Medieval Chant

Anonymous 4 -- An English Ladymass - Medieval chant and polyphony (RE-UP)

Anonymous 4 – An English Ladymass - Medieval chant and polyphony
EAC | FLAC IMG+CUE+LOG | Complete HQ Scans | 1CD | 220 MB + 27,8 MB (scans)
Classical: Medieval, Vocal | Harmonia Mundi HMU 907080 | 1992 (rec. 1991)

Anonymous 4 -- An English Ladymass - Medieval chant and polyphony (RE-UP)

"In the six years since this female quartet astonished the music world with its clear- voiced, impeccably sung renditions of medieval chant and polyphonic music, chant rose from the dark and dusty corners of classical music to enjoy a phenomenal run at center stage.New and reissued chant recordings achieved sales figures normally reserved for popular music. This is the recording that started it all (that Spanish monks disc came later), winning awards and earning near- permanent resident status on the national charts. Spiritually moving and vocally revelatory, this program recreates a kind of mass sung in English churches during the 13th and 14th centuries. With their warm tone and perfect intonation, these four singers achieve an expressiveness that is rare among chant interpreters, most effective in the seductive, highly ornamented 'Kyrie.' The sound is exemplary–although a studio recording, it perfectly conveys the atmosphere of an English cathedral."
David Vernier, Amazon.com
Lionheart - Paris 1200: Perotin & Leonin - Chant & Polyphony from 12th Century France (1998)

Lionheart - Paris 1200: Perotin & Leonin - Chant & Polyphony from 12th Century France (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Chants | Label: Nimbus Records | # NI5547 | Time: 01:13:52

Conductus, organum, and discantus may not be words in your everyday vocabulary, but these terms identify musical forms that defined everyday musical activity during one of music history's most fruitful periods. The 12th century in France, especially in Paris–the artistic, educational, and religious center of Western Europe–saw enormous progress in the arts, architecture, and education. Not surprisingly, technical and theoretical aspects of music advanced as well. On this disc, the six-voice men's ensemble Lionheart demonstrates in vivid, rich vocal tones the sometimes stark but always powerful sound of Medieval chant and its expanded two- and three-part forms. The liner notes give clear explanations of the compositions and provide the listener with meaningful historical context. But listening to these excellent voices is not just an educational experience. The music has an inherent purity, sensuality, and honesty that's refreshing and reassuring.
Schenale, In Dulci Jubilo, Turco - Ambrosian Chant (1995, Naxos "Early Music" # 8.553502) [RE-UP]

Ambrosian Chant: Early Christian Chant Of The Ambrosian Rite
Manuela Schenale / In Dulci Jubilo / Alberto Turco
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 220 MB | MP3 CBR 320: 145 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Naxos "Early Music" 8.553502 | Country/Year: Europe 1995
Genre: Classical | Style: Sacred, Medieval

Ambrosian chant (also known as Milanese chant) is the liturgical plainchant repertory of the Ambrosian rite of the Roman Catholic Church, related to but distinct from Gregorian chant. It is primarily associated with the Archdiocese of Milan, and named after St. Ambrose much as Gregorian chant is named after Gregory the Great. It is the only surviving plainchant tradition besides the Gregorian to maintain the official sanction of the Roman Catholic Church.
Medieval Liturgical Chant and Patristic Exegesis: Words and Music in the Second-Mode Tracts (Repost)

Medieval Liturgical Chant and Patristic Exegesis: Words and Music in the Second-Mode Tracts (Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music) By Emma Hornby
2009 | 344 Pages | ISBN: 1843834715 | PDF | 58 MB
Anonymous 4 - Four Centuries of Chant (2009, Harmonia Mundi # HMX 2907546) [RE-UP]

Anonymous 4 - Four Centuries of Chant
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 335 MB | Full Artwork: 175 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMX 2907546 | Country/Year: Europe 2009
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Style: Medieval, Vocal

"…The most striking aspect of the chant singing here is the ability of four voices to sound as one. This results in a loveliness of tone that sets them apart from even the finest choirs and a warmly blended sound that distinguishes them from solo singers…" ~Fanfare
The Critical Nexus: Tone-System, Mode, and Notation in Early Medieval Music

The Critical Nexus: Tone-System, Mode, and Notation in Early Medieval Music (Ams Studies in Music) by Charles M. Atkinson
English | Dec 19, 2008 | ISBN: 0195148886 | 320 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

The Critical Nexus confronts an important and vexing enigma of early writings on music: why chant, which was understood to be divinely inspired, needed to be altered in order to work within the then-operative modal system. To unravel this mystery, Charles Atkinson creates a broad framework that moves from Greek harmonic theory to the various stages in the transmission of Roman chant, citing numerous music treatises from the sixth to the twelfth century.
Medieval Liturgical Chant and Patristic Exegesis: Words and Music in the Second-Mode Tracts (Repost)

Medieval Liturgical Chant and Patristic Exegesis: Words and Music in the Second-Mode Tracts (Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music) By Emma Hornby
2009 | 344 Pages | ISBN: 1843834715 | PDF | 58 MB
Medieval Liturgical Chant and Patristic Exegesis: Words and Music in the Second-Mode Tracts

Medieval Liturgical Chant and Patristic Exegesis: Words and Music in the Second-Mode Tracts (Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music) By Emma Hornby
2009 | 344 Pages | ISBN: 1843834715 | PDF | 58 MB
Schola Solensis - Psallat Ecclesia: Medieval Norwegian Sequences (2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Schola Solensis - Psallat Ecclesia: Medieval Norwegian Sequences (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 46:52 minutes | 1,72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

What we call Gregorian chant is old music. By the 13th century most of it was already composed. It is the church's oldest musical treasure, and is the word of God spoken, and prayers prayed, in a language where the word is lifted and born on wings of exquisite beauty. It is not just a language of words, but a meeting of words and melody in an expression of extraordinary power. Gregorian chant developed over a long period of oral transmission from generation to generation. If there is an evolutionary theory for artistic expression, a sort of "survival of the fittest", it can certainly be used about Gregorian chant. Many of these melodies are so unbelievably beautiful; it is as if we sense divine participation in their creation. There is an air of mysticism in this music, which more and more people are seeking as a setting for meditation and prayer.
Bill Gunston, Dennis Baldry, Chris Chant, John Stroud, "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Propeller Airliners" (repost)

Bill Gunston, Dennis Baldry, Chris Chant, John Stroud, "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Propeller Airliners"
Publisher: Exeter | 1980 | ISBN: 0896730786 | English | PDF | 264 pages | 30,26 Mb

For the first 30 years of commercial aviation, from 1920 to 1950, all airliners had propellers. Over the next ten years, to 1960,jet airliners slowly and hesitantly penetrated the extremely conservative and ultra-cautious airline industry. But by 1960 the airlines had become so polarized around the jet that efficient and successful turboprop airliners, such as the Electra and Vanguard, lost their builders a lot of money because the customers thought them obsolete. …