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
Britten: Billy Budd / Hickox, Langridge, Keenlyslide, Et Al
Release Date: 06/27/2000   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 9826   Number of Discs: 3
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Britten: Prince of Pagodas Suite; McPhee / Slatkin, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Release Date: 11/11/2003   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 5017   Number of Discs: 1
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Britten: Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto / Shelley, Little
Release Date: 05/28/2013   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 10764   Number of Discs: 1
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Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia Da Requiem, Etc / Hickox
Release Date: 09/30/1992   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 8983   Number of Discs: 2
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Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia / Hickox, Rigby, Maxwell, Opie
Release Date: 03/22/1994   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 9254   Number of Discs: 2
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Composition Type: Choral

Work: War Requiem, Op. 66

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    Seiji Ozawa - The Philips Years: Original Jacket Collection [50-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002185602 Release Date: 11/18/2014   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Hector Berlioz  ... 
    Performer:  Mariko Kobayashi,  Everett Firth,  Hiroshi Arimori,  Sawako Yasue  ... 
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Saito Kinen Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers  ... 
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    Britten: War Requiem / Davies, Britten, Pears, Harper, Fischer-Diseskau
    Label: Testament   Catalog: 1490 Release Date: 12/10/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Heather Harper,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Peter Pears
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  Meredith Davies
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos Ensemble London,  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  Coventry Cathedral Choir
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    Britten: War Requiem / Netrebko, Bostridge, Hampson, Pappano
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 15448 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Anna Netrebko,  Ian Bostridge,  Thomas Hampson
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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    Britten: War Requiem / Magee, Padmore, Gerhaher, Jansons
    Label: Br Klassik   Catalog: 900120 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Mark Padmore,  Emily Magee,  Max Hanft,  Christian Gerhaher
    Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
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    Britten: War Requiem / Gritton, Ainsley, Mccreesh
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 340 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Christopher Maltman,  Susan Gritton,  John Mark Ainsley
    Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
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    Britten: War Requiem / Britten, Vishnevskaya, Pears [2-CDs & Blu-ray Audio]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001895702 Release Date: 09/17/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Galina Vishnevskaya,  Peter Pears,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Simon Preston
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus,  Highgate School Chorus  ... 
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    Britten: War Requiem / Ancerl, Czech Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic Choir
    Label: Supraphon   Catalog: 4135 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Nadezda Kniplova,  Gerald English,  John Cameron,  Milada Subrtova  ... 
    Conductor:  Karel Ancerl
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Prague Philharmonic Choir
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    Britten: Choral Works & Operas for Children
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 151562 Release Date: 06/04/2013   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Thomas Allen,  Robert Tear,  Elisabeth Söderström,  Mark Blatchly  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  André Previn,  Sir David Willcocks,  Sir Philip Ledger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  Christ Church Cathedral Choir Men and Boys,  City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus  ... 
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    Helmuth Rilling - Personal Selection
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98008 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  César Franck,  Benjamin Britten,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  Juliane Banse,  Ingeborg Danz,  James Taylor,  Andreas Schmidt  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart,  Aurelius Boys Choir of Calw  ... 
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    Britten: War Requiem / Masur, New York Philharmonic
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 2564659416 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Carol Vaness,  Jerry Hadley,  Thomas Hampson
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  Westminster Symphonic Choir,  New York Philharmonic
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    Britten: War Requiem / Nelsons,  City Of Birmingham Symphony
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101659 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Erin Wall,  Mark Padmore,  Hanno Müller-Brachmann
    Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
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    Britten: War Requiem / Nelsons,  City Of Birmingham Symphony [blu-ray]
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 108070 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Erin Wall,  Mark Padmore,  Hanno Müller-Brachmann
    Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
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    Britten: War Requiem / Jaap Van Zweden, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72388 Release Date: 09/11/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Evelina Dobraceva,  Anthony Dean Griffey,  Mark Stone
    Conductor:  Reinbert De Leeuw,  Jaap Van Zweden
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra,  Netherlands Radio Choir
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    Britten: War Requiem / Noseda, Bostridge,  Keenlyside, Cvilak
    Label: Lso Live   Catalog: 719 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Simon Keenlyside,  Ian Bostridge,  Sabina Cvilak
    Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Eltham College Choir
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    Benjamin Britten: War Requiem
    Label: Helicon   Catalog: 9645 Release Date: 11/08/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Edith Wiens,  Nigel Robson,  Håkan Hagegård
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Czech Philharmonic Choir,  Ankor Children's Chorus
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    Britten: War Requiem / Gardiner, Orgonasova, Rolfe Johnson, Skovhus
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 437801 Release Date: 03/10/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Jürgen Lamke,  Bo Skovhus,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson,  Luba Orgonasova
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  North German Radio Chorus Hamburg  ... 
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    Britten: Les Illuminations; War Requiem; Berg: Sieben Fruhe Lieder
    Label: Cascavelle   Catalog: 3125 Release Date: 07/13/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Alban Berg
    Performer:  Suzanne Danco,  Thomas Hemsley,  Peter Pears,  Heather Harper  ... 
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Suisse Romande Radio Chorus,  Pro Arte Chorus
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    Simon Rattle Edition - Benjamin Britten
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 42743 Release Date: 03/24/2009   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Robert Tear,  Peter Donohoe,  Willard White,  Alison Hargan  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Christ Church Cathedral Choir Men and Boys  ... 
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    Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 17526 Release Date: 11/24/2008   Number of Discs: 37
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Andrew Mead,  Jill Gomez,  Norman Bailey,  Penelope Walker  ... 
    Conductor:  Reginald Goodall,  Richard Hickox,  Daniel Harding,  Bernard Haitink  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Boys Choir,  City of London Sinfonia,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus  ... 
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    Bach, Handel, Haydn, Britten: Arias From Cantatas & Oratorios / Schreier
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 1328 Release Date: 07/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Benjamin Britten,  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Peter Schreier
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    Britten: War Requiem / Rilling, Dasch, Taylor, Gerhaher, Et Al
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98507 Release Date: 06/10/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Annette Dasch,  James Taylor,  Christian Gerhaher
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Festival Ensemble,  Aurelius Boys Choir of Calw
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    Britten: War Requiem / Curtin, Di Virgilio, Krause, Leinsdorf
    Label: Video Artists International   Catalog: 4429 Release Date: 08/28/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Nicholas Di Virgilio,  Phyllis Curtin,  Tom Krause
    Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Pro Musica Chorus,  Columbus Boychoir
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    Britten: War Requiem / Masur, Lpo, Et Al
    Label: Lpo   Catalog: 10 Release Date: 07/25/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Anthony Dean Griffey,  Gerald Finley,  Christine Brewer
    Conductor:  Neville Creed,  Kurt Masur,  Simon Toyne
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Choir,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Tiffin School Boys Chorus
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    Britten: War Requiem / Britten, London Symphony
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000638902 Release Date: 05/16/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Peter Pears,  Simon Preston,  Galina Vishnevskaya,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Highgate School Chorus  ... 
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    Britten: War Requiem;  Berg: Violin Concerto;  Penderecki
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 1012 Release Date: 10/01/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alban Berg,  Krzysztof Penderecki,  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Manfred Scherzer,  Anthony Roden,  Theo Adam,  Hansjürgen Scholze  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert Kegel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra,  Leipzig Radio Orchestra,  Leipzig Radio Chorus  ... 
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Benjamin Britten


WORKS
No. 1. Birthday Song
No. 2. My Early Walk
No. 3. Wee Willie Gray
No. 4. My Hoggie
No. 5. Afton Water
No. 6. The Winter
No. 7. Leezie Lindsay
A Boy is Born - choral variations on old carols Op. 3: Theme - A Boy was Born
A Boy is Born - choral variations on old carols Op. 3: Variation I - Lullaby, Jesu
A Boy is Born - choral variations on old carols Op. 3: Variation II - Herod
A Boy is Born - choral variations on old carols Op. 3: Variation III - Jesu, as Thou art our Saviour
A Boy is Born - choral variations on old carols Op. 3: Variations IV - The Three kings
A Boy is Born - choral variations on old carols Op. 3: Variation V - In the bleak mid-winter
A Boy is Born - choral variations on old carols Op. 3: Variation VI - Noël!
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
1. Cradle Song
2. The Highland Bales
3. Sephestia's Lulaby
4. A Charm
5. The Nurse's Song
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.64 / Act 1 - "Over hill, over dale"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 1 - "Oberon is passing fell and wrath"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 1 - "Well, go thy way"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 1 - "How now my love?"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 1 - "Be it on lion, bear, or wolf, or bull"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Act 1 - "Welcome wanderer!"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 1 - "Is all our company here?"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 1 - "Fair love, you faint with wand'ring in the wood"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 1 - "Through the forest have I gone"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 1 - "Stay, though thou kill me, sweet Demetrius"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 1 - "Come, now a roundel and a fairy song"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 1 - "You spotted snakes with double tongue"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 1 - "What thou seest when thou dost wake"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 2 - Introduction: The wood
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 2 - "Are we all met?"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 2 - "I see their knavery"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 2 - "Be kind and courteous to this gentleman"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 2 - "Hail, mortal, hail!"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 2 - "I have a reas'nable good ear in music"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 2 - "How now, mad spirit?"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 2 - "Flower of this purple dye"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 2 - "Puppet? Why so?"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 2 - "This is thy negligence"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 2 - "Up and down, up and down"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 2 - "On the ground, sleep sound"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "My gentle Robin, see'st thou this sweet sight?"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "Helena! Hermi! Demetrius! Lysander!"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "When my cue comes, call me"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "Have you sent to Bottom's house?"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "Now, fair Hippolyta"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "If we offend, it is with our good will"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "In this same interlude it doth befall"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "O grim-look'd night, O night with hue so black"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "O wall, full often hast thou heard my moans"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "You ladies, you whose gentle hearts do fear"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "This lanthorn doth the horned moon present"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "Sweet moon, I thank thee for thy sunny beams"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "Asleep, my love?"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "Come, your Bergomask"
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opera in Three Acts, Op.64 - Act 3 - "Now the hungry lion roars"
A.M.D.G. (Hopkins): Heaven-Haven
A.M.D.G. (Hopkins): O deus, ego amo te
A.M.D.G. (Hopkins): Rosa Mystica
A.M.D.G. (Hopkins): The Soldier
A.M.D.G. (Hopkins): Prayer II
A.M.D.G. (Hopkins): God's Grandeur
A.M.D.G. (Hopkins): Prayer I
Act I Scene 1: The morning room at Lady Billows' house in Loxford (Lady Billows, Florence)
Act I Scene 1: Doctor Jessop's midwife ... (Florence)
Act I Scene 1: I hope we're not too early (Miss Wordsworth, Florence, Vicar, Mayor, Superintendent)
Act I Scene 1: Stuffy! Tobacco stink! (Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Florence, Mayor, Superintendent, Vicar)
Act I Scene 1: Now then! Notebook, Florence! (Lady Billows)
Act I Scene 1: The first suggestion on my list (Vicar, Florence, Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Mayor, Superintendent)
Act I Scene 1: Is this all you can bring? (Lady Billows, Florence)
Act I Scene 1: Begging your pardon (Superintendent, Florence, Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Vicar, Mayor)
Act I Scene 1: Virtue, says Holy Writ (Vicar, Superintendent, Mayor, Miss Wordsworth, Florence, Lady Billows)
Act I Scene 1: Right! We'll have him! (Lady Billows, Florence, Vicar, Miss Wordsworth, Mayor, Superintendent)
Act I Scene 1: Interlude
Act I Scene 2: Bounce me high (Emmie, Cis, Harry)
Act I Scene 2: Shop! Hi! Albert! (Sid, Albert)
Act I Scene 2: Did you ever have a pint at the local? (Sid, Albert)
Act I Scene 2: Sid I'm sorry but ... (Albert, Sid, Nancy)
Act I Scene 2: We'll walk to the spinney (Sid, Nancy, Albert)
Act I Scene 2: He's much too busy (Albert)
Act I Scene 2: Mum wants two penn'oth of potherbs (Emmie, Albert)
Act I Scene 2: Good morning, young man! (Florence, Albert, Mum)
Act I Scene 2: We bring great news to you (Lady Billows, Mum, Albert, Florence, Vicar, Mayor, Superintendent, Miss Wordsworth)
Act I Scene 2: Well, think of that, my lad (Mum, Albert, Kids)
Act II Scene 1: Inside a marquee ... (Florence, Nancy, Sid)
Act II Scene 1: For 3 precious weeks (Florence, Nancy, Sid)
Act II Scene 1: That's a fine sight for sore eyes! (Sid, Nancy)
Act II Scene 1: Quickly, quickly (Miss Wordsworth, Emmie, Cis, Harry)
Act II Scene 1: I don't think you ought! (Nancy, Sid)
Act II Scene 1: Bells offstage - Quick, here they are! (Nancy, Sid, Miss Wordsworth, Superintendent, Mum, Mayor, Florence, Vicar, Lady Billows, Children)
Act II Scene 1: Husssh! ... Harold Wood! (Miss Wordsworth, Harry, Miss Wordsworth, Emmie, Cis, Mum, Lady Billows)
Act II Scene 1: Come, let's sit down (Lady Billows, Mum, Superintendent, Albert, Miss Wordsworth, Mayor, Sid, Children, Florence, Vicar, Nancy)
Act II Scene 1: I'm full of happiness (Lady Billows, Vicar)
Act II Scene 1: As representing our local Council (Mayor, Vicar)
Act II Scene 1: My heart leaps up with joy to see (Miss Wordsworth, Vicar)
Act II Scene 1: Erhumph ... (Superintendent, Vicar)
Act II Scene 1: Go on, Albert! (Mum, Florence, Superintendent, Miss Wordsworth, Mayor, Nancy, Sid, Lady Billows, Albert, Vicar)
Act II Scene 1: Albert the Good! (Vicar, Florence, Albert, Mum, Children, Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Superintendent, Mayor, Nancy, Sid)
Act II Scene 1: Bring the plates! Quickly now! (Sid, Nancy, Children, Miss Wordsworth, Albert, Lady Billows, Florence, Vicar, Mum, Superintendent, Mayor)
Act II Scene 2: Albert the Good! (Albert)
Act II Scene 2: Why did she stare ... ? (Albert)
Act II Scene 2: You oughtn't to whistle (Nancy, Sid)
Act II Scene 2: Come along, darling (Sid, Nancy)
Act II Scene 2: Heaven helps those who help themselves (Albert)
Act II Scene 2: Albert! Albert? Fast asleep, poor kid! (Mum)
Act III: The following afternoon ...
Act III: Is she asleep? (Emmie, Nancy, Cis, Mayor, Harry)
Act III: What the hell d'you think I am? (Sid, Nancy, Superintendent, Mayor)
Act III: How's the manhunt? (Sid, Superintendent, Harry)
Act III: Have you found him? (Mum, Superintendent)
Act III: All that I did! (Mum, Nancy, Miss Wordsworth, Vicar, Harry)
Act III: Fools! (Lady Billows, Nancy, Vicar, Miss Wordsworth, Florence, Mum, Mayor, Superintendent)
Act III: In the midst of life is death (Vicar, Nancy, Mayor, Lady Billows, Superintendent, Florence, Miss Wordsworth, Sid, Mum)
Act III: Albert ... ? (Albert, Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Nancy, Florence, Mayor, Sid, Vicar, Superintendent, Mum, Sid)
Act III: I can't remember anything (Albert, Mum, Nancy, Sid, Lady Bellows, All)
Act III: Hi! That's my girl (Sid, Children, Albert)
I. London by Clipper (Programme 1)
II. Dover to London (Programme 2)
III. Ration Island (Programme 3)
IV. Women of Britain (Programme 4): London
V. Women of Britain (Programme 4): You walk down to a part of the city
VI. Women of Britain (Programme 4): Warren. To my dearly beloved boy
VII. Women of Britain (Programme 4): It's a beautiful August morning
VIII. Women of Britain (Programme 4): Within 50 yards
IX. Women of Britain (Programme 4): Your first factory
X. Women of Britain (Programme 4): After the last war
XI. Women of Britain (Programme 4): You set out for a training camp
I. Funeral March
II. Scherzo - Dance of Death
III. Recitative and Choral
2 Ballads: Mother Comfort (wds. M. Slater)
2 Ballads: Underneath the abject willow (wds. W. H. Auden)
Prologue: I am an old man ... (Vere)
Act I Scene 1: Pull, me bantams! (First Mate, Second Mate, Sailing Master, Sailor, Bosun, Midshipmen, Donald, Maintop, Deck, Novice, Men, Squeak, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Boat ahoy! (Maintop, Voice, Midshipmen, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant, Bosun, Ratcliffe)
Act I Scene 1: First man forward! (Claggart, Red Whiskers, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master, Jones)
Act I Scene 1: Your name? (Claggart, Billy, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master)
Act I Scene 1: Billy Budd, king of the birds! (Billy, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant, Ratcliffe)
Act I Scene 2: Gentlemen, the King! (Vere, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master)
Act I Scene 2: Ay, at Spithead ... (Vere, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant)
Act I Scene 2: We are, sir. Claggart is an able one. (First Lieutenant, Vere, Sailing Master, Ratcliffe)
Act I Scene 3: Blow her away. (Red Whiskers, Chorus, Billy, Donald, Dansker)
Act I Scene 3: We're off to Samoa ... (Donald, Chorus, Red Whiskers, Billy, Dansker)
Act I Scene 3: Hi! You ... a ... a ... ! (Billy, Dansker, Red Whiskers, Donald, Squeak, Billy, Claggart, Boy, Chorus)
Act I Scene 3: Over the water ... (Claggart, Chorus)
Act I Scene 3: Come here. (Claggart, Novice)
Act I Scene 3: Billy! ... Hist! Billy Budd! (Novice, Billy)
Act I Scene 3: Dansker, old friend ... (Billy, Dansker)
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"
Tell me the Truth about Love
Funeral Blues
Johnny
Calypso
Britten: Cantata Academica, Op.62 - I. Bonorum summun omnium II: Quae bene beateque
Britten: Cantata Academica, Op.62 - III. At huius caelestis...V: Tum vero Aeneas Sylvius virtus
Britten: Cantata Academica, Op.62 - VI: Et Gubernacula. VII: Ut Ad Longaeva Tempora
Britten: Cantata Academica, Op.62 - VIII: Docendi ac discendi
Britten: Cantata Academica, Op.62 - IX: Rhenana erga omnes. X: Ut instissime XI: O cives..
Britten: Cantata Academica, Op.62 - XII. Nos autem cuncti. XIII. Vigeatque academia libera
Quatre Chansons françaises (1928): 1. Nuits de juin (wds. Victor Hugo)
Quatre Chansons françaises (1928): 2. Sagesse (wds. Paul Verlaine)
Quatre Chansons françaises (1928): 3. L'Enfance (wds. Victor Hugo)
Quatre Chansons françaises (1928): 4. Chanson d'automne (wds. Paul Verlaine)
Three Character Pieces (1930): I. John (Poco allegro vivace)
Three Character Pieces (1930): II. Daphne (Poco andante grazioso)
Three Character Pieces (1930): III. Michael (Poco presto e molto capriccioso)
Christ's Nativity
Sweet was the Song
Preparations
New Prince, New Pomp
Carol of King Cnut
I. Toccata
II. Waltz
III. Recitative and Aria
IV. Impromptu
V. March
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Rhapsody: Poco lento
III. Allegro scherzando - Tempo primo (Allegro ma non troppo)
I. Moderato con moto - Agitato - Tempo primo -
II. Vivace - Animando - Largamente - Cadenza -
III. Passacaglia
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "Te lúcis ante términum"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "I am the ferryman"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "I come from the Westland"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "But first may I ask you"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "Clear as a sky without a cloud"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "Near the Black Mountains there I dwelt"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "A thousand leagues may sunder"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "Ignorant man!"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "I beg your pardon, living in this famous place"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "Curlew River, smoothly flowing"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "Today is an important day"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "Look! While you were listening to my story"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "Ferryman, tell me, when did it happen"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "Hoping, I wander'd on"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "He whose life was full of promise"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "The moon has risen"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "Go your way in peace, mother"
Britten: Curlew River, Op.71 - "Good souls, we have shown you here"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "My Mind Beats On"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "Who's That? A Foreigner, a Traveller No Doubt"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "Hey There, Hey There, You!"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "Serenissima...Low-Lying Clouds, Unending Grey"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - Overture: Venice
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "Ah, Serenissima!"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "Mysterious Gondola"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "We Are Delighted To Greet the Signore"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "Was I Wrong To Come?"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "There Is Indeed In Every Artist's Nature"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "Children's Games: Adziu, Adziu"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "Aou'! Stagando, Aou'"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "Naturally, Signore, I Understand"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "Here Will I Stay, Here Dedicate My Days"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "First, the Race!"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 1 - "The Boy, Tadzio, Shall Inspire Me"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "So, It Has Come To This"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "Guardate, Signore!"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "Do I Detect a Scent?"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "Careful Search Now Leads Me To Them"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "This Way For the Players, Signori"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "Fiorir Rose In Mezo Al Giasso"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "One Moment, If You Please"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "In These Last Years"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "So It Is True"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "Receive the Stranger God"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "The Empty Beach: Do What You Will With Me"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "Yes! A Very Wise Decision"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "Hurrah For the Piazza"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "Chaos, Chaos and Sickness"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - "The Wind Still Blows From the Land"
Britten: Death in Venice, Op.88 / Act 2 - Interlude: "Ah, No!"
Diversions, Op. 21 for Piano (left hand) and Orchestra: Theme. Maestoso
Var. I. Recitative. L'istesso tempo (Maestoso)
Var. II. Romance. Allegretto mosso
Var. III. March. Allegro con brio
Var. IV. Arabesque. Allegretto
Var. V. Chant. Andante solennemente
Var. VI. Nocturne. Andante piacevole
Var. VII. Badinerie. Grave
Var. VIII. Burlesque. Molto moderato
Var. IXa. Toccata I. Allegro
Var. IXb. Toccata II. L'istesso tempo - Cadenza. L'istesso tempo - Andante come sopra - (Attaca)
Var. X. Adagio
Finale - Tarantella. Presto con fuoco
I. March
II. Waltz
III. Burlesque
No. 1. To Daffodils
No. 2. The Succession of the Four Sweet Months
No. 3. Marsh Flowers
No. 4. The Evening Primrose
No. 5. Ballad of Green Broom
Lord! I married me a wife
She's like the swallow
Lemady
Bonny at morn
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn
Dafydd y Garreg Wen
The False Knight upon the Road
Bird Scarer's Song
Begone, Dull Care!
A Tragic Story
Cuckoo!
Ee-oh'
A New Year Carol
I Mun be Married on Sunday
There was a Man of Newington
Fishing Song
The Useful Plough
Jazz-Man
There was a Monkey
Old Abram Brown
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 1 - 1. Prelude
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 1 - 2. The Tornament
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 1 - 3. Recitative & Fight
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 1 - 4. Entrance of the Queen
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 1 - 5. Recitative
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 1 - 6. The two Lords' Explanation
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 1 - 7. Raleigh's Song
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 1 - 8. Ensemble of Reconciliation
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 1 - 9. Recitative & Final March
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 2 - 10. Prelude & Dialogue
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 2 - 11. The Queen's Song
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 2 - 12. Cecil's Song of Government
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 2 - 13. Recitative & Essex's Entry
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 2 - 14. First Lute Song
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 2 - 15. Second Lute Song
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 2 - 16. The First Duet for the Queen & Essex
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 1 Scene 2 - 17. Soliloquy & Prayer
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 1 - 18. Prelude & Welcome
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 1 - 19. The Masque
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 1 - 20. Finale
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 2 - 21. Prelude & Song
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 2 - 22. Duet
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 2 - 23. Double Duet
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 2 - 24. Quartet
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 25. Pavane
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 26. Conversation
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 27. Galliard
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 28. Conversation & the Queen's Entrance
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 29. Lavolta
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 30. Conversation
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 31. Morris dance
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 32. Recitative
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 33. The Queen's Burlesque
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 34. Quartet
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 35. March
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 36. The Queen's Announcement
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 37. Ensemble
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 2 Scene 3 - 38. Coranto
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 1 - 39. Prelude & Chatter
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 1 - 40. Essex's Intrusion
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 1 - 41. The Second Duet of the Queen & Essex
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 1 - 42. The Dressing-Table Song
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 1 - 43. The Entrance of Cecil
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 1 - 44. Cecil's Report
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 1 - 45. Discussion
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 1 - 46. The Queen's Decision
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 2 - 47. Ballad - Rondo
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 3 - 48. Prelude & Verdict
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 3 - 49. Cecil's Warning
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 3 - 50. The Queen's Dilemma
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 3 - 51. Trio
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 3 - 52. Lady Essex's Pleading
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 3 - 53. Penepole Rich's Pleading
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53 / Act 3 Scene 3 - 54. Epilogue
No. 1. Time
No. 2. Concord
No. 3. Time and Concord
No. 4. Country Girls
No. 5. Rustics and Fishermen
No. 6. Final Dance of Homage
Britten: March - Courtly Dances from "Gloriana"
Britten: Corante - Courtly Dances from "Gloriana"
Britten: Pavan - Courtly Dances from "Gloriana"
Britten: Morris Dance - Courtly Dances from "Gloriana"
Britten: Galliard - Courtly Dances from "Gloriana"
Britten: La Volta - Courtly Dances from "Gloriana"
Britten: March (Finale) - Courtly Dances from "Gloriana"
Gloriana: Courtly Dances: March
Corante
Pavan
Morris Dance
Galliard
La Volta
March: Finale
"There Was a Ship Came From the North Country"
"Then Up Spake the Cabin-Boy"
"Casting His Clothes Off, He Dived Into the Sea"
"They Laid Him On the Deck"
Prologue - Fanfare: Where are the seeds of the Universal Fire
Reading: The earth of my heart was broken and gaped low - Fanfare
Reading: In the hour when the sapphire of the bone
Song: We are the darkness in the heat of the day
Reading: In such a heat of the earth
Reading: I see Christ's wounds weep in the Rose on the wall
Epilogue - Fanfare: So, out of the dark
Holiday Diary Op. 5: I. Early Morning Bathe
Holiday Diary Op. 5: II. Sailing
Holiday Diary Op. 5: III. Funfair
Holiday Diary Op. 5: IV. Night
Sonnet VI: Oh my blacke Soule!
Sonnet XIV: Batter my heart
Sonnet III: O might those sighes and teares
Sonnet XIX: Oh, to vex me
Sonnet XIII: What if this present
Sonnet XVII: Since she whom I lov'd
Sonnet VII: At the round earth's imagin'd corners
Sonnet I: Thou hast made me
Sonnet X: Death, be not proud
Britten: Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61 - 1. Menschenbeifall
Britten: Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61 - 2. Die Heimat
Britten: Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61 - 3. Sokrates und Alcibiades
Britten: Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61 - 4. Die Jugend
Britten: Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61 - 5. Hälfte des Lebens
Britten: Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61 - 6. Die Linien des Lebens
I.
II.
I. Overture: Andante maestoso
II. Introduction and Incinerator's Dance: Lento
II. Introduction and Incinerator's Dance: Single Clerk: Allegro -
II. Introduction and Incinerator's Dance: Incinerators' Ballet
III. Spider Dance: Spider and the Fly
IV. Approach of Death and Finale: Poco lento -
IV. Approach of Death and Finale: Funeral Music -
IV. Approach of Death and Finale: End Music: Andante poco lento
I. Overture: Andante maestoso
II. Introduction and Incinerator's Dance: Lento
II. Introduction and Incinerator's Dance: Single Clerk: Allegro -
II. Introduction and Incinerator's Dance: Incinerators' Ballet
III. Spider Dance: Spider and the Fly
IV. Approach of Death and Finale: Poco lento -
IV. Approach of Death and Finale: Funeral Music -
IV. Approach of Death and Finale: End Music: Andante poco lento
I. Overture: Andante maestoso
II. Introduction and Incinerator's Dance: Lento
II. Introduction and Incinerator's Dance: Single Clerk: Allegro -
II. Introduction and Incinerator's Dance: Incinerators' Ballet
III. Spider Dance: Spider and the Fly
IV. Approach of Death and Finale: Poco lento -
IV. Approach of Death and Finale: Funeral Music -
IV. Approach of Death and Finale: End Music: Andante poco lento
I. Overture: Fanfare - Introduction - The Lady of the Lake - Wedding March
II. Scherzo: Doom - Wild Dance - Death Music - Wild Dance
III. Variations: Galahad - Graal Music -
IV. Finale: Battle
I. Fanfare
II. Villes
IIIa. Phrase
IIIb. Antique
IV. Royaute
V. Marine
Vi. Interlude
VII. Being Beauteous
VIII. Parade
IX. Depart
Two Lullabies (1936): Lullaby
Two Lullabies (1936): Lullaby for a Retired Colonel
I. March
II. Nocturne
III. Waltz
IV. Pantomime
V. Moto perpetuo (Solfeggi e Gorgheggi)
I. Pan. Senza misura
II. Phaeton. Vivace ritmico
III. Niobe. Andante
IV. Bacchus. Allegro pesante
V. Narcissus. Lento piacevole
VI. Arethusa. Largamente
I. Novelette
II. Menuetto
III. Romanza
IV. Gavotte
Kyrie
Gloria
Sanctus -
Benedictus
Agnus Dei
I. Musingly
II. Very agitated
III. Restless
IV. Uneasy
V. March-like
VI. Dreaming
VII. Gently rocking
VIII. Passacaglia
IX. Slow and quiet
I. On a Poet's Lips I Slept
II. Below the Thunders of the Upper Deep
III. Encinctured with a Twine of Leaves
IV. Midnight's Bell Goes Ting, Ting, Ting...
V. But that Night When on My Bed I Lay
VI. She Sleeps On Soft, Last Breaths
VII. What is More Gentle?
VIII. When Most I Wink
"Lord Jesus, Think On Me"
"I God, That All This Worlde Hath Wroughte"
"Have Done, You Men and Wemen All"
"Now In the Name Of God I Will Begyne"
"Noye, Noye, Take Thou Thy Company"
"Wiffe, Come In! Why Standes Thou Their?"
"Ha! Children, Me Thinkes My Botte Removes"
"Now Forty Dayes Are Fullie Gone"
"Noye, Take Thy Wife Anone"
"Noye, Heare I Behette Thee a Heste"
"The Spacious Firmament On High"
Overture
Ad libitum
Chorus: The clock on the wall gives an electric tick
Prisoner's Monologue: 'Industrialists, bankers, in comfortable chairs
Fanfare
Moderato
Fanfare
Chorus: Marching Songs: Brightly the sun on our weapons is gleaming
Chorus: Ostnian National Anthem
Chorus: Waltz: The papers say there'll be war before long
Chorus: Journalists' Song: We fly to a cabinet crisis
Interlude
Chorus: To build a city
Let the florid music praise
Now the leaves are falling fast
Seascape
Nocturne
As it is, plenty
Our Hunting Fathers Op. 8 (text devised by W. H. Auden): Prologue (W. H. Auden)
Our Hunting Fathers Op. 8 (text devised by W. H. Auden): A. Rats Away! (anon. modernised by W. H. Auden)
Our Hunting Fathers Op. 8 (text devised by W. H. Auden): B. Messalina (anon. )
Our Hunting Fathers Op. 8 (text devised by W. H. Auden): C. Dance of Death (Hawking for the Partridge) (T. Ravenscroft)
Our Hunting Fathers Op. 8 (text devised by W. H. Auden): Epilogue and Funeral March (W. H. Auden)
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"
Introduction
Prologue: In the forest (4 Young Trees, 2 Wild Geese, Semichorus of Old Trees, Chorus)
First Ballad Interlude (Narrator)
Act I Scene 1: Bunyan's Greeting (Voice of Paul Bunyan)
Act I Scene 1: Call of Lumberjacks (Lumberjacks' Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Lumberjacks' Chorus (First Solo, Lumberjacks' Chorus, Second Solo, Third Solo, Fourth Solo, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Bunyan's Welcome (Paul Bunyan)
Act I Scene 1: Quartet of Swedes (4 Swedes, Paul Bunyan, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Western Union Boy's Song (Western Union Boy, Paul Bunyan, Hel Helson, Sam Sharkey, Ben Benny, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Cooks' Duet (Sam Sharkey, Ben Benny, Inkslinger, Paul Bunyan, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Animal Trio (Fido, Moppet, Poppet)
Act I Scene 1: Bunyan's Goodnight (Paul Bunyan)
Act I Scene 1: Exit of Lumberjacks (Lumberjacks' Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: The Blues - Quartet of the Defeated (Paul Bunyan, The Defeated, Insklinger)
Act I Scene 1: Bunyan's Goodnight (Paul Bunyan)
Act I Scene 1: Second Ballad Interlude (Narrator, Inkslinger, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Food Chorus (Inkslinger, Sam Sharkey, Ben Benny, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Chorus Accusation (Cross, Inkslinger, Jen, Pete, Andy, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Slim's Song (Slim, Inkslinger, Fido, Moppet, Poppet, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Bunyan's Return (Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Inkslinger's Song (Inkslinger)
Act I Scene 2: Entrance of Chorus (Pete, Andy, Jen, Cross, John)
Act I Scene 2: Tiny's Entrance (Ben, Sam, Cross, Andy, John)
Act I Scene 2: Tiny's Song (Tiny, Inkslinger, Slim, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Inkslinger's Regret (Inkslinger, Voice of Paul Bunyan, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Bunyan's Goodnight (Paul Bunyan)
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 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
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"