Scottish Ensemble

Mozart - Divertimento K.334 & Oboe Quartet K.370 - Janiczek · SCO Ensemble

Mozart - Divertimento K.334 & Oboe Quartet K.370 - Janiczek · SCO Ensemble
FLAC 96kHz / 24bit (Studio Master) | Stereo | Linn Records CKD 376 [2011] | 1.27 GB | 3% RAR | MU, RS

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Ensemble, a group of principal players from the SCO, perform a selection of Mozart's chamber works written for smaller forces. This intimate performance showcases the wealth of talent present in this multi-award-winning orchestra
The Scottish Civil War: The Bruces and Balliols and the War for Control of Scotland 1286-1356 (Repost)

Michael Penman - The Scottish Civil War: The Bruces and Balliols and the War for Control of Scotland 1286-1356
Tempus Publishing | 2002 | ISBN: 0752423193 | English | 152 pages | PDF | 46.21 MB
British Freemasonry, 1717–1813, Volume 2: Rituals I – English, Irish and Scottish Craft Rituals

Robert Peter, "British Freemasonry, 1717–1813, Volume 2: Rituals I – English, Irish and Scottish Craft Rituals"
2016 | ISBN-10: 1138100188 | 470 pages | PDF | 36 MB

Scottish Field - January 2017  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Nov. 30, 2016
Scottish Field - January 2017

Scottish Field - January 2017
English | 180 pages | True PDF | 73 MB

Huelgas Ensemble - The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 29, 2016
Huelgas Ensemble - The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi (2016)

Huelgas Ensemble - The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi (2016)
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:05 | 136 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Monteverdi was a pioneer of the musical style we now call Baroque, but the Mass on this record is in classic Renaissance style and the music might have been written in the 1500s rather than the 1600s.
The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)

The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 53:30 | 220 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66358

Hearing or performing music comes closest in the range of human activity to a visceral connection to the past. As long as we have notation and knowledge of how to interpret it, we can effectively experience something like our ancestors did when they sang the same music. Of course, our 20th-century sensibilities and knowledge–or lack thereof–prevent us from sharing identical responses, but as with the music on this disc, when we hear it we are in some way transported to another place. We know a completely different sound world from our own; we know that the accepted order of certain things was different. And we also know that in many ways people haven't changed. Machaut's music conveys a spirituality–both joyful and contemplative–that's as true in its impact as it must have been 600 years ago, a point made ever so clearly by these especially vibrant and vital performances.
Tommy Smith & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Modern Jacobite (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Tommy Smith & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Modern Jacobite (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/48kHz | Front Cover | 535MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Spartacus Records

Tommy Smith, the great Scottish saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator, studied classical orchestration in the 1990s, and has played in plenty of challenging jazz/classical settings. But Modern Jacobite is his most ambitious journey yet, centred on an intricately woven three-movement symphonic work inspired by the Jacobite uprisings; it is bookended by a rapturous tenor-sax improvisation on Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, and by Chick Corea’s famous Children’s Songs interleaved with Smith’s own Bairn’s Songs as personal variations on the same theme. The Jacobite pieces embrace violent, cinematic soundscapes for slewing brass and thundering percussion; deep cello themes that segue into pulsating tenor-sax ruminations; Scottish folk dances that become pipe-toned tenor jigs.

The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745-1746 (Osprey Elite 149) (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Димарик at Nov. 28, 2016
The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745-1746 (Osprey Elite 149) (repost)

The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745-1746 (Osprey Elite 149)
2006 | ISBN: 1846030730 | English | 66 Pages | True PDF | 4 MB

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 28, 2016
Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home (2016)

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 497 MB | 01:11:56
Classical, Folk, World | Label: Masterworks | Release Year: 2016

The new album from Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble will surprise and delight with imaginative sounds that transform the traditional musical landscape. Sing Me Home is the sixth album by the Grammy®-nominated Silk Road Ensemble and its founding member and guiding light, Yo-Yo Ma. The album features special guest performers Rhiannon Giddens, Sarah Jarosz, Abagail Washburn, Gregory Porter, Lisa Fischer, Grammy Award®-winning jazz guitarist, Bill Frisell and more.
Susanne Ryden, Stockholm Baroque Ensemble - Christina's Journey: Music from the Court of Queen Christina of Sweden (2004)

Susanne Ryden, Stockholm Baroque Ensemble - Christina's Journey: Music from the Court of Queen Christina of Sweden (2004
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:11 | 370 MB
Genre: Classical, Cantata, Opera | Label: Caprice Records | Catalog: 21734

That's right, King! in Swedish, "Kong" rather than "Drottning"! Christina (1626-1689) was the only surviving child of Sweden's greatest monarch Gustavus Adolphus Vasa, who raised her to rule as a king and whose ministers executed his will by crowning the six-year-old girl King! Christina ruled under a regency until age 18, and then personally and earnestly over some eight years until her abdication in 1654. Her involvement in Swedish affair didn't terminate with her abdication, however. She returned to Sweden several times, on the last of which she might well have resumed her throne but for her whimsical conversion to Catholicism. She also drew her wealth, in her initial years in Italy, from vast estates in Sweden.