Classical Voices

VA - Christmas Classical Voices (3 CD) 2014  Music

Posted by toma80 at Dec. 6, 2015
VA - Christmas Classical Voices (3 CD) 2014

VA - Christmas Classical Voices (3 CD) 2014
MP3 320 CBR kbps | Tracks: 45 | 02:32:05 | 351 Mb
Genre: Classical, Vocal Pop | Label: Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

A stunning 3CD set featuring the most popular classical singers of our time.
The greatest Christmas melodies and captivating festive songs sung by the finest singers in the world. A must-have compilation this Christmas.
Includes best-loved artists Il Divo, Susan Boyle, Josh Groban, Katherine Jenkins, Collabro, Richard & Adam, Jonathan Antoine, Russell Watson, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and many more!
Prague Symphony Orchestra, Marek Štilec & Martinů Voices - Koželuch: Cantata for the Coronation of Leopold II (2018)

Prague Symphony Orchestra, Marek Štilec & Martinů Voices - Koželuch: Cantata for the Coronation of Leopold II (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:10:42 | 323 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Naxos Records

This album is the second release in the Naxos Czech Music Masters from Vienna series, and features the world premiere recording of Kozeluch’s magnificent coronation cantata. The coronation of Leopold II in Prague in 1791 came at a difficult time for European monarchs, although Leopold himself enjoyed a reputation as an enlightened ruler. Two musical works were commissioned for the occasion: Mozart’s opera ‘La clemenza di Tito’ and Kozeluch’s cantata ‘Heil dem Monarchen.’ The cantata, by turns celebratory, serene and darkly dramatic, was well-received and enhanced Kozeluch’s reputation in royal circles. It almost certainly played a part in his appointment in 1792 to the court of Leopold’s son and successor, the last Holy Roman Emperor Franz II.
Consort of Voices, Instruments of Time and Truth & Edward Higginbottom - Humfrey: Symphony Anthems (2018)

Consort of Voices, Instruments of Time and Truth & Edward Higginbottom - Humfrey: Symphony Anthems (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 311 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 07 | Time: 65:20 min

Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674) was a genuine baroque pioneer in the word-setting of English biblical texts, as well as applying elements of French and Italian styles to his work. By the age of seventeen his anthems were evidently in use. He later succeeded Henry Cooke (his father-in-law) as Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal and also became composer to the Court. Humfrey died at the age of 27, but along with Matthew Locke exerted a strong influence on his peers even at his young age, including William Turner, Henry Purcell, and John Blow.
Hildegard von Bingen - O Eterne Deus - Vajra Voices (2016) {Music & Arts Official Digital Download}

Hildegard von Bingen - O Eterne Deus - Vajra Voices (2016) {Music & Arts Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 226 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 118 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Music & Arts | CD-1291
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Sacred Vocal Music

The music of the 12th century poet and composer Hildegard von Bingen continues to exert a spell on the modern imagination, and not just among those who are (rightly) eager to seize on her as an early feminist icon. The chant melodies, rendered here with heartfelt elegance by the women’s chorus Vajra Voices under the direction of Karen R. Clark, are striking in both their shapeliness and the spiritual fervor that runs through them. To a modern listener, accustomed to hearing melodic lines combined in contrapuntal mesh or harmonic byplay, the spareness of these textures - even with the deft accompaniment of Shira Kammen on the vielle (a bowed string instrument) and medieval harp - can make them seem attenuated. But listen more closely, and Hildegard’s careful attentiveness to the liturgical texts, with all their implications, becomes ever more affecting.

Turkic Soundscapes : From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at March 27, 2018
Turkic Soundscapes : From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop

Turkic Soundscapes : From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop
by Razia Sultanova and Megan Rancier
English | 2018 | ISBN: 1138062405 | 278 Pages | PDF | 5.41 MB
Paolo Fresu, A Filetta Corsican Voices, Daniele Di Bonaventura: Mistico Mediterraneo (2011) [Repost]

Paolo Fresu, A Filetta Corsican Voices, Daniele Di Bonaventura: Mistico Mediterraneo (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 108 Mb | 00:56:29
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, World Music | Label: ECM | # ECM 2203, 274 5621

This is a fascinating collaboration between lyrical Italian jazz improvisers Paolo Fresu and Daniele di Bonaventura and the transfixing voices of A Filetta from Corsica. A Filetta, prize-winning vocal ensemble, internationally renowned as the standard-bearers of Corsican polyphony, make their ECM debut here. The appealing combination of sound-colours and idioms adds up to `Sketches of Corsica'. As the improvisers approach this regional music of universal appeal, Fresu's pensive, romantic trumpet inevitably brings Milesian associations to mind, and the ingenious bandoneon of di Bonaventura implies `chamber music' and `folk music' in every breath of the bellows.

VA - Voices from Ancient Abbeys: Plainchant & Polyphony (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 14, 2018
VA - Voices from Ancient Abbeys: Plainchant & Polyphony (2016)

VA - Voices from Ancient Abbeys: Plainchant & Polyphony (2016)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 558 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 28 | Time: 138:27 min

Between the early Middle Ages and the thirteenth century, the great abbeys were key artistic centers and focal points of musical creation. From Santiago de Compostela to Saint-Denis, from Royaumont to Fontevraud by way of Mont Saint-Michel, the walls of these imposing edifices echoed with the finest voices in the medieval West. This anthology explores eight centuries of sacred music as it was celebrated in the great monastic houses of Europe.
Rose Consort of Viols, Red Byrd, Timothy Roberts - Thomas Tomkins: Consort Music for Viols and Voices; Keyboard Music (1995)

Thomas Tomkins: Consort Music for Viols and Voices; Keyboard Music (1995)
Rose Consort of Viols, Red Byrd, Timothy Roberts, John Bryan

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.550602 | Time: 01:05:02

This well-planned Naxos programme is carefully laid out in two parts, each of viol music interspersed with harpsichord and organ pieces and ending with an anthem. It gives collectors an admirable opportunity to sample, very inexpensively, the wider output of Thomas Tomkins, and outstandingly fine Elizabethan musician whose music is still too known. Though he is best known for hid magnificent church music, it is refreshing to discover what he could do with viols, experimenting with different combinations of sizes of instruments, usually writing with the polyphony subservient to expressive harmonic feeling, as in the splendid and touching Fantasia for six viols. Perhaps the most remarkable piece here is the Hexachord fantasia, where the scurrying part-writing ornaments a rising and falling six-note scale (hexachord). The two five-part verse anthems and Above the stars, which is in six parts, are accompanied by five viols, with a fine counter-tenor in Above the stars and a bass in Thou art my King.
Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Roméo Monteiro & Daniel Kawka - Adámek: Sinuous Voices (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Roméo Monteiro & Daniel Kawka - Adámek: Sinuous Voices (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 55:45 minutes | 611 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Curious, open-minded, fascinated by other cultures, Ondrej Adámek assimilates every aesthetic whose path he crosses. His works reveal all these influences, stamping them with a very individual sound colour that, combined with a powerful rhythmic sense and solid formal solid architecture, creates highly personal music by no means exempt from dramaturgy.
Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Roméo Monteiro & Daniel Kawka - Adámek: Sinuous Voices (2018)

Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Roméo Monteiro & Daniel Kawka - Adámek: Sinuous Voices (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 334 MB
Label: Aeon | Tracks: 03 | Time: 55:45 min

Curious, open-minded, fascinated by other cultures, Ondrej Adámek assimilates every aesthetic whose path he crosses. His works reveal all these influences, stamping them with a very individual sound colour that, combined with a powerful rhythmic sense and solid formal solid architecture, creates highly personal music by no means exempt from dramaturgy. Adámek seeks out specific playing techniques for classical instruments and creates new and original instruments.