Benjamin Britten

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Unquestionably Britain's greatest 20th century composer, Britten excelled in virtually all genres, but is especially known for his vocal and choral music and operas.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
A Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices (or chorus) & harp, Op. 28 1942 Choral
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell), for speaker ad lib & orchestra, Op. 34 1946 Orchestral
Sea Interludes (4) from Peter Grimes, for orchestra, Op. 33a 1944 Orchestral
Simple Symphony, for string orchestra, Op. 4 1934 Symphony
War Requiem, for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' voices, chorus, chamber orchestra, orchestra & organ, Op. 66 1961 Choral
Peter Grimes, opera, Op. 33 1945 Opera
Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31 1943 Vocal Music
Suite for solo cello No. 3, Op. 87 1971 Chamber Music
Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10 1937 Chamber Music Orchestral
Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18 1939 Vocal Music
Sinfonia da Requiem, for orchestra, Op. 20 1940 Symphony Orchestral
Sonata for cello & piano in C major, Op. 65 1961 Chamber Music
Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7 1935 Choral
Billy Budd, opera, Op. 50 1951 Opera
Metamorphoses (6) after Ovid, for oboe solo, Op. 49 1951 Chamber Music
Hymn to St. Cecilia, for chorus, Op. 27 1942 Choral
Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30 1943 Choral
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 15 1939 Concerto
A Hymn to the Virgin, for double chorus 1930 Choral
Suite for solo cello No. 1, Op. 72 1964 Chamber Music
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