Renaissance

St. John Cantius Choir of Saint Cecilia - St. John Cantius: Renaissance Polyphony of Portugal for Our Lady of Fatima (2017)

St. John Cantius Choir of Saint Cecilia - St. John Cantius Presents: Renaissance Polyphony of Portugal for Our Lady of Fatima
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:39 min | 293 MB
Label: Masterworks | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

The Choirs of Chicago s historic St. John Cantius presents Renaissance Polyphony of Portugal for Our Lady of Fatima to honor the Virgin Mary on the 100th Anniversary of her 1917 Apparitions at Fatima, Portugal. The CD features stunningly beautiful settings of traditional Marian hymns and canticles, such as Salve Regina, Magnificat, Alma Redemptoris, Ave Maris Stella, and much more.
Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas (2015)

Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:12:55
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU807575

Stile Antico's 2015 release on Harmonia Mundi, A Wondrous Mystery, is a sublime collection of Renaissance choral music for Christmas, presented in a pleasant mix of familiar German carols and a mass, with tracks interspersed for the sake of variety. This makes sense in consideration of the group's broad audience, which may know such popular hymns as Michael Praetorius' Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem and Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, or Johannes Eccard's Übers Gebirg Maria geht and Vom Himmel hoch, yet be somewhat at a loss with the motet and Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis by Jacobus Clemens non Papa, a composer beloved by early music specialists but not exactly a household name for lay listeners. However, the a cappella performances are consistently beautiful and soothing throughout, and the quietly joyous mood of the music fits the album's title perfectly. The 12-voice choir's blend is well-balanced and transparent, and the ambience of All Hallow's Church, Gospel Oak, London gives an ideal resonance for the group's small size and close miking.
Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Desprez: De profundis, Motets (2012)

Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Desprez: De profundis, Motets (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:24 | 320 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: CPO | Catalog: 777 588-2

This is a good selection of motets because it hardly duplicates the last two such discs. On Orlando Consort’s collection of Josquin’s motets ( Fanfare 34:1), only Read more is heard, and none of them are on David Skinner’s more varied disc (33:1). It follows another Josquin disc by Cordes (35:6), though it was recorded a year later, a fine offering that unfortunately had to compete with an excellent recording of a Mass in Peter Phillips’s ongoing series.
VA - Medieval & Renaissance: The Florilegium Series (50 CDs, 2016)

VA - Medieval & Renaissance: The Florilegium Series (50 CDs, 2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | Covers included | 12,6 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 50 Cds | 6,55 Gb
Genre: Classical, Medieval, Renaissance / Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre/Decca

This final LOiseau-Lyre set presents some of the most significant Medieval & Renaissance albums recorded by one of the most authoritative Early Music labels.
Marta Almajano, Ensemble La Romanesca & José Miguel Moreno - Al alva venid: Secular Music from the Spanish Renaissance (2017)

Marta Almajano, Ensemble La Romanesca & José Miguel Moreno - Al alva venid: Secular Music from the Spanish Renaissance (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:07 | 139 MB
Label: Glossa

Here is another crucial Glossa recording of the mid 90's brought back to life. Ensemble La Romanesca's Al Alva Venid covers some essential Spanish Renaissance repertory with an all-stars line-up, in a set of interpretations which have set deep marks and are absolute references: here is Marta Almajano in her best singing moment, here is Paolo Pandolfo confirming his superior artistry, here are Juan Carlos de Mulder and Pedro Estevan in ''de luxe'' supporting roles, and of course here is Jose miguel Moreno, the man who has probably been the finest translator of Renaissance secular Spanish music onto record of the last three decades.
La Pifarescha - Di guerra e di pace: Renaissance Music for Winds & Percussion (2016)

La Pifarescha - Di guerra e di pace: Renaissance Music for Winds & Percussion
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 54:44 min | 268 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2016

Given the prevalence of war in the Europe of the Renaissance it is no real surprise that warlike themes and echoes of battles should find their ways into secular and civic music compositions or even into religious ones (such as the many LHomme armé and La Bataille masses of the time).

Goran Sollscher - The Renaissance Album (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 23, 2017
Goran Sollscher - The Renaissance Album (2005)

Göran Söllscher - The Renaissance Album (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Guitar | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 5726 | 01:05:17

This project from Göran Söllscher is a follow-up to his previous CD, the highly successful 'Eleven-String Baroque'. With the balanced sound of Söllscher's eleven-string guitar combined with the Baroque repertoire, the album spoke to not only his fans but also a wider audience craving relaxing music and congenial guitar sounds. In this same spirit, Söllscher's upcoming Renaissance album can be marketed to a wide audience including both his fans and new listeners in search of dreamy, soothing Renaissance melodies. The stylish cover artwork emphasizes both the freshness and universality of Söllscher's art. The album contains Renaissance lute masterpieces by various composers from Italy, Spain, Germany, France and England, the most popular of which were written by John Dowland. Söllscher delivers a dozen of tracks by Dowland, a composer who embodies the 'golden age' of English lute music.
Vihuela Music Of The Spanish Renaissance - Christopher Wilson (1990) {Virgin Classics}

Vihuela Music Of The Spanish Renaissance - Christopher Wilson (1990) {Virgin Classics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 266 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 141 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1990 Virgin Classics | 0777 7595962 8
Classical / Renaissance

The vihuela is not a viol, it is a sort of lute. Vihuela and lute coexisted in Spain but the composers wrote only for the former. The works played in this recording were mainly published between 1535 and 1554; Daza's book (1576) and a collection of other authors (1593) mark the end of the era of the vihuela. Then the instrument lent its shape to the guitar, as you can infer from the cover of the CD.

The Tallis Scholars - The Best Of The Renaissance (1999)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 18, 2017
The Tallis Scholars - The Best Of The Renaissance (1999)

The Tallis Scholars - The Best Of The Renaissance (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, scans - 624 MB | 02:33:15
Classical | Label: Philips Classics | Release Year: 1999

As hateful and usually untrue as most "Best of" collections are, this one is the real thing. You actually do get two hours and 20 minutes of Renaissance music performed so exquisitely, so correctly, and so passionately that it's as if an entire era in music makes itself understood through these CDs. The Tallis Scholars are as good as it gets in this repertoire. In addition to getting Allegri's gorgeous Miserere, you'll find Thomas Tallis's 40-part (40!) Spem in alium, some wonderfully weird and dissonant Responsories by Gesualdo, Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli (the "how-to" piece of the Renaissance popes, who demanded that the words be understood), and various other works. This stuff is like a finely woven tapestry and should be listened to bits at a time–it's amazingly rich and worth it.
Weser-Renaissance Bremen & Manfred Cordes - Knüpfer: Veni Sancte Spiritus (2017)

Weser-Renaissance Bremen & Manfred Cordes - Knüpfer: Veni Sancte Spiritus
Classical, Sacred, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:00 min | 357 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

In 1657 Sebastian Knüpfer succeeded Tobias Michael as the choirmaster at the St. Thomas School in Leipzig. As his almost twenty years in this post would demonstrate, he was the right man for the job. His fame quickly spread and also brought him invitations from other cities, where he was able to demonstrate his command of the musical craft. A circle of respected musicians gathered around him and earned Leipzig renown as an important music center.