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Quote from: Heather Harrison on November 17, 2007, 05:54:34 PMIf you want to check out Renaissance/early Baroque music of a more folksy style, there is a lot of music from the British Isles that is enjoyable. One of my favorite groups that performs this style is the Baltimore Consort; they released a number of CDs for Dorian in the 1990's. This is the popular music of the day; it is fairly straightforward, and a lot of fun. Since Dorian went under, a lot of their CDs are now out of print, but used copies are readily available. Some are still in print; it seems that someone is trying to resurrect the Dorian label, so hopefully their many excellent early music CDs will return to the marketplace. Incidentally, while I was looking, I discovered CDs by the Baltimore Consort that I don't have yet, including a new one that just came out. I might just have to order them.
Quote from: Lethe on November 18, 2007, 05:04:42 AMDiscs like those are some of my favourites - the music is inventive and in a variety of forms, it's like a fun potpourri. A particularly cheap and decent one is this twofer:
Quote from: jochanaan on January 03, 2008, 08:40:25 PMI can imagine it's good, Que. I know only one piece by Tomas Luis de Victoria, "O Magnum Mysterium," but that one is so beautiful I would be interested in any other music by him.
Quote from: Que on January 03, 2008, 09:02:44 PMThe main contender to the McCreesh recording seems to be David Hill (Hyperion). He uses smaller forces and boy sopranos instead of counter-tenors/sopranists.
Quote from: fl.traverso on January 04, 2008, 12:56:04 AMSmaller forces? I am not sure that is true. After all, McCreesh uses only 3-5 voices for each part apart from the plainchants.
QuoteI have an interesting Victoria recording "Et Jesum" featuring the outstanding Spanish countertenor singer Carlos Mena (Harmonia mundi). Following contemporary examples, Mena sings arrangements of Victoria motets and mass movements in which the top line remains vocal but all other parts have been redone in a tablature style for a vihuela solo plus, in some pieces, echoes from a most magical sounding cornetto. The results are remarkably similar to English lute songs from around the same time but perhaps even more hauntingly "cantabile" in character. Angus dei from Missa O magnum mysterium (Carlos Mena, vocal; Juan Carlos Rivera, vihuela da mano)
Quote from: Que on March 30, 2008, 02:42:52 AMPlease, need some fresh input on Renaissance music!After Victoria and Escobar, I was wondering if this might be a good idea:Is it? Any comments on the recording, any alternatives for this recording or suggestions on other Spanish (Iberian) music form the Reniassance?Q
Quote from: erato on March 30, 2008, 03:07:40 AMYes it is. And the recordings of Morales by the same forces are also very recommendable. As are this:Lots of different stuff here, the Morales extracts are stunning.
Quote from: fl.traverso on March 30, 2008, 03:02:56 AMSticking with sacred polyphony, there is the Portuguese also: http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/hmu1543.htm
Quote from: Que on April 05, 2008, 12:04:51 AMHow is this Brilliant set?
Quote from: Que on April 19, 2008, 03:29:36 AMGot a 10/10 on ClassicstodayFrance.Anyone heard it? Does anyone know this ensemble?
Quote from: articleIt is thus all the more scandalous as more no volume of their discography is currently available, that they are the recordings published at Arcana, Erato or Harmonized Mundi, when certain poor discs but more salesmen, them, are regularly republished.
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