Charles Brett's Baroque Anthology for Counter-tenor

Volume II - Germany and England

Charles Brett - editor

Editor: Edited by Charles Brett;Engraved by Ashley Harries

for counter-tenor with realised continuo

Ref. no CB 2 (in 'cantatas')           sample page      cover page      To order:     

  • 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.