Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (July 2009)

Lorin Maazel, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Christine Brewer, Nancy Gustafson, Jeanine De Bique, soprano
Mary Phillips, Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano
Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
Wolfgang Schöne, bass
Jason Grant, bass-baritone
New York Choral Artists
The Dessoff Symphonic Choir
Brooklyn Youth Chorus

This recording is available for purchase on iTunes.


Glories on Glories (2009)*

James Bagwell, conductor
The Dessoff Choirs

Recorded live in performance in March 2009, Glories on Glories features stirring American choral works by William Billings, Charles Ives, Horatio Parker, and Randall Thompson, with shape-note hymns, songs from the battlefield, and more.

This recording is available for purchase on iTunes.

*Released by Dessoff


Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres (June 1, 2008)

Leon Botstein, conductor
American Symphony Orchestra
Carolyn Betty, soprano
The Dessoff Choirs

This recording is available for purchase on iTunes.


Charles Ives: Symphony No. 4 (November 17, 2002)

Leon Botstein, conductor
American Symphony Orchestra
The Dessoff Choirs

This recording is available for purchase on iTunes.


John Alden Carpenter: Skyscrapers (November 17, 2002)

Leon Botstein, conductor
American Symphony Orchestra
The Dessoff Choirs

This recording is available for purchase on iTunes.


Reflections: Four Contemporary American Composers Look Back (1999)*

Kent Tritle, conductor
Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano
David Arnold, baritone
The Dessoff Choirs

Paul Moravec: Songs of Love and War (first recording)
Robert Convery: To the One of Fictive Music (first recording)
Ned Rorem: From an Unknown Past
John Corigliano: Fern Hill (first recording of revised orchestration)

*Released by Dessoff


Josquin des Pres: Missa de beata Virgine (1971)

Paul Boepple, conductor
The Dessoff Choirs

Missa de beata Virgine
Dominus regnavit (Psalm 92)
Motet: Ave Christe, Immolate
Motet: Tulerunt Dominum meum

Turnabout TV 34437/S


The Sacred Music of Palestrina (1964)

Paul Boepple, conductor
The Dessoff Choirs

Exultate Deo
Ave Maris stella
Exaltabo te Domine
Surge, illuminare Jerusalem
Sicut cervus desiderat
Salvete flores martyrum
Magnificat in the fourth mode
Veni sponsa Christe
Second lamentation (Holy Friday)

SagaPan PAN 6203
Counterpoint/Esoteric Records CPTS-5602, CPT-602


Josquin des Pres: Missa de beata Virgine (1960)

Paul Boepple, conductor
The Dessoff Choirs

Series: Music of five centuries

Vox DL 600 (1960, 1961); STDL 500 600 (1962)


Josquin des Pres: Choral works (1960)

Paul Boepple, conductor
The Dessoff Choirs

Dominus regnavit (Psalm 92)
Motet: Ave Christe, Immolate
Motet: Tulerunt Dominum meum
O Jesu, fili David

Rondeau: La plus de plus
De tous biens plaine

Chanson: Parfons regretz
Ballade: Bergerotte savoysienne

Series: Music of five centuries

Vox DL 580 (1960); STDL 500 580 (1963)
Dominus regnavit also issued on Recordings for the History of Western Music, Sony Special Products, W.W. Norton (1988)


Spanish Church Music of the 16th Century (1960)

Paul Boepple, conductor
The Dessoff Choirs

Tomás Luis de Victoria:
Gaudent in coelis, motet, 4 voices
O magnum mysterium, motet, 4 voices (Christmas Day)
Missa pro defunctis, requiem, 6 voices
Magnificat in the 6th mode, 12 voices

Fantasy 5011, 8035


Sacred and Secular Works by Roland de Lassus (1959)

Paul Boepple, conductor
The Dessoff Choirs

Ave regina coelorum
Christe, Dei soboles
Timoret tremor
Pulvis et umbra sumus
De profundis
Christ ist erstanden
Bon jour, mon coeur
La nuict, froide et sombre
Gallans, qui par terre
O doux parler
Wohl kommt der Mai
Ich waiss mir ein meidlein
Ardo, so
Passan vostri triomphi
Occhi, piangete
O la, O che bon eccho

Fantasy 5006, 8015


Handel: Israel in Egypt (1959)

Paul Boepple, conductor
Symphony of the Air
Miriam Burton, soprano
Betty Allen, contralto
Leslie Chabay, tenor
The Dessoff Choirs

Vox PL 11.642 (1959); STPL 511.642 (1959); VUX 2019 (1963); SVUX 52019 (1963)
Turnabout TV 37013S/37014S; TV 4557S/4558S (1974)


The Music of Guillaume Dufay (1959)

Paul Boepple, conductor
Leslie Chabay, tenor
The Dessoff Choirs

Hostis herodes
Vostre bruit
Salve Regina
Vergine bella
Gloria ad modem tubae
Bon jour, bon mois, bon an
Aurea luce
Pange lingua
Je languis en piteux martyre
Iste confessor
Sanctus papale

Series: Vanguard recordings for the connoisseur

Vanguard BG 582; BGS 5008
Amadeo AVRS 6163


Perotinus (1951)

Paul Boepple, conductor
The Dessoff Choirs
New York Brass Ensemble

Motet: Alle, psallite
Motet: Bon vin
Gymel: Nobilis humilis
Salvatoris hodie

Conductus: Vetus abit littera (à 4)
Viderunt omnes (à 4)

Concert Hall CHS 1112


Palestrina (1950)

Paul Boepple, conductor
The Dessoff Choirs

Mass: Assumpta est Maria
Magnificat
Stabat mater

Concert Hall CHS 408


Notre Dame: Mass for the coronation of Charles V (1950)

Paul Boepple, conductor
The Dessoff Choirs
New York Brass Ensemble

Guillaume de Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame

Concert Hall CHS 1107


Baroque Choral Music (1950)

Paul Boepple, conductor
The Dessoff Choirs

Bach: Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf
Schein: Die mit Tränen säen
Palestrina: Asssumpta est Maria
Handl: Mirabile mysterium
Purcell: Lord, How Long Wilt Thou Be Angry

Concert Hall CHC 44


Lassus: Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah (1949)

Paul Boepple, conductor
The Dessoff Choirs

Lassus: Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah
Josquin: De profundis clamavi ad Te
Josquin: Ave Maria

Recorded in performance in the Great Armor Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City and at Carnegie Hall, New York City

Concert Hall CHC 47


Archival tape recordings exist of many Dessoff performances. Master tapes of many of these, and of all performances from 1983 to the present, have been donated to the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center.