Choral

Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Gächinger Kantorei - Johann Sebastian Bach: Great Sacred Choral Works [10CDs] (2010)

Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Gächinger Kantorei - Johann Sebastian Bach: Great Sacred Choral Works [10CDs] (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.71 Gb | Total time: 10:48:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697687172 | Recorded: 1969-1985

Helmuth Rilling is an excellent conductor and interpreter of Bach's sacred music. Recorded from 1969 to 1985, over a longer period of time than most other sets, there is a lot of change throughout the series. Rilling's recordings are more dense and lush than others, and his tempi are often slower than HIP recordings - no "original instruments" for Rilling. But he creates such a detailed sound-world that any fan of these works should want to hear Rilling's versions to compare with others. This said, Rilling often uses a technique that I find a bit disturbing. He'll have one instrument or group of instruments sequestered to one track, and others on the other track, giving a sound similar to that of early Beatles' stereo mixes, where vocals were on one track and instruments on the other.
Choral Arts Initiative & Brandon Elliott - Jeffrey Derus: From Wilderness – A Meditation on the Pacific Crest Trail (2022)

Choral Arts Initiative & Brandon Elliott - Jeffrey Derus: From Wilderness – A Meditation on the Pacific Crest Trail (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 255 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | 01:03:38
Classical, Choral | Label: Navona Records

Spanning landscapes from Mexico to Canada, the Pacific Crest Trail covers thousands of miles of natural beauty, creating a transformative journey captured in FROM WILDERNESS from Navona Records. Choral Arts Initiative, conducted by Brandon Elliott and joined by cellist Kevin Mills, paints these landscapes from composer Jeffrey Derus with vibrant color, with vocal soloists giving identities to the spirit animals one may encounter on the trail. A concert-length work and meditation, the listener will hear a wash of sounds that allow for introspective reflection on the sacredness of nature, the profound text, and themselves.
The Choral Music of Twentieth-Century Women Composers: Elisabeth Lutyens, Elizabeth Maconchy and Thea Musgrave

The Choral Music of Twentieth-Century Women Composers: Elisabeth Lutyens, Elizabeth Maconchy and Thea Musgrave By Catherine Roma
2005 | 232 Pages | ISBN: 081085029X | PDF | 4 MB

VA - Mendelssohn - The Great Choral Works (2022)  Music

Posted by Rtax at April 6, 2022
VA - Mendelssohn - The Great Choral Works (2022)

VA - Mendelssohn - The Great Choral Works (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 3.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 2 GB
14:48:57 | Classical | Label: UMG

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn's compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music, organ music and chamber music. His best-known works include the overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the oratorio St. Paul, the oratorio Elijah, the overture The Hebrides, the mature Violin Concerto and the String Octet. The melody for the Christmas carol "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is also his. Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words are his most famous solo piano compositions.
Gloriæ Dei Cantores & Richard K. Pugsley - To Speak to Our Time: Choral Works by Samuel Adler (2022) [Digital Download 24/176]

Gloriæ Dei Cantores & Richard K. Pugsley - To Speak to Our Time: Choral Works by Samuel Adler (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176,4 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 49:08 minutes | 1,46 GB
Classical, Choral | Label: Gloriæ Dei Cantores, Official Digital Download

Under Director Richard K. Pugsley, the US-based choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores has gained a reputation for its impeccable vocal blend as well as bold programming, including its recent championing of the music of Jewish composer Samuel Adler. Adler and his family escaped Nazi Germany in 1939, settling in the United States, where he went on to compose more than 400 works. European and American influences unite in his choral music, most notably in Choral Trilogy, an ambitious work for choir and organ that nods to both Herbert Howells and Adler’s teacher Aaron Copland. In “Psalm 23”, Adler sets Hebrew and English texts, acknowledging both his heritage and adopted home in music of mesmerising beauty. To Speak to Our Time, commissioned for the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, brings the plight of refugees across the world into powerful focus.
Gloriæ Dei Cantores & Richard K. Pugsley - To Speak to Our Time: Choral Works by Samuel Adler (2022)

Gloriæ Dei Cantores & Richard K. Pugsley - To Speak to Our Time: Choral Works by Samuel Adler (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 207 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 113 Mb | 00:49:08
Classical | Label: Gloriæ Dei Cantores

Under Director Richard K. Pugsley, the US-based choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores has gained a reputation for its impeccable vocal blend as well as bold programming, including its recent championing of the music of Jewish composer Samuel Adler. Adler and his family escaped Nazi Germany in 1939, settling in the United States, where he went on to compose more than 400 works. European and American influences unite in his choral music, most notably in Choral Trilogy, an ambitious work for choir and organ that nods to both Herbert Howells and Adler’s teacher Aaron Copland. In “Psalm 23”, Adler sets Hebrew and English texts, acknowledging both his heritage and adopted home in music of mesmerising beauty. To Speak to Our Time, commissioned for the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, brings the plight of refugees across the world into powerful focus.

Choral Constructions in Greek Culture  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at March 9, 2022
Choral Constructions in Greek Culture

Choral Constructions in Greek Culture:
The Idea of the Chorus in the Poetry, Art and Social Practices of the Archaic and Early Classical Period

English | 2021 | ISBN: 1107110688 | 785 Pages | PDF | 13 MB
Jeremy Summerly, Oxford Camerata, Laurence Cummings - Thomas Tomkins: Choral and Organ Music (1999)

Jeremy Summerly, Oxford Camerata, Laurence Cummings - Thomas Tomkins: Choral and Organ Music (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 260 Mb | Total time: 66:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553794 | Recorded: 1996

Born into a musical family in Wales in 1572, Thomas Tomkins became one of the most significant church musicians in England during the 17th century. In his mature years he shared his time between his duties as Choral Master at Worcester Cathedral and organist of the King's Chapel in London, and was regarded among the outstanding organists of his time. His madrigals were the most important in the English school of composition, and among his considerable output was included over 120 anthems, many of his outstanding works included in this disc of Tomkins' highlights.
The Choir of King's College, London, Ruby Hughes & Joshua Simões - Edward Nesbit: Sacred Choral Music (2022) [24/96]

The Choir of King's College, London, Ruby Hughes & Joshua Simões - Edward Nesbit: Sacred Choral Music (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 66:38 minutes | 1,05 GB
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Delphian Records, Official Digital Download

As a young composer, Edward Nesbit was drawn to the rich complexities of contemporary instrumental music; little more than a decade later, he has found himself returning to the inheritance of his early youth as a chorister: the texts of mass, psalms and canticles, and the long centuries of the Anglican choral tradition. Not that there is anything traditional about Nesbit’s music, which synthesises these two heritages into a soundworld that is accessible, full of references yet always recognisably its own voice.
The Choir of King's College, London, Ruby Hughes & Joshua Simões - Edward Nesbit: Sacred Choral Music (2022)

The Choir of King's College, London, Ruby Hughes & Joshua Simões - Edward Nesbit: Sacred Choral Music (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 241 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | 01:06:38
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Delphian Records

As a young composer, Edward Nesbit was drawn to the rich complexities of contemporary instrumental music; little more than a decade later, he has found himself returning to the inheritance of his early youth as a chorister: the texts of mass, psalms and canticles, and the long centuries of the Anglican choral tradition. Not that there is anything traditional about Nesbit’s music, which synthesises these two heritages into a soundworld that is accessible, full of references yet always recognisably its own voice.