Pierre-Hercule Brehy




Information concerning the life of Pierre-Hercule Brehy is rare. He received his musical education as a choirboy at a church in Brussels, likely the chapter of St-Michiels and St-Goedele.  Brehy was not only a composer, he was also an organist. On November 16th 1705 he succeeded Stephanus Dominicus de Namur as song master of St-Goedele. He fulfilled this function up until his death. 


As a composer he mainly wrote religious music and paid tribute to the French musical tradition. Mostly his vocal pieces for church have been preserved, at least 7 masses and many motets, which were often performed solo. His instrumental pieces, for organ and chamber and orchestra arrangements, were lost. 

Vocal works (selection)

Benedictus from Missa pro Defunctis by Pierre-Hercule Brehy sung by CantoLX conducted by Frank Agsteribbe
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