Robert Carver

Cappella Nova, Alan Tavener - Sacred Music for Mary Queen of Scots - Robert CARVER. Mass Cantate Domino [vol. 4]

Cappella Nova, Alan Tavener - Sacred Music for Mary Queen of Scots - Robert CARVER. Mass Cantate Domino [vol. 4]
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ASV Gaudeamus 136 (1993) | Renaissance

The anonymous Mass Cantate Domino for six voices (#1-4) is recorded in an incomplete set of part-books of about 1550, traditionally linked with Dunkeld Cathedral, but more likely originating in the collegiate chapel of Lincluden, Dumfriesshire. Much has had to be done to complete the music: the bass part is missing throughout and three other voices are more or less fragmentary towards the end. The style of the music is 'British decorative' of the earlier sixteenth century with its characteristic mixture of florid and imitative counterpoint. On closer examination, however, the work may be of Scottish origin: the music is directly related to the five-part Mass Fera pessima by Robert Carver, finest Scottish composer of sacred music in the early sixteenth century. I suggest that the present Mass is a reworking of about 1525 for six voices, possibly by Carver himself, of the earlier five-part composition: much thematic material is common to both works, though the six-part shows a more assured technical command. It is a cyclic Mass in the established tradition: each movement opens with the same head-motif and each is based on the same cantus firmus - a plainsong melody, as yet unidentified. Also, traditionally, the music has been arranged to alternate full and solo sections. It is an impressive work, and if by Carver - it is certainly very good Carver.
Robert CARVER. Mass Fera Pesima, à 5 - Mass Creator Omnium, à 4 (Cappella Nova, Alan Tavener) [vol. 3]

Robert CARVER. Mass Fera Pesima, à 5 - Mass Creator Omnium, à 4 (Cappella Nova, Alan Tavener) [vol. 3]
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ASV Gaudeamus 127 (1991) | Renaissance

Carver's Mass Fera pessima for five voices of perhaps about 1525 has many stylistic affinities with the Mass L'Homme armé. It is another cantus firmus Mass (that is, one based on a recurring melody, often in longer notes and traditionally placed in the tenor), and it is also cyclic like the Mass for six voices in that each movement begins with a few bars of the same musical material.
Carver's Mass Pater creator omnium for four voices is precisely dated 1546 in the manuscript source. It is something of a curiosity, revealing on the one hand a desire by the composer to accommodate progressive ideas about clear word-setting and harmonic, chordal idioms, and on the other a reversal to his earlier decorative style. What music may have intervened between the Mass Fera pessima of about 1525 and this work is sadly lost, but may have revealed evidence of the radical stylistic changes that seem to have occurred.
Robert CARVER. Mass à 6 - Mass L'homme armé' à 4 (Cappella Nova, Alan Tavener) [vol. 2]

Robert CARVER. Mass à 6 - Mass L'homme armé' à 4 (Cappella Nova, Alan Tavener) [vol. 2]
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ASV Gaudeamus 124 (1991) | Renaissance

Carver's Mass for six voices of about 1515 is constructed on the familiar pattern of clearly-defined sections for different combinations of voices. Those in six parts for full choir are weighty and sonorous, freely contrapuntal, but occasionally introducing imitative detail between the voices, and only very occasionally more solidly structural imitation. Individual parts are always beautifully shaped, constantly crossing within a wide range, and eminently singable, in spite of occasional harmonic constraints, and the overall effect is one of much sensuous sonority. And in the very last measures of the final Agnus Dei there is a wonderfully effective use of imitation at the same pitch.
Carver's Mass L'Homme armé for four voices of about 1520 follows the time-honoured practice of basing a musical composition on a pre-existing melodic 'scaffolding', as it were - in this case the famous French popular song much set by fifteenth- and sixteenth-century European composers. Carver was in fact the only British composer to use it as the basis for the composition of a Mass. The text is set in the usual series of well-defined sections for four voices (full) alternating with those for three and two (solo). And while those for four are freely decorative, the solo sections are again often much more elaborate and contain imitative effects of detail between the voices
Robert CARVER. Missa Dum sacrum mysterium - O bone Jesu / Cappella Nova - The Sixteen

Robert CARVER. Missa Dum sacrum mysterium - O bone Jesu / Cappella Nova
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ASV Gaudeamus 124 (1991) | Renaissance

All Carver's surviving works are contained in a large manuscript choirbook assembled over several decades and now housed in the National Library of Scotland. According to various inscriptions Carver describes himself as "dominus", "canonicus de Scona" and three times "alias Arnat". New information has recently come to light regarding the date of birth and later period of activity of the composer's life'. It now appears that Carver was born in 1484/5 and was still living in 1568. In musical terms Carver's life spans the shift in Britain from the late medieval decorative style to the progressive and internationally current structural imitation of the High Renaissance that seems to have taken place in Scotland in the 1520s and 30s. Of course there were many intervening stages along the way, in Carver's case some even appearing alongside one another in the same work.

Comedy drama (Robert ALTMAN) Short Cuts [DVDrip] BivX  

Posted by galmuchet at Feb. 13, 2008
Comedy drama (Robert ALTMAN) Short Cuts [DVDrip] BivX

Comedy drama (Robert ALTMAN) Short Cuts [DVDrip]
RIP+UP | XviD-1135 | [email protected] | 608x336 | 2 Trx French_1 English-2 | DVD Cover & Sticker | 3h00 | 1.8 Gb
USA 03 Oct 1993
Réalisation Robert ALTMAN

Avec/Cast Tim ROBBINS, Julianne MOORE, Anne ARCHER, Matthew MODINE, Madeleine STOWE, Jack LEMMON, Andie MacDOWELL, Bruce DAVISON, Fred WARD, Jennifer JASON LEIGH …
Rarement les Américains auront été montrés avec un mélange aussi réussi de réalisme et de férocité. Inspiré de nouvelles de Raymond Carver, Short cuts a permis à Robert Altman de faire preuve d’une ironie dévastatrice et de se lancer dans un film choral, genre dont il est le maître depuis Nashville (1975). Dix ans après sa sortie en salles, le film, l’un des meilleurs du réalisateur de MASH, The player, Cookie’s fortune ou Gosford Park, vient de paraître en un double DVD. Short cuts (Lion d’or à Venise en 1993) est formé d’une multitude d’historiettes quotidiennes, à Los Angeles. Robert Altman en montre des fragments. De banales vies de couple, des personnages qui se croisent. Des ruptures, des tromperies, des engueulades, des peines et des joies. On y découvre une jeune mère de famille qui travaille pour un téléphone rose, un poivrot jaloux, un policier qui trompe son épouse (et qui est trompé par sa maîtresse), une artiste, un médecin, un autre jaloux qui détruit l’appartement de son ex, un couple bourgeois qui vit un horrible drame, une musicienne suicidaire, une partie de pêche où l’on découvre un cadavre de femme…

Using the short stories of Raymond Carver as a jumping-off point, american maverick director Robert Altman weaves a tapestry of interlocking tales set against the seedy backdrop of contemporary middle-class Los Angeles. Tracking the various stages of denial, rage, and despair in the lives of several couples–a philandering cop and his masochistic spouse (Tim Robbins and Madeline Stowe); a helicopter pilot who gets revenge on his ex by trashing her house (Peter Gallagher and Frances McDormand); a man and woman whose perfect life falls apart when they lose their son in a hit-and-run accident (Bruce Davison and Andie MacDowell); a pool cleaner who listens in mounting frustration to his wife performing phone sex each day while tending her brood of children (Chris Penn and Jennifer Jason Leigh); a wealthy couple who are haunted by an incident from the past (Matthew Modine and Julianne Moore); an aging jazz singer and her suicidal daughter (Annie Ross and Lori Singer); an alcoholic limo driver and his waitress wife (Tom Waits and Lily Tomlin)–Altman reveals their common threads of family dysfunction and marital discord in the unforgiving glare of the Southern California sunlight. The result is a sweeping motion picture that also stands as an important sociological artifact of late 20th century Los Angeles life.

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Robert Miles - Dreamland [Remastered] (2016)  Music

Posted by varrock at Dec. 9, 2016
Robert Miles - Dreamland [Remastered] (2016)

Robert Miles - Dreamland [Remastered] (2016)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 12 | 78:17 min | 187 Mb
Style: Electronic, Trance, Dance, Chillout | Label: Smilax Records

Italian dream-house DJ Robert Miles rose from relative obscurity to score one of the biggest and most unlikely hits of 1996 with his monster single "Children." Born Roberto Concina in 1969 to a military family stationed in Switzerland, he did not return to Italian soil until the age of ten, settling in the town of Fagagna. Raised primarily on the classic American soul sound of the 1970s, Miles began studying piano as a teen, and at 13 began DJing local house parties. By the late '80s he was regularly spinning hardcore trance sets at Venice area clubs under the name Robert Milani, eventually adopting the name Miles as symbolic of the musical journey awaiting him. In time, he assembled a basic studio system comprising a sampler, mixer, keyboard, and 32-track digital board, accepting production work with the Italian label Metromaxx.

Robert Baer - The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rotten comics at Dec. 8, 2016
Robert Baer - The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower

Robert Baer - The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower
2009 | ISBN: 0307408671 | English | 288 pages | EPUB | 0.2 MB

Spin by Robert Charles Wilson  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by serpmolot at Dec. 8, 2016
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson

Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
Audiobook Unabridged | English | February 7, 2006 | ISBN: 076534825X | mp3 | ch Kbps | hrs min | 480 MB

Axis by Robert Charles Wilson  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by serpmolot at Dec. 8, 2016
Axis by Robert Charles Wilson

Axis by Robert Charles Wilson
Audiobook Unabridged | English | July 17, 2008 | ASIN: B001CWSMTG | mp3 | 2 ch 64 Kbps | 10 hrs 44 min | 295 MB

Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga - The walking dead vol. 05. La discesa  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at Dec. 8, 2016
Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga - The walking dead vol. 05. La discesa

Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga - The walking dead vol. 05. La discesa
Italian | Panini Comics | 2015 | EPUB | Pages 299 | ISBN: 889121471X | 11.00 Mb