Charles Brett

Biography

Born: January 27, 1941; Maidenhead, London, England  
English countertenor Charles Brett is one of the leading specialists of the Baroque choral and oratorio repertoire. He studied at King's College, Cambridge, making his London debut in 1965 in a performance of Bach's Magnificat. In 1983, he co-founded the Amaryllis Consort, of which he was also the director. He has made numerous recordings, including Purcell's Fairy Queen (under the baton of Benjamin Britten) and birthday odes, Bach's Mass in B Read more minor, and several Handel oratorios. Brett has been less active on the opera stage, but even there he has appeared in some notable productions. His operatic debut was at Graz in 1984, in a revival of Angelica vincitrice di Alcina by J.J. Fux. At the Ludwigsburg Festival, he sang Athamas in a German-language version of Handel's Semele. He toured France with Gluck's La clemenza di Tito with the conductor Jean-Claude Malgoire, and sang Britten's Oberon in 1987 at Aachen. Read less

Biography

Born: January 27, 1941; Maidenhead, London, England  
English countertenor Charles Brett is one of the leading specialists of the Baroque choral and oratorio repertoire. He studied at King's College, Cambridge, making his London debut in 1965 in a performance of Bach's Magnificat. In 1983, he co-founded the Amaryllis Consort, of which he was also the director. He has made numerous recordings, including Purcell's Fairy Queen (under the baton of Benjamin Britten) and birthday odes, Bach's Mass in B Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Symphony
"Now the Night Is Chas'd Away"
"Let the Fifes and the Clarions....Dance"
"When a Cruel Long Winter"
"Hail! Great Parent Of Us All"
"Thus the Ever Grateful Spring"
"See, My Many-Coloured Fields"
"Next, Winter Comes Slowly, Pale"
"Hail! Great Parent Of Us All" (Reprise)
Prelude..."Come, All Ye Songsters Of the Sky"
"The Songsters...May the God Of Wit Inspire"
"Echo...Now Join Your Warbling Voices All"
"Fill Up the Bowl"
"See, Even Night Herself Is Here"
"I Am Come To Lock All Fast"
"One Charming Night"
"Hush, No More"
Dance For the Followers Of Night
Overture
"If Love's a Sweet Passion...I Press Her Hand"
"O Let Me Weep, For Ever Weep"
"Now the Maids and the Men Are Making Of Hay"
A Dance Of Haymakers
"A Thousand, Thousand Ways"
Hornpipe and Rondeau
Symphony
"Hark! Hark the Echoing Air"
"Sure the Dull God Of Marriage"
"See, I Obey"
"Turn Then Thine Eyes"
"My Torch Indeed...They Shall Be As Happy"
Chaconne
"They Shall Be As Happy"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Magnificat"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Et exsultavit spiritus meus" (soprano II)
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Quia respexit humilitatem" (soprano I)
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Omnes generationes"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Quia fecit mihi magna" (bass)
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria (Duet): "Et misericordia" (alto, tenor)
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Fecit potentiam"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Deposuit potentes" (tenor)
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Esurientes implevit bonis" (alto)
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria (Terzetto): "Suscepit Israel" (soprano I, II, alto)
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Sicut locutus est"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Gloria Patri"
Come ye Sons of Art, Z.323: I Overture
Come ye Sons of Art, Z. 323: II. "Come, ye Sons of Art, come away" (Countertenor, Chorus)
Come ye Sons of Art, Z.323: III "Sound the trumpet" (Counter-Tenors)
Come ye Sons of Art, Z.323: IV "Come, ye Sons of Art, come away" (Chorus)
Come ye Sons of Art, Z.323: V "Strike the viol" (Counter-Tenor)
Come ye Sons of Art, Z.323: VI "The day that such a blessing" (Bass, Chorus)
Come ye Sons of Art, Z.323: VII "Bid the Virtues" (Soprano)
Come ye Sons of Art, Z.323: VIII "These, are the sacred charms" (Bass)
Come ye Sons of Art, Z.323: IX "See Nature, rejoicing" (Soprano, Bass, Chorus)
Te Deum H146 (1989 Digital Remaster): Prélude
Te Deum H146 (1989 Digital Remaster): Te Deum laudamus
Te Deum H146 (1989 Digital Remaster): Te aeternum Patrem
Te Deum H146 (1989 Digital Remaster): Pleni sunt coeli et terra
Te Deum H146 (1989 Digital Remaster): Te per orbem terrarum
Te Deum H146 (1989 Digital Remaster): Tu devicto mortis aculeo
Te Deum H146 (1989 Digital Remaster): Judex crederis
Te Deum H146 (1989 Digital Remaster): Te ergo quaesumus
Te Deum H146 (1989 Digital Remaster): Aeterna fac cum sanctis
Te Deum H146 (1989 Digital Remaster): Dignare Domine
Te Deum H146 (1989 Digital Remaster): Fiat misericordia
Te Deum H146 (1989 Digital Remaster): In te Domine speravi
Symphony
1. Accompagnato: Comfort ye, My people
2. Air: Ev'ry Valley shall be exalted
3. Chorus: And the glory of the Lord
4. Accompagnato: Thus saith the Lord
5. Air: "But who may abide the day of his coming"
6. Chorus: And He shall purify the sons of Levi
7. Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive
8. Air - 9. Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings
10. Accompagnato: For behold, darkness shall cover
11. Air: The people that walked in darkness
12. Chorus: "For unto us a Child is born"
13. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
14. Recitative: There were shepherds - Accompagnato: And lo, the angel of the Lord - Recitative: And the angel said unto them - Accompagnato: And suddenly
15. Chorus: Glory to God in the highest
16. Air: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion
17a. Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind
18a. Duet: He shall feed his flock
19. Chorus: His yoke is easy
20. Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God
21. Air: He was despised
22. Chorus: Surely He hath borne our griefs
23. Chorus: And with His stripes we are healed
24. Chorus: All we like sheep have gone astray
25. Accompagnato: All they that see Him
26. Chorus: He trusted in God
27. Accompagnato: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
28. Arioso: Behold and see
29. Accompagnato: He was cut off
30. Aria: But thou didst not leave
31. Chorus: Lift up your heads
32. Recitative: Unto which of the angels
33. Chorus: Let all the angels of God
34a. Air: "Thou art gone up on high"
35. Chorus: The Lord gave the word
36. Air: How beautiful are the feet
37a. Chorus: Their sound is gone out
38. Air: Why do the nations
39. Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder
40. Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven
41. Air: Thou shalt break them
"Hallelujah"
43. Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth
44. Chorus: Since by man came death
45. Accompagnato: Behold, I tell you a mystery
46. Air: The trumpet shall sound
47. Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass
48. Duet: O death where is thy sting?
49. Chorus: But thanks be to God
50. Air: If God be for us
51. Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb... Amen
Cantata No. 93, 'Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten' BWV93: Chorus: Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten
Cantata No. 93, 'Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten' BWV93: Recitativo: Basso mit Choral: Was helfen uns die schweren Sorgen?
Cantata No. 93, 'Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten' BWV93: Aria: Tenore: Man halte nur ein wenig stille
Cantata No. 93, 'Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten' BWV93: Aria (Duet): Soprano, Alto: Er kennt die rechten Freundenstunden
Cantata No. 93, 'Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten' BWV93: Recitativo: Tenore: Denk' nicht in deiner Drangsalshitze
Cantata No. 93, 'Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten' BWV93: Aria: Soprano: Ich will auf den Herren schaun
Cantata No. 93, 'Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten' BWV93: Choral: Sing, bet' und geh' auf Gottes Wegen
Cantata No. 107, 'Was willst du dich betrüben' BWV107: Aria: Basso: Auf ihn magst du es wagen
Cantata No. 107, 'Was willst du dich betrüben' BWV107: Aria: Tenore: Wenn auch gleich aus der Höllen
Cantata No. 107, 'Was willst du dich betrüben' BWV107: Aria: Soprano: Er richt't's zu seinen Ehren
Cantata No. 107, 'Was willst du dich betrüben' BWV107: Aria: Tenore: Drum ich mich ihm ergebe
Cantata No. 107, 'Was willst du dich betrüben' BWV107: Choral: Herr, gib, dass ich dein' Ehre ja
Chorus: "Magnificat"
Aria: "Et exsultavit spiritus meus" (soprano II)
Aria: "Quia respexit humilitatem" (soprano I)
Chorus: "Omnes generationes"
Aria: "Quia fecit mihi magna" (bass)
Aria (Duet): "Et misericordia" (alto, tenor)
Chorus: "Fecit potentiam"
Aria: "Deposuit potentes" (tenor)
Aria: "Esurientes implevit bonis" (alto)
Aria (Terzetto): "Suscepit Israel" (soprano I, II, alto)
Chorus: "Sicut locutus est"
Chorus: "Gloria Patri"
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - We praise thee, O God
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - To thee all Angels cry aloud To thee Cherubin and Seraphin
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - The glorious company of the Apostles Thou art the King of Glory
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - When thou took'st upon thee / When thou hadst overcome Thou sittest at the right hand of God
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - We believe that thou shalt come
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - "Day by day" / "And we worship thy Name"
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - Vouchsafe, O Lord
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - O Lord, in thee have I trusted
Handel: Jubilate - O be joyful in the Lord
Handel: Jubilate - Serve the Lord with gladness
Handel: Jubilate - Be ye sure that the Lord he is God
Handel: Jubilate - O go your way into his gates
Handel: Jubilate - For the Lord is gracious
Handel: Jubilate - Glory be to the Father
Handel: Jubilate - Glory be to the Father
Trauerode, BWV 198
Trauerode, BWV 198
Trauerode, BWV 198
Trauerode, BWV 198
Trauerode, BWV 198
Trauerode, BWV 198
Trauerode, BWV 198
Trauerode, BWV 198
Trauerode, BWV 198
Trauerode, BWV 198
Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78
Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78
Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78
Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78
Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78
Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78
Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78
Nisi Dominus aedificaverit (Chorus)
Vanum, est vobis ante lucem sugere (Tenor)
Cum dederit dilectis (Counter-Tenor)
Sicut sagittae in manu potentis (Bass)
Beatus vir qui implevit desiderium (Tenor)
Gloria Patri et Filio (Chorus)
Dixit Dominus Domino meo (Chorus)
Virgam virtutis tuae emittet Dominus ex Sion (Counter-Tenor)
Tecum principium in die virtutis (Soprano)
Juravit Dominus, et non poenitebit eum (Chorus)
Secundum ordinem Melchisedech (Chorus)
Dominus a dextris (Chorus)
Judicabit in nationibus (Chorus)
De torrente in via bibet (Soli, Chorus)
Gloria Patri et Filio (Chorus)


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