Robert Quinney

Robert Quinney - The Gate of Heaven: Favorite Anthems from New College (2017)

Robert Quinney - The Gate of Heaven: Favorite Anthems from New College
Classical, Choral, Sacred | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 65:44 min | 153 MB
Label: Novum | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

The revival of British music in the late nineteenth century coincided with two profound religious changes: the so-called Oxford Movement, the influence of which on standards of liturgy and music in the Church of England reached far beyond the ‘Anglo-Catholic’ churches it spawned; and the Roman Catholic Church, whose presence in the religious and cultural life of the country had grown since its emancipation in 1829.
'Rejoice, the Lord is king!': Great Hymns from Westminster Abbey (2014)

'Rejoice, the Lord is king!': Great Hymns from Westminster Abbey (2014)
Robert Quinney, organ; The Choir of Westminster Abbey; James O'Donnell, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68013 | Time: 01:08:46

This 2014 Hyperion collection of 22 hymns sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey is a straightforward presentation of familiar versions for choir and organ. For the most part, the arrangements are conventional four-part settings, with occasional interpolations of seldom-heard harmonizations and descants, and the performances by the men and boys are appropriately reverent and joyous. The majority of selections are hymns of praise, including Praise, my soul, the king of heaven; Thine be the glory; and Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, though Drop, drop slow tears; I bind unto myself today; and Let all mortal flesh keep silence bring a more somber and penitential mood to the program. The recordings were made in late 2012 and early 2013 in Westminster Abbey, so the sound of the album is typically resonant and spacious, and the choir has a well-blended tone, though the trade-off for the glorious acoustics is a loss of clarity in some of the words.
James O'Donnell, Westminster Cathedral Choir - Mary And Elizabeth At Westminster Abbey (2008)

James O'Donnell, Westminster Cathedral Choir - Mary And Elizabeth At Westminster Abbey (2008)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 295 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67704

Our second October release from Westminster Abbey tells the story of the religious and political turmoil that engulfed England in the sixteenth century, and from which composers of liturgical music could find no escape. They were forced to follow the changing edicts about permitted texts as the pendulum of power oscillated between traditional and reformed religion. Interestingly, this period saw the greatest flowering of church music in England’s history; some of the most magnificent works of the age are recorded here.
Music from the reign of King James I (The Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O'Donnell) (2011)

Music from the reign of King James I (The Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O'Donnell) (2011)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 340.68 MB
Label: Hyperion | Catalog N.: CDA67858 | TT: 76:56

Westminster Abbey has been the focus of British royal occasions for centuries, and the early seventeenth century saw the most dazzling musicians of the age writing music for the Court in all its various incarnations. This fascinating disc presents a selection of works from the reign of King James I.

Robert Poyser - An East Riding Treasure (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 12, 2017
Robert Poyser - An East Riding Treasure (2017)

Robert Poyser - An East Riding Treasure (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:21 | 175 MB
Label: Priory Records

This is the first recording of the restored organ at Beverley Minster. This instrument is a fusion of work by different builders across different eras. There are choruses of Snetzler and the remainder is Hill (1885). Wood of Huddersfield has restored the organ in more recent times and in the last few years have added various things to enable it to speak with a greater clarity. Robert Poyser, the Minster Organist presents a programme to show off its versatility including a superb performance of the Reubke Sonata.
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Carolin Widmann - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann: Violin Concertos (2016)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann: Violin Concertos (2016)
Carolin Widmann, violin & direction; Chamber Orchestra of Europe

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:29
Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2427, 481 2635

Recordings of Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, are abundant, and even the pairing with the rarer Robert Schumann Violin Concerto, WoO 23, of 1853 are not as infrequent as they used to be. The thorny Schumann concerto has undergone a reevaluation upward, and plenty of players now concur with the judgment of Yehudi Menuhin: "This concerto is the historically missing link of the violin literature; it is the bridge between the Beethoven and the Brahms concertos, though leaning more towards Brahms." Violinist Carolin Widmann who (like the ECM label on which the album appears) has focused mostly on contemporary music, takes up the challenge of providing something new here, and she meets it. The central fact of the recording is that Widmann conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe from the violin. Others have done this before, but few have pursued the implications of the technique as far as Widmann has: the performances are unusually light and transparent, and they are perhaps thus in accord with the sounds an orchestra of the middle 19th century might have produced. Sample the unusually lively, sprightly reading of the Mendelssohn concerto's finale.
Robert Smith - Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasias for Viola da Gamba (2017)

Robert Smith - Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasias for Viola da Gamba (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:14 | 186 MB
Label: Resonus Classics

Lost the world for centuries, the recent redciscovery in 2015 of George Philipp Telemann's Twelve Fantasias for viola da gamba, represents a major addition to the solo repertoire of the instrument. In the year of the 250th anniversary of Telemann's death, acclaimed Amsterdam-based gambist Robert Smith brings these long forgotten works back to life with this striking recording of the complete set of fantasias in a vital addition to the Telemann discography.
The King's Consort & Robert King - Mozart: Epistle Sonatas (2008)

The King's Consort & Robert King - Mozart: Epistle Sonatas (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:37 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDH55314

The King's Consort was founded at Cambridge University in England by Robert King, at the time a 20-year-old student. At first, the King's Consort consisted only of a small choir and band, but its concerts attracted such acclaim and positive critical notices that by 1982, King was able to establish the Consort as a full-time professional orchestral ensemble based out of London.
Robert John Godfrey - Fall Of Hyperion (1974) [Japan mini LP, 2006]

Robert John Godfrey - Fall Of Hyperion (1974) [Japan mini LP, 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 226 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 101 Mb | Scans | Time: 41:14
WHD Entertainment, Inc. | IECP-10072
Progressive Rock, Symphonic Prog

From 1968 to 1971 Godfrey became the resident musical director with Barclay James Harvest, making musical contributions to early recordings which established their full, orchestral style of rock music. The relationship fell apart and accounts differ as to why. For a short time after this, Godfrey played in the band Siddartha. In 1974 the Charisma Records label released his first solo work, Fall of Hyperion. Although not a commercial success at the time, this work has since become collectible. Godfrey then went on to form "The Enid".
Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:22 | 223 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10762

Jennifer Pike, who won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition at the tender age of 12, appears to have survived the perils of prodigyhood and entered her early twenties with musical intelligence intact. Here she offers a terrific program of music from the middle of the 19th century; all of it is abstract, but it brings vividly to mind the crucial trio of creative figures who met in the early 1850s: the ailing Robert Schumann, his musically frustrated wife Clara, and the young Johannes Brahms, mooning over the latter.