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Jeffrey Thomas & American Bach Soloists
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

 

Recordings of Cantatas
Recordings of Other Vocal Works
General Discussions

Jeffrey Thomas - Short Biography
American Bach Soloists - Short History
American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy

Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Jeffrey Thomas with American Bach Soloists

Discography

Recordings of Cantatas


C-1

J.S. Bach: Solo Cantatas (Cantatas Volume I: bwv 51, 54, 55, 82)

 
 
 

Cantatas BWV 51 [16:38], BWV 54 [10:40], BWV 55 [12:44], BWV 82 [21:46]

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists

BWV 54: Counter-tenor: Drew Minter
Jörg Michael Schwarz (Violin Solo); Anthony Martin (Violin Solo); Sandra Schwarz (Violin); Katherine Kyme (Viola Solo); Elizabeth Blumenstock (Viola Solo); Jonathan Dirk Waleson (Viola); Elisabeth LeGuin (Violoncello); Steve Lening (Violone); Jonathan Dimmock (Organ); Michael Eagan (Archlute)
BWV 55: Tenor: Jeffrey Thomas
Kathleen Kraft (Flute); John Abberger (Oboe)
Orchestra: Anthony Martin, Jolianne von Einem, Lisa Weiss (Violin I); Katherine Kyme, Robert Seletsky, Michael Sand (Violin II); David Miller, David Cerutti (Violas); Loretta O’Sullivan (Violoncello); Steven Lehning (Violone); Thomas Sefcovic (Bassoon); Jonathan Dimmock (Organ); John Butt (Harpsichord); Michael Eagan (Archlute)
Choir: Sopranos: Ruth Escher, Claire Kelm, Emily van Evera; Altos: Alexandra Ivanoff, Jennifer Lane, Linda Liebschutz; Tenors: Edward Betts, John Rouse, Jeffrey Thomas; Basses: Charles Fidlar, Thomas Hart, James Weaver; Choral Preparation: Jonathan Dimmock

Koch International Classics 3-7138-2H1
American Bach Soloists

Apr 27-28 & Oct 19-20, 1990

CD / TT: 61:48

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California, USA.
Producer: Joseph Spenser; Engineer: Peter Nothnagle.
Buy this album at:
Koch CD (1992): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
ABS CD (2007): Amazon.com


C-2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Volume II - Trauerode (BWV 198, 156, 8)

 
 
 

Cantatas BWV 8 [17:21], BWV 156 [17:56], BWV 198 [32:34]

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists

Soloists: Sopranos: Judith Nelson [BWV 198], Julianne Baird [BWV 8]; Counter-tenor: Steven Rickards [BWV 8, 156]; Alto: Judith Malafronte [BWV 198]; Tenor: Jeffrey Thomas [BWV 8, 156, 198]; Basses: James Weaver [BWV 8, 156], William Sharp [BWV 198]
ABS Choir: Sopranos: Julianne Baird [BWV 8, 156], Christine Earl, Ruth Escher [BWV 198], Claire Kelm [BWV 8, 156], Judith Nelson [BWV 198]; Altos: Alexandra Ivanoff, Linda Liebschutz [BWV 8, 156], Judith Malafronte [BWV 198], Zoila Muñoz [BWV 198], Steven Rickards [BWV 8, 156]; Tenors: Neal Rogers, John Rouse; Basses: Charles Fidlar, Thomas Hart, William Sharp [BWV 198], James Weaver [BWV 8, 156]; Choral Preparation: Jonathan Dimmock
ABS Orchestra: Violins 1: Elizabeth Blumenstock [Leader], Jörg-Michael Schwarz, Jolianne von Einem; Violins 2: Anthony Martin, Michael Sand, Lisa Weiss; Violas: Katherine Kyme, George Thomson; Violoncello: Elisabeth LeGuin; Violone: Steven Lehning; Flute: Sandra Miller; Oboe d'amore: John Abberger (solo), Gonzalo Ruiz; Cornett: Steven Escher; Bassoon: Andrew Schwartz; Organ: Jonathan Dimmock; Harpsichord: Phebe Craig; Archlute: Michael Eagan

Koch International Classics 3-7163-2H1
American Bach Soloists
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Jan 10-11 & May 1-2, 1992

CD / TT: 67:51
CD / TT: 67:51
MP3: TT: 68:14

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California, USA.
Producer: Joseph Spenser; Recording & Engineer: Peter Nothnagle; Digital Editing: Peter Nothnagle
Buy this album at:
Koch CD (1992): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
ABS CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes


C-3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Volume III (BWV 106, 152, 161)
Bach Cantata Series, Vol. III: Cantatas from Mühlhausen & Weimar (BWV 106, 152, 161)

 
 
 

Cantatas BWV 106 [19:30], BWV 152 [18:37], BWV 161 [19:31]

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists

Soprano: Christine Brandes; Counter-tenor: Drew Minter; Tenor: Jeffrey Thomas; Bass: William Sharp
BWV 106: Recorders: Aldo Abreu, Judith Linsenberg; Violas da gamba: Mary Springfels, Brent Wissick; Violone: Steven Lehning; Organ: John Butt
BWV 152: Soprano: Christine Brandes; Bass: William Sharp
Aldo Abreu (Recorder); Gonzalo Ruiz (Oboe d'amore); Jane Starkman (Viola d'amore); Brent Wissick (Viola da gamba); Steven Lehning (Violone); John Butt (Organ)
BWV 161: Counter-tenor: Drew Minter; Tenor: Jeffrey Thomas; Soprano: Christine Brandes; Bass: William Sharp
Recorders: Aldo Abreu, Judith Linsenberg; Violin I: Sandra Schwarz; Violin II: Jane Starkman; Viola: GeorgeThomson; Violoncello: Brent Wissick; Violone: Steven Lehning; Archlute: Michael Eagen; Organ: John Butt

Koch International Classics 3-7164-2H1
American Bach Soloists

Mar 25-29, 1993

CD / TT: 57:38
CD / TT: 57:38
MP3 / TT: 57:49

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California, USA.
Producer & Engineer: Peter Nothnagle.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 152: Complete Cantata [18:42] | Mvt. 6: Duet [S, B] [5:00]
Buy this album at:
Koch CD (1993): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
ABS CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
ABS CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
ABS CD (2007): Amazon.com
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes


C-4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Volume IV - Early Cantatas from Mühlhausen and Weimar - Cantatas for Holy Week (BWV 182, 131, 4)

 
 
 

Cantatas BWV 4 [16:45], BWV 131 [21:51], BWV 182 [28:39]

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists (on period instruments)

Sopranos: Christine Brandes [BWV 182], Julianne Baird [BWV 131], Judith Nelson [BWV 4]; Counter-tenors: Drew Minter [BWV 131], Daniel Taylor [BWV 4]; Alto: Judith Malafronte [BWV 182]; Tenors: Jeffrey Thomas [BWV 182], Benjamin Butterfield [BWV 4, 131]; Basses: James Weaver [BWV 131, 182], Kurt-Owen Richards [BWV 4]
BWV 182: Recorder: Aldo Abreu; Violins: Katherine Kyme, Lisa Weiss; Violas: Anthony Martin, George Thomson; Violoncello: Sarah Freiberg; Violone: Steven Lehning; Archlute: Michael Eagan; Organ: John Butt
BWV 131: Oboe: John Abberger; Violin: Michael Sand; Violas: Anthony Martin, George Thomson; Bassoon: Andrew Schwartz; Violone: Steven Lehning; Archlute: Michael Eagan; Organ: Jonathan Dimmock
BWV 4: Soprano: Judith Nelson; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: Benjamin Butterfield; Bass: Kurt-Owen Richards
Violins: Katherine Kyme, Lisa Weiss; Violas: Anthony Martin, George Thomson; Violone: Steven Lehning; Cornett: Stephen Escher; Trombones: Richard Van Hessel, D. Stanford Stadtfeld, Philip Neumann; Organ: John Butt

Koch International Classics 3-7235-2H1
American Bach Soloists
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Mar 3-8 & Apr 25-26, 1994

CD / TT: 67:15
CD / TT: 67:15
MP3 / TT: 67:32

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California, USA.
Recording Engineer: Peter Nothnagle; Producer: Jeffrey Thomas; Assistant Producer: Steven Lehning.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 182: Mvts. 1, 2 & 8 [9:36]
Buy this album at:
Koch CD (1995): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
ABS CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


C-5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Volume V - Cantatas from Mühlhausen and Weimar (BWV 12, 18, 61)

 
 
 

Cantatas BWV 12 [24:18], BWV 18 [14:33], BWV 61 [13:49]

Jeffrey Thomas

(OVPP - No Choir) / American Bach Soloists (on period instruments)

Soprano: Julianne Baird, Counter-tenor: Drew Minter, Tenor: Benjamin Butterfield, Bass: James Weaver
BWV 18: Violas: Anthony Marin, Lisa Grodin, Sally Butt, George Thomson; Violoncello: Warren Stewart; Bassoon: Andrew Schwartz; Archlute: Michael Eagan; Organ: John Butt
BWV 12: Oboe: John Abberger; Cornett: Stephen Escher; Violins: Jolianne von Einem; Carla Moore; Violas: Anthony Marin, George Thomson; Violone: Steven Lehning; Bassoon: Andrew Schwartz; Archlute: Michael Eagan; Organ: Jonathan Dimmock
BWV 61: Katherine Ryme, Jolianne von Einem; Violas: Anthony Marin, George Thomson; Violoncello: Warren Stewart; Bassoon: Andrew Schwartz; Archlute: Michael Eagan; Organ: John Butt

Koch International Classics 3-7332-2H1
American Bach Soloists
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Mar 3-8, 1994

CD / TT: 52:40
CD / TT: 52:40
MP3 /TT: 52:40

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California, USA.
Recording Engineer: Peter Nothnagle & Julie James; Producer: Jeffrey Thomas.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 18: Complete Cantata [14:35]
Cantata BWV 61: Complete Cantata [HD: 13:57]
Buy this album at:
Koch CD (1995): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
ABS CD (2007): Amazon.com
ABS CD (2007): Amazon.com
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes


C-6

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Volume VI - Favorite Cantatas (BWV 78, 80, 140)

 
 
 

Cantatas BWV 78 [20:31], BWV 80 [23:18], BWV 140 [24:42]

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists

Soloists: Soprano: Catherine Bott; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: Jeffrey Thomas; Bass: William Sharp
ABS Choir: Sopranos: Christine Earl, Ruth Escher, Claire Kelm; Altos: Suzanne Elder, Alexandra Ivanoff, Linda Liebschutz; Tenors: Edward Betts, Mark Daniel, Andrew Morgan, John Rouse; Basses: Charles Fidlar, Thomas Hart, David Varnum
ABS Orchestra: Violins: Elizabeth Blumenstock (Leader), Joseph Edelberg, Katherine Kyme, Michael Sand, Jolianne von Einem, Lisa Weiss; Violas: Lisa Grodin, George Thomson; Violoncello: Elisabeth Le Guin; Double-bass: David Sinclair; Flute: Kathleen Kraft; Oboes: John Abberger [140/5, 78/13, 80/2], Gonzalo Ruiz, Mark Maslow; Oboe d'amore: John Abberger, Gonzalo Ruiz; Oboe da caccia: John Abberger; Cornett: Stephen Escher; Bassoon: Andrew Schwartz; Organ: Jonathan Dimmock; Harpsichord: Phebe Craig; Archlute: Michael Eagan

Koch International Classics 3-7234-2H1
American Bach Soloists

Jan 16-17, 1995

CD / TT: 68:32

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California, USA.
Recording Engineer: Peter Nothnagle; Producer: Jeffrey Thomas.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 80: Mvt. 1: Chorus [5:00]
Buy this album at:
Koch CD (1996): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
ABS CD (2006): Amazon.com


C-7

J.S. Bach In Performance

 

Cantata BWV 50 [3:29]

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists

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NPR Classics CD-0002

Jan 29, 1994

CD / TT: 78:28

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California, USA. Recorded in Concert Across America for NPR's Performance Today.
Other works: not performed by J. Thomas & ABS.
Buy this album at:
CD (1996): Amazon.com


C-8

1685 & The Art of Ian Howell

 

Cantata BWV 170 [20:21]

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists

Counter-tenor: Ian Howell

American Bach Soloists

Apr 23-25, 2008

CD / TT: 71:21

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California,  USA.
Buy this album at:
CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


Recordings of Other Vocal Works


V-1

J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232

 
 
 
 
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Mass in B minor BWV 232

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists

Sopranos: Julianne Baird, Judith Nelson, Nancy Zylstra; Mezzo-sopranos: Jennifer Lane, Zoila Muñoz; Counter-tenor: Steven Rickards; Tenor: Patrick Romano; Basses: William Sharp, James Weaver
ABS Choir: Sopranos 1: Julianne Baird, Christine Earl, Ruth Escher, Lisa Mooyman, Nancy Zylstra; Sopranos 2: Jane Boothroyd, Alexandra Ivanoff; Claire Kelm, Judith Nelson, Magen Solomon; Altos: Jennifer Lane, Linda Liebschutz, Zoila Muñoz, Steven Rickards; Tenors: Edward Betts, David Munderloh, Neal Rogers, Patrick Romano, John Rouse; Basses: Charles Fidlar, Thomas Hart, Richard Morrison, William Sharp, James Weaver
ABS Orchestra: Violins 1: Elizabeth Blumenstock [Leader], Jörg-Michael Schwarz, Jolieanne von Einam; Violins 2: Michael Sand, Sandra Schwarz, Sally Butt; Violas: Katherine Kyme, Anthony Martin, George Thomson; Violoncellos: Elisabeth LeGuin, Loretta O'Sullivan; Violone: Steve Lehning; Transverse Flutes: Sandra Miller, Kathleen Kraft; Oboes: John Abberger, Gonzalo Ruiz, Mark Maslow; Oboes d'more: John Abberger, Gonzalo Ruiz; Bassoons: Marilyn Boenau, Thomas Sefcovic; Bassoon grosso: Thomas Sefcovic; Corn da caccia: Derek Conrad; Trumpets: Fred Holmgren, Adam Gordon; Timpani: John Grimes; Organ: Eric J. Milnes

Koch International Classics 3-7194-2 Y6x2
American Bach Soloists

Jun 15-18, 1992

2-CD / TT: 108:04
MB3 / TT: 52:28 +55:20

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California, USA.
Session Producers: John Butt & Joseph Spencer; Recording Engineer: Peter See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Jeffrey Thomas w/ American Bach Soloists
Buy this album at:
Koch 2-CD (1993): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
ABS CD-1 (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes
ABS CD-2 (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes

 

V-2

J.S. Bach: Matthäuspassion BWV 244

 
 
 
 
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists / Soprano in Ripieno: The Paulist Boy Choristers of California (Director: Dana Marsh)

Tenor [Evangelist]: Jeffrey Thomas; Bass [Jesus]: William Sharp; Bass [Judas]: Robert Stafford; Bass [Petrus]: James Weaver; Bass [Pontifex]: David Varnum; Counter-tenor [Testis I]: Dana Marsh; Tenor [Testis II]: David Munderloh; Soprano [Ancilla I]: Catherine Bott; Soprano [Ancilla II]: Claire Kelm; Bass [Pontifex I]: Charles Fidlar; Bass [Pontifex II]: Thomas Hart; Bass [Pilatus]: Nathaniel Watson; Soprano [Uxer Pilati]: Tamara Matthews; Alto [arias]: Judith Malafronte; Tenor [arias]: Benjamin Butterfield
Chorus I: Soloists: Soprano: Catherine Bott; Alto: Judith Malafronte; Tenor: Benjamin Butterfield; Bass: James Weaver; Chorus: Sopranos: Elisabeth Engan, Claire Kelm, Annette Rossi Putnam; Altos: Julie Comparini, Linda Liebschutz, Katherine McKee; Tenors: Neal Rogers, John Rouse; Basses: Robert Stafford, David Varnum
Violins 1: Elizabeth Blumenstock [Leader], Lisa Weiss, Robert Diggins; ViolinS 2: Katherine Kyme, Sandra Schwarz, Cynthia Albers; Violas: Anthony Martin, George Thomson; Violoncellos: Loretta O'Sullivan, Brent Wissick [Viola da gamba]; Double-bass: Kristin Zoernig; Organ: Kenneth Slowik; Oboes: John Abberger, Gonzalo Ruiz; Flutes: Sandra Miller, Kathleen Kraft; Bassoon: Charles Koster
Chorus II: Soloists: Soprano: Tamara Matthews; Counter-tenor: Dana Marsh; Tenor: David Munderloh; Bass: Nathaniel Watson; Chorus: Sopranos: Christine Earl, Ruth Escher, Johanna O'Dell; Altos: Suzanne Elder-Wallace, Alexandra Ivanoff; Tenors: Edward Betts, Scott Whittaker, Jonathan Nadel; Basses: Charles Fidlar, Thomas Hart, Darren Chase
Violins 1: Jörg-Michael Schwartz [Leader], Jolianne von Einem, Carla Moore; Violins 2: Michael Sand, Karen Marmer, Sally Butt; Violas: Lisa Grodin, David Daniel Bowes; Violoncello: Sarah Freiberg; Double-bass: Edmond Gnekow; Organ: Jonathan Dimmock; Oboes: Michael Dupree, Mark Maslow; Flutes: Stephen Schultz, Mindy Rosenfeld

Koch International Classics 3-7424-2HI
American Bach Soloists

Jun 7 & 9, 1996

3-CD / TT: 160:32
MP3 / TT: 160:14

Recorded live at the 1996 Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, at Berkeley's First Congregational Church, California, USA.
Recording Engineer: Peter Nothnagle.
Buy this album at:
Koch 3-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
ABS Music Download (2012): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes


V-3

J.S. Bach: Transcriptions of Italian Music

 
 
 

Psalm 51 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden, BWV 1083 [39:07]
Concerto for 4 harpsichords, strings & continuo in A minor, BWV 1065 [9:40]

Jeffrey Thomas

American Bach Soloists

BWV 1083: Soprano: Benita Valente; Alto: Judith Malafronte; Jonathan Dimmock (Organ); John Butt (Harpsichord)
BWV 1065: John Butt (Harpsichord I); Phebe Craig (Harpsichord II); Jonathan Dimmock (Harpsichord III); Jeffrey Thomas (Harpsichord IV)

Koch International Classics 3-7237-2H1
American Bach Soloists

May 7-8 & 10-11, 1993

CD / TT: 48:47

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California, USA.
Other work is Concerto for 4 Harpsichords BWV 1065.
Buy this album at:
Koch CD (1995): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
ABS CD (2007): Amazon.com


The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - April 2017)

Jeffrey Thomas: Short Biography | American Bach Soloists | Recordings of Vocal Works | General Discussions | BWV 232 - J. Thomas & ABS | American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy


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