Skip to main content


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).

Information from Wikipedia. Click here for more information.

Related Songs

Composed Title
A Charm
A Charm of Lullabies (Op. 41)
A Cradle Song
A Highland Balou
A morning hymn (Z198)
A Poison Tree (Op. 74 no.6)
A Song of Enchantment
A Sweet Lullaby
Ah, Sun-flower (Op. 74 no.12)
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)
Bist du bei mir
Black Day
Bonny at Morn (from 'Folk Songs' - Volume 6)
Ca' the yowes
Cabaret Songs
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
Every Night and every Morn (Op. 74 no.14)
Fish in the unruffled lakes
Five Spiritual Songs - Geistliche Lieder
Funeral Blues
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)
Let the florid music praise
Liebster Herr Jesu
London (Op. 74 no.2)
Mad Bess (Z370)
Midnight on the Great Western - 'The journeying boy' (Op. 52 no.2)
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
O waly, waly
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)
Proverb I (Op. 74 no.1)
Proverb II (Op. 74 no.3)
Proverb III (Op. 74 no.5)
Proverb IV (Op. 74 no.7)
Proverb V (Op. 74 no.9)
Proverb VI (Op. 74 no.11)
Proverb VII (Op. 74 no.13)
Rich and Rare
Sally in our alley
Sephestia's Lullaby
Seven Sonnets of Michaelangelo (Op. 22)
Since she whom I love hath payd her last debt
Sokrates und Alcibiades
Solovey i roza, 'The Nightingale and the Rose'
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
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake (Op. 74)
Tell me the Truth About Love
The ash grove
The Chimney-Sweeper (Op. 74 no.4)
The choirmaster's burial - 'The tenor man's story' (Op. 52 no.5)
The Fly (Op. 74 no.10)
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 plough boy
The Second Lute Song of the Earl of Essex (from Gloriana)
The Tyger (Op. 74 no.8)
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?
Wild with passion
Winter Words (Op. 52)

Worked with the following poets texts