Bednall Requiem

Wiener Singverein, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 (1976) Reissue 2002

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 (1976) Reissue 2002
Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano), Agnes Baltsa (contralto), Werner Krenn (tenor), José van Dam (bass)
Wiener Singverein, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Recording: Berlin, 9/1975

EAC | APE | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 471 639-2 | Time: 00:53:12

Between 1961 and 1986, Herbert von Karajan made three recordings of the Mozart Requiem for Deutsche Grammophon, with little change in his conception of the piece over the years. This recording, from 1975, is, on balance, the best of them. The approach is Romantic, broad, and sustained, marked by a thoroughly homogenized blend of chorus and orchestra, a remarkable richness of tone, striking power, and an almost marmoreal polish. Karajan viewed the Requiem as idealized church music rather than a confessional statement awash in operatic expressiveness. In this account, the orchestra is paramount, followed in importance by the chorus, then the soloists. Not surprisingly, the singing of the solo quartet sounds somewhat reined-in, especially considering these singers' pedigrees. By contrast, the Vienna Singverein, always Karajan's favorite chorus, sings with a huge dynamic range and great intensity, though with an emotional detachment nonetheless. Perfection, if not passion or poignancy, is the watchword. The Berlin orchestra plays majestically, and the sound is pleasingly vivid.
Arthur Brown - Speak No Tech (1981) & Requiem (1982) [Reissue 2010]

Arthur Brown - Speak No Tech (1981) & Requiem (1982) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 767 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 307 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Electronic, Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Lemon Recordings (CDLEM158)

Arthur Brown was one of the prime movers behind the Progressive underground in late 1960s England, famous for his outlandish stage act which included psychedelic robes and a helmet of fire!
Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the British Rock icon. "Requiem" is an end-of-the-world concept album that comes on with a bang, not a whimper, and may well be the best thing that Arthur Brown has ever done! It's got all of the sonic excess you'd expect from the man who gave US 'Fire', but Brown's ornate Art-Rock tendencies are invariably backed up with enough visceral punch to make them marvelously affecting, not merely affected, while producer Earl Mankey handles the electronics well enough to maintain an unusually high level of interest and detail…
Herbert Howells, Eric Whitacre, Ildebrando Pizzetti - Requiem (Conspirare, C. H. Johnson, Company Of Voices) (2009)

Herbert Howells, Eric Whitacre, Ildebrando Pizzetti - Requiem (Conspirare, C. H. Johnson, Company Of Voices) (2009)
Classical | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Harmonia Mundi, HMU 807518; SACD Red Book Layer | rec: 2005 | 290Mb

Requiem, a two-disc set by Conspirare, the Austin, TX-based vocal ensemble, was originally released in 2006 on the Clarion label and received two Grammy nominations. This release on Harmonia Mundi has trimmed several tracks so that it could be issued on a single disc, and it received the Dutch Edison Award in the Choral Music category. It's easy to hear why it has been so highly honored.

VA - Neukomm: Requiem à la mémoire de Louis XVI (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 17, 2017
VA - Neukomm: Requiem à la mémoire de Louis XVI (2017)

VA - Neukomm: Requiem à la mémoire de Louis XVI
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:40 min | 238 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

In spite of the immense success he enjoyed in his lifetime, Sigismund Neukomm (born in Salzburg in 1778, died in Paris in 1858 at the age of eighty) is practically forgotten nowadays.Yet he left a catalogue of nearly two thousand works, including fifty masses and a number of oratorios and motets. Neukomm spent twenty years in the service of Prince Talleyrand,who commissioned him to write a requiem mass in memory of Louis XVI,guillotined in Paris on 21 January 1793.
Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields, Neville Marriner - Mozart: Requiem etc. (2CD) (1994)

Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields, Neville Marriner - Mozart: Requiem, Krönungsmesse / Coronation Mass, Exsultate, Jubilate Litany K195 (2CD) (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 558 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 282 mb
Genre: classical

The Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields, conducted by Neville Marriner, offer Mozart: Requiem, Krönungsmesse / Coronation Mass, Exsultate, Jubilate Litany K195. This was released by London Records in 1994 and is a reissue/remaster of works released in 1967, 1972, and 1977.
Roger Norrington, SWR, NDR, Soloists - Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)

Johannes Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)
Christina Landshamer, soprano; Florian Boesch bass; Roger Norrington, conductor
NDR Chor, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # CD 93.327 | Time: 01:04:24

Among the major choral-orchestral works of the 19th century, Sir Roger Norrington and his former Orchestra, the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, have tackled over the years, now finally comes Brahms' "German Requiem." one of the most beautiful and popular sacred music works in the repertoire. Brahms’ contemporaries, including his close friend Clara Schumann were moved with the score and were enthusiastic about it - and it has been a favorite with the general public ever since. Although Biblical texts are used, the piece is not in the standard church-liturgical tradition. It was Brahms‘personal response to "those who mourn"! The central idea of this masterpiece is the reality of human existence. It is precisely this „earthly character“ that Roger Norrington uses to shape his interpretation emphasizing the grave beautify of the music and not religious awe; in this, Norrington draws us close to the composer’s intentions. He is ably supported by soprano soloist Christina Landshamer, basso Florian Boesch, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and the NDR.

Choir of King's College - Durufle: Requiem (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 5, 2016
Choir of King's College - Durufle: Requiem (2016)

Choir of King's College - Durufle: Requiem (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:06:12 | 158 MB
Label: King's College Recordings | Release Year: 2016

King Colleges previous Requiem recording, that of Faures Requiem, was the best selling classical album of 2014, and was praised by Choir & Organ Magazine, Gramophone, The Times, and International Record Review. This new recording features another great French Requiem- Maurice Durufles 1947 work, in the composers original version. The release also includes Durufles Four Motets and his Messe Cum Jubilo. This recording is the last time the famous organ at Kings was played before it was removed for extensive restoration. The current form of the instrument dates from the early 20th century, but parts of the instrument date back to the early 1600s.
Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, Schutz Choir - Mozart: Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)
Nancy Argenta, soprano; Catherine Robbon, alto; John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Alastair Miles, bass
Schütz Choir of London; London Classical Players; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 7 35296 2 0 | Time: 00:57:45

The Mozart Requiem is one of the best-known sacred works in the classical repertoire. It was the composer's last work, and he left it unfinished at his death. British conductor Roger Norrington, a pioneer of authentic performing practice, and an outstanding group of singers present Duncan Druce's version of the Requiem, based on the latest Mozart research, together with other moving choral works.
L' Inviti Singers, L' Inviti Sinfonia & Paul Brough - Christopher Wood: Requiem (2017)

L' Inviti Singers, L' Inviti Sinfonia & Paul Brough - Christopher Wood: Requiem
Classical, Contemporary, Sacred | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:48 min | 220 MB
Label: Orchid Classics | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

This work by self-proclaimed ""non-composer"" Christopher Wood pays homage to the grief felt around the UK following the passing of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 2002. A former cancer surgeon who now develops life-saving cancer drugs, Wood is a pharmaceutical entrepreneur who had, until 2002, never composed a note of music. But when the Queen Mother passed away, Wood was moved by the people who queued for hours to pay their respects, and felt a strong connection to their grief and sadness, but also their honour, gratitude and patriotic pride.

Gareth Wilson - De Lassus: Requiem à 5 & Motets (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 27, 2017
Gareth Wilson - De Lassus: Requiem à 5 & Motets (2017)

Gareth Wilson - De Lassus: Requiem à 5 & Motets
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 60:40 min | 141 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Lassus five-part setting of the Requiem is rarely heard; here it is recorded with brass for the firsttime, the sombre colors of the sackbuts further darkening the tone. The recording interweaving a number of motets, some also receiving first recordings, and amadrigal on death by one of Lassus contemporaries in an organ transcription prepared for thisoccasion. This innovative recording thus takes the listener on a spiritual journey, through the darkness ofbereavement to the elevation of the Christian soul after death. The booklet notes are by Lassus expert Barbara Eichner and by the conductor of Girton College Choir, Gareth Wilson, who explains the thinking behind the programme.