Recordings & Videos

A dream was planted in the mind of our founder 70 years ago - to build a school where the relentless quest for artistic superiority and the continuous pursuit of academic excellence converge, intertwine and flourish.

Such a place is The American Boychoir School, where each autumn fourth through eighth grade boys, from towns across the globe, convene to participate in rigorous coursework and a demanding rehearsal schedule. The result can be heard on the recordings catalogued here - a sound resplendent with brilliant sonorities, polished with musical sophistication and intense expressive power.

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Journey On...Passport to a World of Music BUY NOW!
"In this recording we have tried to take you, the listener, on a musical journey around the world using the tremendous flexibility and vocal range of our choristers to "spice" each piece accordingly."
-Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Litton-Lodal Music Director

(CD - $17) [click to listen to selections from the CD]
Harmony: American Songs of Faith BUY NOW!
Harmony from The American Boychoir includes familiar camp songs, Sunday School songs, praise songs and beloved hymns that sprang from American soil. Also featured in three solo tracks and three tracks sung with the Boychoir is the renowned St. Olaf Choir conducted by Anton Armstrong. The Alumni Chorus of the American Boychoir School, conducted by Music Director James Litton, makes a special “guest appearance” on the album as well.
(CD - $17) [click to listen to selections from the CD]
Messe Basse BUY NOW!
This album brings together some of the most beautiful sacred music from Paris written for treble voices over the past century. It is complemented by some wonderful and virtually unknown organ music by Gabriel Fauré and Erik Satie. Conducted by James Litton.
(CD - $17) [click to listen to selections from the CD]

"Like the opening notes, the album is stirring, polished and pristine" -

Voices of Angels BUY NOW!
A sparkling collection of beloved Christmas carols no longer available on American Boychoir recordings plus previously unreleased holiday favorites. Conducted by Litton-Lodal Music Director, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, and Music Director Emeritus, James Litton. AR1004
(CD - $17) [click to listen to selections from the CD]

"a disc of surpassing beauty" - Fanfare Magazine

Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols BUY NOW!
Celebrate the holiday season all year long with Benjamin Britten's richly textured "A Ceremony of Carols." This Britten feast also offers the Missa Brevis, A Hymn to the Virgin, Chorale after an Old French Carol, New Year's Carol and more.
(CD - $17) [click to listen to selections from the CD]
American Songfest BUY NOW!
A musical overview of the landmark achievements of American composers throughout the 20th century: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin, Ives and more.
(CD - $17) [click to listen to selections from the CD]
Lullaby - music for the quiet times BUY NOW!
Unlike any other lullaby collection currently available on the market, this CD offers soothing lullabies for children and adults in many languages and from many lands. Includes solo piano interludes.
(CD - $17) [click to listen to selections from the CD]
Litton Live! The Farewell Concert BUY NOW!
The American Boychoir, joined by the Resident Training Choir and a 106-voice alumni choir, pay a moving tribute to retiring Litton-Lodal Music Director James Litton. .
(CD - $17) [click to listen to selections from the CD]

"It is a fresh an enlivening recording of rarely-heard music, one whose sparkling sound is matched by polished and stylish performances." - Sacramento Bee

Mass & Vespers for the Feast of Holy Innocents BUY NOW!
This American Boychoir CD explores an early celebration of childhood with the music of J. Michael Haydn. With members of the New York Collegium.
(CD - $17) [click to listen to selections from the CD]
The American Boychoir showcases its vocal versatility with world music, Americana and rare classical works.
(CD - $17; tape is no longer available) [click to listen to selections from the CD]
On Tour BUY NOW!
A classic "tour concert." One of the Boychoir's most diverse collections, "On Tour" includes classical, pop, spirituals and more!
(CD - $17; tape - $5) [click to listen to selections from the CD]
Well-known traditional and contemporary hymns - inspirational, uplifting and timeless.
(CD - $17) [click to listen to selections from the CD]
On Christmas Day BUY NOW!
The American Boychoir sings Christmas classics with the New York Vocal Consort and Orchestra. Perfect gift-opening music!
(CD - $17) [click to listen to selections from the CD]
Carol BUY NOW!
A potpourri of familiar and well-loved carols. An American Boychoir best-seller!
(CD - $17) [click to listen to selections from the CD]
Dixit Dominus BUY NOW!
The purity of boys' voices resonates through these two contrasted settings of Psalm 110 by George Frideric Handel and Antonio Vivaldi.
(CD - $17; tape is no longer available) [click to listen to selections from the CD]
War Requiem BUY NOW!
One of the great choral masterpieces of all time, Benjamin Britten's monumental requiem with text from the Missa pro Defunctis and the poems of Wilfred Owen. Performed with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Kurt Masur, soprano Carol Vaness, tenor Jerry Hadley, baritone Thomas Hampson and the Westminster Symphonic Choir.
(2 CDs - $25) [click to listen to selections from the CD]
New York Philharmonic Special Editions: Kurt Masur at the New York Philharmonic BUY NOW!
From a Special Editions 10-CD set of live recordings celebrating Kurt Masur's 11-year tenure as Music Director, we are pleased to offer Volumes I, II and V.

Volume I includes The American Boychoir’s performance of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
(3 CDs - $39)

Volume II includes the Boychoir’s performances of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis and Symphony No. 9
(2 CDs - $26)

Volume V includes the Boychoir’s performances of Igor Stravinsky’s Persephone and Honneger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher
(2 CDs - $26)

Body, Mind, Spirit, Voice BUY NOW!
(VHS - $29.95 Save over 30%! $19.95; DVD - $29.95) NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD!
In September 2002, an extraordinary musical event took place. Two of the world's top choral directors, working with young members of The American Boychoir and the Newark Boys Chorus, made music together before an audience of choral musicians from around the world. They were attending the 14th annual National Choral Conference hosted by The American Boychoir.

“Body, Mind, Spirit, Voice” shows how Dr. Anton Armstrong of St. Olaf College in Minnesota and Dr. André Thomas of Florida State University melded a group of young people into an amazing musical instrument. This is also the story of how the arts can inspire and instruct, helping young people learn the values of hard work, responsibility, and self-confidence.

The documentary was directed by Emmy Award winning producer Robert E. Frye and edited by Markus Peters.

Funding for Body, Mind, Spirit, Voice was made possible in part by grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The F.M. Kirby Foundation and The New Jersey State Council on the Arts.


The Journey of Butterfly - 2-part series - $29.95 BUY NOW!

Part 1 - The Journey of Butterfly

This documentary weaves together the music, art, poetry and history of the children imprisoned by the Nazis in the ghetto at Terezin in Czechoslovakia from 1941 to 1945. The poetry written by the children during that time has been set to music by Charles Davidson in the concert "I Never Saw Another Butterfly." Fifty years later, The American Boychoir traveled to Czechoslovakia to perform the concert under the direction of James Litton. A precious few of the children who survived tell their story in the film. "The Journey of Butterfly" preserves the legacy of creativity and the human spirit which emerged under the harshest of conditions. Directed by Emmy award winner Robert E. Frye. 1995 CINE Golden Eagle Award Winner

Part 2 - The Legacy of Butterfly

In October 1991, The American Boychoir traveled to Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) and performed “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” composed by Charles Davidson. The story was told in the award winning documentary “The Journey of Butterfly,” incorporating the music, poetry and witness of children imprisoned at the Nazi Ghetto at Terezin between 1941 and 1945. Ten years later, members of the 1991 Boychoir, as young men in their 20s, reunited with survivors featured in the original documentary. “The Journey of Butterfly - The Legacy,” tells the story of the impact the experience had on the Boychoir members.

Limited quantities of individual programs on VHS still available
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