French Sacred Music For Soprano And Organ

Florilegium, Thomas - Vivaldi: Sacred Works for Soprano and Concertos (2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Florilegium, Elin Manahan Thomas - Vivaldi: Sacred Works for Soprano and Concertos (2011)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.91GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Channel Classics

This very attractive release from Channel Classics features the terrific British period instrument ensemble Florilegium in performances of three Vivaldi concertos and two sacred vocal works. The group plays without a conductor and the players' shapely unanimity of phrasing and nuanced expressiveness give the performances the character of chamber music. It sidesteps the metric squareness that can plague performances of Vivaldi and let the music breathe and surge organically. The strings have the slight tartness of Baroque instruments and the overall sound of the orchestra has an appealing burnished sheen. This is relatively obscure repertoire and includes a flute concerto that was only discovered in 2010 and is recorded here for the first time, played beautifully by Ashley Solomon, the artistic director of Florilegium.
Falcioni, Saunders, Justin, Leech - Durufle: Complete Music For Choir And Organ (2013)

Falcioni, Saunders, Justin, Leech - Durufle: Complete Music For Choir And Organ (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 452 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 9264

This set contains the essential Duruflé, the complete works written for liturgical use, for choir and organ. Maurice Duruflé (1902 - 1986) left a small but highly refined oeuvre, in which the influence of his Catholic faith is omnipresent: a mystical, incense?scented atmosphere of a stained?glass illuminated chapel…
Alison Balsom & Quentin Thomas - Music for Trumpet and Organ (2002)

Alison Balsom & Quentin Thomas - Music for Trumpet and Organ
Works by J.S. Bach, H. Purcell, O. Messiaen & others
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 222 MB | Full Artwork: 55 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI Classics "Debut" # 7243 5 75683 2 6 | Country/Year: Europe 2002
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Contemporary, Trumpet, Organ

"The EMI Debut series has now been successful in drawing a number of exceptionally promising young artists to public attention, amongst them Thomas Adès and, more recently (and currently particularly newsworthy) the bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu, hailed by some as the next Bryn Terfel and having just picked up a Gramophone award for best debut disc. (…) Alison Balsom is a player we are likely to hear considerably more from in the coming years and this debut disc will do much to galvanise her already growing reputation." ~musicweb-international
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Carlo Gesualdo: Complete Sacred Music for Five Voices (1993)

Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Carlo Gesualdo: Complete Sacred Music for Five Voices (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 68:12 | 264 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 550742

This is a very good collection of Gesualdo's sacred motet style, performed beautifully. Most of these pieces are much more conservative and less chromatic than his madrigals, but they are exquisite and expresive and every bit as competent as the styles of contemporaries such as Gesualdo's alter-ego, Palestrina. Much of this music makes his mental turmoil and fear of damnation over his infamous murders achingly clear, especially the disturbing mode changes and chromaticism on parts of the text that say things like "have mercy on me" and words like "my sorrow and "my tears".
The Sea In Spring - Japanese Music for Flute and Guitar (1999) (Susan Hoeppner, flute; Rachel Gauk, guitar)

The Sea in Spring - Japanese Music for Flute and Guitar (1999) (Susan Hoeppner, flute; Rachel Gauk, guitar)
Michio Miyagi · Teruyuki Noda · Tōru Takemitsu · Katsutoshi Nagasawa · Yoshiharu Ganryu
Haseo Sugiyama · Ryūtarō Hirota · Kōhachiro Miyata

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 215 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, World Music | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-969 | Time: 01:13:24

During the Meiji Restoration (1868-1912) a broad diffusion of Western music flowed into Japan, first in the form of military band music and. later, Protestant hymns. By 1900, recitals of piano, violin and song were quite popular. Composers like Prokofiev, and performers such as Heifetz, Kreisler and Segovia also encouraged this musical direction, which strongly followed German Romanticism and French Impressionism. The new Western repertoire found a place with the traditional Japanese music, hdgaku, and as the two traditions came in contact, a new and unique form of music emerged. One of the most fascinating developments in Japanese music was the introduction of new instruments in the south of Japan, and their metamorphosis as they migrated north via Kyoto and Tokyo. Several composers on this disc have focused on natural themes, with water being a favourite and obvious choice. The works have been chosen to give a sampling of the diversity of Japanese music, from the beautiful, traditional folk-songs to the complex and challenging multi-movement works, many of which evoke the traditional instruments, namely shakuhachi and koto.
Philip Glass - Voices for Didgeridoo and Organ, Organ Suite (Perfomed Mark Atkins & Michael Riesman) (2013)

Philip Glass - Voices for Didgeridoo and Organ, Organ Suite (Perfomed Mark Atkins & Michael Riesman) (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chamber Music, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0094 | Time: 00:56:16

The origins of Philip Glass' Voices, for didgeridoo and organ was specific: a commission from the city of Melbourne, Australia, in 2001. Yet the instrumental combination works so well that it seems almost foreordained, and Glass went on to write further music for the soloist here, Mark Atkins. In this performance, the didgeridoo and organ tracks were recorded separately, in Australia and upstate New York, respectively, and in Glass' metronomic world this works well enough. Yet one hopes that this release on Glass' Orange Mountain Music label is enough to spur future live performances with both players in the same room. The addition of the didgeridoo to the relatively homogeneous texture of Glass' organ writing is dramatic, but it doesn't disturb the basic shifting fields of the composer's music. It just deepens their color and variety in an immensely attractive way.
Lesley Garrett Song Collection: Favourite songs for soprano and piano (Piano, Vocal Songbook) by Lesley Garrett

Lesley Garrett Song Collection: Favourite songs for soprano and piano (Piano, Vocal Songbook) by Lesley Garrett
English, Italian | May 25, 2000 | ISBN: 0711977003 | 120 pages | PDF | 6,8 MB
Anne Gastinel, Claire Desert - French Music For Cello And Piano (2011)

Anne Gastinel, Claire Desert - French Music For Cello And Piano (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 226 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog Number: 5259

This is the 15th recording on Naïve by one of the label’s best selling artists, the renowned French cellist Anne Gastinel. On this new CD she is accompanied by her regular piano musical partner Claire Désert in three essential works of the French chamber repertoire, César Franck’s much loved Sonata in A major in the popular transcription for cello and piano, and Sonatas by Debussy and Poulenc.

Richard Reed Parry - Music for Heart and Breath - 2014  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Ebisu at Jan. 16, 2015
Richard Reed Parry - Music for Heart and Breath - 2014

Richard Reed Parry - Music for Heart and Breath - 2014
Classical | Flac. Tracks, 24/96 | Covers | 1.16 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Deutsche Grammophon | TT: 4793061

Music for Heart and Breath is Richard Reed Parry´s debut as classical composer who is mostly known from the Grammy Nominated Uber Indie Rock Band Arcade Fire.
Coro Cervantes – Oratio: 20th Century Sacred Music from Spain and Latin America (2003)

Coro Cervantes – Oratio: 20th Century Sacred Music from Spain and Latin America (2003)
Classical/Early 20th Century/Contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h14m45s | 296mb
Label: Guild | cat. no. GMCD 7266


I was looking for Ginastera’s Hieremiae Prophetae Lamentationes, which was completely new for me; but this is by no means the only work worthwhile on this album. The record is full of surprises.