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Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27
>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes
>Britten, Benjamin : Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30
>Britten, Benjamin : Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra
>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
>Britten, Benjamin : Gloriana, symphonic suite for tenor (or oboe) & orchestra, Op. 53a
>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
>Britten, Benjamin : Suite on English folk tunes (A time there was), for orchestra, Op. 90
>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
>Britten, Benjamin : Tell me the Truth about Love, for voice & piano (Cabaret Songs)
>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to the Virgin
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Notes & Reviews:

The outstanding English composer working in the mid-20th century, Benjamin Britten won a significant international reputation, whilst remaining thoroughly English in inspiration. Britten's compositions appeal to all ages, from the delightful 'Simple Symphony', composed for a school orchestra, and 'The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra' written for an educational film, to the haunting 'Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings' and the intense anti-war statement of his 'War Requiem'.



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>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27
  • Running Time: 10 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1942

>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes
  • Running Time: 8 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Britten, Benjamin : Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30 :: 1. Rejoice
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Britten, Benjamin : Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 :: 1. Lacrymosa
  • Notes: Composition written: 1940.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1940

>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31 :: 4. Elegy
  • Performers: Philip Langridge; Frank Lloyd (Horn)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Britten, Benjamin : Gloriana, symphonic suite for tenor (or oboe) & orchestra, Op. 53a :: 10. Gloriana Moritura
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4 :: 2. Playful Pizzicato
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1934

>Britten, Benjamin : Suite on English folk tunes (A time there was), for orchestra, Op. 90 :: A time there was... 1. Cakes
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10 :: Variation 10. Fugue and Finale
  • Running Time: 7 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Britten, Benjamin : Tell me the Truth about Love, for voice & piano (Cabaret Songs)
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1937

>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
  • Performers: Thomas Randle (Baritone); Lynda Russell (Soprano); Michael Volle (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: Scottish Festival Chorus
  • Running Time: 9 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1961

>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to the Virgin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930