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Composers

Benjamin Britten

(1913- 1976)

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and the orchestral showpiece The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1945).

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Related Songs

Composed Title
A Charm
A Charm of Lullabies (Op. 41)
A Cradle Song
A Highland Balou
A morning hymn (Z198)
A Song of Enchantment
A Sweet Lullaby
As it is, plenty
At day-close in November (Op. 52 no.1)
At the mid hour of Night
At the railway station, Upway - 'The convict and the boy with the violin' (Op. 53 no.7)
At the round earth's imagined corners, blew
Autumn
Batter my heart three person'd God; for, you
Before life and after (Op. 52 no.8)
Bist du bei mir
Bonny at Morn (from 'Folk Songs' - Volume 6)
Ca' the yowes
Canticle I: ‘My beloved is mine and I am his’ (Op. 40)
Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac' (Op. 51)
Canticle III: Still falls the rain, Op. 55
Canticle IV: Journey of the Magi, Op. 86
Canticle V: The death of Saint Narcissus, Op. 89
Come you not from Newcastle?
Dear Harp of my Country!
Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Down by the Salley Gardens
Early one morning
Epilogue: So, out of the dark
Fancie
Fish in the unruffled lakes
Five Spiritual Songs - Geistliche Lieder
Gedenke doch, mein Geist, zurücke
How sweet the answer
Il est quelqu' un sur terre
Irish Folk Song Arrangements
Komm, süsser Tod
Kommt, Seelen, dieser Tag
Lachrymae (for viola and piano) (Op. 48)
Lemady
Let the florid music praise
Liebster Herr Jesu
Mad Bess (Z370)
Midnight on the Great Western - 'The Journeying Boy' (Op. 52 no.2)
Nocturne
Now the leaves are falling fast
O can ye sew cushions?
O might those sighes and teares returne againe into my breast and eyes
O my blacke Soule! now thou art summoned
O the sight entrancing
Oh, to vex me, contraryes meet in one
Oliver Cromwell
On This Island (Op. 11)
Prologue: Where are the seeds of the Universal Fire
Proud Songsters - 'Thrushes, Finches and Nightingales' (Op. 52 no.6)
Rich and Rare
Seascape
Sephestia's Lullaby
Seven Sonnets of Michaelangelo (Op. 22)
Silver
Since she whom I love hath payd her last debt
Sokrates und Alcibiades
Somnus
Sonetto LV (Op. 22 no.4)
Sonetto XVI (Op. 22 no.1)
Sonetto XXIV (Op. 22 no.7)
Sonetto XXX (Op. 22 no.3)
Sonetto XXXI (Op. 22 no.2)
Sonetto XXXII (Op. 22 no.6)
Sonetto XXXVIII (Op. 22 no.5)
Song: We are the darkness in the heat of the day
The ash grove
The choirmaster's burial 'The tenor man's story' (Op. 52 no.5)
The Foggy Foggy Dew
The Heart of the Matter
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne (Op. 35)
The Last Rose of Summer
The little old table (Op. 52 no.4)
The Nurse's Song
The Second Lute Song of the Earl of Essex (from Gloriana)
This is thy negligence
Thou hast made me, and shall they work decay?
Tit for Tat
Tit for Tat
Um Mitternacht
Vigil
Wagtail and baby 'A satire' (Op. 52 no.3)
Welcome, wanderer … I know a bank
What if this present were the world's last night?
Winter Words (Op. 52)

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