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Wilfred Brown

ts, 1921-1971 GB, Horsham
Singer of Classical

Wilfred Brown (5 April 1921 – 5 March 1971) was an accomplished English tenor.He was born in Horsham, Sussex and educated first at Collyer's School, then at Christ's Hospital School, Horsham before winning a scholarship in 1939 to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Brown was a lifelong member of the Religious Society of Friends. After war-time service with the Friends Relief Service he returned to Cambridge and graduated in 1947. He then moved to University College School, Hampstead where he taught German and French. He left two years later to teach at Bedales School, where he was form master of amongst others Gerald Finzi's two sons before becoming a full-time singer in 1951.

     
Genres
  • Classical
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Part 2, "The Passion": III. Arioso: "Behold, and see if there be any sorrow" on G.F. Handel: The Messiah by George Frideric Handel & Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Mass in D Minor - Missa in angustiis ("Nelson Mass"), Hob. XXII:11: Kyrie on Haydn: The Masses by Joseph Haydn, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, George Guest, Simon Preston & Sir David Willcocks
Messiah, HWV 56: Every valley shall be exalted on London Philharmonic Orchestra plays Classical Essentials by London Philharmonic Orchestra
Mass in D Minor - Missa in angustiis ("Nelson Mass"), Hob. XXII:11: Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo on Haydn: The Masses by Joseph Haydn, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, George Guest, Simon Preston & Sir David Willcocks
Mass in D Minor - Missa in angustiis ("Nelson Mass"), Hob. XXII:11: Gloria: Qui tollis on Haydn: The Masses by Joseph Haydn, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, George Guest, Simon Preston & Sir David Willcocks
Mass in D Minor - Missa in angustiis ("Nelson Mass"), Hob. XXII:11: Gloria: Quoniam on Haydn: The Masses by Joseph Haydn, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, George Guest, Simon Preston & Sir David Willcocks
Mass in D Minor - Missa in angustiis ("Nelson Mass"), Hob. XXII:11: Credo: Et incarnatus est on Haydn: The Masses by Joseph Haydn, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, George Guest, Simon Preston & Sir David Willcocks
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Parte prima, BWV 147: Recitativo. "Gebenedeiter Mund!" on Les splendeurs de la musique sacrée, Vol. 6 by Roger Wagner, Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire & Chorale Roger Wagner
Hail, Bright Cecilia!, Z. 328: Chorus. "Hail, Bright Cecilia" on Les splendeurs de la musique sacrée, Vol. 5 by Henry Purcell, Denis Vaughan, Marcel Couraud & Kalmar Chamber Orchestra London
Mass in D Minor - Missa in angustiis ("Nelson Mass"), Hob. XXII:11: Benedictus on Haydn: The Masses by Joseph Haydn, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, George Guest, Simon Preston & Sir David Willcocks

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Henry PurcellHenry Purcell, Kalmar Chamber Orchestra London, Sir Michael Tippett, The Ambrosian Singers, Alfred Deller, Wilfred Brown2015Album
Cantata No. 147 and Motet: Jesu, Meine Freude BWV. 227Johann Sebastian Bach, Joan Sutherland, Helen Watts, Wilfred Brown, Thomas Hemsley, Geraint Jones Orchestra And Singers, Geraint Jones2005Album
The Artistry Of Janet BakerJanet Baker, Wilfred Brown, Ralph Downs, Imogen Holst, Christopher Finzi, English Chamber Orchestra1974Album
Olivet To CalvaryJohn Henry Maunder, Hervey Alan, Wilfred Brown, The Coulsdon And Purley Choral Society1970Album
Songs Of A Sunday PoetWallace Southam, Belle Gonzalez, Noelle Barker, John Barrow, Wilfred Brown, Bryan Drake1969Album
The Indian QueenHenry Purcell - Wilfred Brown, April Cantelo, Robert Tear, Christopher Keyte, Ian Partridge, St. Anthony Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras1966Album
A Choral Fantasia, Psalm 86 / Dies NatalisGustav Holst / Gerald Finzi, Janet Baker (Soprano), Wilfred Brown (Tenor), Ralph Downes (Organ), English Chamber Orchestra Conducted By Imogen Holst And Christopher Finzi1964Album
The Nelson MassJoseph Haydn - Sylvia Stahlman, Helen Watts, Wilfred Brown, Tom Krause, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, The London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks1962Album
The Cries Of LondonDeller Consort / Alfred Deller / April Cantelo / Wilfred Brown / London Chamber Players / The Ambrosian Singers1957Album
Favourite Hymns From "Five To Ten"Wilfred Brown And Hervey Alan With Charles SmartAlbum
Wilfred BrownWilfred Brown With Anthony WoodSingle
Kantate BWV 147 „Herz Und Mund Und Tat Und Leben“ / Motette BWV 227 „Jesu Meine Freude“Johann Sebastian Bach, Joan Sutherland, Helen Watts, Wilfred Brown, Thomas Hemsley, Geraint Jones Orchestra And Singers, Geraint JonesAlbum
Folk-SongsWilfred Brown / John WilliamsAlbum
Britten • Songs From The Chinese / Dodgson • Four Poems Of John Clare / Elizabethan Songs / Dowland • Pieces For Solo GuitarJohn Williams, Wilfred BrownAlbum
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