Praetorius

Gli Scarlattisti, Capella Principale & Jochen M. Arnold - Praetorius: Gloria sei dir gesungen (2017)

Gli Scarlattisti, Capella Principale & Jochen M. Arnold - Praetorius: Gloria sei dir gesungen
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:32 min | 320 MB
Label: Carus | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Michael Praetorius is, without doubt, one of the trailblazing composers of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. His synthesis of simple, folk-like chorales with the lush aesthetics of the new Italian style make him one of the most multifaceted and innovative musicians of his time. For the Reformation Year 2017, the ensemble Gli Scarlattisti under the direction of Jochen M. Arnold presents a series of his chorale concertos for larger ensembles, based mainly on texts by Martin Luther and Philipp Nicolai. With their witty and eloquent musicianship, the performers invite their listeners to explore the impressive oeuvre of one of the fathers of Protestant church music!
Doulce Mémoire, Denis Raisin Dadre - Praetorius & Guédron: Grand Bal à la cour d'Henri IV (2006)

Doulce Mémoire, Denis Raisin Dadre - Praetorius & Guédron: Grand Bal à la cour d'Henri IV (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 64:41 | 339 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: K617 | Catalog: K617186

"We are only at the very beginning of the immense task of understanding the vocal, instrumental, and choreographic practices of late sixteenth century France," writes this disc's annotator. It's Italy and its gigantic wedding spectacles that get all the attention at the end of the sixteenth century. (Imagine if Jenna Bush married the son of the president of Exxon Mobil and the White House enlisted hundreds of artists and musicians to build the ceremony.) This disc is, perhaps, for specialists, but it's a lot of fun for anybody.
Gli Scarlattisti, Capella Principale & Jochen M. Arnold - Praetorius: Gloria sei dir gesungen (2017)

Gli Scarlattisti, Capella Principale & Jochen M. Arnold - Praetorius: Gloria sei dir gesungen (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:40 | 172 MB
Label: Carus

Michael Praetorius is, without doubt, one of the trailblazing composers of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. His synthesis of simple, folk-like chorales with the lush aesthetics of the new Italian style make him one of the most multifaceted and innovative musicians of his time. For the Reformation Year 2017, the ensemble Gli Scarlattisti under the direction of Jochen M. Arnold presents a series of his chorale concertos for larger ensembles, based mainly on texts by Martin Luther and Philipp Nicolai. With their witty and eloquent musicianship, the performers invite their listeners to explore the impressive oeuvre of one of the fathers of Protestant church music.
Kei Koito - Splendour - Organ Music & Vocal Works by Buxtehude, Hassler, Praetorius & Scheidemann (2017)

Kei Koito - Splendour - Organ Music & Vocal Works by Buxtehude, Hassler, Praetorius & Scheidemann (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:11 | 176 MB
Label: deutsche harmonia mundi

The album by Kei Koito features famous and well known baroque and pre-baroque music by composers such as Buxtehude, Praetorius, Scheidt, Scheidemann, and others The tracklisting is based on alteration: after an organ piece, the corresponding choral work is sung by the renowned Italian ensemble Il Canto Di Orfeo. The program of this album has been recorded in the famous “Stephanskirche” in Tangermünde, Germany. The Baroque organ of 1624 by Hans Scherer the Younger and his brother Fritz Scherer is especially noteworthy. Its design, consisting of a main organ, a Rückpositiv and bass pipes, is a clear example of the Scherers' construction technique known as the "Hamburg Prospekt". In 1994 it was restored. The organ, which had been altered several times in its history, was restored to its original acoustic pattern, which was possible as 50% of the original pipes were still in place. The instrument is tuned in a mid-tone. The instrument is famous among organ player all.
David Munrow & The Early Music Consort of London - Michael Praetorius (LP / FLAC)

David Munrow & The Early Music Consort of London - Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore / Motets from Musae Sioniae (LP)
Vinyl LOG | CUE | FLAC | Dynamic Range | Full LP Cover + Booklet (1:1) | 297mb
Genre: Renaissance | Label: EMI CSD 3761 | First Original UK Pressing | Release: 1973

This LP is separated into two parts: the first is dedicated to instrumental dances taken from Terpsichore, the huge compilation of dances made or collected by the composer….

Praetorius - Dances From Terpsichore  Music

Posted by dino63 at Oct. 30, 2008
Praetorius - Dances From Terpsichore

Praetorius - Dances From Terpsichore
New London Consort - Philip Pickett
FLAC+Cue+Log | Scans | 1 CD | 236 MB
Rennaissance | L'oiseau-lyre | 1986

"This is pure sizzle and great fun from beginning to end. The massive collection of French court dances that Michael Praetorius collected and arranged for his volume entitled Terpsichore in 1612 was just one in the extraordinary series of publications he issued within only 15 years…Rackets, shawms, Rauschpfeifen, many kinds of stringed instruments and much else are all chronicled here. And the music in Terpsichore is tailor-made for an imaginative and rich display showing the varied sounds of one of music's most colourful eras. In presenting this selection with a daunting array of different instruments and ensembles, Philip Pickett follows a tradition inherited from the German Collegium Terpsicore via David Munrow and many others. But this may be the first such record devoted entirely to the Terpsichore collection…
In all, there is a massive cast of nearly 40 musicians taking part, among them some of the most admired early-instrument names in London. There is any number of absolutely delicious sounds; and the groups are juxtaposed with quick-silver elegance. The performances include some imaginative departures from the sketchy details of Praetorius's harmonizations, though it is odd that so little embellishment was used. Perhaps that is a function of the functional 1980s, which here seems to avoid the kind of individual showing-off that made some of the earlier Terpsichore recordings so exciting. Here the excitement is in the vitality and cleanness of the ensemble sound…"
David Fallows, The Gramaphone
111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon - The Collectors Edition: Box Set 55 CDs (2009)

111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon - The Collectors Edition: Box Set 55 CDs (2009)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 8,03 Gb | Full Scans - 19 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2009

Ever since Beethoven wrote his last piano sonata and called it "Opus 111", the number 111 has enjoyed certain kudos in musical circles, and 2009 marks the 111th anniversary of Deutsche Grammophon.
Over 11 decades, the label's philosophy has always been “the greatest recordings by the greatest artists in the world” and now they showcase this with this incredible 55 CD box set.
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.
Choir of Clare College - Lux de caelo: Music for Christmas (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Choir of Clare College - Lux de caelo: Music for Christmas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:56 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Under the direction of Graham Ross, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and The Dmitri Ensemble celebrate the legacy of European and English carols in this Christmas program. Listeners will enjoy settings by Praetorius and Bach alongside later examples by Mendelssohn, Schoenberg, Britten and Tavener.
Lautten Compagney - Weihnachten aus dem Berliner Dom (2016) [TR24][OF]

Lautten Compagney - Weihnachten aus dem Berliner Dom
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48kHz | 60:58 min | 645 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

Christmas is a colorful feast - the boys of the Staats- und Domchors Berlin and the compagney colored and fresh on this CD with German Christmas songs of the Reformation period.