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Cantatas

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Bach Saint Matthew Passion

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Bach Brandenburg Concertos

Masterworks Series

Bach • Beethoven • Corelli • Handel • Haydn • Schütz

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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

John Abberger, Aldo Abreu, Elizabeth Blumenstock, John Butt, Judith Linsenberg, Anthony Martin, Sandra Miller, Cynthia Roberts, Jörg-Michael Schwarz, John Thiessen, Elly Winer; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2007). 2 CDs.
CD 1: Brandenburgs 1-3 • CD 2: Brandenburgs 4-6

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Bach: Mass in B Minor

Julianne Baird, Judith Nelson, Nancy Zylstra, Jennifer Lane, Zoila Muñoz, Steven Rickards, Patrick Romano, William Sharp, James Weaver; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. Original release on Koch International Classics 3-7194-2 Y6x2 (1992); rereleased on AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2007). 2 CDs.
CD 1: Kyrie & Gloria (Missa) • CD 2: Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei

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Bach: Motets for Double Chorus

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225; Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV 226; Fürchte dich nicht BWV 228; Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229; Ich lasse dich nicht BWV Anh. 159; Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt BWV Anh. 160 (Telemann/Bach); Der Gerechte kommt um (Kuhnau/Bach); American Bach Choir; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2017).

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Bach: Orchestral Suites

The virtuosi of the ABS Orchestra are featured in this long-awaited recording of Bach’s masterful Overtures (Orchestral Suites). ABS Music Director Jeffrey Thomas was thrilled to announce the public release of this new recording project: “We’ve dreamt of recording the superb orchestral suites of Bach for many years. These suites, so deeply inspired by the spirit of dance, have enthralled listeners for centuries.”

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Bach: Saint Matthew Passion

Jeffrey Thomas, Evangelist; William Sharp, Christus. Catherine Bott, Tamara Matthews, Judith Malafronte, Dana Marsh, Benjamin Butterfield, David Munderloh, James Weaver, Nathaniel Watson; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. Original release on Koch International Classics; rereleased on AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2012). 3 CDs.
CD 1: Part I (Nos. 1-29) • CD 2: Part IIa (Nos. 30-52) • CD 3: Part IIb (Nos. 53-68)

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Bach: Saint Matthew Passion Highlights

Jeffrey Thomas, Evangelist; William Sharp, Christus. Catherine Bott, Tamara Matthews, Judith Malafronte, Dana Marsh, Benjamin Butterfield, David Munderloh, James Weaver, Nathaniel Watson; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. Original release on Koch International Classics; rereleased on AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2012).

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Bach: Transcriptions of Pergolesi & Vivaldi

Concerto in A Minor for Four Harpsichords, BWV 1065; John Butt, Phebe Craig, Jonathan Dimmock, Jeffrey Thomas; Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden, Psalm 51 (Pergolesi: Stabat Mater); Benita Valente, Judith Malafronte; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. Original release on Koch International Classics 3-7237-2H1 (1995); rereleased on AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2007).

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Beethoven: Ninth Symphony

Tamara Matthews, Judith Malafronte, Benjamin Butterfield, David Thomas; American Bach Choir, Pacific Mozart Ensemble, UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2007).

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Corelli: Concerti Grossi

Concerto in D Major, opus 6, no. 4; Concerto in D Major, opus 6, no. 7; Concerto in D Major, opus 6, no. 1; Concerto in G Minor, opus 6, no. 8 "Fatto per la notte di natale"; Concerto in C Minor, opus 6, no. 3; Concerto in F Major, opus 6, no. 12. Dan Laurin and Hanneke van Proosdij, recorders; Elizabeth Wallfisch and Katherine Kyme, violins; Tanya Tomkins, violoncello; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. Original release on ABS (2004); rereleased on DELOS INTERNATIONAL DE-3358 (2005). Booklet included.

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Handel: Messiah

This audiophile recording was made in the state-of-the-art Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of UC Davis. Arianna Zukerman, Daniel Taylor, Steven Tharp, William Sharp; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. Original release on Delos International DE-3360 (2005); REMASTERED and rereleased on AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2018). 2 CDs
CD 1: Part I & Part II (beginning) • CD 2: Part II (conclusion) & Part III

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Haydn: Lord Nelson & Little Organ Masses

Missa in Angustiis ("Lord Nelson Mass"); Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Little Organ-Mass"); Tamara Matthews, Zoila Muñoz, Benjamin Butterfield, David Arnold, Jonathan Dimmock, American Bach Soloists Choir, Pacific Mozart Ensemble; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. Original release on Koch International Classics 3-7407-2H1 (1997); rereleased on AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2007).

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Schütz: Musicalische Exequien

Musicalische Exequien SWV 279-281; Kleine Geistliche Konzerte SWV 285, 283, 309, 310; Symphoniae Sacrae SWV 360, 356; Christine Brandes, Judith Nelson, Emily Van Evera, Judith Malafronte, Daniel Taylor, Jeffrey Thomas, Benjamin Butterfield, Nils Brown, James Weaver, Kurt-Owen Richards, American Bach Soloists Choir, San Francisco Bach Choir Concentus; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. Original release on Koch International Classics 3-7432-2H1 (1998); rereleased on AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2007).

Bach Cantata Series

6 volumes

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Volume I: Solo Cantatas

Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54; Ich habe genug, BWV 82; Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht, BWV 55; Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51; Julianne Baird, Drew Minter, William Sharp; Jeffrey Thomas, music director. Original release on Koch International Classics 3-7138-2H1 (1992); rereleased on AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2007).

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Volume II: Trauerode

Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl (Trauerode), BWV 198; Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe, BWV 156; Liebster Gott, wann werd ich sterben, BWV 8; Julianne Baird, Judith Nelson, Judith Malafronte, Steven Rickards, William Sharp, James Weaver; Jeffrey Thomas, music director. Original release on Koch International Classics 3-7163-2H1 (1992); rereleased on AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2007).

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Volume III: Early Cantatas

Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106; Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, BWV 152; Komm, du süße Todesstunde, BWV 161; Christine Brandes, Drew Minter, William Sharp; Jeffrey Thomas, music director. Original release on Koch International Classics 3-7164-2H1 (1993); rereleased on AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2007).

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Volume IV: Cantatas for Holy Week

Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4; Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131; Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182; Julianne Baird, Christine Brandes, Judith Nelson, Judith Malafronte, Drew Minter, Daniel Taylor, Benjamin Butterfield, Kurt-Owen Richards, James Weaver; Jeffrey Thomas, music director. Original release on Koch International Classics 3-7235-2H1 (1995); rereleased on AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2007).

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Volume V: Cantatas from Mühlhausen & Weimar

Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Sagen, BWV 12; Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt, BWV 18; Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61; Julianne Baird, Drew Minter, Benjamin Butterfield, James Weaver; Jeffrey Thomas, music director. Original release on Koch International Classics 3-7332-2H1 (1995); rereleased on AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2007).

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Volume VI: Favorite Cantatas

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140; Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78; Ein feste Burg, BWV 80; Catherine Bott, Daniel Taylor, William Sharp; Jeffrey Thomas, music director. Original release on Koch International Classics 3-7234-2H1 (1996); rereleased on AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2007).

Artist Series

featuring ABS Solo Artists and the American Bach Choir

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Mary Wilson Sings Handel

Silete venti, HWV 242; Laudate pueri Dominum from Carmelite Vespers, HWV 237; Gloria, HWV deest; Mary Wilson, soprano, American Bach Choir, Tonia D'Amelio, William Sauerland, Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2013).

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1685 & The Art of Ian Howell

Bach: Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust! (BWV 170); Scarlatti: Salve Regina; Handel: Arias from Saul, Giulio Cesare, Orlando, Rinaldo, and Serse; Ian Howell with Corey Jamason and Debra Nagy; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2009).

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Michael Sponseller • Harpsichord Concertos

Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Basso continuo in D Minor, BWV 1052; Concerto for Harpsichord, Recorders, Strings, and Basso Continuo in F Major, BWV 1057; Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Violin, Strings, and Basso Continuo in A Minor, BWV 1044; Concerto in D Major, BWV 972, after Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto for Violin, op. 3, no. 9. Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; Hanneke van Proosdij, recorder; Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Sandra Miller, flute; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. Original release on American Bach Soloists (2004); rereleasd on DELOS INTERNATIONAL DE-3359 (2005). Booklet included.

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What Sweeter Music: Carols for Christmas

Featuring the American Bach Choir

Works by Britten, Darke, Gibbs, Kodály, Lauridsen, Ord, Pearsall, Rutter, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Willcocks. Jeffrey Thomas, conductor. AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (2002).

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