The boy singers of Augsburg Cathedral perform both sacred and secular music by south German composer Hans Leo Hassler, a student of Andrea Gabrieli whose music combines elements of both the Renaissance and the baroque.
"While the masses are certainly impressive, the choir seems more emotionally committed to the madrigals. I notice it especially in the drinking song 'Frisch Auf! Lasst Uns Ein Guts Glas,' with its lively 'Juhu!' refrain, and in the lovely dance songs 'Tanzen und Springen' and 'Mit Tanzen Jubilieren und Springen.'… On the whole I like the spirit and tone of this ensemble."—American Record Guide
"In German madrigals that Hassler modeled closely on the lighter sort of 16th century Italian madrigal, the Augsburger singers offer an enjoyable example of the style…. Recorded in 2003, this album was reissued by the Ars Musici label in 2009; the sonics remain exemplary. Recommended for fans of boychoir singing, for the group deserves credit for tackling unusual and difficult repertoire."—All Music Guide