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- Psalmus – November 2007
Features the Excelsior Trombone ensemble in a concert of liturgical works based on Psalm texts. Works by Bach, Brahms, and Bruckner and more.
- It Was Good – May 2007
Features Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning with other works by Billings, Weelkes, Levine Monteverdi, Matthew Harris, William McClelland and Ron Jeffers.
- Mass Appeal – February 2007
Featuring masses by William Byrd and Ralph Vaughan Williams, and concluding with a composite mass of various composers.
- Music Divine – November 2006
Featuring sacred and secular music of the Renaissance masters. Works by Tallis, Byrd, Monteverdi, Luis de Victoria, Hassler, Gabrieli and others.
- L’Invitation au Voyage – May 2006
Features a program of well known New York composers in Ned Rorem and John Corigliano; paired with some lesser known New York composers such as Patrick Castillo, Julie Dolphin, Matthew Harris, Martha Sullivan and Robert Dennis.
- The Ears of my Ears – February 2006
Featuring the previously performed commisions for Cerddorion by Lisa Bielawa, David Lang, and Elliot Z Levine, with other works of Billings, Desprez, Praetorius, Palestrina, Weelkes and Johnathan David.
- Prophets and Kings – November 2005
Featuring works by Robert Dennis, William Walton, William Billings as well as several Hebrew texts and settings from Hebrew scripture.
- Again – May 2005
Featuring the complete performances of Lisa Bielawa’s Lamentations and Elliot Z Levine’s Un prodigio les canto, alongside choral favorites for Cerddorion’s 10-year anniversary.
- A Path of Good Things – February 2005
Featuring several settings of Psalm 23 by Elliot Z Levine, Bobby McFerrin and Gregg Smith, the first movements of Levine’s Un prodigio les canto, and works by Poulenc.
- Prophecy and Light – November 2004
Featuring settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah by Tomás Luis de Victoria, the world premiere of Cerddorion’s first commission, “Lamentations for a City” by Lisa Bielawa, and works by Eric Whitacre, Brahms, Bielawa, and Ian Moss.
- If This Be Death – May 2004
Featuring a Mass setting by Tomás Luis de Victoria and the Requiem of Ildebrando Pizzetti.
- Exaudi – February 2004
Featuring song settings by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Psalm settings by Igor Stravinsky, Aarvo Pärt, Jaako Mäntyjärvi, and David Lang.
- Wunderbare Harmonie – November 2003
Featuring early sacred polyphony of Schütz, Schein, and Hassler; and secular laments and triumphs of Haydn, Mendelssohn, Distler, Rheinberger, Brahms, Isaac, and Senfl.
- Regenerations: Ancient Tunes Revisited – May 2003
Featuring ancient compositions and contemporary recompositions by Ayres, Bach, Bingen, Dennis, Ferko, London, and Purcell.
- Sospiros – February 2003
Featuring settings of poems by Federico Garcia Lorca composed by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Einojuhani Rautavaara, and folk song arrangements by Vaughan Williams, Holst, and Yumiko Matsuoka.
- Im Herbst – November 2002
Featuring Brahms’ “Funf Gesänge” and Schönberg’s “Drei Volksliedsätze,” along with “Mass for Men’s Voices” by Peter Schickele and works by Sallinen and Finzi.
- Monteverdi and the Moon – April 2002
Featuring Monteverdi’s “Messa a quattro voce di cappella”, along with “Man in the Moon” by New York based composer Robert Dennis and the world premiere of “See the Moon”, by Boston based composer Tom Shake.
- Mass in a Time of War – November 2001
Works by Monique Gabus, Willaert, as well as Taverner’s “Western Wynde” Mass and contemporary composer Giles Swayne’s “Missa Tiburtina”.
- Flora & Fauna – May 2001
An evening of lambs, lions, lilies, gladioli, and more, featuring the music of Benjamin Britten, Jacques Arcadelt, Irving Fine, Paul Hindemith, Pierre Mercure, John Tavener, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
- Chantons! – February 2001
Secular French music ancient and modern, featuring the Chansons Françaises of Poulenc.
- Madrigalean Evolutions – November 2000
Secular works by Marenzio, Gesualdo, Palestrina, SchÃ¼tz, Monteverdi, and Lauridsen.
- Sacred Masterpieces – May 2000
Including Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices and J.S. Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude.
- 101st Birthday Celebration – February 2000
Featuring works by Poulenc, Randall Thompson, and Duke Ellington, all born in 1899.
- Gentle on the Spirit: Romantic English Fare – November 1999
A Vaughan Williams Mass, as well as works by Elgar, Britten, and Delius.
- Gothic Echoes – May 1999
Featuring Ockeghem’s Missa “L’Homme Armé,” Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia, and Stravinsky’s Mass.
- Genius Youth – February 1999
Featuring masses by Schubert and Mozart.
- German Romantic Soul – November 1998
Songs by Brahms and Schubert, and Rheinberger’s Mass in E-flat.
- Josquin: Princeps Musicorum – March 1998
Featuring Missa Pange Lingua, other sacred works, and secular songs by Josquin Desprez.
- Two Choirs From Heaven – November 1997
Baroque masterworks for double choir, with Charis Chamber Voices.
- Now Sing New York! – May 1997
Works by James Bassi, Lisa Bielawa, Elliot Z. Levine, Ned Rorem, Gregg Smith, and other contemporary New York City composers.
- Monteverdi: Musica Spirituale e Madrigali – February 1997
Including Memento, Domine and Sestina: Lagrime d’Amante al Sepolcro dell’Amata.
- Dying to Live – November 1996
Hymns of early America, spirituals, and folk song settings.
- Winter, War, and Flowers – June 1996
Paul Hindemith and his influential contemporaries (performed under Cerddorion’s prior name, Galatea).
- Rich English Fare – March 1996
Post-Romantic works inspired by nature (performed under Cerddorion’s prior name, Galatea).