Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble & Anders Eby – Laudate! (1978/2016) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble & Anders Eby – Laudate! (1978/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:18 minutes | 1,49 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © 2xHD – Naxos

A total of seven Baroque choral compositions are featured, from the Duben collection at the University of Uppsala in Sweden. All of the composers are little known, but their music still touches my heart. Stefano Fabri’s Laudate pueri Dominum and Simon Vesi’s De profundis clarmavi are especially noteworthy. The acoustic of the recording venue is very naturally captured. The chorus, which is dominated by female voices, is convincingly localized within the soundstage with excellent width and depth and with just the right blend of intimacy and spaciousness.” -Stereophile 1991 record to die for, by Thomas J Norton

For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original ¼”, 15 ips CCIR master tape was played on a Nagra-T which was modified with high-end tube playback electronics wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Telefunken EF806 tube. The Nagra T has one of the best transports ever made with four direct-drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head.

1. Laudate pueri Dominum 05:00
2. Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch 05:45
3. De profundis clamavi 03:05
4. Fantasia a 7 05:00
5. O ardor, o flamma 07:05
6. Sinfonia a 6 07:45
7. O Jesu summa caritas 06:00

Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir
Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Anders Eby, conductor