Benjamin Britten


Benjamin Britten

(1913-1976)

Read about Benjamin Britten in Wikipedia. 

Click for availabilty to borrow at the [BNQ].

Read about Rejoice in the Lamb and listen to some music clips.

This is a "page" dedicated to Benjamin Britten and particularly his War Requiem.

Click to read more about the War Requiem and to watch some videos of movements. 

Hear Edward Burrowes as the lead soloist with the trebles of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, singing Balulalow from Britten's The Ceremony of Carols.

Listen to interviews with  Benjamin Britten on the BBC.

Hear Julian Lloyd Webber perform the second movement of Britten's Cello Symphony.

To hear Benjamin Britten (1913-76), Festival Te Deum, performed by the St. John's Choir, directed by George Guest; Brian Runnett, organist; Click here then click on Listen to Program, then hold button and slide it to 57:45 (57 minutes and 45 seconds).

And Benjamin Britten, Antiphon, (text by George Herbert [1593-1633]), performed by the St. John's Choir, directed by Christopher Robinson with Iain Farrington playing the 1994 Mander organ: click here then click on Listen to Program, then hold and slide button to 1:05:38 (1 hour, 5 minutes and 38 seconds).

And his only solo organ work, Benjamin Britten, Prelude & Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria, performed by Iain Farrington on the 1994 Mander organ of St. John's College: click here then click on Listen to Program, then hold and slide button to 2:53 (2 minutes and 53 seconds).  (Victoria was deliberately mispelled to avoid confusion of Tomás Luis Victoria (1548-1611) with the deceased Queen of England.)