Charles Brett's Baroque Anthology for Counter-tenor

Volume I - Italy and France

Charles Brett - editor

Editor: Charles Brett; engraved by Ashley Harries

for counter-tenor with realised continuo

Ref. no CB 1 (in 'cantatas')           sample page      cover page      To order:     

  • 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.