Ars Magic

St. Florianer Sangerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor - Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus (2017)

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus etc (2017)
St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria; Gunar Letzbor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Accent | # ACC24325 | Time: 00:59:08

Several masses with large orchestration attest to the outstanding compositional skills of the Salzburg master Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704) in coping with large ensembles. As usual in Salzburg, Biber expects polychoral performances. The church music at the Salzburg cathedral drew its orientation from the performance practice in Venice. The Missa Alleluia was probably composed after 1690 and certainly before 1698, because a manuscript was made in Kremsmunster that year. The original score and sheets from Salzburg are lost. Excellent copies have been preserved at the Upper Austrian abbey at Kremsmunster: they serve as a basis for the present recording. Biber has fully exploited the possibilities of Baroque Instrumentation in the Missa Alleluia: a chorus with 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors and 2 bass voices grants him a large number of combinations of voices and thus constant change of timbre. The strings choir also has six parts, with both violins often conducted virtuosically. A chorus with 3 trumpets and 2 cornetti is even surpassed in tonal mass by the chorus composed of 2 clarini, 4 trumpets, and timpani. This large number of trumpets emphasizes the cheerful character of the work and is very luxurious by Austrian standards.

Max Corbacho - Ars Lucis (2009)  Music

Posted by murena at Nov. 27, 2017
Max Corbacho - Ars Lucis (2009)

Max Corbacho - Ars Lucis (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | Cover included | 262 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 01:13:48 min | 170 mb
Genre: Electronic, Ambient / Label: AD21 Music

Spanish composer and electronics maven who specializes in ambient space music.
Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - Antonio Caldara: XII Sinfonie a Quattro (2005)

Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - Antonio Caldara: XII Sinfonie a Quattro (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 306 Mb | Total time: 73:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A 324 | Recorded: 2003

The historical-instrument ensemble Ars Antiqua Austria under violinist/conductor Gunar Letzbor has specialized in neglected repertory of the eighteenth century, and few composers fit their aims better than Antonio Caldara, a Venetian trained in the grand tradition at St. Mark's cathedral. He had a distinguished career that took him to Mantua, (perhaps) to the then-Austrian court at Barcelona, to Rome, and finally to Vienna itself, where he became vice-kapellmeister under emperor Charles VI. As with other composers in this milieu, most of his production was vocal. The 12 Sinfonie a quattro recorded here are very brief specimens of the kind of sinfonia that served as a curtain raiser for an opera or oratorio, the genre from which the independent symphony ultimately evolved. In this case the sinfonias are taken from oratorios, named in the subtitles of each work. They consist of three or four movements, many of them extremely short but not excluding counterpoint and even little fugal finales. The tone is restrained, in keeping with the religious subject matter, and the texture is pretty constant aside from a few violin solos. Combine that with the technically smooth but rather deadpan readings from Letzbor, a disciple of Reinhard Goebel and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the result, at least for the general listener, is a very subdued hour of music in a program that would unlikely have been performed in its own time.
(James Manheim)
Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria, Bernarda Fink - Francesco Bartolomeo Conti: Cantate con istromenti I-IV (2002)

Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria, Bernarda Fink - Francesco Bartolomeo Conti: Cantate con istromenti I-IV (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 68:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A 309 | Recorded: 2001

A ubiquitous Viennese figure in the early 1700s, Francesco Conti was one of several gifted Italian Baroque composers who settled in foreign lands. If Caldara remains the most durable Italian figure in Vienna, Conti's star — on this evidence — deserves to be dusted down and given a second chance. These four cantatas from eight Cantate am istromenti probably date from the first decade of the century and feature the most delectable plethora of obbligato instruments imaginable.

Arsène LUPIN (2004) Repost  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Oct. 15, 2017
Arsène LUPIN (2004) Repost

Arsène LUPIN (2004)
DVDrip | XviD-1201 | mp3@128 | 672x288 | Audio: French | Subs: English (srt) French (idx/sub) | DVD Cover & Sticker | 2h05 | 1.2 Gb
Thriller | France 13 oct 2004 | Realisation Jean-Paul SALOME

A 26 ans, Arsène Lupin est un jeune voleur insouciant qui détrousse l'aristocratie parisienne. Le jeune cambrioleur virtuose multiplie les coups d'éclat : attaque d'un train lancé à pleine allure, acrobaties sur les toits du Louvre, vol spectaculaire à la cathédrale de Rouen. Mais ses plans vont être perturbés par sa passion aveugle pour la vénéneuse comtesse de Cagliostro…

Ars Edendi Lecture Series, vol. IV (Studia Latina Stockholmiensia)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Oct. 9, 2017
Ars Edendi Lecture Series, vol. IV (Studia Latina Stockholmiensia)

Ars Edendi Lecture Series, vol. IV (Studia Latina Stockholmiensia) by Brian M. Jensen
English | Nov. 30, 2016 | ISBN: 9176350398 | 230 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

The Ars Edendi Lectures have been organized by the research programme at Stockholm University funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond during the years 2008-2015, with a focus on editorial methods for dynamic textual traditions of medieval Greek and Latin texts.

Catweazle - Ars Moriendi (1996)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 5, 2017
Catweazle - Ars Moriendi (1996)

Catweazle - Ars Moriendi (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 326 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers - 55 MB
Genre: Neo-Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ad Perpetuam Mobile (APM 9612 AT)

Hitting the progressive rock scene in 1996, the Swedish quartet comprised of Michael Thorne on organ, mellotron, digital synths and vocals, Patrick Enwall on bass, Peter Rendius on guitar, and Roger Johansson on drums. Together they took ingredients from neo progressive cornerstones Marillion and IQ, and blended them into a sound that's been compared to British symphonic bands like Yes.
Catweazle released Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying) in 1996. As described by Mike Taylor on Gibraltar's website, the album "is a concept album that seems to be not only about a man coming to grips with his life as he dies, but also a statement of the death of different phases and aspects of life (e.g., the innocence of childhood, the loss of human dignity in a gulag)"…

Ancient Magic (Ars Magica) (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Sept. 18, 2014
Ancient Magic (Ars Magica) (repost)

Ancient Magic (Ars Magica) by Erik Dahl
Atlas Games | January 2, 2007 | English | ISBN: 1589780949 | 144 pages | PDF | 11 MB

Legends tell of the mighty wizards of the past, sorcerers with powers that dwarf those of the magi of the Order of Hermes. Hyperboreans whose spells lasted a generation, necromancers of Canaan who could summon any of the dead, rune magic that brushed aside Magic Resistance like cobwebs; all these stories circulate in the Covenants of the Order. Other forms of magic are so ancient that even the legends have become rare. The Seekers are those magi of the Order who search for these secrets, aiming for the glory of being the one to bring the power to modern magi. This book contains descriptions of nine forms of ancient magic, and rules for integrating their secrets into Hermetic theory. From the frozen north to the westernmost edge of the world, from humankind's earliest homes to grand temples of the classical world, the quest can lead your characters anywhere in Mythic Europe, and even beyond. How far will they go for knowledge?

Magic Moments for "Ars Magica"  Graphics

Posted by Alexpal at Aug. 31, 2009
Magic Moments for "Ars Magica"

Magic Moments for "Ars Magica" | 77 Mb

DreamScapes Myth & Magic: Create Legendary Creatures and Characters in Watercolor  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Dec. 15, 2017
DreamScapes Myth & Magic: Create Legendary Creatures and Characters in Watercolor

DreamScapes Myth & Magic: Create Legendary Creatures and Characters in Watercolor by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
2010 | ISBN: 1600618170 | English | 176 pages | EPUB | 43 MB