Dorian/Sono Luminus released Dave Brubeck’s Sacred Choral Works: Songs of Praise in 2010. It presents sacred music performed by Pacific Edge Voices — then Pacific Mozart Ensemble (PME) — and Quartet San Francisco. It includes the large work Canticles, Credo composed by Dave for PME’s 25th anniversary, and Brubeck’s setting of a Benediction, which he wrote in 2009 for the Pacific Mozart Ensemble.
In 2005, conductor Kent Nagano invited PEV to travel to Berlin to perform and record Leonard Bernstein’s legendary MASS with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and renowned tenor Jerry Hadley. The resulting recording from Harmonia Mundi received a 2006 Grammy nomination for Best Choral Performance.
Both CDs can be ordered by calling us at (510) 848-8022.
If Music Be the Food of Love
In 2017, PEV launched an open Call for Scores, which resulted in our discovering a wonderful young composer in Louisiana. In spring 2018, PEV presented the West Coast premiere of this gorgeous piece. Subsequently, PEV premiered Tran’s Mass in E in December 2018.
The Battle of Jericho
Traditional, arrangement Moses Hogan
Since 2007, PEV has specialized in singing African-American spirituals for audiences in the Bay Area and in Cuba, where we traveled on a musical exchange in 2013.
Jazz & pop samples
Our annual set of jazz and pop tunes in original a cappella arrangements is one of PEV’s signature musical offerings.
Concierto de Aranjuez
Joaquin Rodrigo (guitar concerto), vocal arrangement Ward Swingle
by David Gilmour & Roger Waters/Pink Floyd, arrangement Jim Hale (based on Scissor Sisters)
Please visit Pacific Edge Voices’ channel on Youtube to watch a selection of our video recordings.