A pure and innocent performance with a traditional feel of Haydn's Mass and Vespers.
'The choir - America's answer to the Vienna Boys Choir - sings with an appealing soft-grained tone.' BBC Music Magazine
'The Michael Haydn album on Linn is very successful, and satisfies my need to hear the choir in a sustained "serious" program'. Fanfare
'...these performances convey an impression of childlike innocence and exuberance.' The Daily Telegraph
This recording is a rare opportunity to hear this neglected choral masterpiece by the younger brother of the great
Franz Josef Haydn.
This recording is a partial reconstruction of a Mass and Vespers for Holy Innocents Day as may have
been sung in Salzburg during the early nineteenth century. It features instrumental interludes by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by the members of the
New York Collegium, some of America's best-known baroque specialists.
The American Boychoir is North America's oldest and foremost choir of its kind, and rivals the
legendary Vienna Boys' Choir.