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Prepared by Monica J. Hubbard
National Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women's Choirs, 1997-2001
American Choral Directors Association

Adolf Frederiks Girls' Choir, Bo Johansson, Conductor
Cantemus 2
Anthology of sacred and secular music from eleven countries
Caprice CD CAP21498
Stockhom, Sweden. April, 1995.

Circle of Wisdom
Music celebrating the 900th anniversary of Hildegard von Bingen

Sacred Music of the Middle Ages
Hildegard von Bingen and others
Straight Arrow Recordings CD SAP001
St. Johnsbury, Vermont, USA. June, 1994.

Anonymous 4
1000: A Mass for the End of Time
An Ascension mass from late tenth and early eleventh century sources
Harmonia Mundi CD HMU 907224
Napa, California. February, 2000.

Anonymous 4
11,000 Virgins
Music of Hildegard von Bingen inspired by the legend of St. Ursula
Harmonica Mundi CD HMU 907200; CASS 407200

Anonymous 4
An English Ladymass: Medieval Chant and Polyphony
Liturgical polyphony and chant from the 13th and early 14 century
Harmonia Mundi CD 907080

Anonymous 4
A Lammas Ladymass
13th and 14th century chant and polyphonic votive masses in honor of the Virgin Mary as might have been sung around the feast of Mary's Assumption in August and Lammas, the Celtic festival of harvest, which marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn.
Harmonia Mundi CD 90722

Anonymous 4
The Lily and the Lamb: Chant and Polyphony from Medieval England
Harmonia Mundi CD 907125

Anonymous 4
Love's Illusion: Courtly Love Songs from Medieval France
Harmonia Mundi CD 907109

Anonymous 4
Miracles of Sant'Iago
Medieval chant and polyphony for St. James from the Codex Calixtinus
Harmonia Mundi CD 907156
Boston, Massachusetts, USA. July, September, 1995.

Anonymous 4
A Star in the East: Medieval Hungarian Christmas Music
Harmonia Mundi CD 907139

Anonymous 4
On Yoolis Night: Medieval Carols and Chants
Harmonia Mundi CD 907099

Anonymous 4
Legends of St. Nicholas
Music from the liturgy of the hours and other sources originally produced to celebrate the legends associated with the fourth-century St. Nicholas
Harmonia Mundi  HMU 907232
September 1999

Anonymous 4 and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Choir
Steven Mercurio, Conductor
Voices of Light - Oratorio by Richard Einhorn inspired by the film The Passion of Joan of Arc for voices and amplified instrumental ensemble
Sony CD SK 62006
August, 1995

Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Erwin Ortner, Conductor
Brahms Lieder & Romanzen
Vier Gesänge Op. 17 for women's chorus with two horns and harp
Teldec CD 4509-92058-2
Germany. 1994.

Ars Femina Ensemble
Music by Women of the Mexican, Cuban, and European Baroque.
: Maria Paterina, Gracia Baptista, Sor Juana Ines De la Cruz, Anna Ovena Hoijer, Lucrezia Vizana, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Maria Joachina Rodrigues, Maria Xavera Peruchona, and Guadalupe Ortiz.
Nammerl CD 0004

The Bolshoi Theatre Childrens Choir, Andrey Zaboronok, Conductor
Alexander Kastalsky, Liturgy of St. John of Chrysostom plus chants of the Russian Orthodox Church
Collins CD 14432
Moscow, Russia. November, 1994.

The Bolshoi Theatre Childrens Choir, Andrey Zaboronok, Conductor
Without Time or Season: Russian Choruses for Children
Collins CD 13912
Moscow, Russia. November, 1994.

Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Chorus, Philip Koutev and Krasimir Kyurkchiyski, Directors
Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares
Bulgarian folk music
Volume 1 CD 979165-2, Sofia, Bulgaria 1987;
Volume 2 CD 979201-2, Sofia, Bulgaria 1988;
Volume 3, Ritual, CD 979349-2
Sofia, Bulgaria. 1993.

Cantemus, Dénes Szabó, Director
The Choral Music of Kodaly
Hungaroton Classic KFT HCD31291
Budapest, Hungary. 1994.

Cantus, Tove Ramlo, Director
Norwegian choral music performed by this "Choir of the World"
(Eistedfodd, 1993 winner)
Heilo CD HCD7995
Norway, 1994.

Cappella Artemisia, Candace Smith, Director
Canti nel chiostro
Music from the women's monasteries of Bologna (1580-1680)
Tactus CD TC60001
Bologna, Italy. 1994.

Cappella Artemisia, Candace Smith, Director
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani I Vespri Natalizi (1650)
TACTUS CD 600301
Italy. February 1997.

Choir and Orchestra of Paris, Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
The women from the choir perform Claude Debussy Salut Printemps, La Damoiselle élue, others
Deutsche Grammophon 2531-263

Corydon Singers, Matthew Best, Conductor
Brahms Motets
Three Sacred Choruses Op. 37 for four-part female chorus
Psalm 13 Op. 27 for three-part female chorus
Ave Maria Op. 12 for four-part female chorus
Hyperion CDA66389
London, England. October, 1989.

Cramol Women's Chorus
Voix de Femmes du Portugal - Women's Voices of Portugal
Religious and secular songs from the musical traditions of Portugal
Ethnic CD (Audivis) B 6816
Portugal. 1995.

Discantus, Brigitte Lesne, Director
Campus Stellae
12th century music from the Abbey of St. Martial in Limoges to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Opus 111 CD OPS 30-102
Paris, France. 1994.

Discantus, Brigitte Lesne, Conductor
Codex Las Huelgas
13th century Spanish sacred vocal music
Opus 111 CD OPS30-68
Fontevraud, France. January, 1992.

Discantus, Brigitte Lesne, Conductor
Hortus Deliciarum
12th century chants and hymns, including Hildegard
Opus 111, OPS 30-220
Paris, France, 1998

Dzintars - Latvian Women's Choir, Imants Cepitis and Ausma Derkevica, Directors
Songs of Amber - Folk songs from Latvia
Rykodisc RCD 10130
Petaluma, California, USA. April, 1989.

Elektra Women's Choir, Morna Edmundson and Diane Loomer, Conductors
Britten's Ceremony of Carols and John Rutter's Dancing Day
Skylark Music CD 9703
Vancouver BC, Canada. 1997.

Elektra Women's Choir, Morna Edmundson & Diane Loomer, Co-Directors
Classic Elektra
Contains compostions by Hovland, Telfer, Casals, Conte, Elgar, Halley Wessman, Rautavaara, Tormis, Hatfield
Skylark CD 9402
Vancouver, BC, Canada. 1995.

Elektra Women's Choir, Morna Edmundson and Diane Loomer, Conductors
From the Heart
Fifteen selections from Elektra's touring repertoire, 8 of which are Canadian.
Skylark Music CD9602
Vancouver BC, Canada. 1997.

Elektra Women's Choir, Morna Edmundson & Diane Loomer, Co-Directors
Elektra Women's Choir
Contains compositions by Hildegard, Verdi, Durufle, Luengen, Schafer, Fletcher, G. Holst, Tavener, Kostiainen, Tormis
Skylark CD 9202
Vancouver, BC, Canada. 1995.

Elektra Women's Choir, Morna Edmundson & Diane Loomer, Co-Directors
with Rita Costanzi, harp; Lorraine Reinhardt, soprano, and Bryn Nixon,organ.
Josef Rheinberger Missa et Hymni Musica Sacra VI
Carus 83.145 (available from
Vancouver, BC, Canada. 1999.

Elektra Women's Choir, Morna Edmundson & Diane Loomer, Co-Directors
Canadian repertoire commissioned 1993-2000. Works by Bjerring, Chan Ka Nin, Hamel, Forsyth, Luengen, MacIntyre, Somers, Stokes and Uyeda.
CMC CD 6800
Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2001

Ensemble bel Canto, Dietburg Spohr, Director
Adriana Hälszky: Vokale Kammermusik
Koch CD 3-1330-2

Ensemble Hodie, Jean-Claude Wilkins, Director
Contains French sacred music by Delibes, Faure, Ropartz, and Gounod
CD HOD300356
Order direct from Jean-Claude Wilkins, Avenue Jean Ier, B-5000 Namur, Belgium/ <>
Namur, Belgium. February 1996

Ensemble Vocale Barbara Strozzio, Joan Yakkey, Conductor
Claudio Monteverdi: Le Sacrae Cantiunculae a Le Canzonette a tre voci
Florentia Musica CD FLO69003
Florence, Italy. 1995.

Ensemble Vocal Benjamin Britten, Miklós Szabó, Conductor
Bartók: 27 Choruses (includes choruses for women's and children's voices)
REM 311091

Gori Women's Choir, Shalva Mosidze, Conductor
Archaica - Modern Georgian Choir Music
St. Petersburg Classics, Sony Classics CD SK 66924

Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel, Conductor
Las Huelgas Codex: Music from 13th century Spain
SONY CD 071565 1993

I Cantori (Voxfire), Edward Cansino, Conductor
A Choir of Angels
"Spring Song" by Naomi Stephens
Civic Classics CD, P.O. Box 26426, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Los Angeles, California, USA. 1995.

Kammerchor der Universität Dortmund, Willi Gundlach, Director
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Chorlieder, Duette, Terzette
Thorofon Classics CD CTH2299
Germany. 1995.

Libana, Susan Robbins, Artistic Director
A Circle is Cast
Rounds, chants and songs for celebration and ritual.
Spinning Records SRCD-002.
Massachusetts. 1986.

Libana, Susan Robbins, Artistic Director
Music from the global village.
Shanachie Records CD. 1993.

Libana, Susan Robbins, Artistic Director
Fire Within
Eclectic collection of 18 rounds, chants and songs from many cultures.
Ladyslipper Records LR108CD. 1990.

Libana, Susan Robbins, Artistic Director
Handed Down
Musical traditions of Eastern Europe and the Middle East
Spinning Records Cassette SR-001

Libana, Susan Robbins, Artistic Director
Traditional and contemporary music from the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Mediterranean and South America.
Shanachie Records CD67001. 1989

Libana, Susan Robbins, Artistic Director
Volume 2
Musical traditions of Balkan, Celtic and Jewishc cultures.
Ladyslipper. Cassette.

Libana, Susan Robbins, Artistic Director
Volume 1
Women's traditional music and dance of Eastern Europe, and in celebration of women and nature.
Ladyslipper. Cassette.

Mädchenchor Hannover, Ludwig Rutt, Director
Chorwerke der Romantik
Contains compositions by Schubert, Verdi, Rheinberger, Reger, Rossini, Brahms, R. Schumann
Ars Musici CD AME3001-2
Hannover, Germany. 1986

Mädchenchor Hannover, Ludwig Rutt, Director
Music by Caplet, Rossini, Holst, Distler, Koerppen, Rutt
Thorofon Classics CTH2174
Hannover, Germany. 1993.

Classic madrigals and catches by Toronto based women's trio
Order CD:  P.O. Box 168, Station "P", Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2S7, Canada

Malle Babbe Women's Choir, Leny van Schaik, Director
Sing, Choirs of Angels
Christmas music by Ruppel, Dufay, Lübeck, Gruber, Christmas medley from Songs of Survival, others
Sony Classical CD SK60660
Haarlem, The Netherlands, March, April 1998

Malle Babbe Women's Choir, Leny van Schaik, Conductor
Song of Survival
Motion picture sound track from Paradise Road featuring the Vocal Orchestra Music arrangements of Margaret Dryburgh and Norah Chambers.
Sony Music SK63026
The Netherlands. 1994-96.

The Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College, Sigrid Johnson, Conductor
Carol Collection
Contains compositions by Clausen, Rutter, Kellam, Berkey, Brown, Johnson, Hadley, Van, Gardner, Goemanne, Friedell, Geer, Ferguson, Luboff, Vaughan Williams
St Olaf Records CD E2049
Northfield, Minnesota, USA. 1994.

Feminea Forma Maria
Hildegard of Bingen, Johannes Berchman Goschi
12 Marian songs from the Dendermonde Codex, sung by the 11-woman Ensemble Mediatrix. Song texts in Latin and German only, liner notes in English and German.
CALIG 50 982. 1996.

Musica Secreta
Barbara Strozzi: La virtuosissima cantatrice
Solos, duets and trios spanning her entire composing career
Amon Ra Records CD SAR 61
Somerset, England. November, 1992.

Musica Secreta
Componinenti Musicali
Motets by Lucretia Orsina Vizzana
LINN Records, CKD 071 (Linn Records Mail Order, 257 Drakemire Drive, Castlemilk, Glasgow, G45 9SZ)

National Women's Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus, Nan Washburn, Conductor
Kay Gardner's Ouroboros: Season of Life ~ Women's Passages
Ladyslipper Records CD LR115CD

New York Treble Singers, Virginia Davidson, Conductor; others
Ariadne's Lament
Music by Mary Jane Leach
New World Records CD 80525-2

New York Treble Singers, Virginia Davidson, Conductor
Celestial Fires
Mary Jane Leach, Bruckstück, Green Mountain Madrigal, Mountain Echoes, Ariel's Song
Experimental Intermedia Foundation XI CD 107
New York. 1993.

New York Treble Singers, Virginia Davidson, Conductor
How I Do Love Thee
Traditional and newly composed carols
Premier Recordings PRCD 1040
New York, NY. 1994

Orchestre Theatre National Opera de Paris, Manuel Rosenthal, Conductor
The women's voices from the opera chorus perform Debussy Salut Printemps and others.
ADES (54 rue Saint-Lazare, 75009 Paris)
CD 203852

Pacific Northwest Chorus, Joan Catoni Conlon, Conductor
The Romantic Gypsy
The women's voices from the chorus perform Pauline Garcia Viardot's Choeur Bohémien and Kodály's Túrot ëszik a cigány
Ambassador CD ARC 1015
Seattle, Washington. 1995.

Peninsula Women's Chorus, Patricia Hennings, Director
Alleluia Psallat, The Joys of Christmas
Medieval to modern Christmas music including Hildegard von Bingem, Britten, Chambers, Handel, Bach, and Mechem.
Location Digital Recording LDC-1001
Direct CD order ($18.00): 2360 Emerson St. Palo Alto, CA 94301

Peninsula Women's Chorus, Patricia Hennings, Director
Songs of the Spirit
Choral music by Johansson, MacIntyre, Jeffers, Schafer, Harrison, others.
Location digital Recording LDR-1002
Palo Alto, CA 1998.

Peninsula Women's Chorus, Patricia Hennings, Director
Treasures Contains compositions by Sköld, Victoria, Olsson, Conte, Larsen, Cleveland, G. Holst, Holmes, Nystedt, Telfer
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. March, 1992.
To order:

2360 Emerson Street
Palo Alto CA 94301
(650) 327-3095

Russian Chamber Chorus of New York (women's voices)
Yuri Yukechev My Heart is Ready (New Age Russian Chant)
Helicon Classics CD HE1005

The St. Louis Women's Chorale, Susan McMane, conductor
Angelic Voices: Sacred Music for Women's Voices
Sacred music from medieval to modern including Hildegard von Bingen, Victoria, Vizzana, Mendelssohn, Fauré, Halmos, Brahms, Schubert, Rossini, Poulenc, Ahlén, Berkey, and Kodaly.
Order direct: 7233 Kingsbury, St. Louis, MO 63130

Saint Mary's College Women's Choir, Nancy Menk, conductor
Ave, Ave! 20th Century Music for Women's Voices
Pro Organo CD 7095
Notre Dame, Indiana. April, 1997.

Salomone Trio
Sacred and Profane
Cantigas de Santa Maria and other sacred medieval music, French chansons (c. 1500), English madrigals, the Hebrew motets of Salomone Rossi, Sephardic songs of the Spanish Jews
Titanic TI-238
New York. 1997

San Francisco Girls Chorus
Jubilate 10th Anniversary Collection, Elizabeth Appling, Conductor
Contains compositions by Bartok, Kocsar, Verdi, Remenyt, G. Holst, Kodaly, Riegger, Halmos, Copland, and R. Thompson.
15 Anniversary Celebration - Highlights of 1993, Sharon Paul, Conductor
Contains compositions by Pinkham, DeCormier, A. Parker, Mechem, Kohn, Petrovics, Teseo, McKelvy, Dawson, D. Willcocks, Rutter, G. Holst, Berlin.
Highlights of 1994, Sharon Paul, Conductor
Contains compositions by Bardos, Halmos, Leighton, Casals, Krenek, Grau, G. Holst, J.S. Bach, Dublanc, Mellnas, Conte, Shatin, Scott, Gruber.

Purchase a cassette from the chorus at:

1100 Ellis Street,
San Francisco, CA
(415) 673-1511 (Voice)
(415) 673-0639 (Fax)

San Francisco Girls Chorus, Dr. Sharon Paul, Conductor
Anithaca from Uses of Music in Uttermost Parts by Elinor Armer, text by Ursula K. Le Guin
Koch International Classics CD 3-7331-2 Y6x2
University of California Berkeley. January 1995.

San Francisco Girls Chorus, Dr. Sharon Paul, Conductor Music from the Venetian Ospedali
SFGC CD 9801 (P.O. Box 15397, San Francisco, CA 94115-0397. 415/673-1511)
Belvedere, CA. March 1998.

Savina Women's Folk Choir, Susan Mintz, Artistic Director
Echoes From the Mountain
Choral music from Eastern Europe
Misty Rhythms Records
Belmont, California. 1996.

Silesian University Choir, Halina Gorniewicz, Conductor
Voices of Women by Nancy Van de Vate
Koszalin State Philharmonic Orchestra, Szymon Kawalla, Conductor
Vienna Modern Masters CD 3022

Silesian University Choir, Halina Gorniewicz, Conductor
How Fares the Night by Nancy Van de Vate
Koszalin State Philharmonic Orchestra, Szymon Kawalla, Conductor
Vienna Modern Masters CD 3025

Sofia Chamber Choir, Irina Stiglich, Conductor
Gesänge für Frauenstimmen by Robert Schumann
Includes Op. 29, 50, 69, 79, 91, 103, 114
Gega New CD GD144
Bulgaria. 1993.

Sinfonye, Stevie Wishart, Director
Amydde the Carole for to Daunce
Anglo-Norman dance-songs, chansons de mal mariee and instrumental music
(SINFONYE cassette available froml
Sydney, Australia, 1991

Sinfonye, Stevie Wishart, Director
Arrests d'Amour
Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Courts of Love
CD Hyperion A66367 (with Mara Kiek)
London, England, 1989

Sinfonye, Stevie Wishart, Director
Bella Domna
The medieval woman: lover, poet, patroness and saint
CD Hyperion A66283 (with Mara Kiek)
London, England, 1987

Sinfonye, Stevie Wishart, Director
Gabriel's Greeting
Medieval English Christmas music
CD Hyperion A66685
London, England, 1993

Sinfonye, Stevie Wishart, Director
Hildegard of Bingen: Symphonia (part 1)
Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations
(with the Oxford Girls' Choir)
CD Celestial Harmonies 13127-2 concert review
Toddington, England, 1995

Sinfonye, Stevie Wishart, Director
Poder á Santa María
The Andalucian Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso el Sabio
CD Documentos Sonoros DS 01 1 0
Seville, Spain, 1993

Sinfonye, Stevie Wishart, Director
The Sweet Look and the Loving Manner
Songs of the Medieval French Trobairitz
CD Hyperion A66625
London, England, 1992

Sinfonye, Stevie Wishart, Director
Three Sisters on the Seashore
Songs from the thirteenth century
CD Lunadisc LUN CD 333
Toddington, England, 1994

Sinfonye, Stevie Wishart, Director
original songs by Stevie Wishart
CD Tall Poppies TP 027
Syndey, Australia, 1992

Sofia Chamber Choir, Irina Stiglich, Director
Robert Schumann Gesänge für Frauenstimmen
Includes women's choruses Op. 29, 50, 69, 79, 91, 103, 114
Gega New CD GD144
Bulgaria. 1993.

Tapestry, Laurie Monahan, Director
Hildegard von Bingen: Celestial Light
Music of Hildegard von Bingen, Robert Kyr
Telarc CD 80456
Lenox, MA 1997

Tapestry, Laurie Monahan, Director
Angeli: Music of Angels
Ensemble Project Ars Nova with guest ensemble Tapestry
Notre Dame Polyphony, Hildegard von Bingen, Patricia Van Ness
Telarc CD 80448
Lenox, MA 1995

Tapestry, Laurie Monahan, Director
Song of Songs, Come into My Garden: A Portrait of Sensual and Spritirual Love
Hebrew Cantillations, Latin Chant, Hildegard, Contemporary compositions
Telarc CD 80486

Tapestry, Laurie Monahan, Director
The Fourth River - The Millennium Revealed
Telarc CD 80534

Tapiola Chamber Choir and Friends of Kuula, Hannu Norjanen, Conductor
Toivo Kuula: Complete Works for Mixed and Female Choruses a cappella
Finlandia Records CD 4509-98235-2
Helsinki, Finland. April-May, 1993.

USSR Radio and TV Large Chorus, Ludmila Ermakova, Conductor
Choral Music by Russian Composers
Includes Rachmaninoff's "Six Choruses for Female Voices, Op. 15"
Vox Allegretto CD ACD8176

Music by Hildegard von Bingen
Real Music CD RM8999
Munich, Germany. 1990.

Vox Animae, Michael Fields and Evelyn Tubb, directors
Ordo Virtutum, The Soul's Journey
Hildegard of Bingen
All women voices with John Hancorn's Diabolus; Michael Fields, harp;
Piers Adams, recorder; Steven Devine, percussion.
Etcetera Record Company, Netherlands KTC CD 1203

Women of the Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy, Conductor
Johannes Brahms Vier Gesänge
Nimbus CD 5524
October, 1997

Women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Paul Salamunovich, Conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Claude Debussy Nocturnes and La Damoiselle élue
Sony SK58952
Los Angeles. 1993.

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