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Owen Brannigan

voc, 1908-1973 GB
Musician of Classical and Soundtrack

Owen Brannigan OBE (10 March 1908 – 9 May 1973) was an English bass, known in opera for buffo roles and in concert for a wide range of solo parts in music ranging from Henry Purcell to Michael Tippett. He is best remembered for his roles in Mozart and Britten operas and for his recordings of roles in Britten, Offenbach and Gilbert and Sullivan operas, as well as recordings of English folk songs.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Bass
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: "Noye, Noye, Take Thou Thy Company" on Britten: Noye's Fludde; The Golden Vanity by Benjamin Britten, Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, The English Opera Group Orchestra, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Russell Burgess & Norman Del Mar
Serse / Act 1: Sento un soave concento on German Baroque by George Frideric Handel, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach & Heinrich Schütz
Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: "The Spacious Firmament On High" on Britten: Noye's Fludde; The Golden Vanity by Benjamin Britten, Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, The English Opera Group Orchestra, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Russell Burgess & Norman Del Mar
Serse / Act 1: O voi che penate on German Baroque by George Frideric Handel, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach & Heinrich Schütz
Messiah: Part 1, No. 6 - But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming on Handel: Messiah by George Frideric Handel & London Philharmonic Choir
The Pirates of Penzance: When the foeman bares his steel on Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan, The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Isidore Godfrey
Serse / Act 1: Presto, signor ... Come, qui Principessa on German Baroque by George Frideric Handel, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach & Heinrich Schütz
The Pirates of Penzance: When a felon's not engaged in his employment on Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan, The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Isidore Godfrey
Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Prologue: "Peter Grimes!" on Britten: Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Pears, Claire Watson & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Overture on The Mikado by Various Artists

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
A Little NonsenseOwen Brannigan2015Album
Cantata Academica / Cantata Misericordium / Gloriana - Choral Dances / Voices For TodayBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jennifer Vyvyan, Helen Watts, Owen Brannigan, George Malcolm1983Compil.
HMS Pinafore/Trial By JuryGilbert & Sullivan, Sir Malcolm Sargent, George Baker, John Cameron, Richard Lewis, Owen Brannigan, James Milligan, Elsie Morison, Marjorie Thomas, Monica Sinclair1978Compil.
EvergreensOwen Brannigan With Ernest Lush1974Album
Messiah (Excerpts)Georg Friedrich Händel, Sir Adrian Boult, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, George Maran, Owen Brannigan, Norma Procter, Jennifer Vyvyan1974Album
The World Of Owen BranniganOwen Brannigan1973Compil.
The Fairy Queen Highlights (Ed. Britten, I. Holst, and Pears)Jennifer Vyvyan, Mary Wells, Norma Burrowes, Alfreda Hodgson, Peter Pears, James Bowman, Charles Brett, Ian Partridge, Owen Brannigan, John Shirley-Quirk, Kenneth Sillito, Philip Ledger, Kenneth Heath, Martin Gatt, Peter Graeme, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, Henry Purcell1973Album
Brannigan's NorthumbriaOwen Brannigan1973Album
Owen Brannigan's TynesideOwen Brannigan1973Album
The Fairy Queen (A New Concert Version)Henry Purcell - Jennifer Vyvyan, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Owen Brannigan, English Chamber Orchestra, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Benjamin Britten1972Album
Xerxes (Serse)Großes Orchester des Österreichischen Rundfunks, Brian Priestman, Maureen Forrester, Maureen Lehane, Owen Brannigan, Lucia Popp, Marilyn Tyler, Martin Isepp, Wiener Akademie Kammerchor, Georg Friedrich Händel1972Album
Owen Brannigan Drives HomeOwen Brannigan1972Album
The Best Of Gilbert & Sullivan: Music From The Mikado, Iolanthe , H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates Of Penzance, The Yeoman Of The GuardGilbert & Sullivan, George Baker • Geraint Evans • Elsie Morison • Marjorie Thomas • Monica Sinclair • Richard Lewis • John Cameron • Owen Brannigan • Glyndebourne Festival Chorus • Pro Arte Orchestra Of London • Sir Malcolm Sargent1970Compil.
These Happy SoundsB.M.C. Concert Band, Low Fell Ladies' Choir, Felling Male Voice Choir, Owen Brannigan1967Album
I Love My Love - A Recital Of English SongsThe Elizabethan Singers Directed By Louis Halsey With Owen Brannigan1966Album
The Road To Mandalay (Kipling In Song 1866-1966)Owen Brannigan, Ernest Lush With Gilbert Vinter And His Orchestra1966Album
The Sensational Sound Of The TrumpetsGilbert Vinter / Owen Brannigan / The All Star Brass Band / The Nigel Brookes Chorale1966Album
SerseMaureen Forrester, Lucia Popp, Marilyn Tyler, Mildred Miller, Maureen Lehane, Tom Hemsley, Owen Brannigan, Martin Isepp1965Album
Sing The Songs Of BritainElizabeth Harwood • Owen Brannigan, Hendon Grammar School Choir Directed By Charles Western, Pro Arte Orchestra Of London Conducted By Sir Charles Mackerras1964Album
Songs Of The TynesideOwen Brannigan With Consett Citizens' Choir1964Album
Songs You RememberOwen Brannigan and Ernest Lush1961Album
The GondoliersGilbert & Sullivan, Elsie Morison, Monica Sinclair, Marjorie Thomas, Richard Lewis, John Cameron, James Milligan, Alexander Young, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Pro Arte Orchestra Of London, Sir Malcolm Sargent1961Album
Cantata AcademicaBenjamin Britten - Jennifer Vyvyan ‧ Peter Pears ‧ Helen Watts ‧ Owen Brannigan1961Album
Folk Songs From NorthumbriaOwen Brannigan With Gerald Moore1960Single
The Mikado * Act 1 ExcerptsGilbert & Sullivan - Owen Brannigan, Richard Lewis, Geraint Evans, Ian Wallace, John Cameron, Elsie Morison, Marjorie Thomas, Jeannette Sinclair, Monica Sinclair, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Pro Arte Orchestra Of London, Sir Malcolm Sargent1960Single
North Country Folk SongsOwen Brannigan With Gerald Moore1960Single
Handel Arias And ChorusesOwen Brannigan1959Album
Traditional CarolsOwen Brannigan With Ernest Lush1959Single
H.M.S. PinaforeGilbert & Sullivan, George Baker • John Cameron • Richard Lewis • Owen Brannigan • Elsie Morison • Marjorie Thomas • Monica Sinclair • James Milligan • Glyndebourne Festival Chorus • Pro Arte Orchestra Of London • Sir Malcolm Sargent1958Album
North Countrie Folk SongsOwen Brannigan1949Album
Arias And Choruses From "Messiah"Sir Adrian Boult, Jennifer Vyvyan, Norma Procter, George Maran, Owen Brannigan With The The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Friedrich HändelAlbum
Psalms Second SeriesOwen BranniganSingle
MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel - Jennifer Vyvyan, Norma Procter, George Maran, Owen Brannigan, The London Philharmonic Choir, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian BoultAlbum
Blaydon Races And Other North Country Folk SongsOwen BranniganSingle
Mozart Arias In EnglishOwen Brannigan With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Walter SusskindSingle
The Mikado * Act 2 ExcerptsGilbert & Sullivan - Owen Brannigan, Richard Lewis, Geraint Evans, Ian Wallace, John Cameron, Elsie Morison, Marjorie Thomas, Jeannette Sinclair, Monica Sinclair, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Pro Arte Orchestra Of London, Sir Malcolm SargentSingle
Owen BranniganOwen Brannigan With Gerald MooreSingle
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