Allegri Miserere

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere, Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater (1998)

George Guest, The Choir of St John’s College, Lajos Rovatkay, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere; Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater; Vivaldi - Sonata a quattro «Al santo sepolcro» (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 272 Mb | Total time: 68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 73020 2 | Recorded: 1991, 1994

Allegri's early Baroque masterpiece Miserere from around 1630 movingly juxtaposes modal chant with tonality, and was so popular that the Vatican refused to allow it to be performed anywhere else - until the 14 year old Mozart broke the Vatican's monopoly by writing it down from memory after attending a performance. Pergolesi's late Baroque masterpiece Stabat Mater for soprano and alto dates from 1736, the year of his death at the age of 26. It was originally written for male voices but since it's hard to find a castrato these days, it's generally performed by two women or by a female soprano and counter-tenor. This performance uses a female alto but in other respects it's very much a period performance - the sound is intimate and the tempos are lively without any sacrifice of spiritual depth. The soloists, soprano Monika Frimmer and alto Gloria Banditelli, sing beautifully without overdoing the vibrato, and their voices are well matched. The disk also contains a brief "Sonata a quattro" by Vivaldi, and another setting of the Stabat Mater, by the late Baroque composer Antonio Caldara from around 1725.
(Kenneth Dorter)
Allegri - Miserere; Messe Vidi Turbam Magnum; Motets (A Sei Voci) [1994]

Allegri - Miserere;, Messe Vidi Turbam Magnum; Motets (A Sei Voci) [1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 245 MB
Classical | Label: Astree | Catalog Number: E 8524 | TT: 61'37

This 1994 disc is something of a classic of the new strain of the historical-performance movement, which is characterized by a certain amount of license to speculate in the reconstruction of lost works. The Miserere mei Deus of Gregorio Allegri is, of course, not a lost work, but one with an unbroken performance tradition stretching back to its composition in the early seventeenth century (before 1638). It was sung for centuries at the Sistine Chapel, where the singers were enjoined from circulating the music beyond Vatican walls…
Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Lotti: Crucifixus (2003)

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Lotti: Crucifixus (2003)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 242 MB
Label: Coro | Catalog N.: COR16014 | TT: 56:26

"Christophers draws brilliant performances from his singers, both technically assured and vividly impassioned". (The Guardian)
Oxford Camerata - Choral Works by Palestrina & Allegri (1995, Naxos # 8.553238)

Palestrina: Missae & Stabat mater / Allegri: Miserere
Oxford Camerata / Schola Cantorum of Oxford / Jeremy Summerly
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 301 MB | Full Artwork: 31 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Naxos # 8.553238 | Country/Year: Europe 1995
Genre: Classical | Style: Renaissance, Vocal, Sacred

Franz Hauk - Mayr: Miserere & Litaniae lauretanae (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 6, 2017
Franz Hauk - Mayr: Miserere & Litaniae lauretanae (2017)

Franz Hauk - Mayr: Miserere & Litaniae lauretanae (2017)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 254 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 11 | Time: 57:35 min

Mayr had already earned esteem in Venice for his church music when, in 1802, he assumed the post of maestro di cappella at the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo. With a modest orchestra at his disposal he soon composed a Miserere in G minor, in which solo orchestral instruments often carry on a dialogue with the vocal soloists in a succession of powerful, descriptive and beautiful arias and choruses. The Litaniae Lauretanae, cast in three parts, features wide leaping figures and sighing melodies. Conductor Franz Hauk has been responsible for re-establishing the music of Johann Simon Mayr, one of the most significant operatic and vocal composers resident in Italy before the rise of Rossini.
Hans-Christoph Rademann, Dresdner Barockorchester, Dresdner Kammerchor - Johann Adolf Hasse: Requiem, Miserere (2005)

Hans-Christoph Rademann, Dresdner Barockorchester, Dresdner Kammerchor - Johann Adolf Hasse: Requiem, Miserere (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 318 Mb | Total time: 65:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.175 | Recorded: 2005

The two Johann Adolf Hasse compositions recorded here are proof of the both high quality of his music and the broad range of styles which he had at his disposal. Once again Hans-Christoph Rademann offers an exemplary interpretation of music from the Court of Dresden, to which he has often dedicated his musical efforts.
“Under the direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann the Dresdner Barockorchester and the superb Chamber Choir bring a homogeneous, lean performance which follows integrally the gesture of the text and provides many moving moments. Thus with its penetrating tone language this live recording brings to life two unjustly forgotten masterworks of the 18th century.”
VA - Naxos 25th Anniversary: Great Sacred Masterpieces (2012) (10 CD Box Set)

VA - Naxos 25th Anniversary: Great Sacred Masterpieces (2012) (10 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 3,01 Gb | Scans -> 149 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 10 CDs, 11:39:26 min | 1,91 Gb
Genre: Classical, Choral - Sacred; Instrumental; Vocal / Label: Naxos

The Great Classics series from Naxos is the perfect introduction to myriad genres of classical music. Comprising both complete and compiled selections from the greatest works in the repertoire, the boxes are bursting with wonderful pieces of music, both recognizable and unfamiliar. The boxes take the listener on a thrilling tour of some of the worlds most dramatic musical media, encompassing music from six centuries and featuring sensational performers. All boxes come with a fascinating booklet with detailed information on the genre itself, chronological placement of each work, and a comprehensive study of the music. A fitting celebration of 25 years of superb music from Naxos, the worlds favourite classical label.

VA - 100 Best Baroque (2007)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 11, 2017
VA - 100 Best Baroque (2007)

VA - 100 Best Baroque
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 07:40:29 | 2.08 GB
Label: EMI Classics – 94636527857 | Tracks: 100 | Rls.date: 2007
Classical, Baroque

This 6CD set provides a comprehensive overview of Baroque music and serves as an excellent introduction for someone who would like to hear more of the Baroque style beyond "Spring" from "The Four Seasons" or "Canon" by Pachelbel. Each piece has been expertly played and recorded reflecting the best that Baroque music has to offer, including music from Bach, Handel, Purcell, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Pachelbel, Telemann and Boccherini amongst others… look no further for a wonderful Baroque musical experience.
Christian-Pierre La Marca - Cantus (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christian-Pierre La Marca - Cantus (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:00 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The originality of this album’s programme is its focus on famous sacred pieces transcribed for the warm and lyrical voice of the cello, an instrument whose tone is certainly one of the closest to the singing voice. The words of the Magnificat, Requiem, Stabat Mater or Ave Maria - well known in the repertoire of vocal sacred music - fade here to better reveal the development of musical emotion aroused by the melody itself, and the subtlety of the accompaniments (organ, viola, theorbo, voice) in reinforcing and supporting the expressiveness of the singing.
Odhecaton & Paolo da Col - Scarlatti: Missa Defunctorum, Salve Regina, Miserere & Magnificat (2016) [24/88]

Odhecaton & Paolo da Col - Scarlatti: Missa Defunctorum, Salve Regina, Miserere & Magnificat (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 76:23 minutes | 1.29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This recording is a discovery of Alessandro Scarlatti’s heretofore unknown sacred music, where Renaissance tradition meets Baroque sensibility for a unique and compelling recording. At the core of Odhecaton’s latest offering is the Missa defunctorum for four voices and basso continuo. It is in this magnificent score – recorded for the first time using the critical edition of Luca Della Libera – that primarily contrapuntal writing gives way to Scarlatti’s stylistic choices of great expressivity and rhetorical force, such as in the case of the astonishing Lacrimosa.