fruits of the composer’s recent residency at Trinity College Cambridge. Trinity College Choir Cambridge here returns the compliment, as it were, with superlative performances of these varied and engaging works, all recorded under the watchful eye of the composer and conductor Stephen Layton.
Howells: Requiem - Stephen Layton, Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge (2012)

Howells: Requiem - Stephen Layton, Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 269 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67914

Herbert Howells was acutely sensitive to the transience of life, having witnessed the loss of friends and contemporaries in the First World War and encountered deep personal tragedy when his son Michael died of polio at the age of just nine. And so a mood of elegiac yearning inhabits much of his choral music: the austere, lovely a cappella Requiem, and the elegant Take him, earth, for cherishing, commissioned to commemorate the death of President John F Kennedy, here lovingly performed by the young voices of Trinity College Choir, Cambridge, in Hyperion’s Record of the Month for April 2012.
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - Pange Lingua: Music for Corpus Christi (2017)

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - Pange Lingua: Music for Corpus Christi
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 78:18 min | 269 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

Continuing its series of music for the liturgical year, the Choir of Clare College now turns its attention to the feast of Corpus Christi, with a number of pieces setting the hymns of St Thomas Aquinas. The centrepiece is a complete performance of Josquin’s great Missa Pange lingua, and the CD ends with Finzi’s ecstatic Lo, the full, final Sacrifice.
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Nicolas Haigh - Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent (2013)

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Nicolas Haigh - Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:31 min | 295 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2013

The familiar hymn Veni Emmanuel is emblematic of the Advent season: a period of reflection upon the meaning of Christ's coming. Framing this programme, the hymn paraphrases the great "O" Antiphons (plainchant settings traditionally sung on the days leading up to Christmas), complemented here by later works echoing their rich imagery and symbolism.
Graham Ross and Choir of Clare College, Cambridge - Requiem: Music for All Saints & All Souls (2015)

Graham Ross and Choir of Clare College, Cambridge - Requiem: Music for All Saints & All Souls
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:18 min | 289 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2015

In memory of the faithful departed. Graham Ross directs the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge in a programme of English and Spanish music for the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls, culminating in Tomás Luis de Victoria's last published work, his six-part 1605 Requiem, regarded by many as one of the finest works of the Spanish Renaissance.