Charles Brett - editor

Charles Brett, the distinguished counter-tenor, has compiled and edited an inspiring and eclectic anthology of works for counter-tenor, with accompaniment.


CB 1

Charles Brett's Baroque Anthology for Counter-tenor

Volume I - Italy and France

Edited by Charles Brett

Engraved by Ashley Harries

for counter-tenor with realised continuo

Price: £ 11.80

Dolcissimo sospiro                                           Giulio Caccini

Sfogava con le stelle                                        Giulio Caccini

Ego flos campi                                          Claudio Monteverdi

Currite populi                                           Claudio Monteverdi

O quam tu pulchra es                                 Alessandro Grandi

Objet dont les charmes si doux                      Antoine Boësset

Ombre de mon amant                                    Michel Lambert

Plainte sur la mort de Michel Lambert                     Dubuisson

Unissez beauté trop sévère             Louis-Nicolas Clérambault

Diligam te, Domine                                              Jean Gilles

 

This anthology comprises twenty songs, five each from Italy, France, Germany and England. A variety of composers is represented, from great masters, like Bach, Monteverdi and Purcell, to many lesser-known composers of the Baroque period - Humfrey, Lambert, Gilles, Kindermann and others. All are presented in new editions, with freshly composed realisations of the continuo. The songs are varied in difficulty, and should appeal to many counter-tenors from students to professionals.

 

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CB 2

Charles Brett's Baroque Anthology for Counter-tenor

Volume II - Germany and England

Edited by Charles Brett

Engraved by Ashley Harries

for counter-tenor with realised continuo

Price: £ 9.20

Was ist unser Lebensstand?             Johann Erasmus  Kindermann  

Komm, Seele, Jesu Leiden                       Johann Wolfgang Franck             

O angenehme Nacht                                Johann Wolfgang Franck          

Komm, süsser Tod                                    Johann Sebastian Bach          

Jesus, unser Trost und Leben                     Johann Sebastian Bach          

In the black, dismal dungeon of despair                    Henry Purcell          

Sabina has a thousand charms                                    John Blow          

Sleep downy sleep                                             Pelham Humfrey          

Be welcome then, great Sir                                     Henry Purcell          

Young Coridon and Phillis                                    Jeremiah Clarke          

 

This anthology comprises twenty songs, five each from Italy, France, Germany and England. A variety of composers is represented, from great masters, like Bach, Monteverdi and Purcell, to many lesser-known composers of the Baroque period - Humfrey, Lambert, Gilles, Kindermann and others. All are presented in new editions, with freshly composed realisations of the continuo. The songs are varied in difficulty, and should appeal to many counter-tenors from students to professionals.

 

Cover image: download
Sample page: download