Doulce Memorire

Doulce Mémoire - Cristóbal de MORALES. Office de Ténèbres

Doulce Mémoire - Cristóbal de MORALES. Office de Ténèbres
EAC FLAC cue (310 MB) | NO LOG | SCANS (25 MB) | ogg.160 (75 MB)
Astrée Naive E 8878 (2002) | medieval - Renaissance

Holy Saturday, two o'clock in the morning. In churches and chapels throughout Christendom, the Passion of Christ is commemorated at the Offices of Matins and Lauds. As this long and fatiguing liturgy advances, the candles are progressively extinguished, until total darkness reigns after the Miserere… This dramatic tableau is that of the Office of Tenebrae, a ceremonial unchanged since the Middle Ages which inspired some of the most moving pieces in the whole sacred repertory, notably settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah - which under the name of 'Leçons de ténèbres' were to become a major genre of French Baroque music. In the sixteenth century, at the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the service was sung to the Lamentations of Cristóbal de Morales (1500-53), the 'light of Spain' who himself became a singer in this illustrious establishment. It is this magnificent, uniquely compelling music that Doulce Mémoire use as the basis for a new liturgical reconstruction, following on from their Requiem pour les Rois de France . As Denis Raisin-Dadre says: This music speaks to us of time, of time that is immobile, contemplative, extraordinarily concentrated… We have striven to recapture the emotion it engendered, its spirituality, through a search for absolute sincerity.
Francois Ier: Musiques D'un Regne - Doulce Memoire, Denis Raisin Dadre (2015) [2CD] {Zig Zag Territoires}

Francois Ier: Musiques D'un Regne - Doulce Memoire, Denis Raisin Dadre (2015) [2CD] {Zig Zag Territoires}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 681 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 358 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (pdf+jpg) -> 53 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Zig Zag Territoires | ZZT372
Classical / Early Music / Renaissance / Sacred / Vocal Music

Francis I, as a princely patron of the arts, realised that music was a very useful tool for his policy of prestige: Official music for great diplomatic events like the amazing musical ‘tournament’ between the Chapelle of the King of France and the Chapel Royal of Henry VIII of England at the Mass for the Field of the Cloth of Gold, reconstructed in this recording; but also more intimate music with the exceptionally subtle, refined and learned repertory to be heard in the monarch’s châteaux such as Chambord and Fontainebleau, performed by the finest singers and instrumentalists of the realm under the aegis of the Chambre du Roi. Here is a feast of previously unrecorded music for King Francis I, the symbol of a happy Renaissance.
De Rore: Missa Doulce Memoire, Missa A Note Negre - Rice, Brabant Ensemble (2013)

De Rore: Missa Doulce Memoire, Missa A Note Negre - Rice, Brabant Ensemble (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 300 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67913

The Brabant Ensemble continue their investigation into unknown jewels of the Low Countries Renaissance, researched by their director Stephen Rice and recorded with equal amounts of passion and erudition by the young singers of the group. Cipriano de Rore was and is principally known as a madrigal composer, and, as Stephen Rice writes, ‘blended the contrapuntal complexity of Low Countries polyphonic style with Italian poetic texts to create a newly expressive vernacular genre’. This recording represents something of a new departure in presenting some of the least well-known aspects of the output of a composer who is justly famous in other fields.
Jacques Moderne: Fricassées Lyonnaises -- Ensemble Doulce Mémoire

Jacques Moderne: Fricassées Lyonnaises – Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
EAC | FLAC IMG+CUE+LOG | Complete HQ Scans | 1CD | 333 MB + 19 MB (scans)
Classical: Renaissance | Astrée AS 128567 | 1996, 1999 (rec. 1995)

Antico / Moderno (Capriccio Stravagante)  Music

Posted by First Amendment at Nov. 8, 2010
Antico / Moderno (Capriccio Stravagante)

Antico / Moderno (Capriccio Stravagante)
EAC Rip | FLAC tracks+LOG | no cue | 347 MB | Full booklet scans
2009 | Classical | Paradizo | Playing Time: 66'24"

The subtitle of this program is “Renaissance Madrigals Embellished,” a collection of the diminution repertoire that, as ensemble director and founder Skip Sempé says in a printed interview, was only miraculously written out or prepared for publication at all.
Antico / Moderno is a journey into music embellished throughout the ages, proving that this ractice, born over 500 years ago, is still alive today. This programme, conceived with care by Skip Sempé, provides time travel with an incredible diversity of sounds and colours. A rare testimony of elegance - that a simple melody composed at the heart of the Renaissance can create an intense emotional experience even in the world of today.

Guillaume Dufay - Complete Secular Music  Music

Posted by Bibixy at Jan. 3, 2008
Guillaume Dufay - Complete Secular Music

Guillaume Dufay - Complete Secular Music
96 tracks | MP3 192 Kbps | ~450Mb in 5 RAR
Jordi Savall - Diego Ortiz - Recercadas del Tratado de Glosas Roma 1553 (2013) {Alia Vox AVSA9899}

Jordi Savall - Diego Ortiz - Recercadas del Tratado de Glosas Roma 1553 (2013) {Alia Vox AVSA9899}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 262 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 115 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 208 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Alia Vox | AVSA9899
Classical / Renaissance / Chamber Music / Viola da Gamba

Published in Rome in 1553 and re-discovered during the 20th-Century, the 'Tratado de Glosas' by Spanish composer Diego Ortiz offers, through many variations called 'recercadas', an unmatched panorama of the instrumental music of its time. The reissue of this 1990 album in the Heritage series enables us to listen to one of Jordi Savall’s best accomplishments, alongside Ton Koopman and Rolf Lislevand. On various themes, including 'La Folia' and 'Doulce memoire', Diego Ortiz and Jordi Savall demonstrate their science and their spirit of invention for our greatest entertainment!

Rose Consort Of Viols - Serenissima (2014)  Music

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.
Pour Un Plaisir: Songs And Tientos By Cabezon And His Contemporaries (2012)

Pour Un Plaisir: Songs And Tientos By Cabezon And His Contemporaries (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 190 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94351

During the mid-16th century in Spain, it became increasingly common for collections of music to include tablature that would enable performers of other polyphonic instruments to perform the repertoire. With the recent addition of chromatic strings, the harp was one such mechanism to benefit from this, and its presentation in this beautifully performed compilation of works offers a fascinating glimpse into the rich world of Iberian Renaissance music making.

Clemencic Trio - Les Plaisirs de la Renaissance (LP / FLAC)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Fran Solo at Sept. 3, 2011
Clemencic Trio - Les Plaisirs de la Renaissance (LP / FLAC)

Clemencic Trio - Les Plaisirs de la Renaissance (LP / FLAC)
Vinyl LOG + CUE + 1 FLAC | Full LP Cover (1:1) | 231mb
Genre: Renaissance | Label: Harmonia Mundi HMU 963 | Original release: 1975

A long, long time, I made a request about whether someone had this LP 'Clemencic Trio - Les Plaisirs the Renaissanse'. Finally after traveling much of the world virtually, I received a response from the other side of the Atlantic.