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Benjamin Britten:

About Benjamin Britten

After studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music in London, Benjamin Britten got a job writing film music. Then he went on to compose choral music, chamber music, songs, and quite a few operas, including some for major events in British history. In addition to being a composer, Britten was an excellent pianist and conductor.

Music heard in this episode:

Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
Britten: Waltz #2
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Britten: War Rwquiem: Sanctus
Britten: Ceremony of Carols: Deo Gratias
Britten: Sea Interludes: Sunday Morning
Britten: Courtly Dances from Gloriana
Britten: Sweet Polly Oliver
Britten: The Miller of Dee
Britten: Simple Symphony: Playful Pizzicato

Learn more about Benjamin Britten

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This Week's Quiz

Britten was born on St. Cecilias Day. Of what is St. Cecilia the patron saint?

 Nurses

 Music

 Art

 Policemen

 Horses

What was Brittens first job after graduation?

 Mailman

 Baker

 Church Organist

 Composing music for documentary films

 Orchestra Conductor

Where did Britten write A Ceremony of Carols?

 In the United States

 In the forest

 Onboard ship traveling back to England

 At school

 On a movie set

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Benjamin Britten:

About Benjamin Britten

After studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music in London, Benjamin Britten got a job writing film music. Then he went on to compose choral music, chamber music, songs, and quite a few operas, including some for major events in British history. In addition to being a composer, Britten was an excellent pianist and conductor.

Music heard in this episode:

Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
Britten: Waltz #2
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Britten: War Rwquiem: Sanctus
Britten: Ceremony of Carols: Deo Gratias
Britten: Sea Interludes: Sunday Morning
Britten: Courtly Dances from Gloriana
Britten: Sweet Polly Oliver
Britten: The Miller of Dee
Britten: Simple Symphony: Playful Pizzicato

Learn more about Benjamin Britten

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Britten was born on St. Cecilias Day. Of what is St. Cecilia the patron saint?

 Nurses

 Music

 Art

 Policemen

 Horses

What was Brittens first job after graduation?

 Mailman

 Baker

 Church Organist

 Composing music for documentary films

 Orchestra Conductor

Where did Britten write A Ceremony of Carols?

 In the United States

 In the forest

 Onboard ship traveling back to England

 At school

 On a movie set

 

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