Music

Classical Music

These Are A Few...

Josquin Des Pres

Missa Pange Lingua - Missa La Sol Fa Re Mi

Tallis Scholars

1987

4.00

4.00

Between 1987 and 2021 the Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Philips, recorded nine albums of Josquin masses beginning with this Gramophone magazine record of the year award winner…

Works

  1. Plainchant Pange Lingua
  2. Missa Pange Lingua
  3. Missa La Sol Fa Re Mi

Josquin Des Pres

L'Homme Arme Masses

Tallis Scholars

1989

4.00

4.00

Works

  1. Anon Chanson- L’Homme Arme
  2. Missa L’Homme Arme Super Voces Musicales
  3. Missa L’Homme Arme Sexti Toni

Josquin Des Pres

Missa Sine Nomine - Missa Ad Fugam

Tallis Scholars

2008

5.00

5.00

Works

  1. Missa Sine Nomine
  2. Missa Ad Fugam

Josquin Des Pres

Missa Malheur Me Bat - Missa Fortuna Desperata

Tallis Scholars

2009

4.50

4.50

Works

  1. Missa Malheur Me Bat
  2. Missa Fortuna Desperata

Josquin Des Pres

Missa De Beata Virgine - Missa Ave Maris Stella

Tallis Scholars

2011

5.00

5.00

Works

  1. Missa De Beata Virgine
  2. Missa Ave Maris Stella

Josquin Des Pres

Missa Di Dadi - Missa Une Mousse De Biscaye

Tallis Scholars

2016

4.00

4.00

Works

  1. Missa Di Dadi
  2. Missa Une Mousse De Biscaye

Josquin Des Pres

Missa Gaudeamus - Missa L'Ami Baudichon

Tallis Scholars

2018

5.00

5.00

Works

  1. Plainchant Gaudeamus Omnes
  2. Missa Gaudeamus
  3. Missa L’Ami Baudichon

Josquin Des Pres - Noel Bauldeweyn

Missa Mater Patris - Missa Da Pacem

Tallis Scholars

2019

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Works

  1. Antoine Brumei – Mater Patris
  2. Josquin Des Pres – Missa Mater Patris
  3. Noel Bauldeweyn – Missa Da Pacem

Josquin Des Pres

Missa Hercules Dux Ferrarie - Missa D'Ung Aultre Amer - Missa Faysant Regretz

Tallis Scholars

2020

4.80

4.80

Works

  1. Missa Hercules Dux Ferrarie
  2. Missa D’Ung Aultre Amer
  3. Missa Faysant Regretz

Richard Wagner

Der Ring Des Nibelungen

Georg Solti

Rec. 1958-1965

4.72

4.72

4.24

4.24

The first and still the best complete recording of the Ring cycle and possibly the greatest classical recording ever made. The Decca engineers started recording the year before I was born with demonstration class stereo sound.

The Ring cycle is something everyone should hear at least once in their life and my vote goes to this landmark version…

Works

  1. Das Rheingold
  2. Die Walkure
  3. Siegfried
  4. Gotterdammerung

Alquin

The Mountain Queen

1973

4.20

4.20

3.74

3.74

First rate songs, musicianship and production. I fell in love with this when I first heard it and my feelings have not waned.

This should be as famous as any 70s prog classic…

Tracks

  1. The Dance
  2. Soft-Eyed Woman
  3. Convicts Of The Air
  4. Mountain Queen
  5. Don And Dewey
  6. Mr. Barnum Junior’s Magnificent And Fabulous City (Part One)

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Steve Miller Band

Fly Like An Eagle

1976

4.18

4.18

3.61

3.61

This came out of the blue, pun intended, from Steve Miller with its more commercial sound.

Although I knew The Joker, this was the first Steve Miller Band album I bought and his best…

Tracks

  1. Space Intro
  2. Fly Like An Eagle
  3. Wild Mountain Honey
  4. Serenade
  5. Dance, Dance, Dance
  6. Mercury Blues
  7. Take The Money And Run
  8. Rock’n Me
  9. You Send Me
  10. Blue Odyssey
  11. Sweet Maree
  12. The Window

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Santana

III

1971

4.29

4.29

3.90

3.90

I could have chosen any of the first four Santana albums but this one has something special.

I’m missing Abraxas already, and what about Moonflower and Borboletta…

Tracks

  1. Batuka
  2. No One To Depend On
  3. Taboo
  4. Toussaint L’Overture
  5. Everybody’s Everything
  6. Guajira
  7. Jungle Strut
  8. Everything’s Coming Our Way
  9. Para Los Rumberos

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Pink Floyd

Wish You Were Here

1975

4.69

4.69