the Troubadors of the Pacific Boychoir
This groundbreaking recording by the Pacific Boychoir may be the
first ever recording of Bach's Cantata 150 as Bach would have heard
it: with boy sopranos and altos singing all soprano and alto chorus
and solo parts. Director Kevin Fox assembles early music specialists
on tenor and bass and a period-instrument ensemble at Baroque pitch.
Boy soprano soloists Julian Abelskamp and Jacob Wilson are featured
throughout the album, showing the power of trained boys' voices
at their peak of their inherently short life span. Masters Abelskamp
and Wilson perform Isaac Posch's (c. 1585-1622/23) Cantate Domino,
Mozart's Sub tuum praesidium, the rarely-heard Mozart aria Quaere
Superna, and Bach's Mein glšubiges Herze from Cantata 68. The Pacific
Boychoir utilizes the rich sonority of an SSAA boys choir on Mendelssohn's
Surrexit Pastor Bonus, using the impressive Rosales organ at First
Presbyterian Church, Oakland.
The Pacific Boychoir performs regularly with the Berkeley Symphony
and the San Francisco Symphony, in addition to self-produced concerts
in the USA and internationally. The Boychoir has performed under
the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, Vance George, Kurt Masur,
and Robert Spano, and can be heard on the San Francisco Symphony's
Grammy-award winning recording of Mahler's Third Symphony. You may
now purchase this title through our U.S. distributor, Albany Music
Distributors, Inc., by telephone at 1-800-752-1951 or 518-436-8814
or by fax at 518-436-0643 (major credit cards accepted).