D i s c o g r a p h y

Purcell: Music for the Chapel Royal

Charles Brett, Wilfred Brown, Robert Tear, Christopher Bevan, Christopher Keyte, Inia Te Wiata

St John’s College Choir & Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, George Guest

St John’s College Chapel, 1964 – Argo 1964, Decca 1976, 1995

Purcell: The Fairy Queen

Norma Burrowes, Jennifer Vyvyan, Mary Wells, Alfreda Hodgson, James Bowman, Charles Brett,

Peter Pears, Ian Partridge, Owen Brannigan, John Shirley-Quirk

Ambrosian Opera Chorus & English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

The Maltings, Snape, 1970 – Decca 1971, 1978, 2001

Music of the Crusades

Christina Clarke, James Bowman, Charles Brett, Nigel Rogers, Geoffrey Shaw

The Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow

1970 – Argo 1971, Decca 1991

Purcell: Te Deum & Jubilate, Funeral Sentences                      

James Bowman, Charles Brett, Ian Partridge, Forbes Robinson

St John’s College Choir & English Chamber Orchestra, George Guest

St John’s College Chapel, 1972 – Argo 1972, Decca 1991

Christmas in Venice

Charles Brett, John Angelo Messana, Martyn Hill, Philip Langridge

Monteverdi Choir & The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, John Eliot Gardiner      

Kingsway Hall, 1972 – Decca 1972, 1975, 1992

The Art of Courtly Love 

James Bowman, Charles Brett, Martyn Hill, Geoffrey Shaw

The Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow

Abbey Road Studios, 1972-3 – EMI 1973, Virgin Classics 1996

Dufay: Se la face ay pale

James Bowman, Charles Brett, Rogers Covey-Crump, Paul Elliott, Martyn Hill, Ian Thompson,

Geoffrey Shaw, Maurice Bevan

The Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow

Abbey Road Studios, 1973 – EMI 1974, Virgin Classics 1996

Praetorius: Motets from Musae Sioniae 

James Bowman, Charles Brett, David James, Martyn Hill, Ian Thompson, Geoffrey Shaw, Terry Edwards

The Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow

Abbey Road Studios, 1973 – EMI 1974, Virgin Classics 1996

Blow: Coronation Anthems

Charles Brett, Philip Langridge

King’s College Choir & Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, David Willcocks

King’s College Chapel, 1974 – Argo 1975, Decca 1993

The Art of the Netherlands

Sally Dunkley, Rosemary Hardy, James Bowman, Charles Brett, David James, Rogers Covey-Crump, Paul Elliott, Martyn Hill, Leigh Nixon, John Potter, Ian Thompson, Maurice Bevan, Geoffrey Shaw, Terry Edwards

The Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow

Abbey Road Studios, 1975 – EMI 1976, 1993, Virgin Classics 1997, 2010

'This is one of the most influential recordings of early music ever made.' Gramophone

Music of the Gothic Era

James Bowman, Charles Brett, David James, Rogers Covey-Crump, Paul Elliott, Martyn Hill, John Nixon,

John Potter, Geoffrey Shaw

The Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow

Charterhouse Chapel & Conway Hall, London, 1975 – Archiv 1976, Deutsche Grammophon 2000, Archiv 2010

Purcell: Birthday Odes for Queen Mary (Come ye Sons of Art & Love’s goddess sure)

Norma Burrowes, James Bowman, Charles Brett, Robert Lloyd

The Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow

Abbey Road Studios, 1975 – EMI 1976, Virgin Classics 1998

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610

Elly Ameling, Norma Burrowes, Charles Brett, Robert Tear, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Martyn Hill,

Peter Knapp, John Noble

King’s College Choir & The Early Music Consort of London, Philip Ledger                  

King’s College Chapel, 1975 – EMI 1976, 1995     

Locke: The Tempest

Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Charles Brett, John York Skinner, Rogers Covey-Crump, Martyn Hill,

Richard Morton, Geoffrey Shaw, David Thomas

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

All Saints Church, Petersham, 1975 – Decca 1976-7, 1993

Purcell: Come Ye sons of Art

Felicity Lott, Charles Brett, John Williams, Thomas Allen

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra, Equale Brass Ensemble, John Eliot Gardiner

Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London, 1976 – Erato 1977, 1994, Warner Classics 2002

Anthology of English Song 1530-1790

Norma Burrowes, Wendy Eathorne, Charles Brett, Neil Jenkins, Philip Langridge,

Benjamin Luxon, Robert Lloyd

St John’s, Smith Square, 1976 – Lyrita 2009

Musique au Temps des Papes en Avignon

Mary Criswick, Charles Brett, John York Skinner, John Elwes

Florilegium Musicum de Paris, Jean-Claude Malgoire                                                                                      

1976 – CBS Masterworks 1976

Handel: Dixit Dominus

Felicity Palmer, Margaret Marshall, Charles Brett, John Angelo Messana, Richard Morton,

Alastair Thompson, David Wilson-Johnson

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner

Henry Wood Hall, 1977 – Erato 1978, 1990, 1997, Warner Classics 2002, 2015

'Grand Prix du Disque'

Charpentier: Te Deum

Felicity Lott, Eiddwen Harrhy, Charles Brett, Ian Partridge, Stephen Roberts

King’s College Choir & Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Philip Ledger

King’s College Chapel, 1977 – EMI 1978, 1989, 2001

Handel: Rinaldo

Ileana Cotrubas, Jeanette Scovotti, Carolyn Watkinson, Charles Brett, Paul Esswood, Ulrik Cold

La Grande Ecurie & la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire                                                                   

Eglise Notre Dame du Liban, Paris, 1977 – Sony 1977, 1997, 2010

Medieval Music: Sacred Monophony & The Play of Herod

Pro Cantione Antiqua: Charles Brett, Paul Esswood, Timothy Penrose, Kevin Smith, Paul Elliott, John Elwes, James Griffett, James Lewington, Ian Partridge, Ian Caddy, Brian Etheridge, Michael George, Christopher Keyte, Stephen Roberts, Edgar Fleet (director)

Charterhouse School Chapel, 1977 – Oxford University Press 1978

Handel: The Ways of Zion do Mourn

Norma Burrowes, Charles Brett, Martyn Hill, Stephen Varcoe

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner

Henry Wood Hall, 1978 – Erato 1979-80, 1990, 1994, Warner Classics 2004, 2015

The Play of Daniel                                                                            

Pro Cantione Antiqua: Charles Brett, Timothy Penrose, Kevin Smith, James Griffett, Ian Partridge, Paul Elliott, James Lewington, Edgar Fleet, Brian Etheridge, Michael George, Stephen Roberts, David Thomas

Landini Consort, Mark Brown (director)                                                                                                      

St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London, 1978 – Decca 1979, 1983, 1992

Ars Britannica (Old Hall Manuscript, Madrigals & Lute Songs)                                                

Pro Cantione Antiqua: Charles Brett, Paul Esswood, Richard Hill, Kevin Smith, James Griffett, James Lewington, Ian Partridge, Ian Thompson, Brian Etheridge, Michael George, Christopher Keyte, Stephen Roberts,

David Thomas, Christopher Underwood

Bruno Turner, Geoffrey Mitchell & Ian Partridge (directors)

St Alban’s Church, Holborn, 1977 & All Saints Church, Petersham, 1979 – Teldec 1980,1992, Warner Classics 2010

Music of the Chapels Royal (Purcell, Locke, Blow & Humfrey) 

Gillian Fisher, Elisabeth Priday, Charles Brett, Christopher Robson, Ashley Stafford, Maldwyn Davies,

Wynford Evans, Martyn Hill, Stephen Varcoe, Roderick Earle, Owen Grundy, David Thomas, John Tomlinson

Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Henry Wood Hall, 1979 – Erato 1980, 1993, Warner Classics 2002

 

Handel: Utrecht Te Deum & Jubilate 

Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Charles Brett, Rogers Covey-Crump, Paul Elliott, David Thomas

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford & Academy of Ancient Music, Simon Preston 

St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London, 1979 – Decca 1980, 1994, 1997

Byrd & Taverner: Four Part Mass, Motets & Sacred Polyphony

Pro Cantione Antiqua: Charles Brett, Timothy Penrose, Kevin Smith, James Griffett, Paul Elliott,

Ian Partridge, Brian Etheridge, Michael George, Christopher Keyte, Stephen Roberts

Bruno Turner & Mark Brown (directors)

St John-at-Hackney, London, 1979 – ASV 1979, Regis 1994 

Purcell: Te Deum

Mary Beverley, Birgit Grenat, Charles Brett, Ian Partridge, David Thomas     

Choir of the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick

La Grande Ecurie & la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire             

Eglise Notre Dame du Liban, Paris, 1979 – CBS Masterworks 1980 

Handel: Messiah

Jennifer Smith, Charles Brett, Martyn Hill, Ulrik Cold

Worcester Cathedral Choir, La Grande Ecurie & la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire

Eglise Notre Dame du Liban, Paris, 1980 – CBS Master Works 1980, Sony 1999, 2001

 

Monteverdi & D’India: Mannerist Madrigals      

Chiaroscuro: Patrizia Kwella, Wendy Burger, Charles Brett, Nigel Rogers, John Potter, David Thomas

London Baroque, Nigel Rogers

Abbey Road Studios, 1981 – EMI 1983, Virgin Classics 1994 

Lassus: Lamentations of Jeremiah & Music for Easter Sunday

Pro Cantione Antiqua: Elizabeth Lane, Suzanne Flowers, Nancy Long, Charles Brett, Timothy Penrose,

Kevin Smith, James Griffett, Ian Partridge, Michael George, Christopher Keyte, Stephen Roberts

Bruno Turner (director)                                                                                                                     

1981 – Hyperion 1981, 1997

Robin Holloway: Sea Surface Full of Clouds

Penelope Walmsley-Clark, Margaret Cable, Charles Brett, Martyn Hill

Richard Hickox Singers & City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox                                                          

St Giles Church, Cripplegate, 1981 – Chandos 1982, 1993, 1999  

Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth

Gillian Fisher, Emma Kirkby, Charles Brett, Ian Partridge, Stephen Varcoe

The London Handel Choir & Orchestra, Denys Darlow                                                  

St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London, 1982 – Hyperion 1983, 1994, 2005

 

Tears & Lamentations

Pro Cantione Antiqua: Charles Brett and other singers

Mark Brown & Edgar Fleet (directors)        

Church of St-john-at-Hackney, London, 1982 – ASV 1982, 1995

Handel: Messiah

Margaret Marshall, Catherine Robbin, Charles Brett, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Robert Hale

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner

St John’s Smith Square, London, 1982 – Philips 1983, 1992

'Diapason d'Or'

Lassus: Motets & Chansons

The Hilliard Ensemble: David James, Charles Brett, Rogers Covey-Crump, Paul Elliott,

John Potter, Leigh Nixon, Paul Hillier, Michael George, David Beavan

Paul Hillier (director)

Priory Church of St Mary & St Blaise, Boxgrove, 1983 – EMI 1984, Virgin Classics 1995

Bach: Magnificat

Nancy Argenta, Patrizia Kwella, Charles Brett, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, David Thomas

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner

All Saint’s Church, Tooting, 1983 – Philips 1985, Decca 2001, 2013

'The Gramophone Recommendation'

Josquin Desprez: Missa di dadi & Missa ‘Faisant regretz’

Charles Brett, Michael Chance, Timothy Penrose, Joseph Cornwell, Rogers Covey-Crump,

Paul Elliott, Andrew King, Michael George, Paul Hiller

The Medieval Ensemble of London, Peter & Timothy Davies

Henry Wood Hall, 1984 – Decca 1984, 1997

Schütz: Geistliche Chormusik 1648

Sebastian Hennig, Betty Vandenberghe, Charles Brett, Hendrik Jacobs, Timothy Penrose,

Thomas Seedorf, Wilfried Jochens

Knabenchor Hannover & Instrumental Ensemble, Heinz Hennig

St Osdag, Mandelsloh, 1984 – Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 1985, 1992

Bach: Motets BWV 225-230         

The Hilliard Ensemble: David James, Charles Brett, Rogers Covey-Crump, John Potter,

Gordon Jones, Michael George

Knabenchor Hannover & London Baroque, Paul Hillier 

St Osdag, Mandelsloh, 1984 – EMI 1985, Virgin Classics 2005

Tallis: Spem in Alium, Lamentations of Jeremiah & Motets

Pro Cantione Antiqua: Michael Chance, Robin Tyson, Charles Brett, Timothy Penrose, James Griffett,

Paul Elliott, Ian Partridge, Andrew King, Joseph Cornwell, Michael George, Stephen Roberts,

Adrian Peacock, David Beavan, Brian Etheridge, and other singers

Mark Brown (director)     

Church of St John-at-Hackney, London, 1984 – 1985, Regis 2000

 

Palestrina: Missa Assumpta est Maria & Missa Papae Marcelli

Pro Cantione Antiqua: Charles Brett, Timothy Penrose, Ashley Stafford, Wynford Evans, James Griffett,

Neil Jenkins, Ian Partridge, David Beavan, Michael George, Gordon Jones, Christopher Keyte

Mark Brown (director)                                                                                                                                

1985 – 1985, Regis 1999

Handel: Dixit Dominus & Nisi Dominus 

Gillian Fisher, Elisabeth Priday, Charles Brett, William Kendall, Stephen Varcoe

Winchester Cathedral Choir & Winchester Baroque Ensemble, Martin Neary

New Hall, Winchester College, 1985 – EMI 1986 

Italian Madrigals

The Amaryllis Consort: Gillian Fisher, Jennifer Smith, Charles Brett, Ian Partridge,

Stephen Roberts, Michael George

Charles Brett (director)                                

London, 1985 – IMP Classics 1986

'the best comprehensive survey of the Italian Madrigal on the market'

                                                                                                     

Sweet & Low (Glees & Partsongs)

Pro Cantione Antiqua: Charles Brett, Timothy Penrose, Adrian Hill, James Griffett, Neil Jenkins,

Ian Partridge, Brian Etheridge, Michael George, Christopher Keyte

Mark Brown (director)

Rosslyn Hill Chapel, 1986 – Conifer 1986  

The Glory of Venice (Giovanni & Andrea Gabrieli)

Charles Brett, William Kendall, Peter Hall, Ian Caddy

King’s College Choir & The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Stephen Cleobury                

King’s College Chapel, Mar 1986 – Decca 1987, 1996

Medieval Christmas

Pro Cantione Antiqua: Charles Brett, Timothy Penrose, James Griffett, Neil Jenkins, Ian Partridge,

Brian Etheridge, Michael George, Stephen Roberts, Gordon Jones

English Medieval Wind Ensemble, Mark Brown (director)   

1986 – IMP 1986, Alto 2006

Handel: St John Passion

Mária Zádori, Ibolya Verebics, Judith Németh, Charles Brett, Martin Klietmann,

Gábor Kállay, József Moldvay, István Gáti

Capella Savaria, Pál Németh                                                                                           

Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary, 1987 – Hungaroton 1987

                                                                                                      

English Madrigals                                                                                                           

The Amaryllis Consort: Gillian Fisher, Jennifer Smith, Charles Brett, Ian Partridge,

Stephen Roberts, Michael George

Charles Brett (director)

St Paul’s Church, New Southgate, 1987 – IMP 1987

 

Geoffrey Burgon: Canciones del Alma, Acquainted with Night, etc 

James Bowman, Charles Brett

City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox                                                                                                    

St Augustine’s Church, Kilburn, 1987 – EMI 1988, 1997, 1999

Bach: Cantatas BWV 78 & 198

Ingrid Schmithüsen, Charles Brett, Howard Crook, Peter Kooy

Chœur et Orchestre de La Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe                                                                                

Paris, 1987 – Harmonia Mundi 1988, 1999

'Choc du Monde de la Musique'

Bach: Mass in B minor                                                           

Barbara Schlick, Catherine Patriasz, Charles Brett, Howard Crook, Peter Kooy

Chorus & Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent, Philippe Herreweghe                                                                       

Minderbroederskerk, Ghent, 1988 – Virgin Classics 1989, 1995, 2009

'Choc du Monde de la Musique'

                                                                                                        

Lambert: Leçons de Ténèbres

Noémi Rime, Nathalie Stutzmann, Charles Brett, Howard Crook

Philippe Foulon (viole de gambe), Mauricio Buraglia (théorbe), Yvète Piveteau (clavecin, orgue & direction)      

Abbaye de Royaumont, 1988 – Virgin Classics 1989, 2007 

'Diapason 4' - World Première Recording

Handel: Dixit Dominus & Nisi Dominus                                                                        

Lynne Dawson, Lynda Russell, Charles Brett, Ian Partridge, Michael George    

The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra, Harry Christophers                                                                

St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London, 1989 – Chandos 1991, The Sixteen Edition Coro 2009

Charpentier: Messe à quatre choeurs

Agnès Mellon, Isabelle Poulenard, Charles Brett, Alain Aubin, John Elwes, Michel Laplenie,

Philippe Cantor, Jean-François Gardeil

Chœur Régional Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Ensemble Vocal Jean Bridier, Ensemble Vocal Françoise Herr,

Chœur Gabrieli & la Grande Ecurie & la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire

Abbaye de Saint-Michel en Thiérache, 1990 – Erato 1991, Warner Classics 2004

Mozart: Three Salzburg Masses K 192, 220 & 275            

Ruth Holton, Charles Brett, Andrew Tusa, Henry Wickham      

Winchester College Chapel Choir & The Amadi Orchestra, Julian Smith

Winchester College Chapel, 1990 – ProudSound 1990  

                                                                                                        

Monterverdi: L’Orfeo          

Tessa Bonner, Catherine Bott, Julia Gooding, Carol Hall, Catherine King, Deborah York, Charles Brett, Robert Jones, John Mark Ainsley, Andrew King, Robert Evans, Michael George, Paul Agnew, Alan Ewing, Simon Grant

New London Consort, Philip Pickett

Walthamstow Assembly Hall, 1991 – Decca 1992, 2005

 

Bach: Cantatas BWV 39 & 93

Agnès Mellon, Charles Brett, Howard Crook, Peter Kooy

Chorus & Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent, Philippe Herreweghe                                                                       

Minderbroederskerk, Ghent, 1991 – Virgin Classics 1993, 2005

Monteverdi: Madrigali a 5 voci, Libro Sesto 1614

Consort 'Ars Musica': Sarah Leonard, Catherine Lyon, Ruth Dean, Charles Brett,

Michael Goldthorpe, Stephen Roberts, David Beavan

Rafaello Monterosso (director)

Henry Wood Hall, 1991 – Capriole Records 1991

Trionfi! A Florentine Festival                                                                                          

Tessa Bonner, Catherine Bott, Charles Brett, Christopher Robson, Paul Agnew, Andrew King,

Andrew Murgatroyd, Robert Evans, Mark Rowlinson, Michael George, Simon Grant, Adrian Peacock

New London Consort, Philip Pickett

Walthamstow Assembly Hall, 1992 – Decca 1994

                                                                                                        

Demantius: Danses & Madrigaux                          

The Amaryllis Consort: Catherine Lyon, Juliet Schiemann, Charles Brett, Ian Thompson, Simon Birchall

Charles Brett (director) & Musica Antiqua Toulon

Collégiale Saint-Pierre de Six-Fours, Toulon, 1992 – Verany 1993

'Evénement du mois'

Handel: Foundling Hospital Anthem

Gillian Fisher, Libby Crabtree, Charles Brett, John Elwes

Winchester Cathedral Choir & The Brandenburg Consort, David Hill

Winchester Cathedral, 1993 – Decca Argo 1994

Vivaldi: Stabat Mater & Nisi Dominus

Charles Brett

Musica Antiqua Toulon                                                                                                             

Collégiale Saint-Pierre de Six-Fours, Toulon, 1993 – Verany 1994      

'9 du Répertoire '                                                           

Palestrina: Canticum Canticorum Salomonis (The Song of Songs)

Pro Cantione Antiqua: James Bowman, Charles Brett, Robin Tyson, Joseph Cornwell, James Griffett,

Andrew Carwood, Ian Partridge, Stephen Roberts, Michael George, Adrian Peacock

Bruno Turner (director)

1994 – Hyperion 1994

Morago & Melgás: Music of the Portuguese Renaissance

Pro Cantione Antiqua: Charles Brett, Paul Esswood, Timothy Penrose, Robin Tyson, Andrew Carwood,

Joseph Cornwell, James Griffett, Andrew King, Ian Partridge, Stephen Roberts, Michael George, Adrian Peacock

Mark Brown (director)

1994 – Hyperion 1994

Purcell: Great vocal solos & duets – Blow: Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell                 

Catherine Peacock, Charles Brett, Ricard Bordas                                       

Musica Antiqua Toulon                                                                                                               

St-Maximin-en-Provence, 1995 – Verany Arion 1997

                                                                                                        

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