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Una Stravaganza
Una Stravaganza" dei Medici: Intermedi (1589) per La Pellegrina / Taverner Consort, Parrott

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-04-09

Works: Antonio Archilei: Dalle piú alte sfere (Aria d'Armonia), for voice & strings; Cristofano Malvezzi: Noi che cantando, à 8; Sinfonia à 6 no 1 from La Pellegrina (Primo Intermedio; La Pel...
Performers: Bonner, Tessa; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Eckersley, Kate; Grant, Simon [Bass Vocal]; King, Andrew [Tenor]; Kirkby, Emma; Tubb, Evelyn [Soprano Vocals]; van Evera, Emily; Vocal], Nigel Rogers [Tenor; Wistr...
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew
Ensemble: Taverner Players

The sixth release in the Rediscoveries series from Virgin Classics Andre Parrott's landmark recording of La Pellegrina - Music for the Wedding of Ferdinando De...continue...
Recording information: Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London (07/1986)....continue...
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A Venetian Coronation 1595 - Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli / Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players
A Venetian Coronation 1595 - Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli / Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-03-12

Works: Recorded Sound: Church Bells; Giovanni Gabrieli: Intonazione dell'ottavo tono, for organ; Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1; Intonazione del terzo e quarto toni, for organ; Deus qui beatum Marcum, motet for ...
Performers: Daniels, Charles; Harvey, Peter Harvey; O'Donnell, James [Organ]; Pott, Charles; Roberts, Timothy [Keyboardist/Conductor]
Conductors: McCreesh, Paul
Ensemble: ; Gabrieli Consort; Gabrieli Players

The fifth release in the Rediscoveries series from Virgin Classics is celebrated 1990 recording A Venetian Coronation 1595 by Paul McCreesh and his Gabrieli Consort...continue...
Recording information: Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, England (07/1989)....continue...
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Mediterraneo (Deluxe Edition) / L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar
Mediterraneo (Deluxe Edition) / L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-03-12

Works: Greek Traditional: Are mou rindineddha; Hasapiko; Amygdalaki tsakisa; Thalassa lypisou; Oriamu Pisulina; Agapimu fidela protini; Carlos Paredes: Sem saber; Anonymous: Tres sirenas; Abdülaziz, Su...
Performers: Andueza, Raquel; Capezzuto, Vincenzo [Vocals]; Costa, Sandro Daniel [Guitar]; Dogan, Aytac; Mayoral, David; Misia [Portugal]; Papadopoulou, Katerina; Pinto, Daniel; Rial, Núria [Soprano Vocals...
Conductors: Pluhar, Christina
Ensemble: L'Arpeggiata

Christina Pluhar and I'Arpeggiata invite you on a musical cruise that will take you from Portugal to Turkey, following the coasts of Spain, Catalonia, Greece,...continue...
Recording information: Institut Culturel Roumain de Paris, Salle Byzantine, Pa (10/2012)....continue...
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Mediterraneo / L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar
Mediterraneo / L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-03-12

Works: Greek Traditional: Are mou rindineddha; Hasapiko; Amygdalaki tsakisa; Thalassa lypisou; Oriamu Pisulina; Agapimu fidela protini; Carlos Paredes: Sem saber; Anonymous: Tres sirenas; Abdülaziz, Su...
Performers: Andueza, Raquel; Capezzuto, Vincenzo [Vocals]; Costa, Sandro Daniel [Guitar]; Dogan, Aytac; Mayoral, David; Misia [Portugal]; Papadopoulou, Katerina; Pinto, Daniel; Rial, Núria [Soprano Vocals...
Conductors: Pluhar, Christina
Ensemble: L'Arpeggiata

Christina Pluhar and I'Arpeggiata invite you on a musical cruise that will take you from Portugal to Turkey, following the coasts of Spain, Catalonia, Greece,...continue...
Recording information: Institut Culturel Roumain de Paris, Salle Byzantine, Pa (10/2012)....continue...
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VCL 645492
Venezia - Opera Arias of the Serenissima / Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor
Venezia - Opera Arias of the Serenissima / Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-02-05

Works: Antonio Caldara: Adriano in Siria; Costanzo Porta: La costanza combattuta in amore; Anonymous, Italian: A' piedi miei svenato (attrib. Vivaldi); Anche in mezzo a perigliosa (attrib. Vivaldi); Frances...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel; Marocchi, Stefano
Conductors: Minasi, Riccardo
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro

For today's audiences, Vivaldi's name exemplifies Venetian opera in the early 18th century - but he was not the only composer to shape the distinctive...continue...
Recording information: Sala Rossa of Villa San Fermo, Lonigo, Vicenza, Italy (08/27/2012-09/03/2012)....continue...
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Sacred Treasures
Sacred Treasures

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum, H. 146; Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589; Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; Claudio Monteverdi: Beatus Vir (II), motet for 5 voices (from Seva morale e spirituale), SV 269...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Argenta, Nancy; Bar, Olaf; Barley, Peter; Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; Connell, John; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Gens, Veronique...
Conductors: Christie, William; Parrott, Andrew; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Herreweghe, Philippe; McCreesh, Paul; ; Norrington, Roger; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Tate, Jeffrey; Muti, Riccardo; Hickox, Richard; Prêtr...
Ensemble: ; Coppola e Il Suo Sestetto; Gabrieli Consort; Gabrieli Players; Il Seminario Musicale; Les Arts Florissants; London Classical Players; Schutz Consort; Taverner Consort; Taverner Players

Treasures is a new series of 3-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of Virgin Classics, presenting the best loved and key works of the classical...continue...

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Baroque Treasures
Baroque Treasures

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo; L' Incoronazione di Poppea; George Frederick Handel: Serse; Solomon, HWV 67; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Dixit Dominus; Concerto for Harp in B flat major, Op. 4 no 6/HWV 294...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Bianchini, Chiara [Violin]; Brosse, Jean-Patrice; Caens, Thierry; Daniels, David; Deletre, Bernard; Desrochers, Isabelle; Goodwin, Paul [Oboe, Condu...
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle; Norrington, Roger; Parrott, Andrew; Hickox, Richard; Reyne, Hugo; ; Christie, William; Mandrin, Emmanuel; Malgoire, Jean-Claude; Niquet, Hervé; Cohën-Akenine, Patrick...
Ensemble: ; Concerto Köln ; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Les Folies Françoises ; Taverner Consort; Taverner Players; Trio Sonnerie

Treasures is a new series of 3-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of Virgin Classics, presenting the best loved and key works of the classical...continue...
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Leonel Power, John Dunstable: Masses and Motets / The Hilliard Ensemble
Leonel Power, John Dunstable: Masses and Motets / The Hilliard Ensemble

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Leonel Power: Ave Regina caelorum, ave, for 3 voices, OH 43; Gloria, for 4 voices, OH 21; Beata viscera, for 3 voices; Credo, for 5 voices, OH 77; Sanctus, for 4 voices, OH 118; Agnus Dei, for 4 voic...
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Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble
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Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories / Christophers - The Sixteen
Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories / Christophers - The Sixteen

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-10-18

Works: Tomás Luis de Victoria: Amicus meus, responsory for 4 voices; Judas mercator, responsory for 4 voices; Unus ex discipulis, responsory for 4 voices; Eram quasi agnus, responsory for 4 voices; Una...
Conductors: Christophers, Harry
Ensemble: The Sixteen

Recording information: St. Jude's on the Hill, London (05/1990)....continue...
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VCL 294292B
Zen Chants
Zen Chants

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-06-07

Works: Gregorian Chant: Veni creator spiritus; Rorate caeli desuper; Ad te levavi, introit in mode 8 for the 1st Sunday in Advent; Viderunt omnes, gradual in mode 5 (Liber Usualis, no 409; GR. 33); Salve Re...
Performers: Brandmuller, Theo; Richenhagen, Albert; Schlossmacher, Harald

Virgin Classics is proud to release a new installment to the successful Zen compilation titles: Zen Chants. Many voices join as one in a gentle...continue...
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VCL 708512
Llibre Vermell de Montserrat / Savall
Llibre Vermell de Montserrat / Savall

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-10-25

Works: Anonymous, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat: O Virgo splendens, canon for 3 voices (Llibre Vermell); Stella splendens in monte, virelai for 2 voices (Llibre Vermell); Laudemus virginem, canon for 3 voice...
Performers: Chenut, Regis; Hildebrand, Renate; Mathieu, Jean Pierre; Smith, Sally; Zosso, Rene
Conductors: Savall, Jordi
Ensemble: Hespèrion XX

Recording information: St Savinien, France (07/11/1978-07/14/1978)....continue...
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The Art Of The Netherlands
The Art Of The Netherlands

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Josquin Desprez: Scaramella va alla guerra, song for 4 parts; Allegez moi, song for 6 parts; El grillo, song for 4 parts; De tous biens pleine, motet for 4 parts; Adieu mes amours, song for 4 parts; ...
Performers: Hogwood, Christopher [Conductor]
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Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London

"David Munrow and his Early Music Consort of London are the fountainhead of the English historically informed performance practice movement, and a prime example of...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (02/1975/04/1975)....continue...
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Ockeghem: Requiem
Ockeghem: Requiem

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Johannes Ockeghem: Missa pro defunctis; MEDLEY; Missa prolationum, for 4 voices; Alma redemptoris Mater; Salve Regina; Philippe Basiron: Marian motets (3), for chorus
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VCL 284922
Gregorian and Ambrosian Chant
Gregorian and Ambrosian Chant

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Gregorian Chant: Isaiae prophetae (Lesson); Tribus miraculis, Magnificat, antiphon; Hodie caelesti sponso, antiphon, Mode 8; Hostis Herodes impie, hymn; Hodie nobis beata illuxit, antiphon; Illuminar...
Performers: Brandmuller, Theo; Richenhagen, Albert; Schlossmacher, Harald

Virgin Classics is proud to present a new batch of five titles from the Virgin de Virgin series. These 2-CD sets offer highlights from the...continue...
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VCL 285142B
Sances: Stabat Mater & Motets To The Virgin Mary
Sances: Stabat Mater & Motets To The Virgin Mary

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-04

Works: Alessandro Grandi: Motetti con sinfonie, libro primo; O quam tu pulchra es, motet for voice & continuo; Motetti (18); Giovanni Legrenzi: Ave Regina coelorum; Francesco Cavalli: O quam suavis et decor...
Performers: Jaroussky, Philippe
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Ensemble: Ensemble Artaserse

French superstarcounter tenor Philippe Jaroussky presents a rich selection of motets dedicated to the Virgin Mary, composed in the late 16th century–early 17th century by...continue...
Recording information: Paris, Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban (12/05/2005-12/10/2005)....continue...
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The Swingle Singers Anthology
The Swingle Singers Anthology

4 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-09-22

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550; Ave verum corpus; Works; Così fan tutte, K 588; Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Concerto for Ho...

The Swingle Singers may be said to combine a certain type of American music from the first part of the twentieth century with the culture...continue...
Since being founded by tenor and leader Ward Swingle in the 1960s, the Swingle Singers have been regarded as one of the most brilliant a cappella vocal ensembles in the world. The group's virtuosic re...continue...
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VCL 669562B
Altus - From Castrato to Countertenor
Altus - From Castrato to Countertenor

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Giustino, RV 717; Amen; Nisi Dominus in G minor, RV 608; Longe mala umbrae terrores in G minor, RV 629; Pianti, sospiri, RV 676; George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Messiah, HWV 56, Ora...
Performers: Asawa, Brian; Blake, Rockwell; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Brett, Charles; Cencic, Max Emanuel; Chance, Michael; Daniels, David; Deller, Alfred; Dupre, Desmond; Esswood, Paul; Gens, Veronique...
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Lesne, Gérard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Corboz, Michel; Linde, Hans-Martin; Parrott, Andrew; Curtis, Alan; Christie, William; Herreweghe, Philippe; Ledger, Philip [Org...
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Vocale; English Chamber Orchestra; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Europa Galan...

The male voice hits an all-time high with this new collection from Virgin Classics. Starting as far back as 1902 with the last of the...continue...
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VCL 354762
Christmas Carols / Andrew Parrott, The Taverner Consort
Christmas Carols / Andrew Parrott, The Taverner Consort

4 CD / Virgin Classics / 2007-11-06

Works: William Billings: Methinks I See a Heavenly Host; A Virgin Unspotted; John Foster: While shepherds watched their flocks by night (A 2nd Collection of Sacred Music. York, ca. 1820); Joan Cererols: Mar...
Performers: Ardagh-Walter, Patrick; Blackadder, David; Bonner, Tessa; Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Carolan, Lucy [Harpsichord]; Carroll, Paul; Charlesworth, Stephen; Consort, Taverner; Cooper, Peter [Fiddl...
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew
Ensemble: Taverner Choir; Taverner Consort; Taverner Players
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VCL 036802
Best of the Swingle Singers
Best of the Swingle Singers

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2006-01-24

Works: Henry Mancini: Peter Gunn; Johann Sebastian Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893; Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003; Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048; Suite f...
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Ensemble: The Swingle Singers
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VCL 821322
Gregorian Chant / Lawson, Downside Abbey Monks
Gregorian Chant / Lawson, Downside Abbey Monks

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2005-09-27

Works: Gregorian Chant: Veni creator spiritus; Rorate caeli desuper; Ad te levavi, introit in mode 8 for the 1st Sunday in Advent; Viderunt omnes, communion in mode 1 (Liber Usualis, no 410, GR. 35); Salve ...
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VCL 624882
In utero - Music for My Baby
In utero - Music for My Baby

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2004-07-13

Works: Claude Debussy: Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10; Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the animals; Gabriel Faur...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Biesebender, Volker; Bruder, Klaus; Fernow, Wolfgang; Gens, Veronique; Tomter, Lars Anders; Vignoles, Roger; Warren-Green, Christopher
Conductors: ; Warren-Green, Christopher; Brown, Iona; Pesek, Libor; Pommier, Jean-Bernard; Saraste, Jukka-Pekka; Rees, Jonathan; Ledger, Philip, Sir; Rickenbacher, Karl Anton
Ensemble: Avodah Trio; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; Borodin String Quartet; English Chamber Orchestra; Fretwork; Harmoniemusic of London; London Chamber Orchestra; Nash Ensemble; Northern Sinfonia; Norwegian Ch...
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VCL 618242
Music for the Spanish Kings / Figueras, Savall, Hesperion XX
Music for the Spanish Kings / Figueras, Savall, Hesperion XX

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2001-06-05

Works: Anonymous, Canciero de Montecassino: Zappay lo campo, strambatto, CM20; Viva, viva rey Ferrando, canción, CM 111; Hayne van Ghizeghem: De tous biens plaine; Johannes Cornago: Donde estas que non...
Conductors: Savall, Jordi
Ensemble: Hespèrion XX

"...No group has done more to create a sound world for Spanish music of this period than Hesperion XX, and, while both of these CDs,...continue...
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Armada - Music from the Courts of England & Spain / Fretwork
Armada - Music from the Courts of England & Spain / Fretwork

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2000-10-10

Works: William Byrd: Rejoice unto the Lord; The Carman's Whistle, air & variations for keyboard, MB 36; Psalmes, Sonets and Songs; In angel's weed; Fantasia a 5, for instrumental consort in C major; Work(s)...
Performers: Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Campbell, Richard; Chance, Michael; Gillespie, Wendy; Hodgson, Julia; Hunt, William; Little, Elizabeth [Viola, Bass Viol, Strings, Viol; Nicholson, Paul [Harpsichor...
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VCL 618212
Music from Christian and Jewish Spain / Savall, Hespèrion XX
Music from Christian and Jewish Spain / Savall, Hespèrion XX

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 1999-06-08

Works: Anonymous: Niña y viña; Como No le Andare Yo (Colombina Songbook); Recercada; Perdi la mi rueca; A los baños del amor; Fantasia; Romanesca; Si AvTis Dicho, Marido; Anonymous, Spani...
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Ensemble: Hespèrion XX
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VCL 615912A
Josquin: Motets & Chansons / The Hilliard Ensemble
Josquin: Motets & Chansons / The Hilliard Ensemble

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 1997-01-21

Works: Josquin Desprez: Ave Maria... virgo serena, motet for 4 parts; Absalon, Fili Mi, motet for 4 parts (poss. spurious); Veni, Sancte Spiritus, motet for 6 parts (doubtful); De profundis, motet for 4 par...
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Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble

"This is the third incarnation known to me of a 1983 recording, made in the Hilliard Ensemble's prime under Hillier's direction...The program offers an unmatched...continue...
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Carol / James Litton, American Boychoir
Carol / James Litton, American Boychoir

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 1996-10-29

Works: Traditional: Carol of the Bells; Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol"; Deck the hall; What child is this?; We wish you a merry Christmas; Lowell Mason: Joy to the World; Donald Frase...
Performers: Cramer, David [flute]; Della Penna, Frank; Gigliotti, Mark; Hood, John; Rosenblatt, Louis; Simpson, Barbara; Stokking, William; Wetherhill, David
Conductors: Litton, James
Ensemble: Albemarle Consort of Voices; American Boychoir; Orchestra

The American Boychoir tackles seasonal classics including "Joy to the World," "Deck the Halls," "Away in a Manger" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful" on Carol, a collection recommended to aficionados of ch...continue...
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VCL 561802
 
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