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Cappella Pratensis

Pierre de la Rue - Missa Cum Jocunditate & Visions of Joy - Cappella Pratensis (2016) {Challenge Records Digital Downloads}

Pierre de la Rue - Missa Cum Jocunditate & Visions of Joy - Cappella Pratensis (2016) {Challenge Records Digital Downloads}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 300 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 154 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Challenge Records | CC 72710
Classical / Early Music / Choral / Renaissance

Music clearly fascinated the great Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450-1516); his sketches and paintings are peppered with closely observed depictions of music-making and musical instruments. Bosch, a native of ’s-Hertogenbosch in the Duchy of Brabant, was a life-long brother of the city’s Brotherhood of Our Illustrious Lady, a large and prestigious organization for which sacred music was an essential and highly-valued part of its devotional life. Every Wednesday Bosch could gather with his Confraternity brothers in their opulent chapel in the church of St. John the Evangelist to celebrate a votive Mass in honour of the Blessed Virgin.
Cappella Pratensis, Stratton Bull - Josquin Desprez: Missa Ave Maris Stella (2014)

Cappella Pratensis, Stratton Bull - Josquin Desprez: Missa Ave Maris Stella (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:16 | 267 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Challenge | Catalog: CC 72632

The Missa Ave Maris Stella, with its lyrically reverential mood and long duo and trio passages, is among Josquin Desprez's most popular masses, and the listener can choose from among recordings by top Renaissance a cappella vocal groups. This one by the Netherlands ensemble Cappella Pratensis presents itself as hyperauthentic. Backed by a booklet essay from Josquin specialist Jennifer Bloxam, the group purports to re-create the practices, discourse, and atmosphere that would have attended a performance of the mass in the papal chapel around the year 1500.
Nationaal Vrouwen Jeugdkoor, Nederlands Kamerkoor & Cappella Pratensis - Missa Unitatis (2017)

Nationaal Vrouwen Jeugdkoor, Nederlands Kamerkoor & Cappella Pratensis - Missa Unitatis
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 63:58 min | 255 MB
Label: Challenge Classics | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

This program around the Missa Unitatis represents a meeting of many different musical travellers. Shortly after making its home in the southern Dutch city of ’s-Hertogenbosch in 2006, Cappella Pratensis renewed its acquaintance with an organisation that has been travelling through some 700 years of history, the Confraternity of the Illustrious Lady. To celebrate the Year of Religious Heritage in 2008, the Confraternity commissioned a work by the British composer Antony Pitts.
The Fiamminghi - La Polyphonie Flamande - The Flemish Polyphony (2011) {8CD Set Ricercar RIC 102}

The Fiamminghi - La Polyphonie Flamande - The Flemish Polyphony (2011) {8CD Set Ricercar RIC 102}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.67 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.44 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 252 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Outhere / Ricercar | RIC 102
Classical / Early Music / Polyphony / Medieval / Choral / Renaissance / Sacred Works

The composers known collectively as the Fiamminghi made their mark in Europe in general and in Italy and in France in particular during the 15th century. Their talent and skill gained them the most important positions in the great musical establishments of the time. This collection is devoted to the leading composers of the 15th century, from those of the first generation (Guillaume Dufay, Gilles Binchois, Arnold de Lantins and Johannes Brassart) through Johannes Ockeghem, the great master of polyphonic technique, to Josquin Desprez and Pierre de La Rue, two musicians taught by Ockeghem who laid the foundations of the Ars Perfecta during the Renaissance. Also included is Jacob Obrecht, the only composer of this school whose career was based essentially in his native Flanders. Every genre of both sacred as well as secular music of the time is represented here.
The Persuasions - Frankly A cappella: The Persuasions Sing Zappa (2000) {EarthBeat!-Rhino R279832} (Zappa-related)

The Persuasions - Frankly A cappella: The Persuasions Sing Zappa (2000) {EarthBeat!-Rhino R279832} (Zappa-related)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 246 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 57 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 EarthBeat! Records / Rhino Records | R279832
A cappella / Soul / Doo-Wop / R&B

Frank Zappa gave the vocal group the Persuasions their first chance by signing them to his record label, Straight, in 1969. In 2000, the six-piece a cappella formation recorded a heartfelt tribute to the composer by recording doo wop renditions of a cross section of his songs. Some choices were inevitable, like "The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing," which the group had already performed on the project Zappa's Universe, and the already doo woppy "Any Way the Wind Blows" and "Love of My Life." But by adding obscure numbers like "Electric Aunt Jemima" and "Harder Than Your Husband," the Persuasions clearly intended to surprise the fans – and it works.
Cappella Romana - Venice in the East: Renaissance Crete & Cyprus (2019)

Cappella Romana - Venice in the East: Renaissance Crete & Cyprus (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 345 MB | Tracks: 20 | 74:44 min
Style: Classical | Label: Cappella Romana

"This profoundly moving and powerful music bears witness to how ancient Greek and Latin liturgical traditions were richly embellished during the Renaissance on the islands of Crete and Cyprus, all within the shared cultural space of Venetian rule. First performed by Cappella Romana at the Early Music Festival in Utrecht (Netherlands). Vocal ensemble Cappella Romana combines passion with scholarship in its exploration of early and contemporary music of the Christian East and West.
Rautavaara - Missa A Cappella, Sacred Choral Works (2013) {Ondine ‎ODE 1223-2}

Rautavaara - Missa A Cappella, Sacred Choral Works (2013) {Ondine ‎ODE 1223-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 254 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
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© 2013 Ondine ‎| ODE 1223-2
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Sacred / Choral

Ondine continues its long-term collaboration with Einojuhani Rautavaara with the world première recording of his Missa a cappella. Einojuhani Rautavaara - a self-described "mysthic" - has written a considerable amount of sacred music, including works in the Lutheran, Catholic and Orthodox traditions. His Missa a cappella is one of his most significant recent works, and is here recorded alongside extracts of the Vigilia - his most extensive sacred choral work - his Missa duodecanonica, and a number of smaller sacred choral works.
Marco Gemmani, Cappella Marciana, La Pifarescha - Willaert e la scuola fiamminga a San Marco (First World Recordings) (2019)

Marco Gemmani, Cappella Marciana, La Pifarescha - Willaert e la scuola fiamminga a San Marco (First World Recordings) (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 295 MB | Cover | 01:09:11 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 162 MB
Classical | Label: Concerto Classics

Ci sono compositori del passato ricordati più per la propria attività teorico-didattica che per le proprie opere, come è il caso di Adrian Willaert, il fiammingo che dal 1527 al 1562 fu maestro di cappella della basilica ducale di San Marco a Venezia. Alla sua scuola si formarono alcuni dei più importanti musicisti e teorici rinascimentali, ma già prima del compositore nativo di Bruges o Roeselare, piccola città delle Fiandre occidentali, un altro cantore oltremontano era stato nominato dai Procuratori di San Marco alla guida dell’istituzione musicale più prestigiosa della Serenissima, Petrus de Fossis; e prima ancora, nel Quattrocento, altri franco-fiamminghi avevano operato in posizione privilegiata nelle più prestigiose cappelle musicali delle corti italiane.

William Christie, Cappella Coloniensis - Hasse: Cleofide (2011)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Sept. 16, 2019
William Christie, Cappella Coloniensis - Hasse: Cleofide (2011)

William Christie, Cappella Coloniensis - Hasse: Cleofide (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,99 Gb | Total time: 72:33+60:15+64:22+50:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # 7080 | Recorded: 1986

One can easily appreciate this early William Christie recording with Capella Coloniensis, a group originally formed in 1954 (!) to perform baroque works in historically informed performances. Christie masters this orchestra well, and the playing is impeccable. The casting is excellent, including some of the great singers of the time: Emma Kirkby, in her prime, Agnes Mellon, Dominique Visse and David Cordier, among others. There is even a male soprano, Randall K. Wong, a rare type of singer indeed.

Todd Rundgren - A Cappella + Nearly Human + 2nd Wind (2CD) (2011)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 17, 2018
Todd Rundgren - A Cappella + Nearly Human + 2nd Wind (2CD) (2011)

Todd Rundgren - A Cappella + Nearly Human + 2nd Wind (2CD) (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 498.11 Mb + 487.16 Mb + 14.92 Mb (Scans) | 01:18:08 + 01:15:46
Rock, Soft Rock | Country: USA | Label: Edsel / Rhino - EDSD 2109

Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. Since the 1970s, he has been known for his sophisticated and often-unorthodox music, flamboyant stage outfits, and his later experiments with interactive entertainment. He also produced innovative music videos, pioneered forms of multimedia, and was an early adopter and promoter of various computer technologies, such as using the Internet as a means of music distribution in the late 1990s.