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Trinity College Choir Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Howells: Collegium Regale (2016)

Trinity College Choir Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Howells: Collegium Regale
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:05 min | 242 MB
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2016

Howells' 'Coll Reg' is one of the glories of the Anglican repertoirea relative outsider to the church providing one of its greatest adornments of the twentieth century. Stephen Layton and his award-winning choir took the trip to Coventry Cathedral for this very special recording.

St John's College Choir - Christmas with St John's (2016)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 14, 2016
St John's College Choir - Christmas with St John's (2016)

St John's College Choir - Christmas with St John's (2016)
Classical, Holiday | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 208 Mb | Scans 25 Mb
Label: Signum Records | Release Year: 2016

Christmas presents a golden opportunity to present brand new music to wide audiences, and the role played by St John’s College Choir in this area has been significant, as demonstrated by new recording of traditional and contemporary choral works. The recording features Michael Finnissy’s John the Baptist, written for the Choir for its BBC Advent broadcast in 2014.
Phantasm,  Magdalen College Choir Oxford  - John Ward: Fantasie & Verse Anthems (2014)

Phantasm, Magdalen College Choir Oxford - John Ward: Fantasie & Verse Anthems (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 287 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 146 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 427

Featuring ambitious and accomplished music for voices and viols, ‘Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems’ offers a privileged glimpse of a special moment in English music history. The four-part viol fantasies complement Phantasm’s previous recording of Ward’s five- and six-part works and show an equally fluent and skilful style exemplifying Jacobean consort fantasy at its best. The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford join Phantasm to perform Ward’s verse anthems which contain an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of textures and generous word painting amidst a polyphonic swirl of viols.

King's College Choir - O Come All Ye Faithful (CD Rip)  Music

Posted by Arend at Dec. 21, 2009
 King's College Choir - O Come All Ye Faithful (CD Rip)

King's College Choir - O Come All Ye Faithful (CD Rip)
Decca U.K.
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Covers | RS Link | 182 MB
Classical Choir | 1984 |

Choir music of great beauty, combined with a very transparant (audiophile) recording quality.
Britten: A Ceremony Of Carols - Layton, Trinity College Choir Cambridge (2012)

Britten: A Ceremony Of Carols - Layton, Trinity College Choir Cambridge (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 302 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67946

2013 sees the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth and Hyperion starts celebrating early with this disc of two of the composer’s most popular choral works, both with a Christmas relevance. The cantata Saint Nicolas tells the story of the original ‘Santa Claus’, a fourth-century saint whose acts—revitalizing three boys who had been pickled by an unscrupulous landlord being among the more dramatic—led to his canonization as patron saint of children and sailors. Britten’s lively setting is distinctly operatic, full of incident and colour—with the story brought ‘home’ through the use of congregational hymns. The part of Nicolas (here sung magnificently by Allan Clayton, already acclaimed as the heir to Peter Pears and Anthony Rolfe Johnson) is one of Britten’s great heroic tenor roles.
Mozart: Coronation Mass, Missa Brevis - Nethsingha, Gritton, Challenger, St. John's College Choir (2012)

Mozart: Coronation Mass, Missa Brevis - Nethsingha, Gritton, Challenger, St. John's College Choir (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 302 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 786

On this disc, the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge performs alongside four soloists and the period instrument ensemble St John’s Sinfonia. The tenor Sam Furness and bass George Humphreys both started their careers as Choral Scholars with this very choir. The mezzo-soprano Frances Bourne is in great demand on the concert platform and has sung with many of Europe’s leading conductors; the soprano Susan Gritton has amassed a vast discography that has earned her two Grammy nominations and includes, for Chandos, recordings of works by Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Vaughan Williams.
William BYRD. Motets in paired settings / King's College Choir, David Willcocks

William BYRD. Motets in paired settings / King's College Choir, David Willcocks
EAC FLAC (195 MB) | NO LOG | Embedded CUE | booklet (10 MB) | OGG·160 (45 MB)
EMI CD-CFP 4481 (1965) | Renaissance

The latter half of the sixteenth century and the first quarter of the seventeenth produced in Europe a remarkable array of composers, who by their artistry and invention developed polyphonic music to its full glory. The greatest of the English composers of the period was William Byrd (1543-1623) who, though important as an instrumental composer, was primarily a composer of church music. A variety of styles is to be found in Byrd's work, yet in his choral music he consistently shows a keen response to the mood and to the natural inflection of the words that he sets. In this respect it is interesting to compare a few of his settings with those of some of his great contemporaries on the continent.
The World of St John's - St John's College Choir, Cambridge

The World of St John's - St John's College Choir, Cambridge
CD rip | mp3 192kbs | 104Mb | Booklet

A compilation of original recordings from 1958 to 1977
Henry Purcell - Funeral Music For Queen Mary, Sacred Music, Dioclesian, Songs (Michael Chance, Choir Of Clare College) [2001]

Henry Purcell - Funeral Music For Queen Mary, Sacred Music, Dioclesian, Songs
(Michael Chance, Choir Of Clare College, Cambridge) [2001]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 522 MB
Classical | Label: C Majeur / NCRV ‎/ Columns Classics | Catalog Number: 290170 | TT: 2:07;41

Compilations are highly useful in understanding the works of the inexhaustibly tuneful British composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695). He had a few big hits, like the Funeral Music for Queen Mary (which is included here) and the opera Dido and Aeneas (which isn't). But much of his best music is scattered around in small bits, residing within genres that are rather odd from today's perspective. Purcell spent much of his short adult life as a theater composer, and his incidental music, for example, is filled with perfect miniatures…
Alumni of the Choir of Clare College Cambridge & Graham Ross - Lydia Kakabadse: Cantica Sacra (2016)

Alumni of the Choir of Clare College Cambridge & Graham Ross - Lydia Kakabadse: Cantica Sacra (2016)
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:57 | 160 MB
Label: Divine Art

British-born composer Lydia Kakabadse has a multicultural heritage (Greek/Austrian mother and Russian/Georgian father). This heritage shines through in her choral music, ostensibly in the core Western church tradition but highly influenced by the modes of ancient Greece and middle-eastern music including Orthodox chant, both Greek and Russian. This collection of sacred choral works includes many standard liturgical texts some of which are set in the context of a dramatic mini-cantata, which Kakabadse calls a Concert Requiem Mass, based on a story she wrote. Other works are suitable for liturgical use. The works are performed by former members of the acclaimed Clare College Choir, all of whom have graduated and many are now professional singers.