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Benjamin Britten:

The Simple Symphony

Benjamin Britten composed his Simple Symphony when he was twenty, but he based it on music that he'd written much earlier -- some of it when he was only 10! The “Simple Symphony” has four movements, each of which has a very catchy name: Boisterous Bouree, Playful Pizzicato, Sentimental Sarabande, and Frolicsome Finale.

Music heard in this episode:

Britten: Simple Symphony: Boisterous Bouree
Britten: Simple Symphony: Playful Pizzicato
Bach: Violin Partita #3: Gavotte
Britten: Simple Symphony: Sentimental Serenade
Falla: Simple Symphony: Frolicsome Finale

More shows about Benjamin Britten

About Benjamin Britten
The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 2
Pizzicato and Other Musical Terms
The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 1

Learn more about Benjamin Britten

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Britten wrote The Simple Symphony for what ensembles?

 Quartets

 Choral Groups

 Jazz Bands

 School Orchestras

 Marching Bands

What is a Bouree?

 A Dance

 A Brass Instrument

 A Book

 A French Song

 A Dish

What does Pizzicato mean?

 Happy

 Soft

 Plucked

 Plain

 Bowed

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Benjamin Britten:

The Simple Symphony

Benjamin Britten composed his Simple Symphony when he was twenty, but he based it on music that he'd written much earlier -- some of it when he was only 10! The “Simple Symphony” has four movements, each of which has a very catchy name: Boisterous Bouree, Playful Pizzicato, Sentimental Sarabande, and Frolicsome Finale.

Music heard in this episode:

Britten: Simple Symphony: Boisterous Bouree
Britten: Simple Symphony: Playful Pizzicato
Bach: Violin Partita #3: Gavotte
Britten: Simple Symphony: Sentimental Serenade
Falla: Simple Symphony: Frolicsome Finale

More shows about Benjamin Britten

About Benjamin Britten
The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 2
Pizzicato and Other Musical Terms
The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 1

Learn more about Benjamin Britten

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Britten wrote The Simple Symphony for what ensembles?

 Quartets

 Choral Groups

 Jazz Bands

 School Orchestras

 Marching Bands

What is a Bouree?

 A Dance

 A Brass Instrument

 A Book

 A French Song

 A Dish

What does Pizzicato mean?

 Happy

 Soft

 Plucked

 Plain

 Bowed

 

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