Benjamin Britten

Biography

Born: 1913   Died: 1976   Country: England   Period: 20th Century
With the arrival of Benjamin Britten on the international music scene, many felt that English music gained its greatest genius since Purcell. A composer of wide-ranging talents, Britten found in the human voice an especial source of inspiration, an affinity that resulted in a remarkable body of work, ranging from operas like Peter Grimes (1944-1945) and Death in Venice (1973) to song cycles like the Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings (1943) to Read more the massive choral work War Requiem (1961). He also produced much music for orchestra and chamber ensembles, including symphonies, concerti, and chamber and solo works. Britten's father was a prosperous oral surgeon in the town of Lowestoft, Suffolk; his mother was a leader in the local choral society. When Benjamin's musical aptitude became evident, the family engaged composer Frank Bridge to supervise his musical education. Bridge's tutelage was one of the formative and lasting influences on Britten's compositional development; Britten eventually paid tribute to his teacher in his Op. 10, the Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge (1937). Britten's formal training also included studies at the Royal College of Music (1930-1933).

Upon graduation from the RCM, Britten obtained a position scoring documentaries (on prosaic themes like "Sorting Office") for the Royal Post Office film unit. Working on a tight budget, he learned how to extract the maximum variety of color and musical effectiveness from the smallest combinations of instruments, producing dozens of such scores from 1935 to 1938. He rapidly emerged as the most promising British composer of his generation and entered into collaborative relationships that exerted a profound influence upon his creative life. Among the most important of his professional associates were literary figures like W.H. Auden, and later, E.M. Forster. None, however, played as central a role in Britten's life as the tenor Peter Pears, who was Britten's closest intimate, both personally and professionally, from the late '30s to the composer's death. Pears' voice inspired a number of Britten's vocal cycles and opera roles, and the two often joined forces in song recitals and, from 1948, in the organization and administration of the Aldeburgh Festival.

A steadfast pacifist, Britten left England in 1939 as war loomed over Europe. He spent four years in the United States and Canada, his compositional pace barely slackening, as evidenced by the production of works like the Sinfonia da Requiem (1940), the song cycle Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo (1940), and his first effort for the stage, Paul Bunyan (1940-1941). Eventually, the poetry of George Crabbe drew Britten back to England. With a Koussevitzky Commission backing him, the composer wrote the enormously successful opera Peter Grimes (1944-45), which marked the greatest turning point in his career. His fame secure, Britten over the next several decades wrote a dozen more operas, several of which -- Albert Herring (1947), Billy Budd (1951), The Turn of the Screw (1954), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1960), Death in Venice (1973) -- became instant and permanent fixtures of the repertoire. He also continued to produce much vocal, orchestral, and chamber music, including Songs and Proverbs of William Blake (1965), the three Cello Suites (1961-1964) and the Cello Symphony (1963), written for Mstislav Rostropovich, and the Third String Quartet (1975).

Britten suffered a stroke during heart surgery in 1971, which resulted in something of a slowdown in his creative activities. Nonetheless, he continued to compose until his death in 1976, by which time he was recognized as one of the principal musical figures of the twentieth century. Read less

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Biography

Born: 1913   Died: 1976   Country: England   Period: 20th Century
With the arrival of Benjamin Britten on the international music scene, many felt that English music gained its greatest genius since Purcell. A composer of wide-ranging talents, Britten found in the human voice an especial source of inspiration, an affinity that resulted in a remarkable body of work, ranging from operas like Peter Grimes (1944-1945) and Death in Venice (1973) to song cycles like the Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings (1943) to Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Prelude
"Jesu, Maria, I Am Near To Death"
"Rouse Thee, My Fainting Soul"
"Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Deus"
"Proficiscere, Anima Christiana"
"I Went To Sleep"
"It Is a Member Of That Family Of Wondrous Beings"
"But Hark! Upon My Senses Comes a Fierce Hubbub"
"I See Not Those False Spirits"
"But Hark! A Grand Mysterious Harmony"
"Thy Judgement Now Is Near"
"I Go Before My Judge"
"Softly and Gently"
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Theme - Allegro maestoso e largamente
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation A: Flutes & Piccolo - Presto
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation B: Oboes - Lento
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation C: Clarinets - Moderato
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation D: Bassoons - Allegro alla marcia
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation E: Violins - Brillante - alla polacca
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation F: Violas - Meno mosso
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation G: Cellos
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation H: Double Basses - Cominciando lento ma poco a poco accelerando
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation I: Harp - Maestoso
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation J: Horns - L'istesso tempo
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation K: Trumpets - Vivace
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation L: Trombones & Bass Tuba - Allegro pomposo
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation M: Percussion - Moderato
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Fugue - Allegro molto
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4 - 1. Boisterous Bourrée
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4 - 2. Playful Pizzicato
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4 - 3. Sentimental Saraband
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4 - 4. Frolicsome Finale
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 1. Introduction & Theme
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 2. Adagio
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 3. March
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 4. Romance
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 5. Aria Italiana
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 6. Bourrée Classique
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 7. Wiener Waltzer
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 8. Moto Perpetuo
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 9. Funeral March
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 10. Chant
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 11. Fugue & Finale
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Prologue - Interlude I: On the beach (Dawn)
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - Interlude II: The Storm
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - Interlude III: Sunday Morning
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 3 - Interlude V: Evening (Moonlight)
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - I. Fanfare
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - II. Villes
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - IIIa. Phrase
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - IIIb. Antique
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - IV. Royauté
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - V. Marine
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - VI. Interlude
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - VII. Being beauteous
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - VIII. Parade
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - IX. Départ
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Prologue
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Pastoral - The Day's Grown Old
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Nocturne - The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Elegy - O Rose, Thou Art Sick
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Dirge - This Ae Night
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Hymn - Queen and Huntress Chaste and Fair
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Sonnet - O Soft Embalmer of the Still Midnight
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Epilogue
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1 - 1. Moderato
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1 - 2. Adagio
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1 - 3. Finale (Allegro molto)
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 - Allegro maestoso
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 - Presto inquieto
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 - Adagio
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 - Passacaglia
The Tournament
The Lute Song
Courtly Dances
Gloriana Moritura
I. Lacrymosa
II. Dies Irae
III. Requiem aeternam
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Prologue
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Pastoral
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Nocturne
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Elegy
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Dirge
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Hymn
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Sonnet
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Epilogue
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Ouvertüre
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Erste Abteilung (Part One) - Du kanntest mich, O kleiner Engel
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Erste Abteilung (Part One) - Ach neige, du Schmerzenreiche
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Erste Abteilung (Part One) - Wie anders, Gretchen, war dir's
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Die ihr dies Haupt umschwebt im luft'gem Kreise
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Des Lebens Pulse schlagen frisch-lebendig
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Ich heiße der Mangel
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Vier sah ich kommen
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Die Nacht scheint tiefer tief hereinzudringen
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Herbei! herbei! Herein! herein!
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Ein Sumpf zieht am Gebirge hin
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Ihn sättigt keine Lust
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Waldung, sie schwankt heran
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Ewiger Wonnebrand
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Gerettet ist das edle Glied
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Hier ist die Aussicht frei
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Dir, der Unberührbaren
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Alles Vergängliche ist nur ein Gleichnis
1. Moderato
2. Adagio
3. Finale (Allegro molto)
1. Allegro
2. Romance
3. Rondo (Allegro assai)
"Peter Grimes!"
"You Sailed Your Boat"
"Peter Grimes, I Here Advise You!"
"The Truth...the Pity..."
Interlude I: On the beach
"Oh, Hang At Open Doors"
"Hi! Give Us a Hand"
"I Have To Go From Pub To Pub"
"Let Her Among You"
"Look, the Storm Cone!"
"And Do You Prefer the Storm"
"What Harbour Shelters Peace"
Interlude II: The Storm
"Past Time To Close!"
"We Live and Let Live"
"Have You Heard?"
"Now the Great Bear and Pleiades"
"Old Joe Has Gone Fishing"
"The Bridge Is Down, We Half Swam Over"
Interlude III: Sunday Morning By the Beach
"Glitter Of Waves"
"Let This Be a Holiday"
"This Unrelenting Work"
"Fool To Let It Come To This!"
"What Is It?"
"People!...No! I Will Speak!"
"We Planned That Their Lives"
"Swallow! Shall We Go"
"Now Is Gossip Put On Trial"
"From the Gutter"
Interlude IV: Passacaglia
"Go There!"
"Now!...Now!"
"Peter Grimes! Nobody Here?"
Interlude V: Evening (Moonlight)
"Assign Your Prettiness To Me"
"Pah!"
"Come Along, Doctor!"
"Embroidery In Childhood"
"Mr.Swallow!"
"Who Holds Himself Apart"
Interlude VI: Fog
"Grimes! Grimes!"
"Peter, We've Come To Take You Home"
"To Those Who Pass The Borough"
"Requiem Aeternam"
"What Passing Bells For These Who Die As Cattle?"
"Dies irae"
"Bugles Sang, Saddening the Evening Air"
"Liber Scriptus Proferetur"
"Out There, We've Walked Quite Friendly Up To Death"
"Recordare Jesu Pie"
"Be Slowly Lifted Up"
"Dies Irae"
"Lacrimosa Dies Illa"
"Move Him Into the Sun"
"Domine Jesu Christe"
"So Abraham Rose, and Clave the Wood"
"Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus"
"After the Blast Of Lightning From the East"
"One Ever Hangs Where Shelled Roads Part"
"Libera me, Domine"
"It Seemed That Out Of Battle I Escaped"
"Let Us Sleep Now...In Paradisum"
Requiem Aeternam (Rehearsal)
Dies Irae (Rehearsal)
Dies Irae (Rehearsal)
Dies Irae (Rehearsal)
Offertorium (Rehearsal)
Sanctus (Rehearsal)
Sanctus (Rehearsal)
Agnus Dei (Rehearsal)
Libera Me (Rehearsal)
Libera Me (Rehearsal)
Libera Me (Rehearsal)
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Salus Aeterna"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Good People, In His Holy Name"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "By the Royal Command"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Adept In Magic"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "The Waters Of Babylon"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Sirs, What Is This?"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "We Do Not Lack Enemies"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "By the Royal Decree"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - Procession
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Merodak! Lord Of Creation"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Bring Them Here Before My Majesty"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "O King, Nebuchadnezzar"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "O All Ye Works Of the Lord"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "O Ye Winter and Summer"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Good People, We Have Shown You Here"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Jam Lucis Orto Sidere"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Ah You People"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - The Ceremony
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "I Am Father To You All"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Forgive My Asking You"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Father, May I Speak To You?"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Take Your Due Portion"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Go, If You Must Go"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Welcome, Welcome Stranger!"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "You Are Tired From a Long Journey"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Nights Are Days"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "You Have Gambled and Lost"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Now - I Have Done What I Said"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "With Joy I Sowed"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "My Son"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "O Sing Unto the Lord"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "My Children, You Have Seen"
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Sweep! Sweep!
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Sweep this chimney
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Now, little white boy!
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Pull the rope gently until he is free!
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Is he wounded?
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Sooty tracks
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Run, poor sweep-boy
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - The kettles are singing
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - O why do you weep
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Ah!...Blackguards!
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Help! Help! She's collapsed!
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - The owl, wide-winging through the sky
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Soon the coach will carry you away
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Morning, Sammy! Lovely weather
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Ready, Alfred?
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Coaching song: The horses are champing
Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 - Procession
Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 - "Wolcom Yule!"
Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 - "There Is No Rose"
Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 - "That Yongë Child"
Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 - "Balulalow"
Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 - "As Dew In Aprille"
Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 - "This Little Babe"
Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 - Interlude
Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 - "In Freezing Winter Night"
Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 - Spring Carol
Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 - "Deo Gracias"
Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 - Recession
"Over Hill, Over Dale"
"Oberon Is Passing Fell and Wrath"
"Well, Go Thy Way"
"How Now My Love?"
"Be It On Lion, Bear, Or Wolf, Or Bull"
"Welcome Wanderer!"
"Is All Our Company Here?"
"Fair Love, You Faint With Wand'ring In the Wood"
"Through the Forest Have I Gone"
"Stay, Though Thou Kill Me, Sweet Demetrius"
"Come, Now A Roundel and A Fairy Song"
"You Spotted Snakes With Double Tongue"
"What Thou Seest When Thou Dost Wake"
Introduction: The wood
"Are We All Met?"
"I See Their Knavery"
"Be Kind and Courteous To This Gentleman"
"Hail, Mortal, Hail!"
"I Have A Reas'nable Good Ear In Music"
"How Now, Mad Spirit?"
"Flower Of This Purple Dye"
"Puppet? Why So?"
"This Is Thy Negligence"
"Up and down, Up and Down"
"On the Ground, Sleep Sound"
"My Gentle Robin, See'st Thou This Sweet Sight?"
"Helena! Hermi! Demetrius! Lysander!"
"When My Cue Comes, Call Me"
"Have You Sent To Bottom's House?"
"Now, Fair Hippolyta"
"If We Offend, It Is With Our Good Will"
"Gentles, Perchange You Wonder At This Show"
"In This Same Interlude It Doth Befall"
"O Grim-Look'd Night, O Night With Hue So Black"
"O Wall, Full Often Hast Thou Heard My Moans"
"You Ladies, You Whose Gentle Hearts Do Fear"
"This Lanthorn Doth the Horned Moon Present"
"Sweet Moon, I Thank Thee For Thy Sunny Beams"
"Asleep, My Love?"
"Come, Your Bergomask"
"Now the Hungry Lion Roars"
1. Prelude
2. The Tornament
3. Recitative & Fight
4. Entrance of the Queen
5. Recitative
6. The two Lords' Explanation
7. Raleigh's Song
8. Ensemble of Reconciliation
9. Recitative & Final March
10. Prelude & Dialogue
11. The Queen's Song
12. Cecil's Song of Government
13. Recitative & Essex's Entry
14. First Lute Song
15. Second Lute Song
16. The First Duet for the Queen & Essex
17. Soliloquy & Prayer
18. Prelude & Welcome
19. The Masque
20. Finale
21. Prelude & Song
22. Duet
23. Double Duet
24. Quartet
25. Pavane
26. Conversation
27. Galliard
28. Conversation & the Queen's Entrance
29. Lavolta
30. Conversation
31. Morris dance
32. Recitative
33. The Queen's Burlesque
34. Quartet
35. March
36. The Queen's Announcement
37. Ensemble
38. Coranto
39. Prelude & Chatter
40. Essex's Intrusion
41. The Second Duet of the Queen & Essex
42. The Dressing-Table Song
43. The Entrance of Cecil
44. Cecil's Report
45. Discussion
46. The Queen's Decision
47. Ballad - Rondo
48. Prelude & Verdict
49. Cecil's Warning
50. The Queen's Dilemma
51. Trio
52. Lady Essex's Pleading
53. Penepole Rich's Pleading
54. Epilogue
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - Prelude
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "You've Got Your Maps There?"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "At Last It's Out"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "Your Sherry, Mrs. Coyle"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "Oh, How Unforeseen"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "Sirrah! How Dare You!"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "Coyle, I Wish I Had Not Come"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "May God Bless the Queen"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "There Was a Boy, a Wingrave Born"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "I Envy You, This Fine Old House"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Paramore Shall Welcome Woe!"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "And With His Friend Young Lechmere Played"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Now You May Save Your Scornful Looks"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Ah, Owen, What Shall I Do?"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Is That You, Coyle?"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Come In...It's Me, Lechmere"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "I Am An Old Man Who Has Experienced Much"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Pull, My Bantams!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Guard Boat! Indomitable!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "First Man Forward!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Your Name? Billy Budd, Sir"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Billy Budd, King Of the Birds!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "I Heard, Your Honour!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Come Along Kid! Come Along!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Christ, the Poor Chap!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "What's That? What's Those Whistles?"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Starry Vere We Call Him"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Boy! My Compliments To Mr. Redburn"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Gentlemen, the King!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Ay, At Spithead the Men May Have Had Their Grievances"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "We Are, Sir. Claggart Is An Able One"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Blow, Blow, Blow"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "We're Off To Samoa By Way Of Genoa"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Hi! You a... a... a..."
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Over the Water...Handsomely Done"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Come Here. Remember Your Promise"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Billy! Hist! Billy Budd!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Dansker, Old Friend, Glad To See You"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "I Don't Like The Look Of the Mist"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "With Great Regret I Must Disturb Your Honour"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Deck Ahoy! Enemy Sail On Starboard Bow"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Who'll Volunteer To Board 'Em"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "There You Are Again, Master-at-Arms"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "O This Cursed Mist"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Claggart, John Claggart, Beware!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Master-at-Arms and Foretopman"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "God O' Mercy! Here, Help Me!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Gentlemen, William Budd Here Has Killed"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "William Budd, You Are Accused By Captain Vere"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Poor Fellow, Who Could Save Him?"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "I Accept Their Verdict"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Look! Through the Port"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Here! Baby! Dansker, Old Friend"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "And Farewell To Ye"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - Interlude
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "According To the Articles Of War"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Down All Hands! And See That They Go"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "We Committed His Body To the Deep"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Prologue - "Peter Grimes!"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Prologue - "You Sailed Your Boat"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Prologue - "Peter Grimes, I Here Advise You!"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Prologue - "The Truth...the Pity..."
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Prologue - Interlude I: On the beach
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - "Oh, Hang At Open Doors"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - "Hi! Give Us a Hand"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - "I Have To Go From Pub To Pub"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - "Let Her Among You"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - "Look, the Storm Cone!"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - "And Do You Prefer the Storm"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - "What Harbour Shelters Peace"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - Interlude II: The Storm
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - "Past Time To Close!"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - "We Live and Let Live"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - "Have You Heard?"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - "Now the Great Bear and Pleiades"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - "Old Joe Has Gone Fishing"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - "The Bridge Is Down, We Half Swam Over"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - Interlude III: Sunday Morning By the Beach
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - "Glitter Of Waves"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - "Let This Be a Holiday"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - "This Unrelenting Work"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - "Fool To Let It Come To This!"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - "What Is It?"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - "People!...No! I Will Speak!"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - "We Planned That Their Lives"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - "Swallow! Shall We Go"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - "Now Is Gossip Put On Trial"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - "From the Gutter"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - Interlude IV: Passacaglia
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - "Go There!"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - "Now!...Now!"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - "Peter Grimes! Nobody Here?"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 3 - Interlude V: Evening (Moonlight)
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 3 - "Assign Your Prettiness To Me"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 3 - "Pah!"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 3 - "Come Along, Doctor!"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 3 - "Embroidery In Childhood"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 3 - "Mr.Swallow!"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 3 - "Who Holds Himself Apart"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 3 - Interlude VI: Fog
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 3 - "Grimes! Grimes!"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 3 - "Peter, We've Come To Take You Home"
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 3 - "To Those Who Pass The Borough"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 1 - Prelude
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 1 - "Jesu, Maria, I Am Near To Death"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 1 - "Rouse Thee, My Fainting Soul"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 1 - "Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Deus"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 1 - "Proficiscere, Anima Christiana"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "I Went To Sleep"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "It Is a Member Of That Family Of Wondrous Beings"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "But Hark! Upon My Senses Comes a Fierce Hubbub"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "I See Not Those False Spirits"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "But Hark! A Grand Mysterious Harmony"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "Thy Judgement Now Is Near"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "I Go Before My Judge"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "Softly and Gently"
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra Op. 68 (1997 Digital Remaster): I Allegro maestoso
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra Op. 68 (1997 Digital Remaster): II Presto inquieto
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra Op. 68 (1997 Digital Remaster): III Adagio
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra Op. 68 (1997 Digital Remaster): IV Passacaglia - Andante allegro
Prologue
Pastoral
Nocturne
Elegy
Dirge
Hymn
Sonnet
Epilogue
Delius: Two Aquarelles - Lento, ma non troppo
Delius: Two Aquarelles - Gaily, but not too quick
1. Allegro
2. Romance
3. Rondo (Allegro assai)
1. Allegro
2. Larghetto
3. Allegro
"Sire, Lord and Master"
"Jesus Went With His Disciples"
"O generous Love!"
"So That the Word Might Be Fulfilled"
"Thy Will Be Done, O God Of Love"
"The Band Then, Together With the Captain"
"To Release Me From the Prison"
"Simon Peter Also Followed Jesus From Afar"


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