Purcell Rose Consort of Viols

Rose Consort Of Viols - Serenissima (2014)  

Posted by varrock at Dec. 8, 2014
Rose Consort Of Viols - Serenissima (2014)

Rose Consort Of Viols - Serenissima (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 32 | 71:07 min | 164 Mb
Style: Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Delphian Records

The Rose Consort of Viols, already acclaimed for their recordings of later English repertoire, have been inspired by viol-maker Richard Jones’ reconstructions of a Venetian instrument by Francesco Linarol – the earliest viol surviving from the 16th century – and trace a path from the viol’s northern Italian origins to England, where it found a particularly welcome home at the turn of the 1600s.
John Ward - Upon a Bank with Roses: Consort Music - Rose Consort of Viols

John Ward - Upon a Bank with Roses: Consort Music
Classical, Renaissance | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 410 MB
Recorded: 7-10 Apr. 1998, Forde Abbey, Somerset, UK | TT: 71:38
Released: 2003 | Label: cpo 999 928 | RS

Rose Consort of Viols (John Bryan, Alison Crum, Sarah Groser,
Roy Marks, Susanna Pell, Peter Wendland)

The Rose Consort of Viols was created to play music like this, and the collective and individual virtuosity of the six performers on this disc are on full display throughout the generous (72-minute) program. Particularly satisfying are the selections with organ, whose unique colours add another, very sonorous dimension to the viols' already warm, ear-pleasing consonance. The sound, from the very complementary acoustics of Forde Abbey, is appropriately full-bodied yet intimate. (David Vernier, classicstoday.com)
Alfonso Ferrabosco I & II - Consort Music - Rose Consort of Viols

Alfonso Ferrabosco I & II - Consort Music
Classical, Renaissance | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 396 MB
Recorded: 31/5-2/6 1997, Forde Abbey, Somerset, UK | TT: 75:36
Released: 2003 | Label: cpo 999 859 | RS

Rose Consort of Viols (John Bryan, Alison Crum, Sarah Groser,
Roy Marks, Susanna Pell, Peter Wendland)

[…] this deliciously played disc focuses on Alfonso Ferrabosco the first Italian emigrant, lutenist to and, allegedly, a spy for Queen Elizabeth and his son; who refined the formal innovations of his fathers In Nomines, extended the development of the Fantasy, and added continental chromatic daring to the soon-to-be outmoded Pavan. Less acidic than Fretwork, less macho than Hesperion XX, the Rose Consort of Viols have a blend that might have been passed through muslin […] (The Independent on Sunday, July 20, 2003)
Ferrabosco - Rose Consort of Viols - Consort Music (2003) [repost, new rip]

Ferrabosco - Rose Consort of Viols - Consort Music
Music by Alfonso Ferrabosco I (1543-1588 # Alfonso Ferrabosco II (1578-1628)
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 390 MB | Full Artwork: 68 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: CPO # 999 859-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2003
Genre: Classical | Style: Renaissance

"Insgesamt eröffnet die Aufnahme ruhige, intensive Klänge und offenbart eine große klangliche Schönheit - Unterhaltung auf höchstem Niveau." ~klassik.com
Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558 - 1603 (1998) {Alia Vox AV 9804}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558 - 1603 (1998) {Alia Vox AV 9804}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 343 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 158 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 Alia Vox | AV 9804
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Chamber Music

Although the first full consort of viols did not arrive in England until 1540, there were actually several intriguing examples of what are now called "consort" music from before that time. Of course, the homogenous viol consort became supreme, and the present program (also featuring some 2-lute arrangements) focuses on the first part of that repertory. This developed at Elizabeth's court in the 1570s & 1580s, among professional musicians, but based on relatively restrictive models. Some pieces in the present program are composed freely, heralding the next step in consort development which, along with the small output of Byrd, allowed the English consort idiom to fully flower. Of course that was followed closely by the even larger and more famous repertory of consort music by composers such as Gibbons which was eventually geared more toward amateur players.
Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Alfonso Ferrabosco - Consort Music To The Viols In 4, 5 & 6 Parts (2003) {Alia Vox AV9832}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Alfonso Ferrabosco - Consort Music To The Viols In 4, 5 & 6 Parts (2003) {Alia Vox AV9832}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 366 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 154 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 44 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2003 Alia Vox | AV9832
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Chamber Music

Alfonso Ferrabosco the younger (b. Greenwich, c. 1575; bur. Greenwich, March 11, 1628) was an English composer and viol player of Italian descent. Although he gained access to the royal court as early as 1592, it took him almost 10 years to come to the attention of the queen, but in 1601 he became a member of the royal consort of viols. Ferrabosco marks the true beginning of the English Baroque. When Elizabeth I died in 1603, her successor James IV appointed Ferrabosco as music teacher to Henry, Prince of Wales and Ferrabosco continued to work in the king's service, becoming Composer of the King's Music in 1625, in 1626 succeeding John Coprario in the post of official court musician. The respect shown for him by his contemporaries proves that Ferrabosco was the court musician of his day, borne out by the fact that he was also the most copied.
Musica Reservata & Purcell Consort of Voices - To Entertain a King (LP / FLAC)

Musica Reservata & Purcell Consort of Voices - Music of Henry VIII 'To Entertain a King'
Argo ZRG 566
FLAC | NO LOG | Embedded CUE | Full scans (226MB) | (1968) | Renaissance

Forgive the repetition: old classical music, played by a former old classical …
Armada. Music fron the courts of Philip II and Elizabeth I

Armada. Music fron the courts of Philip II and Elizabeth I. Fretwork. Michael Chance, Counter-tenor
Classical | 1 CD | XLD | FLAC, LOG, CUE | Scans, Booklet HQ | 372 Mb | TT: 66:30 | RS
Recorded: 1988 DDD | Virgin Classics

In the late 16th and early 17th centuries, the consort of viols was a common instrumental ensemble in England. The two forms that dominated English consort music were fantasias, a free flowing form, and works based on chant themes. While there were similar traditions in Spanish music, the Iberian style relied more on improvisation and consequently many of the Spanish tunes were never notated. This two-disc set by the English viol consort, Fretwork, explores music from the courts of Elizabeth I of England and Philip II of Spain. The second disc in the set explores the consort tradition in the late Tudor and early Stuart age.
English consort music reached its zenith during the reign of Elizabeth I, and probably no other composer of the English school of this era achieved such glorious results as William Byrd. Byrd is well represented on this recording by such marvelous tunes as 'The Carman's Whistle' and 'In Angel's Weed,' but the best of all is countertenor Michael Chance's singing of Byrd's glorious song "Rejoice unto the Lord."
The Spanish music is equally well performed by Fretwork and some guest artists. Harpsichordist Paul Nicholson is most impressive in a haunting work by Hernando de Cabezón called 'Dulce Memoria.'
John Dowland - The Collected Works - The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (1997) {Decca-L'Oiseau-Lyre 12CDs}

John Dowland - The Collected Works - The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (1997) {Decca-L'Oiseau-Lyre 12CDs}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.83 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 2.07 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 182 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1997 Decca / L'Oiseau-Lyre | 452 563-2
Classical / Renaissance / Vocal Music / Chamber Music / Lute

Both the music and this actual product are masterpieces. John Dowland's collected works here - covering 12 compact discs - exhibit the depth and power of this composer, a composer who many now regard as suffering from clinical depression. I doubt that the issue of the diagnosis of Dowland's depression can ever be settled, however, it is certainly obvious from his music, so completely on display here, that he was a man with very dark depths and corners in his mind. Dowland's various manifestations and "takes" on his own tune, "Flow my tears"/"Lachrimae" are here. This tune has haunted me ever since I first heard it when I was a child. It seems to sum up Dowland's feelings - at least Dowland seems to have thought so.

Wind Rose - Wardens Of The West Wind (2015)  

Posted by cha77os at Feb. 11, 2015
Wind Rose - Wardens Of The West Wind (2015)

Wind Rose - Wardens Of The West Wind (2015)
Italy | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118 MB
Progressive/Power Metal | Label : Scarlet Records

Symphonic Power metallers Wind Rose have signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of their new album ‘Wardens Of The West Wind’. After having attracted enthusiastic reviews with their debut album ‘Shadows Over Lothadruin’ in 2012, followed by many shows all over Europe with renowned acts such as Wintersun, Finntroll and Epica to name a few, the band started working on the follow-up with the supervision of musician and producer Cristiano Bertocchi (Labyrinth, Vision Divine), combining their classical background with powerful guitars, huge orchestrations and epic atmospheres. ‘Wardens Of The West Wind’ was produced by Simone Mularoni (DGM). The beautiful artwork was handled by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rage, Rhapsody Of Fire). Wind Rose surely come as a pleasant surprise for every fan of Melodic Heavy Metal. ‘Wardens Of The West Wind’ will be available starting from February 3rd, 2015.