Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice Cipriano de Rore

Lassus: Prophetiae Sibyllarum - Rice, Brabant Ensemble (2011)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at March 18, 2014
Lassus: Prophetiae Sibyllarum - Rice, Brabant Ensemble (2011)

Lassus: Prophetiae Sibyllarum - Rice, Brabant Ensemble (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 314 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67887

Orlande de Lassus was an undisputed master of all the vocal genres of the late Renaissance, from German Lied to Latin Mass. He was extraordinarily prolific, and this recording features the glorious polyphony of the Missa Amor ecco colei and Prophetiae Sibyllarum, one of his most celebrated works. With the latter’s extreme chromaticism and constant modulation, Lassus stretched the compositional boundaries of the time to produce one of the most important and advanced works to come from the sixteenth century.

Mouton: Missa Tu Es Petrus - Stephen Rice, Brabant Ensemble (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at April 29, 2013
Mouton: Missa Tu Es Petrus - Stephen Rice, Brabant Ensemble (2012)

Mouton: Missa Tu Es Petrus - Stephen Rice, Brabant Ensemble (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67933

Jean Mouton was a Renaissance French composer and choirmaster, much acknowledged but more rarely recorded, who wrote a body of music that’s both technically inventive and immediately appealing. Here Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble—renowned exponents of sixteenth-century Franco-Flemish repertoire—perform all Mouton’s eight-part music, two four-part motets, and his only five-part Mass setting, the Missa Tu es Petrus. The latter is characterized by light, clear textures and a soaring cantus firmus, while the double-choir Nesciens mater is rightly famous for its ingenious canon. Sheer compositional skill aside, all these works demonstrate Mouton’s vivid and original imagination—one that has the ability to speak directly to our time.
Cipriano de Rore: Le Vergine  --  The Hilliard Ensemble (1993)

Cipriano de Rore: Le Vergine – The Hilliard Ensemble
EAC | FLAC IMG+CUE+LOG (201 MB) | Complete HQ Scans (16,2 MB) | 1CD | MU-RS
Classical: Renaissance | Harmonia Mundi HMA 1901107 | 1993 (rec.: 1982)
De Rore: Missa Doulce Memoire, Missa A Note Negre - Rice, Brabant Ensemble (2013)

De Rore: Missa Doulce Memoire, Missa A Note Negre - Rice, Brabant Ensemble (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 300 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67913

The Brabant Ensemble continue their investigation into unknown jewels of the Low Countries Renaissance, researched by their director Stephen Rice and recorded with equal amounts of passion and erudition by the young singers of the group. Cipriano de Rore was and is principally known as a madrigal composer, and, as Stephen Rice writes, ‘blended the contrapuntal complexity of Low Countries polyphonic style with Italian poetic texts to create a newly expressive vernacular genre’. This recording represents something of a new departure in presenting some of the least well-known aspects of the output of a composer who is justly famous in other fields.
Stephen Rice & The Brabant Ensemble - Brumel: Missa de beata virgine & Motets (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stephen Rice & The Brabant Ensemble - Brumel: Missa de beata virgine & Motets (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:50 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Brabant Ensemble continues its exploration of hidden gems of the Renaissance with an album of music by Antoine Brumel, famous for his ‘Earthquake’ Mass but otherwise barely known today. Conductor Stephen Rice has assembled an intriguing collection of works including the Missa de beata virgine, a work suffused with plainsong but in which the voices are used almost percussively, making rhythm the driving force of the piece. The Christmas motet Nato canunt omnia is one of the most remarkable musical works of the period.
Pierre de La Rue (1452-1518) - Missa Nuncqua fue pena mayor - The Brabant Ensemble (2016) {Hyperion Official Digital Download}

Pierre de La Rue (1452-1518) - Missa Nuncqua fue pena mayor - The Brabant Ensemble (2016) {Hyperion Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download -> 350 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 201 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) - > 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Hyperion Records | CDA68150
Classical / Renaissance / Choral / Polyphony / Early Music / Sacred Works

Franco-Flemish composer Pierre de la Rue contributed prolifically to the rich musical life of the Low Countries during the late fifteenth century. If today he is less well-known than some of his contemporaries, the distinguished advocacy of Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble remedies the balance with these authoritative performances of the Missa Nuncqua fue pena mayor, Salve regina VI and Missa Inviolata. Pierre de la Rue is another of those composers who contributed so prolifically to the richness of musical life in the Low Countries during the late fifteenth century. If today he is less well known than some of his contemporaries, the distinguished advocacy of Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble should do much to redress the balance.
Palestrina: Missa ad Coenam Agni, Motets - Rice, Brabant Ensemble (2013)

Palestrina: Missa ad Coenam Agni, Motets - Rice, Brabant Ensemble (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 258 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67978

The Brabant Ensemble, better known for uncovering works by forgotten composers such as Dominique de Phinot, turns to a giant of the Renaissance—perhaps the most celebrated name of the period. Yet within Palestrina’s huge output there are many hidden gems, lacking both recordings and modern performing editions, and it is from among these that the ensemble’s director Stephen Rice has chosen the repertoire for this album. A Mass—Missa Ad coenam Agni, from Palestrina’s first book of Mass-settings—is included, plus antiphons, motets and five Eastertide Offertories. Each work is, as Stephen Rice states in his typically informative booklet notes, ‘a finely crafted addition to the liturgy’.
Huelgas-Ensemble / Paul van Nevel - Le Chant de Virgile (2002)

Huelgas-Ensemble / Paul van Nevel - Le Chant de Virgile
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 278 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi France # HMC 901739 | Country/Year: France 2002
Genre: Classical | Style: Renaissance, Vocal

Sometimes a disc's title can be just a bit too clever for its own good. From a glance at this disc's cover, with its title "Le Chant de Virgile", you'd never know that it contained first class works by Josquin, Senfl, Lassus, Mouton, Willaert, and Cipriano de Rore, among others. Sure, when you read the fine print on the reverse side of the disc packaging, you discover that the program is a celebration of Renaissance works whose texts are drawn from "Virgil, Horace, and Catullus"–but why not make this clear from the outset?

Rore - Missa Praeter rerum seriem - Huelgas-Ensemble  

Posted by shofar at May 19, 2010
Rore - Missa Praeter rerum seriem - Huelgas-Ensemble

Rore - Missa Praeter rerum seriem - Huelgas-Ensemble
Classical | EAC,FLAC,Cue,Log | 1 Cd, Cover | 273 Mb | RS
HM - Date: 2002
Huelgas Ensemble - Cypriano de RORE. Passio Domini nostri Iesu Christi secundum Iohannem

Huelgas Ensemble - Cypriano de RORE. Passio Domini nostri Iesu Christi secundum Iohannem
EAC FLAC (280 MB) | NO LOG | Embedded CUE | booklet (40 MB) | OGG·160 (70 MB)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (BMG) RD 77994 (1988) | Renaissance

In his Passion according to St. John, Rore created a masterpiece of plainchant elaboration in polyphony. Unlike other Passion settings of the period, this one sets the entire text, while carefully adhering to the Gregorian recitation tones and structures for the Passion. The syllabic declamation of the text gives a powerful "speaking" effect, while avoiding the madrigalisms Rore is better known for.