Britten: The Complete Works [CDS 49-66]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Celebrating the centennial of Benjamin Britten's birth, Decca has released in one box set the complete recordings of his works on 65 CDs and 1 DVD, in a limited edition. The package is divided into four sections -- The Operas, Stage & Screen, Voices, and Instruments -- each with a book documenting the recordings and providing track listings. In his lifetime, Britten was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century and because his works were regularly released on Decca under his supervision, his music has received better coverage than most composers of his time. For many critics and devoted listeners, Britten's recordings of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Celebrating the centennial of Benjamin Britten's birth, Decca has released in one box set the complete recordings of his works on 65 CDs and 1 DVD, in a limited edition. The package is divided into four sections -- The Operas, Stage & Screen, Voices, and Instruments -- each with a book documenting the recordings and providing track listings. In his lifetime, Britten was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century and because his works were regularly released on Decca under his supervision, his music has received better coverage than most composers of his time. For many critics and devoted listeners, Britten's recordings of the operas are the best available, and the much praise recording of the "War Requiem" has been remastered in high resolution from the original tapes. Serious collectors are likely to own most, if not all, of these recordings, but fans of Britten will appreciate the convenience of having all of these albums in one box set.
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Decca celebrates 100 years since the birth of England’s greatest 20th Century composer, Benjamin Britten, with a unique limited edition 65-CD box containing his entire canon of works. Britten and Decca enjoyed a unique relationship with the composer recording most of his key works for the label. Decca’s 1963 set of the War Requiem remains one of the fastest-selling classical releases of all time.

Beyond the huge catalogue of Britten’s own recordings of his works for Decca Classics, which account for 75% of this complete edition, many other labels have kindly assisted by providing recordings of Britten’s remaining works: a total of 20 labels to make this extraordinary achievement possible including EMI Classics, Virgin Classics, Naxos, Warner Classics and NMC, making this a rare example of cross-industry collaboration furthering the reputation of this titanic figure.

The set is organized into 4 principal sections, each with its own individual book which offers a detailed article on Britten’s contribution to each genre, as well track listings and recording information:

The Operas (20 CDs)
Stage & Screen (12 CDs)
Voices (16 CDs)
Instruments (13 CDs)

In addition 4 bonus CDs include a series of newly conducted interviews with surviving musicians who worked closely with Britten, historic recordings and rarities, and Britten’s rehearsals at the recording sessions for the War Requiem which itself has been newly remastered this year from the analogue master tapes.
The set also features a DVD of Tony Palmer’s film on the making of the 1967 recording of The Burning Fiery Furnace, chosen specifically for its unrivalled insight into the Britten-Decca recording relationship and the working methods of producer John Culshaw and his pioneering Decca team.

These 66 discs are housed in a handsome and individually numbered box featuring a newly-commissioned illustration depicting the young Britten surrounded by visual icons inspired by his music. To crown the set a 208-page full-colour hardback book offers a host of fascinating articles and insights, a complete alphabetical index of works included in the edition, a gallery of original Decca LP sleeves from 1953 onwards and copious recording session pictures and beautiful Aldeburgh landscapes newly photographed for this edition.
Benjamin Britten was born 22nd November 1913, the feast day of St Cecilia, patron saint of music. Over four intensely creative decades he went on to publish over one hundred works, of which the most important dominated and shaped their respective genres - opera with Peter Grimes, the choral oratorio with War Requiem, music to inspire newcomers (Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra), and the Song Cycle (Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings). The range of Britten’s music is astonishing, as is the creative fertility of his musical imagination.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/13/2013
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947853640
  • Catalog Number: 001880900

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (104:22)
  2. 2 A Midsummer Night's Dream, opera, Op. 64 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (143:58)
  3. 3 Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (103:50)
  4. 4 Gloriana, opera, Op. 53 - Benjamin Britten & John Mark Ainsley (146:28)
  5. 5 Billy Budd, opera, Op. 50 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (157:50)
  6. 6 Albert Herring, chamber opera, Op. 39 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (137:44)
  7. 7 The Rape of Lucretia, chamber opera, Op. 37 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (108:15)
  8. 8 Peter Grimes, opera, Op. 33 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (142:22)
  9. 9 Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17: Appendix. Lullaby of Dream Shadows - Benjamin Britten & Philip Brunelle (9:00)
  10. 10 Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17: Appendix. Inkslinger's Love Song - Benjamin Britten & Philip Brunelle (3:38)
  11. 11 Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17: Appendix. Overture - Benjamin Britten & Philip Brunelle (5:01)
  12. 12 Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17 - Benjamin Britten & James Bohn (112:39)
  13. 13 Peace of Britain, film score for chamber ensemble - Benjamin Britten & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (1:31)
  14. 14 When you’re feeling like expressing your affection, song for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Mary Carewe (0:54)
  15. 15 Coal Face, film score for speaker, whistler, chorus, percussion & piano - Benjamin Britten & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (11:53)
  16. 16 Men Behind the Meters, film score for flute, oboe, clarinet, glockenspiel, piano, violin & cello - Benjamin Britten & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (3:12)
  17. 17 Negroes/God's Chillun, film score for soloists, male chorus & chamber ensemble - Benjamin Britten & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (13:04)
  18. 18 The Way to the sea, film score for speaker, winds, percussion, harp & piano - Benjamin Britten & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (15:32)
  19. 19 The King's Stamp, film score for flute or piccolo, clarinet, 2 pianos & percussion - Benjamin Britten & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (14:12)
  20. 20 Rossini Suite, for boys' voices & chamber ensemble - Benjamin Britten & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (9:37)
  21. 21 Night Mail, film score for speaker & chamber ensemble - Benjamin Britten & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (5:51)
  22. 22 Plymouth Town, ballet - Benjamin Britten & BBC Symphony Orchestra (26:49)
  23. 23 The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (100:25)
  24. 24 Children's Crusade, ballad for child voices, percussion, 2 pianos & organ, Op. 82 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (19:01)
  25. 25 The Little Sweep, children's opera, Op. 45 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (44:00)
  26. 26 The Prodigal Son, church parable, Op. 81 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (68:30)
  27. 27 The Burning Fiery Furnace, church parable, Op. 77 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (63:35)
  28. 28 Curlew River, church parable, Op. 71 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (69:13)
  29. 29 The Golden Vanity, vaudeville for boys' voices & piano, Op. 78 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (17:28)
  30. 30 Noye's Fludde, children's opera, Op. 59 - Benjamin Britten & Owen Brannigan (48:03)
  31. 31 The Beggar's Opera, ballad opera - John Gay & Steuart Bedford (108:13)
  32. 32 Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88 - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (145:23)
  33. 33 Praise We Great Men, for voices, chorus & orchestra - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus (7:10)
  34. 34 Welcome Ode, for young people's chorus & orchestra, Op. 95 - Benjamin Britten & Jubilee Choir (7:40)
  35. 35 Hymn of St. Columba (Regis regum rectissimi), for chorus & organ - Benjamin Britten & St. John's College Choir, Cambridge (2:43)
  36. 36 Venite exultemus Domino, psalm for chorus & organ in C major - Benjamin Britten & Trinity College Choir, Cambridge (5:35)
  37. 37 Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ in C major - Benjamin Britten & St. John's College Choir, Cambridge (2:44)
  38. 38 Sacred and Profane, medieval lyrics (8) for SSATB chorus, Op. 91 - Benjamin Britten & The Wilbye Consort (15:00)
  39. 39 Voices for Today, anthem for mixed voices & organ ad lib, Op. 75 - Benjamin Britten & David Willcocks (9:43)
  40. 40 God Save the Queen (National Anthem, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland) - Anonymous & Benjamin Britten (2:40)
  41. 41 Missa Brevis, for boys' chorus & organ in D major, Op. 63 - Benjamin Britten & St. John's College Choir, Cambridge (10:20)
  42. 42 Antiphon, for chorus & organ, Op. 56b - Benjamin Britten & Harry Christophers (5:26)
  43. 43 Hymn to St. Peter, for trumpet, chorus & organ, Op. 56a - Benjamin Britten & St. John's College Choir, Cambridge (5:28)
  44. 44 A Wedding Anthem, for soprano, tenor, chorus & organ, Op. 46 - Benjamin Britten & Harry Christophers (9:05)
  45. 45 Festival Te Deum, for trumpet, chorus & organ, Op. 32 - Benjamin Britten & St. John's College Choir, Cambridge (6:03)
  46. 46 Chorale on an Old French Carol, for double chorus - Benjamin Britten & Louis Halsey (4:12)
  47. 47 Ballad of little Musgrave and lady Barnard, for male chorus & piano - Benjamin Britten & Louis Halsey (10:01)
  48. 48 Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (15:59)
  49. 49 Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ in E flat major - Benjamin Britten & Truro Cathedral Choir (2:51)
  50. 50 A Hymn to the Virgin, for double chorus - Benjamin Britten & St. John's College Choir, Cambridge (3:18)
  51. 51 The Birds, for medium voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:48)
  52. 52 Part-Songs (2), for chorus & piano - Benjamin Britten & Louis Halsey (6:24)
  53. 53 Two-part Songs (3), for boys' or female chorus - Benjamin Britten & New London Children's Choir (5:18)
  54. 54 Psalm 150, for children's chorus & instruments, Op. 67 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (5:05)
  55. 55 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7 - Benjamin Britten & Andrei Gavrilov (2:46)
  56. 56 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: Old Abram Brown - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (3:31)
  57. 57 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: There was a monkey - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:30)
  58. 58 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: Jazz-man - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (0:47)
  59. 59 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: The useful plough - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:22)
  60. 60 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: Fishing song - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:09)
  61. 61 Deus in adjutorium meum, motet for chorus (from "This Way to the Tomb") - Benjamin Britten & Trinity College Choir, Cambridge (4:55)
  62. 62 Advance Democracy, for double chorus - Benjamin Britten & Harry Christophers (3:16)
  63. 63 Te Deum, for trumpet, chorus & organ in C major - Benjamin Britten & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (7:56)
  64. 64 A. M. D. G. (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam), for chorus, Op. 17 - Benjamin Britten & London Sinfonietta Chorus (19:42)
  65. 65 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: There was a man of Newington - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (0:33)
  66. 66 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: I mun be married on Sunday - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:11)
  67. 67 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: A New Year carol - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:02)
  68. 68 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: Cuckoo! - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:38)
  69. 69 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: A tragic story - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:36)
  70. 70 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: Begone, dull care - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (0:58)
  71. 71 The Holly and the Ivy, folksong arrangement for chorus - Benjamin Britten & Kenneth Bowen (4:46)
  72. 72 Christ's Nativity, Christmas suite for chorus - Benjamin Britten & BBC Singers (16:12)
  73. 73 A Shepherd's Carol, for chorus - Benjamin Britten & The Wilbye Consort (4:01)
  74. 74 The Sycamore Tree, carol for chorus - Benjamin Britten & The Wilbye Consort (1:34)
  75. 75 A Wealden Trio: The Song of the Women, carol for female chorus - Benjamin Britten & The Wilbye Consort (2:29)
  76. 76 Corpus Christi Carol, for voice or unison chorus & organ - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:17)
  77. 77 A Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices (or chorus) & harp, Op. 28 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (21:30)
  78. 78 A Boy Was Born, choral variations for mixed voices, Op. 3 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (28:21)
  79. 79 Cantata misericordium, for tenor, baritone, chorus, string quartet, strings, piano, harp & tympani, Op. 69 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (19:48)
  80. 80 Flower Songs (5), for chorus, Op. 47 - Benjamin Britten & Louis Halsey (10:53)
  81. 81 Saint Nicholas, cantata for tenor, treble, choruses & orchestra, Op. 42 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (47:31)
  82. 82 Hymn to St. Cecilia, for chorus, Op. 27 - Benjamin Britten & London Symphony Chorus (10:38)
  83. 83 Cantata academica, for voices, chorus & orchestra, Op. 62 - Benjamin Britten & Owen Brannigan (20:54)
  84. 84 Spring Symphony, for soprano, alto, tenor, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra, Op. 44 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (42:42)
  85. 85 War Requiem, for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' voices, chorus, chamber orchestra, orchestra & organ, Op. 66 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (81:22)
  86. 86 The Eagle Has Two Heads, incidental music for brass & percussion: Fanfare - Benjamin Britten & Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (1:21)
  87. 87 Russian Funeral, for brass & percussion - Benjamin Britten & Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (7:01)
  88. 88 The Sword in the Stone, music for a 6-part radio show, for female voice, 2 male voices, TB chorus, winds, brass, percussion & harp - Benjamin Britten & Walter Goehr (13:47)
  89. 89 The Company of Heaven, cantata for 2 speakers, soprano, tenor, chorus, tympani, organ & strings - Benjamin Britten & Philip Brunelle (49:36)
  90. 90 This Way to the Tomb, incidental music for SATB soloists, chorus & piano, 4 hands: Boogie-Woogie - Daryl Runswick & Benjamin Britten (2:53)
  91. 91 On the Frontier, incidental music for male voice, chorus, 2 trumpets, percussion, accordion & piano: The Clock on the Wall - Daryl Runswick & Benjamin Britten (4:23)
  92. 92 The Rescue of Penelope, for narrator, soloists & orchestra (concert version of "The Rescue," prepared by Souza) - Benjamin Britten & John Mark Ainsley (36:02)
  93. 93 Johnson over Jordan, incidental music for soprano, flute & orchestra - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (15:36)
  94. 94 Love from a Stranger, film score for orchestra - Benjamin Britten & BBC Symphony Orchestra (10:25)
  95. 95 Folk Song Arrangements (8), for high voice & harp: Bird Scarer's Song - Benjamin Britten & Osian Ellis (0:57)
  96. 96 Folk Song Arrangements (8), for high voice & harp: The False Knight Upon the Road - Benjamin Britten & Osian Ellis (3:39)
  97. 97 Folk Song Arrangements (8), for high voice & harp: Dafyd Y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock) - Benjamin Britten & Osian Ellis (3:04)
  98. 98 Work(s): Unidentified Folk Song Setting - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (3:29)
  99. 99 Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, for voice & piano: The Stream in the Valley - Benjamin Britten & Christopher van Kampen (2:31)
  100. 100 Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, for voice & piano: The Deaf Woman's Courtship - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (1:14)
  101. 101 Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, for voice & piano: Soldier, Won't You Marry Me? - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (1:40)
  102. 102 Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, for voice & piano: The Holly and the Ivy - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (2:23)
  103. 103 Folk Song Arrangements (8), for high voice & harp: Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn ("I Was Lonely and Forlorn - Benjamin Britten & Osian Ellis (2:19)
  104. 104 Folk Song Arrangements (8), for high voice & harp: Lemady - Benjamin Britten & Osian Ellis (1:24)
  105. 105 Folk Song Arrangements (8), for high voice & harp: She's Like the Swallow - Benjamin Britten & Osian Ellis (2:42)
  106. 106 Folk Song Arrangements (8), for high voice & harp: Lord! I Married Me a Wife - Benjamin Britten & Osian Ellis (1:14)
  107. 107 Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, for voice & piano: The Crocodile - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (4:43)
  108. 108 Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, for voice & piano: I Wonder As I Wander - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (3:54)
  109. 109 Folksong Arrangements, Vol. II "France", for voice & piano: Eho! Eho! - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (1:56)
  110. 110 Folksong Arrangements, Vol. IV "Moore's Irish Melodies", for voice & piano: Rich and Rare - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (3:05)
  111. 111 Sail on, sail on, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 4) - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (2:25)
  112. 112 Folksong Arrangements, Vol. IV "Moore's Irish Melodies", for voice & piano: O the Sight Entrancing - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (2:08)
  113. 113 Dear harp of my country, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 4) - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (2:25)
  114. 114 At the Mid Hour of Night, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 4) - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (2:44)
  115. 115 Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, for voice & piano: Pray Goody - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (0:44)
  116. 116 Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, for voice & piano: Greensleeves - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (1:54)
  117. 117 Folk Song Arrangements (8), for high voice & harp: Bonny at Morn - Benjamin Britten & Osian Ellis (3:15)
  118. 118 Folksong Arrangements, Vol. VI "England", for soprano or tenor & guitar: The Shooting of His Dear - Timothy Walker & Benjamin Britten (2:44)
  119. 119 Folksong Arrangements, Vol. VI "England", for soprano or tenor & guitar: The Soldier and the Sailor - Timothy Walker & Benjamin Britten (2:20)
  120. 120 Folksong Arrangements, Vol. VI "England", for soprano or tenor & guitar: Master Kilby - Timothy Walker & Benjamin Britten (2:04)
  121. 121 Folksong Arrangements, Vol. VI "England", for soprano or tenor & guitar: The Sailor-Boy - Timothy Walker & Benjamin Britten (1:37)
  122. 122 Folksong Arrangements, Vol. VI "England", for soprano or tenor & guitar: I Will Give My Love an Apple - Timothy Walker & Benjamin Britten (1:46)
  123. 123 Quand j'étais chez mon père, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 2) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:48)
  124. 124 Fileuse, folksong for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 2) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:38)
  125. 125 Voici le printemps, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 2) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:42)
  126. 126 There's None to Soothe, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:14)
  127. 127 Folksong Arrangements, Vol. II "France", for voice & piano: Heigh Ho! Heigh Ho! - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:08)
  128. 128 Oliver Cromwell, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (0:38)
  129. 129 Little Sir William, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:35)
  130. 130 The Salley Gardens, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (3:00)
  131. 131 The Plough Boy, folksong for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:56)
  132. 132 Ca' the yowes, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 5) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (3:51)
  133. 133 The Miller of Dee, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:45)
  134. 134 Oft in the Stilly Night, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol 4) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:35)
  135. 135 Folksong Arrangements, Vol. IV "Moore's Irish Melodies", for voice & piano: Avenging and Bright - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:27)
  136. 136 The trees they grow so high, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1) - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (3:37)
  137. 137 O can ye sew cushions, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1) - Benjamin Britten & Osian Ellis (2:10)
  138. 138 Folksong Arrangements, Vol. II "France", for voice & piano: Il est quelqu'un sur terre - Benjamin Britten & Osian Ellis (4:02)
  139. 139 The Lincolnshire poacher, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 5) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:02)
  140. 140 Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, for voice & piano: Tom Bowling - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (4:29)
  141. 141 Folksong Arrangements, Vol. V "British Isles", for voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (4:11)
  142. 142 The last rose of summer, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 4) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (3:54)
  143. 143 How sweet the answer, folksong for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 4) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:08)
  144. 144 The Minstrel Boy, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 4) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:56)
  145. 145 La belle est au jardin d'amour, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 2) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:49)
  146. 146 Le roi s'en va-t'en chasse, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 2) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:11)
  147. 147 Come you not from Newcastle?, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:14)
  148. 148 The Ash Grove, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:46)
  149. 149 The Bonny Earl o' Moray, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:29)
  150. 150 Early one morning, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 5) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:58)
  151. 151 Sweet Polly Oliver, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:29)
  152. 152 O Waly, Waly, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (3:32)
  153. 153 The brisk young widow, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 5) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:00)
  154. 154 The Foggy, Foggy Dew, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:32)
  155. 155 Not even summer yet, song for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (1:46)
  156. 156 A Poison Tree, for medium voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (2:37)
  157. 157 The Oxen, carol for female chorus & piano - Benjamin Britten & Ronald Corp (2:53)
  158. 158 Fancie: Tell me where is fancy bred, for unison chorus & piano - Benjamin Britten & Ronald Corp (1:03)
  159. 159 King Herod and the Cock, for unison chorus & piano - Benjamin Britten & Ronald Corp (1:22)
  160. 160 Ballads (2), for 2 voices & piano - Benjamin Britten & Graham Johnson (5:43)
  161. 161 Chamber Music V, song for soprano or tenor & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (1:13)
  162. 162 Witches' Song, for voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & James Bowman (0:41)
  163. 163 The Bitter Withy, folk song for tenor, boys' chorus & piano (unfinished) - Benjamin Britten & Ronald Corp (5:07)
  164. 164 Um Mitternacht, song for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (4:01)
  165. 165 Birthday Song for Erwin, for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (1:18)
  166. 166 Cradle Song: Sleep, my darling, sleep, song for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (3:02)
  167. 167 If thou wilt ease thine heart, song for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (1:44)
  168. 168 Wild with passion, song for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (2:25)
  169. 169 Underneath the Abject Willow, song for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (1:40)
  170. 170 What's in your mind?, song for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (2:07)
  171. 171 Fish in the Unruffled Lakes, song for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (2:48)
  172. 172 To lie flat on the back, song for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (2:23)
  173. 173 The Red Cockatoo, song for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (0:39)
  174. 174 The Twelve Apostles, for tenor, unison voices & piano - Benjamin Britten & Ronald Corp (6:12)
  175. 175 May, song for unison chorus & piano - Benjamin Britten & Ronald Corp (1:20)
  176. 176 The Owl, song for voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Andrew Plant (1:24)
  177. 177 Diaphenia, song for voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Andrew Plant (1:54)
  178. 178 The Sun Shines Down, song for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (2:07)
  179. 179 Night covers up the rigid land, song for high voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (2:32)
  180. 180 Beware!, early songs (3) for medium voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (3:37)
  181. 181 The Gully, song for voice & piano (discarded from "Who are these Children," Op. 84) - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (1:04)
  182. 182 Dawtie's Devotion, song for voice & piano (discarded from "Who are these Children," Op. 84) - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (1:27)
  183. 183 Tradition, song for voice & piano (discarded from "Who are these Children," Op. 84) - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (1:03)
  184. 184 Who are these Children?, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 84 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (17:49)
  185. 185 The Poet's Echo, song cycle for high voice & piano, Op. 76 - Benjamin Britten & Mstislav Rostropovich (16:08)
  186. 186 Hölderlin Fragments (6), song cycle, for tenor & piano, Op. 61 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (11:53)
  187. 187 Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (23:34)
  188. 188 Children and Sir Nameless, song for soprano or tenor & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (3:01)
  189. 189 If it's ever spring again, song for soprano or tenor & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (2:38)
  190. 190 Winter Words, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 52 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (20:28)
  191. 191 Songs from the Chinese, song cycle for high voice & guitar, Op. 58 - Benjamin Britten & Julian Bream (9:39)
  192. 192 A Charm of Lullabies, song cycle for mezzo-soprano & piano, Op. 41 - Benjamin Britten & Pamela Bowden (12:24)
  193. 193 The Holy Sonnets (9) of John Donne, for voice & piano, Op. 35 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (23:10)
  194. 194 Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (16:46)
  195. 195 Cabaret songs (4) for Hedli Anderson, for voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Malcolm Martineau (15:31)
  196. 196 On this Island, song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 11 - Benjamin Britten & Barbara Bonney (13:19)
  197. 197 Tit for Tat, song cycle for voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (8:43)
  198. 198 The Heart of the Matter, for tenor, narrator, horn & piano - Benjamin Britten & Neil Mackie (26:39)
  199. 199 Purcell Realizations from Orpheus Britannicus: Songs (6), for voice & piano: Sweeter than roses - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (3:31)
  200. 200 A Birthday Hansel, song cycle for tenor & harp, Op. 92 - Benjamin Britten & Osian Ellis (16:16)
  201. 201 Canticle V: The Death of St Narcissus, for tenor & harp, Op. 89 - Benjamin Britten & T.S. Eliot (7:14)
  202. 202 Canticle IV: The Journey of the Magi, for countertenor, tenor, baritone & piano, Op. 86 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (10:31)
  203. 203 Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain, for tenor, horn & piano, Op. 55 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (11:04)
  204. 204 Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, for alto, tenor & piano, Op. 51 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (15:52)
  205. 205 Canticle I: My Beloved Is Mine, for high voice & piano, Op. 40 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (7:01)
  206. 206 Phaedra, dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano, string orchestra, percussion & harpsichord, Op. 93 - Benjamin Britten & Janet Baker (15:31)
  207. 207 Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (22:06)
  208. 208 Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (26:25)
  209. 209 Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (24:03)
  210. 210 Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14: 3. Recitative & Choral - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus (6:10)
  211. 211 Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14: 2. Scherzo - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus (4:24)
  212. 212 Now sleeps the crimson petal, song for tenor, horn & strings - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (2:54)
  213. 213 Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14: 1. Funeral March - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus (5:37)
  214. 214 Our Hunting Fathers, song cycle for high voice & orchestra, Op. 8 - Benjamin Britten & Richard Armstrong (26:11)
  215. 215 Chansons Françaises (4), for voice & orchestra - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (12:37)
  216. 216 The Burning Fiery Furnace, church parable, Op. 77 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (54:03)
  217. 217 Our Hunting Fathers, song cycle for high voice & orchestra, Op. 8 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (25:51)
  218. 218 Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 13: 3. Recitative & Aria (original 3rd movement) - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (9:33)
  219. 219 Missa Brevis, for boys' chorus & organ in D major, Op. 63 - Benjamin Britten & Westminster Cathedral Choir (10:16)
  220. 220 Sweet was the Song, carol for SSAA chorus - Benjamin Britten & The Wilbye Consort (3:06)
  221. 221 Cabaret songs (4) for Hedli Anderson, for voice & piano: O Tell Me the Truth About Love - Benjamin Britten & The Wilbye Consort (1:38)
  222. 222 Cabaret songs (4) for Hedli Anderson, for voice & piano: Funeral Blues - Benjamin Britten & The Wilbye Consort (2:02)
  223. 223 On this Island, song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 11: 1. Let the Florid Music Praise! - Benjamin Britten & The Wilbye Consort (3:41)
  224. 224 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: A New Year carol - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:04)
  225. 225 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: There was a monkey - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:27)
  226. 226 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: Fishing song - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:07)
  227. 227 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: Cuckoo! - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (0:54)
  228. 228 Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: I mun be married on Sunday - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:18)
  229. 229 Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, for alto, tenor & piano, Op. 51 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (16:19)
  230. 230 Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes") - Benjamin Britten & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam (6:56)
  231. 231 Sea Interludes (4) from Peter Grimes, for orchestra, Op. 33a - Benjamin Britten & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam (14:23)
  232. 232 Sinfonia da Requiem, for orchestra, Op. 20 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (19:48)
  233. 233 Pieces (2), for 2 pianos, Op. 23 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (16:31)
  234. 234 Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (24:12)
  235. 235 War Requiem, for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' voices, chorus, chamber orchestra, orchestra & organ, Op. 66 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (49:50)
  236. 236 Variations for piano (incomplete) - Benjamin Britten & Rolf Hind (6:33)
  237. 237 Sonatina Romantica, for piano - Benjamin Britten & Stephen Hough (13:00)
  238. 238 Holiday Diary, suite for piano, Op. 5 - Benjamin Britten & Stephen Hough (16:59)
  239. 239 Two Lullabies, for 2 pianos - Benjamin Britten & Stephen Hough (5:45)
  240. 240 Variations (12), for piano - Benjamin Britten & Stephen Hough (8:44)
  241. 241 Character Pieces (3), for piano - Benjamin Britten & Stephen Hough (7:07)
  242. 242 A Little Idyll, for piano - Benjamin Britten & Anthony Goldstone (2:33)
  243. 243 Waltzes (5), for piano - Benjamin Britten & Stephen Hough (10:59)
  244. 244 Pieces (2), for 2 pianos, Op. 23 - Benjamin Britten & Bracha Eden (15:12)
  245. 245 Gemini Variations, for flute, violin & piano, 4 hands, Op. 73 - Benjamin Britten & Gabriel Jeney (14:50)
  246. 246 Prelude & Fugue on a theme of Vittoria, for organ - Benjamin Britten & Simon Preston (4:28)
  247. 247 Work(s): Village Organist's Piece (c 1940) - Benjamin Britten & Timothy Bond (3:07)
  248. 248 They Walk Alone, incidental music for organ: Prelude (1938) - Benjamin Britten & Timothy Bond (3:07)
  249. 249 Work(s): Voluntary on Tallis' Lamentations (c 1940) - Benjamin Britten & Timothy Bond (3:36)
  250. 250 Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, for trumpets in multiples of 3 - Benjamin Britten & Members of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (3:09)
  251. 251 Timpani Piece for Jimmy, for timpani & piano - Benjamin Britten & James Blades (1:24)
  252. 252 Scherzo, for recorder quartet - Benjamin Britten & Catherine Fleming (2:13)
  253. 253 Alpine Suite, for recorder trio - Benjamin Britten & Catherine Fleming (7:49)
  254. 254 Phantasy Quartet, for oboe & string trio in F minor, Op. 2 - Benjamin Britten & Janet Craxton (13:04)
  255. 255 String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36 - Benjamin Britten & Amadeus Quartet (27:41)
  256. 256 String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 - Benjamin Britten & Allegri String Quartet (23:33)
  257. 257 Divertimenti (3), for string quartet - Benjamin Britten & Endellion String Quartet (9:52)
  258. 258 Alla Marcia, for string quartet - Benjamin Britten & Endellion String Quartet (3:16)
  259. 259 Phantasy, for string quintet in F minor - Benjamin Britten & Endellion String Quartet (11:01)
  260. 260 Quartettino, for string quartet - Benjamin Britten & Endellion String Quartet (15:23)
  261. 261 Rhapsody, for string quartet - Benjamin Britten & Endellion String Quartet (6:59)
  262. 262 String Quartet in F major - Benjamin Britten & Utrecht String Quartet (18:25)
  263. 263 Tema "Sacher," for solo cello - Benjamin Britten & Alisa Weilerstein (1:16)
  264. 264 String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94 - Benjamin Britten & Amadeus Quartet (25:36)
  265. 265 Suite for harp in C major, Op. 83 - Benjamin Britten & Osian Ellis (12:16)
  266. 266 Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar, Op. 70 - Benjamin Britten & Eduardo Fernandez (19:26)
  267. 267 Suite for solo cello No. 3, Op. 87 - Benjamin Britten & Robert Cohen (24:12)
  268. 268 Sonata for cello & piano in C major, Op. 65 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (20:07)
  269. 269 Suite for solo cello No. 2, Op. 80 - Benjamin Britten & Mstislav Rostropovich (23:42)
  270. 270 Suite for solo cello No. 1, Op. 72 - Benjamin Britten & Mstislav Rostropovich (24:09)
  271. 271 Metamorphoses (6) after Ovid, for oboe solo, Op. 49 - Benjamin Britten & Janet Craxton (12:20)
  272. 272 Temporal Variations, for oboe & piano - Benjamin Britten & Heinz Holliger (14:29)
  273. 273 Insect Pieces (2), for oboe & piano - Benjamin Britten & Heinz Holliger (5:26)
  274. 274 Reveille, concert study for violin & piano - Benjamin Britten & John Blakely (4:37)
  275. 275 Suite, for violin & piano, Op. 6 - Benjamin Britten & John Alley (15:43)
  276. 276 Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & piano, Op. 48 - Benjamin Britten & Katya Apekisheva (13:47)
  277. 277 Elegy, for solo viola - Benjamin Britten & Nobuko Imai (6:16)
  278. 278 Reflection, for viola & piano - Roland Pöntinen & Benjamin Britten (3:37)
  279. 279 Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a - Benjamin Britten & Norwegian Chamber Orchestra (16:18)
  280. 280 Suite on English folk tunes (A time there was), for orchestra, Op. 90 - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (14:44)
  281. 281 The Building of the House, overture for chorus & orchestra, Op. 79 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (5:25)
  282. 282 In Memoriam Dennis Brain, for 4 horns & strings (sketch) - Benjamin Britten & Royal Northern Sinfonia (3:53)
  283. 283 Cello Symphony, for cello & orchestra, Op. 68 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (34:09)
  284. 284 Occasional Overture, for orchestra in C major, Op. 38 (withdrawn) - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (7:12)
  285. 285 Sellinger's Round, variations for keyboard, MB 84: Variation 4 - Quick & Gay - Benjamin Britten & William Byrd (1:57)
  286. 286 Men of Goodwill, variations on a carol for orchestra - Benjamin Britten & Neville Marriner (8:30)
  287. 287 Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell), for speaker ad lib & orchestra, Op. 34 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (16:29)
  288. 288 Prelude & Fugue, for 18 strings, Op. 29 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (9:13)
  289. 289 An American Overture, for orchestra - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (10:27)
  290. 290 Scottish Ballad, for 2 pianos & orchestra, Op. 26 - Benjamin Britten & Sergiu Comissiona (14:53)
  291. 291 Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (23:49)
  292. 292 Sinfonia da Requiem, for orchestra, Op. 20 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (20:31)
  293. 293 Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op. 19 - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (14:00)
  294. 294 Young Apollo, for piano, string quartet & strings, Op. 16 (withdrawn by composer) - Benjamin Britten & Jeremy Ballard (7:35)
  295. 295 Mont Juic, suite of Catalan dances for orchestra: 2. Allegro Molto - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (2:26)
  296. 296 Mont Juic, suite of Catalan dances for orchestra: 1. Lament: Andante Moderato - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (4:46)
  297. 297 Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 15 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (32:15)
  298. 298 Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 13 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (34:05)
  299. 299 Double Concerto, for violin, viola & orchestra in B minor (supressed by composer) - Benjamin Britten & Yuri Bashmet (21:38)
  300. 300 Two Portraits, for strings - Benjamin Britten & Yuri Bashmet (15:00)
  301. 301 Untitled Fragment, for strings - Benjamin Britten & Royal Northern Sinfonia (2:44)
  302. 302 Rondo Concertante, for piano & strings (incomplete) - Benjamin Britten & Rolf Hind (15:01)
  303. 303 Matinées musicales (Rossini Suite No.2), for orchestra, Op. 24 - Benjamin Britten & Richard Bonynge (13:17)
  304. 304 Soirées Musicales (Rossini Suite 1), suite for orchestra, Op. 9 - Benjamin Britten & Richard Bonynge (9:37)
  305. 305 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (26:44)
  306. 306 Simple Symphony, for string orchestra, Op. 4 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (17:21)
  307. 307 Sinfonietta, for chamber orchestra, Op. 1 - Benjamin Britten & Members of the Vienna Octet (14:30)
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