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
Tony Millán, María Alejandra Saturno & Guillermo Penalver - Hotteterre: Complete Music for Flute and b.c. (2018)

Tony Millán, María Alejandra Saturno & Guillermo Penalver - Hotteterre: Complete Music for Flute and b.c. (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 792 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 75 | Time: 196:17 min

When spirits are low, the music of Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1674-1763) is sure to raise them. Now the most celebrated member of a distinguished family of flute makers and players, he paid his way into the French royal court through his father’s well-rewarded success, and became ‘grand hautbois du roy’. In turn he passed the post on to his son, who married the daughter of the organist Balbastre.
Krassimira Stoyanova, Maria Prinz - Puccini: Complete Songs for Soprano and Piano (2017)

Krassimira Stoyanova, Maria Prinz - Puccini: Complete Songs for Soprano and Piano (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 46:39 | 181 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.573501

Though Puccini represents the late-Romantic apex of the Italian operatic tradition, his songs are much less well known and, in their pared simplicity and emotional restraint, could hardly be more different from his stage works. The nineteen complete songs for soprano (two in duet with a mezzo) and piano cover themes typical of lyric poetry including life, death, personal resolution, love, nature, home and religious faith. There are also rare salon pieces and examples of Puccini’s secular and sacred juvenilia, written between 1875 and 1880.
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.
Sara Ligas & Luca Nurchis - Mouquet: Complete Music for Flute and Piano (2017)

Sara Ligas & Luca Nurchis - Mouquet: Complete Music for Flute and Piano (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 228 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 14 | Time: 54:43 min

Who was Jules Mouquet (1867-1946)? Born in Paris, he studied at the conservatoire; won the prestigious Prix de Rome which eluded Berlioz three times; became a teacher there, and doubtless a figure stirring impatience in the enfants terribles who crowded round Erik Satie in the 1920s, figures such as Poulenc and Milhaud, who would have seen in Mouquet the embodiment of the cultural conservatism and refined craftsmanship from which they rebelled.
Christian Immler, Clematis, Leonardo García-Alarcón - Bach - Böhm: Music for Weddings and other Festivities (2012) [24/44]

Christian Immler, Clematis, Leonardo García-Alarcón - Bach - Böhm: Music for Weddings and other Festivities (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:56 minutes | 626 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Let us once more immerse ourselves in the musical life of Eisenach as it was at the end of the 1670s. One Sunday afternoon, after having played for the services in their respective churches, the cousins Johann Ambrosius Bach and Johann Christoph Bach were sitting in a Bierstube, each with a mug of beer and a meerschaum pipe. A moment of relaxation, with word games, laughter and a discussion about Johann Christoph’s coming marriage.
Sara Ligas & Luca Nurchis - Mouquet: Complete Music for Flute and Piano (2017)

Sara Ligas & Luca Nurchis - Mouquet: Complete Music for Flute and Piano (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:54:49 | 135 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

Jules Mouquet (1867‐1946) was born in Paris and studied composition at that city’s Conservatoire with Theodore Dubois. A winner of the prestigious Prix de Rome he became Professor at the Paris Conservatoire, and established himself as a key figure in the French cultural elite, a composer, teacher and author, writing prefaces and notes for works by prominent authors, including Rimbaud, Flaubert and Baudelaire. This new recording presents Mouquet’s complete works for flute and piano. Their titles (La Flûte de Pan, Danse Grecque, Eglogue, Berceuse, Divertissement Grec) already hint at the character of the music: evocative, scenic, often using modal scales and generally influenced by the warm, sensual and sweetly‐romantic language of the young Debussy.
Mari Kimura - Polytopia: Music For Violin and Electronics (2007) {Bridge} ** [RE-UP]**

Mari Kimura - Polytopia (2007)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 147 mb
Genre: classical, neo-classical

Mari Kimura (木村 まり Kimura Mari) is a Japanese violinist and composer best known for her use of subharmonics, which, achieved through special bowing techniques, allow pitches below the instrument's normal range. She is credited with "introducing" the use of violin subharmonics, which allow a violinist to play a full octave below the low G on the violin without adjusting the tuning of the instrument. Polytopia is her first CD for the Bridge label, and her first created without collaborators.