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American Boychoir

Works: 154 works in 339 publications in 7 languages and 8,236 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Songs  Requiems  Excerpts  Music  Christmas music  Operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Musician, Instrumentalist, Other
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by American Boychoir
A Carnegie Hall Christmas concert by Kathleen Battle( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of spades by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Russian and German and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's passion and drama galore in Tchaikovsky's rich setting of Pushkin's chilling novel of obsession. Dashing Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Prince Yeletsky, engaged to Lisa (Galina Gorchakova) who is also loved by Gherman (Plácido Domingo at his most romantically impassioned). Lisa's grandmother, the old Countess (Elisabeth Söderström) had been given the secret of winning at cards, and when Gherman tries to force it out of her at gun point, she dies of fright. After Lisa commits suicide, the old Countess's ghost gets even with Gherman. Valery Gergiev leads a mega-watt performance
Grace by Kathleen Battle( Recording )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred songs with varius accompaniments; in part excerpts from larger vocal works./ Compact disc./ Texts with english, French and German translations, and notes on the singer by William Livingston
The Spielberg/Williams collaboration : John Williams conducts his classic scores for the films of Steven Spielberg by John Williams( Recording )

3 editions published in 1991 in Latin and English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast cats and mysterious cows by Aaron Copland( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmastide by Jessye Norman( )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carol by American Boychoir( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prayer cycle by Jonathan Elias( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nutcracker ; The sleeping beauty-suite ; Romeo & Juliet by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

5 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spirit : sacred music for Christmas by Jessye Norman( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and Multiple languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass & Vespers for the Feast of Holy Innocents by Michael Haydn( )

6 editions published in 2000 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This recording is a partial reconstruction of a mass and vespers for Holy Innocents Day as may have been sung in Salzburg during the early nineteenth century. In addition to the mass ordinary and vespers psalm settings by Michael Haydn, the mass includes the propers of the day sung to chant, and vespers includes the psalm and Magnificat chant antiphons and other liturgical chant. The mass Gradual is a 1783 setting of the proper Holy Innocents Day "Laudate Pueri" for boys voices and orchestra also by Michael Haydn. The Mozart church sonatas for strings and organ are included as instrumental substitutes for the propers, which was the late eighteenth century practice in Salzburg Cathedral"--Program notes, p. 9
Choirboys from Heaven( )

2 editions published in 2010 in Multiple languages and English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several of the world's most notable boys' choirs lend their voices to a wide range of works that include both the classic and contemporary.--Midwest Tape
Symphony no. 6 in A minor ; Symphony no. 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler( )

3 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seiji Ozawa : best selection 2015( )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymn by American Boychoir( Recording )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symphonies ; Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler( )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

4 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

9 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public awareness of Benjamin Britten's person and works advanced dramatically -- even explosively -- twice during his lifetime. The first time was in 1945, when his opera Peter Grimes was produced for the postwar reopening of Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. The second time followed the premier at Coventry and the subsequent series of performances all across Europe and North America of the War Requiem. Except to those provincials who thought that milky pastoral was the only idiom appropriate for an Englishman and who also found the young Britten too clever by half, the triumph of Peter Grimes marked not just the confirmation of a prodigious talent; it represented a moment of hope that, for the first time since the death of Henry Purcell in 1695, England had produced a composer of international stature. The impact the War Requiem made 17 years later was wider and deeper by far. Britten, approaching 50, had become an artist whose every new utterance was awaited with the most lively interest and the highest expectations. The War Requiem, moreover, was tied to a pair of events that were heavily freighted with history and emotion: the destruction of Coventry Cathedral in an air raid during the night of November 14-15, 1940, and its reconsecration more than 21 years later. Its first performance was planned as an international event with respect both to participants and audience. Most importantly, the War Requiem was a weighty and poignant statement on the subject of piercingly urgent concern to much of humankind. In the War Requiem, Britten drew on forces larger and more complex than in any previous work of his. The basic division of the performers is into two groups, reflecting the dual source of the words; the libretto stands in a relation of text (the Latin Missa pro defunctis) and commentary (the nine Owen poems). The Latin text is essentially the province of the large mixed chorus, but from this there is spillover in two opposite directions: the solo soprano represents a heightening of the choral singing at its most emotional, while the boys' choir represents liturgy at its most distanced. The mixed chorus and solo soprano are accompanied by the full orchestra; the boys' choir, whose sound should be distant, is supported by an organ. All this constitutes one group. The other group consists of the tenor and baritone soloists, whose province is the series of Owen songs; they are accompanied by the chamber orchestra. - Program notes / Michael Steinberg
The journey of butterfly by Robert E Frye( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaves together the music, art, poetry and history of the children imprisoned by the Nazis in the ghetto at Terezin in Czechoslovakia from 1941 to 1945. Features The American Boychoir performing in concert "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" with the Prague Symphony Orchestra
On Christmas Day by American Boychoir( Recording )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and French and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Christmas choral music from medieval times to the present
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American boy choir

Columbus Boychoir