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Robert King,  King's Consort - Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music  (11CDs) [2005]

Robert King, King's Consort - Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music (11CDs) [2005]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.26 Gb | Total time: 12 hrs 53 mins | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDS 44171/81 | Recorded: 1979

What can anyone add to the praise that has deservedly been heaped on Robert King and the King's Consort's 11 discs of the complete sacred music of Vivaldi? Can one add that every single performance is first class – wonderfully musical, deeply dedicated, and profoundly spiritual? Can one add that every single performer is first class – absolutely in-tune, entirely in-sync, and totally committed? Can one add that every single recording is first class – amazingly clean, astoundingly clear, and astonishingly warm? One can because it's all true and it's all been said before by critics and listeners across the globe. Can one say that every piece is a masterpiece – that every piece is filled with the consummate skill, the irresistible joy, and the radiant spirituality that was Vivaldi's specialty? One can because this, too, is true. From the well-known Gloria, Magnificat, and Stabat Mater to the little known In furore giustissimae irae, O qui coeli terraeque serenitas, and Cur sagittas, cur tela, truly every work is a masterpiece and anyone – from the deeply devout to the deeply doubtful – will love these works, these performances, and these recordings if they love music.
–James Leonard
Rossini Chamber Choir - Sacred Music in Saint Peter’s Basilica (Live) (2019)

Rossini Chamber Choir - Sacred Music in Saint Peter’s Basilica (Live) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 352 MB | Tracks: 21 | 69:16 min
Style: Classical | Label: Tactus

What paths did the composition of sacred music take at the beginning of this millennium? What is its relationship with liturgy? What prospects does it have? On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Domenico Bartolucci (1917-2013), historic conductor of the choir of the Sistine Chapel and prolific composer, the Second National Conference of Composers of Sacred Music, promoted by the Associazione Italiana Santa Cecilia, was held in Rome from 1 to 3 September 2017.
Vidrodzhennya Chamber Choir - Berezovsky: Ukrainian Sacred Music (2019)

Vidrodzhennya Chamber Choir - Berezovsky: Ukrainian Sacred Music (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 223 MB | Tracks: 18 | 62:40 min
Style: Classical | Label: Austrian Gramophone

Berezovsky’s contribution to Russian musical life was significant. There is debate as to his year of birth – though 1745 seems to be a reasonable guess – and legend has it that he was born "to Cossacks in the town of Glukhov" in Eastern Ukraine. But his apprenticeship was a classic one, entirely familiar to composers in Western Europe – he studied under Padre Martini in Bologna, writing the first opera and Violin Sonata by an Ukrainian/Russian composer. The notes of this most welcome disc are somewhat elliptical on the point but I infer that he committed suicide at 32.
Ensemble Hofkapelle - Sacred Music for Emperor Maximilian I (2019)

Ensemble Hofkapelle - Sacred Music for Emperor Maximilian I (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 560 MB | Tracks: 23 | 132:11 min
Style: Classical | Label: Christophorus

On 19 January 1519 - 500 years ago - Maximilian I, archduke of Austria, German king and Holy Roman emperor (1493–1519) died. With his policies of war and marriage, Emperor Maximilian I laid the foundations upon which the Habsburgs rose to become a great power. In addition to extending his power base, he promoted science and the arts and stylized himself as the ‘last knight’. He founded a court chapel around the composer Heinrich Isaac and gathered the most famous musicians of Europe.
VA - Sacred Music: Cornerstone Works of Sacred Music from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century (2009) (30 CDs Box Set)

VA - Sacred Music: Cornerstone Works of Sacred Music from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 01:10:58:18 min | Covers included | 8,56 Gb
Genre: Classical, Renaissance, Baroque, Spiritual / Label: Harmonia Mundi

This spectacular set features a quintessential selection of western sacred music that that will please one and all, from an inquisitive novice to a discerning connoisseur. It features a vast array of critically acclaimed recordings of more than seventy cornerstone works, ranging from the earliest Christian chants to gospel songs and Gershwin's blues. The performers include some of today's finest artists, including René Jacobs, Philippe Herreweghe, Paul Hillier and William Christie. Offered at a special low price, this limited edition set is packaged in a luxury clamshell style box containing 29 discs of music and one PDF disc with sung texts.
Cinquecento & Jean Guyot - Te Deum Laudamus & Other Sacred Music (2017)

Cinquecento & Jean Guyot - Te Deum Laudamus & Other Sacred Music
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 63:18 min | 268 MB
Label: Hyperion – CDA68180 | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Renaissance, Sacred

Jean Guyot was another of the composers of the post-Josquin generation active in the Low Countries in the mid-sixteenth century. (He was also a priest, author and teacher, although the details of much of his life remain vague.) Cinquecento has previously explored his secular music (on Amorosi pensieriCDA68053), but it was Guyots sacred music which was largely responsible for the high reputation he seemingly enjoyed in his lifetime. Cinquecento proves equally authoritative in both.
Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart 250th Anniversary Edition: Complete Sacred Music (2005) (13 CD)

Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart 250th Anniversary Edition: Complete Sacred Music (2005) (13 CD)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 13CDs, 14:07:12 min | 3,5 Gb | Scans -> 18,8 mb
Genre: Classical, Sacred / Label: Warner Classics

Mozart 250th Anniversary Edition: Complete Sacred Music by Harnoncourt / Mozart / Vienna Concentus Musicus was released Sep 19, 2005 on the Warner Classics label. Mozart 250th Anniversary Edition: Complete Sacred Music is a 13-disc set.

Duke Ellington - Concert Of Sacred Music (1966/1994) {BMG}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 3, 2017
Duke Ellington - Concert Of Sacred Music (1966/1994) {BMG}

Duke Ellington - Concert Of Sacred Music (1966/1994) {BMG}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 272MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Swing, Gospel

Though Duke Ellington called his first concert of sacred music "the most important thing I've ever done," it might have been more accurately called the most controversial thing he had ever done – even more so than the so-called "Controversial Suite." The year was 1965; institutions of all kinds, including organized religion, were under fire; even Time magazine dared to run a cover with the legend "Is God Dead?" In response to progressive members of the clergy, jazz musicians like Ellington, Lalo Schifrin, Vince Guaraldi, and a bit later, Dave Brubeck took up the challenge of fusing Christian texts with jazz – and no project had a higher profile, nor drew more fire, than Ellington's.
Anima Mea - Sacred Music Of The Middle Ages - Ensemble Cosmedin (2011) {Naxos 8.572632}

Anima Mea - Sacred Music Of The Middle Ages - Ensemble Cosmedin (2011) {Naxos 8.572632}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 275 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 32 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Naxos | 8.572632 | Early Music Collection Series
Classical / Early Music / Medieval / Choral

Anima mea explores the Christian concept of the soul through these masterpieces of medieval Sacred Music. Hildegard of Bingen’s beautifully exalted harmonies represent God’s order in the music of the spheres. The recently rediscovered Erfurt Ritual contains sung music from Master Eckhart’s historical context. These antiphons are performed here for the first time since 1525, along with chants from the liturgy of the Roman mass, music from the Notre Dame School, and a glorious Magnificat. The German duo Ensemble Cosmedin, who take their name from a church in Rome, are considered one of the leading ensembles for medieval and modern sacred music. Music of the soul—gentle and luminous.
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Iste Confessor: The Sacred Music Of Domenico Scarlatti (2001) [Re-Up]

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Iste Confessor: The Sacred Music Of Domenico Scarlatti (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: CORO | # COR16003 | Time: 00:59:32

First and foremost, Domenico Scarlatti is regarded as the greatest composer of binary harpsichord sonatas of all time, and that is as it should be: he wrote more than 600 of them and many are constantly recorded and played. However, early in his Italian career, Scarlatti developed a proven track record as a composer of sacred music, some of it under the watchful eye of his father, Alessandro Scarlatti, believed by many at the time as the top composer of the age. The fact most readily observed in regard to Domenico's sacred music is that his Stabat mater, composed in 1717 or 1718, was the work within that genre replaced in Rome by Giovanni Pergolesi's Stabat mater around 1735. The Scarlatti work was conceived in a different style to different strictures; while it has become the most recorded of Scarlatti's sacred works, it definitely suffers when paired with the Pergolesi owing to its immediacy and familiarity. On Coro's Iste Confessor, the Sixteen led by Harry Christophers widely opt for Scarlatti's own, other sacred music as filler to the "Stabat mater with results fairer to the composer and quite favorable to listeners.