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 | 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.
Andrew Lawrence-King - Harp Music of the Italian Renaissance (2004)

Andrew Lawrence-King - Harp Music of the Italian Renaissance (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 60:03 | 293 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDH55162

I believe that this was Andrew Lawrence-King's first recording (1986) – a sterling effort which is ample proof of why he went on to become a well-established figure in his field. He has appeared on numerous recordings, including many with Jordi Savall's Hesperian XX, and is currently the director of the Harp Consort. The program is both musically interesting and eminently listenable; and given Lawrence-King's credentials (he won an Organ Scholarship to Selwyn College, Cambridge and completed his studies at the London Early Music Centre), his understanding of the material is unquestionably comprehensive. His technical execution is equally impressive.
Blue Heron Renaissance Choir - Christmas in Medieval England (2015)

Blue Heron Renaissance Choir - Christmas in Medieval England
Classical, Christmas | FLAC (tracks)+cue, d. booklet | 71:16 min | 280 MB
Label: Blue Heron | Tracks: 17 | 2015

Christmas in Medieval England allows listeners to share the beauty, excitement, intensity, and variety found in a Blue Heron concert performance. The program includes plainchant, carols, and other music for Advent and Christmas from 15th c. England. It is comprised entirely of tracks recorded live at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational in December 2013.
Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Orlando di Lasso: Eine Marienvesper Weser (2006)

Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes -Orlando di Lasso: Eine Marienvesper Weser (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:00 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: CPO | Catalog: 777182

Bremen-based Weser-Renaissance is one of the European historical-performance ensembles that has signed on to the American-spawned one-voice-per-part movement in the performance of German Baroque choral music. Its smooth, almost silky sound is attractive, and in smaller works of the seventeenth century, such as those of Schein, results in powerful, rather inward-looking performances. Here the group sets out, quoting annotator Franz Korndle, "to convey an impression of festive liturgical music such as it was performed in the Munich court chapel under Orlando di Lasso." The degree of musicological investigation involved is impressive.
Stimmwerck - "Gyri Gyri Gaga" - German Renaissance Songs of Lust & Life (2009, Christophorus # CHR 77311)

Stimmwerck - "Gyri Gyri Gaga" - German Renaissance Songs of Lust & Life
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 303 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Christophorus # CHR 77311 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Folk, Classical | Style: Renaissance, Secular

…The mischievous “I’ll show you mine” Cover, perhaps best stored spine outwards, should not be allowed to detract from a musical treat.

Marcus Miller - Renaissance (2012) {3 Deuces} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 16, 2016
Marcus Miller - Renaissance (2012) {3 Deuces} [Re-Up]

Marcus Miller - Renaissance (2012)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 463MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 198MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, Fusion

An album entitled Renaissance is long overdue for the widely acclaimed Renaissance Man Marcus Miller. In among the most enviable careers in music, Miller is a two-time Grammy-winner and the composer/producer of ten critically acclaimed and genre-defying albums (seven studio and three live). Even the most devoted follower may be astonished to realise that Renaissance is only his eighth studio project since his 1983 debut, Suddenly, considering the abundance of occasions Miller's name has appeared within album credits and that he has dazzled with performances, compositions and productions in the company of some of the world s most respected and accomplished players and superstars - from the mid-'70s to the present.
Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery ~ Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas (2015)

Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery ~ Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas (2015)
Classical, Renaissance | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:51 | 172 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi

An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance. (New York Times) Stile Antico s new Christmas programme of Renaissance polyphony features a glorious mass by the Flemish master Clemens non Papa, alongside traditional old-German carols and motets, many of them still sung to this day. An irresistibly festive collection! 'Stile Antico has become the gold standard in this repertory' (The Independent, UK)

Branford Marsalis - Renaissance (1987) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 27, 2016
Branford Marsalis - Renaissance (1987) {Columbia}

Branford Marsalis - Renaissance (1987) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 284MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 133MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

The high point of Branford Marsalis' third Columbia release as a leader is a 15-minute version of Jimmy Rowles' "The Peacocks" played in a trio with pianist Herbie Hancock and bassist Buster Williams. The remainder of the program matches Marsalis with pianist Kenny Kirkland, bassist Bob Hurst, and drummer Tony Williams on a pair of standards ("Just One of Those Things" and a live version of "St. Thomas"), J.J. Johnson's "Lament," and originals by Marsalis and Williams. Although he did not have an immediately recognizable sound on tenor and soprano at this point, it was obvious from nearly the start that Branford Marsalis would have a very significant career. This is one of his better early efforts.
Renaissance - Turn of the Cards & Scheherazade and Other Stories - Live in Concert (2011) [DVD]

Renaissance - Turn of the Cards & Scheherazade and Other Stories - Live in Concert (2011) [DVD]
DVD5 | Video: MPEG 2, 720x480 (16:9), 29.97 fps | Audio: PCM, 48.0 KHz, 2 ch, 1536 Kbps | 4,49 GB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Symphonic Rock Recordings (SRR 000-01)

Here's a wonderful live set from the current incarnation of Renaissance, that lovely '70s prog band who so successfully merged classical with symphonic rock and medieval themes. Recorded at The Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania on September 23rd, 2011, the band thrilled the audience with a performance of both their classic albums, Turn of the Cards and Sheherazade and Other Stories in their entirety. Joining the 'classic line-up' members Annie Haslam and Michael Dunford are keyboard players Rave Cesar & Jason Hart, bassist David Keyes, and drummer Frank Pagano. If you got a chance to see Renaissance on either the 2011 tour or previously in 2009, you know that this line-up is red hot and does their vintage material justice.