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)
- Missa Pro Defunctis, Listen to it here
- Libera me domine, Listen to it here
- De profundis, Listen to it here
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