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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 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
Batter my heart three person'd God; for, you
Before life and after (Op. 52 no.8)
Canticle I: ‘My beloved is mine and I am his’ (Op. 40)
Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac' (Op. 51)
Dear Harp of my Country!
Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Fish in the unruffled lakes
Irish Folk Song Arrangements
Let the florid music praise
Midnight on the Great Western 'The journeying boy' (Op. 52 no.2)
Now the leaves are falling fast
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)
Proud songsters 'Thrushes, finches and nightingales' (Op. 52 no.6)
Rich and Rare
Sephestia's Lullaby
Seven Sonnets of Michaelangelo (Op. 22)
Since she whom I love hath payd her last debt
Sokrates und Alcibiades
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)
The choirmaster's burial 'The tenor man's story' (Op. 52 no.5)
The Foggy Foggy Dew
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
This is thy negligence
Thou hast made me, and shall they work decay?
Tit for Tat
Tit for Tat
Um Mitternacht
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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