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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
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 - Mater ora filium: Music for Epiphany (2016)

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - Mater ora filium: Music for Epiphany (2016)
Classical, Sacred, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:32 | 168 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi

Graham Ross et le Choeur du Clare College de Cambridge célèbrent la fête de l'Épiphanie et la venue des Rois mages au fil de sublimes pages du répertoire, du seizième siècle jusqu'au chef-d'oeuvre a cappella d'Arnold Bax : Mater ora filium (1926).
Carols from King's (2010) Stephen Cleobury, Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Carols from King's (2010)
Stephen Cleobury - The Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Ben-San Lau (organ)
XMAS/Choral | HD TVrip | MKV | X.264 4051 kbps | 1280 x 720 | 25 fps | MP3 192 kbps CBR | 1h 14min | 2.18 GB

Synopsis: A solo chorister singing Once In Royal David's City begins this traditional celebration of Christmas from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. The story of the Nativity is told in the familiar words of the King James Bible together with Christmas poems by Kevin Crossley-Holland, WH Auden and Charles Causley. The famous Chapel choir, conducted by Stephen Cleobury, sings carols old and new, including such favourites as The Sussex Carol, In Dulci Jubilo, Ding Dong Merrily On High, The First Nowell, I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing By, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, Bethlehem Down and O Come, All Ye Faithful. – BBC
Rutter - Requiem (2003) Timothy Brown, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

John Rutter - Requiem & other sacred music (2003)
Timothy Brown - Choir of Clare College, Cambridge - City of London Sinfonia
Choral | EAC | FLAC+log+cue | booklet scans | Naxos 8.557131 | 1CD | 241 MB

Anyone who has ever sung the Rutter `Requiem' gets it in their bones, and it stays there. This may not be the most profound Requiem ever composed, but it is certainly one of the most beautiful.
The Choir of King's College - Essential Carols: The Very Best of King’s College, Cambridge (2005)

The Choir of King's College - Essential Carols: The Very Best of King’s College, Cambridge (2005)
MP3 | CBR 320 Kbps | Label: Decca | 286.63 MB
Baroque, Classical, Vocal | 2 CD | 02:01:38 min | Hotfile, Filesonic, Fileserve

Over 2 discs it has many of the favourite carols, plus a great selection of lesser-known pieces, all sung pitch-perfectly in a very gentle C of E style, with no drama, theatricals or show-boating. As such it is background music to potter around to, or eat Christmas dinner to, rather than music to actively listen to.