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Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)  

Benjamin Britten

born: 22 November 1913
died: 4 December 1976
country: United Kingdom

Britten's status as one of the greatest English composers of the 20th century is now secure among professional critics. In the 1930s he made a conscious effort to set himself apart from the English musical mainstream, which he regarded as complacent, insular and amateurish. Many critics of the time, in return, distrusted his facility, cosmopolitanism and admiration for composers, such as Mahler, Berg, and Stravinsky, not considered appropriate models for a young English musician.

For many musicians, however, Britten's technique, broad musical and human sympathies and ability to treat the most traditional of musical forms with freshness and originality place him at the head of composers of his generation.

One of Britten's best known works is The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1946), which was composed to accompany Instruments of the Orchestra, an educational film produced by the British government, narrated and conducted by Malcolm Sargent. It has the subtitle Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell, and takes a melody from Henry Purcell's Abdelazar as its central theme. Britten gives individual variations to each of the sections of the orchestra, starting with the woodwind, then the string instruments, the brass instruments and finally the percussion. Britten then brings the whole orchestra together again in a fugue before restating the theme to close the work. The original film's spoken commentary is often omitted in concert performances and recordings.

Britten's Church Music contains 'classics' such as Rejoice in the Lamb, composed for St Matthew's Northampton (where the Vicar was Revd Walter Hussey) as well as repertoire that is more recherche (like A Hymn to the Virgin, Missa Brevis for Boys voices and Organ). One of Britten's solo works that has an indisputably central place in the repertoire of its instrument is his Nocturnal after John Dowland for guitar (1963). This work is typically spare in his late style, and shows the depth of his life-long admiration for Elizabethan lute songs. The theme of the work, John Dowland's Come, Heavy Sleep, emerges in complete form at the close of eight variations, each variation based on some feature, frequently transient or ornamental, of the song or its lute accompaniment.

Albums
'Britten, Finzi & Tippett: Songs' (CDA67459)
Britten, Finzi & Tippett: Songs
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'Britten, Maconchy & Arnold: Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55060)
Britten, Maconchy & Arnold: Clarinet Concertos
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'Britten: A Boy was Born & other choral works' (CDH55307)
Britten: A Boy was Born & other choral works
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'Britten: A Ceremony of Carols' (CDA66220)
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
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'Britten: A Ceremony of Carols & St Nicolas' (CDA67946)
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols & St Nicolas
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'Britten: Cello Suites' (CDA66274)
Britten: Cello Suites
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'Britten: Cello Symphony, Cello Sonata & Cello Suites' (CDA67941/2)
Britten: Cello Symphony, Cello Sonata & Cello Suites
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'Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana; Bliss: Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks'; Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda' (CDH55050)
Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana; Bliss: Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks'; Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
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'Britten: Christ's Nativity & other choral works' (CDA66825)
Britten: Christ's Nativity & other choral works
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'Britten: Complete Folk Song Arrangements' (CDA66941/2)
Britten: Complete Folk Song Arrangements
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'Britten: Complete Purcell Realizations' (CDD22058)
Britten: Complete Purcell Realizations
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'Britten: Michelangelo Sonnets & Winter Words' (CDH55067)
Britten: Michelangelo Sonnets & Winter Words
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'Britten: Music for Oboe & Music for Piano' (CDH55154)
Britten: Music for Oboe & Music for Piano
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'Britten: Nocturnal; Dowland: Lute Songs' (CDA67648)
Britten: Nocturnal; Dowland: Lute Songs
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'Britten: Phaedra & other works' (CDH55225)
Britten: Phaedra & other works
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'Britten: Piano Concerto' (CDA67625)
Britten: Piano Concerto
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'Britten: Sacred and Profane & other choral works' (CDH55438)
Britten: Sacred and Profane & other choral works
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'Britten: Saint Nicolas & Hymn to Saint Cecilia' (CDH55378)
Britten: Saint Nicolas & Hymn to Saint Cecilia
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'Britten: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake' (CDA67778)
Britten: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake
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'Britten: String Quartets Nos 1, 2 & 3' (CDA68004)
Britten: String Quartets Nos 1, 2 & 3
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'Britten: The Five Canticles' (CDH55244)
Britten: The Five Canticles
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'Britten: The Red Cockatoo & other songs' (CDA66823)
Britten: The Red Cockatoo & other songs
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'Britten: Violin Concerto, Double Concerto & Lachrymae' (CDA67801)
Britten: Violin Concerto, Double Concerto & Lachrymae
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'A Christmas Present from Polyphony' (NOEL2)
A Christmas Present from Polyphony
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'Advent at St Paul's' (CDH55463)
Advent at St Paul's
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'Arnold, Britten & Maconchy: Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55060)
Arnold, Britten & Maconchy: Clarinet Concertos
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'Bliss: Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks'; Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana; Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda' (CDH55050)
Bliss: Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks'; Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana; Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
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'Christmas through the ages' (NOEL1)
Christmas through the ages
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'Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal' (CDA67648)
Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal
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'English Music for Viola' (CDH55085)
English Music for Viola
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'Finzi, Tippett & Britten: Songs' (CDA67459)
Finzi, Tippett & Britten: Songs
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'Hear my prayer' (CDH55445)
Hear my prayer
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'Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda; Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana; Bliss: Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks'' (CDH55050)
Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda; Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana; Bliss: Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks'
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'Homage to Paderewski' (CDA67903)
Homage to Paderewski
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'Maconchy, Arnold & Britten: Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55060)
Maconchy, Arnold & Britten: Clarinet Concertos
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'On this Island' (CDA67227)
On this Island
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'Passiontide at St Paul's' (CDH55436)
Passiontide at St Paul's
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'Romantic Residues' (CDA67725)
Romantic Residues
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'Russian Songs' (CDA67355)
Russian Songs
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'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 13 – Marie McLaughlin' (CDJ33013)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 13 – Marie McLaughlin
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'Shakespeare's Kingdom' (CDA66136)
Shakespeare's Kingdom
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'Songs to Shakespeare' (CDA66480)
Songs to Shakespeare
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'The English Anthem, Vol. 7' (CDA67087)
The English Anthem, Vol. 7
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'The Feast of Ascension at Westminster Abbey' (CDA67680)
The Feast of Ascension at Westminster Abbey
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'The Feast of Michaelmas at Westminster Abbey' (CDA67643)
The Feast of Michaelmas at Westminster Abbey
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'The last rose of summer' (CDH55210)
The last rose of summer
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'The Music of Westminster Cathedral' (WCC100)
The Music of Westminster Cathedral
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'The Sea' (CDA66165)
The Sea
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'Tippett, Britten & Finzi: Songs' (CDA67459)
Tippett, Britten & Finzi: Songs
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'Trinity Sunday at Westminster Abbey' (CDA67557)
Trinity Sunday at Westminster Abbey
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'A Treasury of English Song' (HYP30)
A Treasury of English Song
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'Music for Brass and Percussion' (CDA66189)
Music for Brass and Percussion
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'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
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'Hyperion monthly sampler – November 2013' (HYP201311)
Hyperion monthly sampler – November 2013
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On other labels
'Britten: Song Cycles' (CKD404)
Britten: Song Cycles
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'Britten: Winter Words; Leighton: Earth, Sweet Earth' (CKD329)
Britten: Winter Words; Leighton: Earth, Sweet Earth
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A baby watched a ford, whereto  First line to Wagtail and baby 'A satire', No 3 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
A boy was born, Op 3 (Britten)
A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
A cold coming we had of it  First line to Canticle IV 'The Journey of the Magi', Op 86 (Britten)
A death  Movement 8 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
A flaxen-headed cowboy, as simple as may be  First line to The plough boy (Shield/Britten)
A Fool's Preferment, or The Three Dukes of Dunstable, Z571 (Purcell/Britten)
A Hymn of St Columba (Britten)
A Hymn on Divine Musick (Croft/Britten)
A Hymn to the Virgin (Britten)
A Laddie's Sang  No 2 of Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
A little black thing among the snow  First line to The Chimney-Sweeper, No 4 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
A morning hymn, Z198 (Purcell/Britten)
A Poison Tree  No 6 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
A Poison Tree (Britten)
A Riddle 'The child you were'  No 7 of Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
A Riddle 'The Earth'  No 1 of Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
A shepherd's carol (Britten)
A Song of Enchantment  No 1 of Tit for Tat (Britten)
A time there was — as one may guess  First line to Before life and after, No 8 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
A Wedding Anthem 'Amo ergo sum', Op 46 (Britten)
A.M.D.G. (Britten)
Abraham, my servant, Abraham  First line to Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac', Op 51 (Britten)
Ach, neige  First line to Gretchens Bitte 'Gretchen im Zwinger', D564 (Schubert/Britten)
Ah, Sun-flower  No 12 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Alas, my love, you do me wrong  First line to Greensleeves (Anon/Britten)
Alleluia, ZS14 (Weldon/Purcell/Britten)
Andante lento  Movement 4 of Cello Suite No 2, Op 80 (Britten)
Angel  No 3 of Ekho poeta 'The poet's echo', Op 76 (Britten)
Arethusa, who, flying from the love of Alpheus the river god, was turned into a fountain  No 6 of Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op 49 (Britten)
As dew in Aprille  No 5 of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
As it is, plenty  No 5 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
As sweet Polly Oliver lay musing in bed  First line to Sweet Polly Oliver (Anon/Britten)
as the soldier and the sailor was a-walking one day  First line to The soldier and the sailor (Anon/Britten)
At day-close in November  No 1 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
At the mid hour of night (Anon/Britten)
At the railway station, Upway 'The convict and the boy with the violin'  No 7 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
At the round earth's imagined corners, blew  No 7 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Autumn  No 2 of Tit for Tat (Britten)
Avenging and bright (Anon/Britten)
Awake, glad heart!  First line to Christ's Nativity, No 1 of Christ's Nativity (Britten)
Bacchus, at whose feast is heard the noise of gaggling women's tattling tongues and shouting out of boys  No 4 of Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op 49 (Britten)
Ballad of green Broom  No 5 of Five Flower Songs, Op 47 (Britten)
Balulalow  No 4b of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
Barcarola: Lento  Movement 4 of Cello Suite No 3, Op 87 (Britten)
Batter my heart three person'd God; for, you  No 2 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Bed-time  No 5 of Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
Before life and after  No 8 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
Behold, a silly tender babe  First line to In freezing winter night, No 8 of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
Bird Scarer's Song (Anon/Britten)
Bird Scarer's Song (Anon/Britten/Matthews)
Birthday Song for Erwin (Britten)
Black Day  No 4 of Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
Bonny at morn 'with guitar' (Anon/Britten)
Bonny at morn 'with harp' (Anon/Britten)
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn 'Watching the Wheat' (Anon/Britten)
Ca' the yowes (Anon/Britten)
Canticle I 'My beloved is mine and I am his', Op 40 (Britten)
Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac', Op 51 (Britten)
Canticle III 'Still falls the Rain', Op 55 (Britten)
Canticle IV 'The Journey of the Magi', Op 86 (Britten)
Canticle V 'The Death of Saint Narcissus', Op 89 (Britten)
Canto primo: Sostenuto e largamente  Part 1 of Cello Suite No 1, Op 72 (Britten)
Canto segundo: Sostenuto  Part 4 of Cello Suite No 1, Op 72 (Britten)
Canto terzo: Sostenuto  Part 7 of Cello Suite No 1, Op 72 (Britten)
Canto: Con moto  Movement 3 of Cello Suite No 3, Op 87 (Britten)
Cariwch, medd Dafydd, Fy nhelun i mi 'Bring me my harp'  First line to David of the White Rock (Owen/Britten)
Carol  Movement 6 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
Celemene  Duet of Oroonoko, Z584 (Purcell/Britten)
Cello Suite No 1, Op 72 (Britten)
Cello Suite No 2, Op 80 (Britten)
Cello Suite No 3, Op 87 (Britten)
Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 version (Britten)
Choral dances from Gloriana, 1967 version (Britten)
Chorale after an old French Carol (Britten)
Christ's Nativity (Britten)
Ciaccona: Allegro  Movement 5 of Cello Suite No 2, Op 80 (Britten)
Come under the shadow of this gray rock  First line to Canticle V 'The Death of Saint Narcissus', Op 89 (Britten)
Come ye sons of Art, away, Z323 (Purcell/Britten)
Come you not from Newcastle? (Anon/Britten)
Come, stranger sent from God!  First line to Nicolas comes to Myra and is chosen Bishop, Movement 5 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Concord  No 2 of Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 version (Britten)
Concord, Concord is here  First line to Concord, No 2 of Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 version (Britten)
Country girls  No 4 of Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 version (Britten)
Cradle Song for Eleanor (Britten)
Creak, little wood thing, creak  First line to The little old table, No 4 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
Dark is the night  First line to Vigil, No 4 of Tit for Tat (Britten)
David of the White Rock (Owen/Britten)
David of the White Rock (Owen/Britten/Matthews)
Dear harp of my country! (Anon/Britten)
Death be not proud, though some have called thee  No 9 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Death, I hear thy summons and I come  First line to The death of Nicolas, Movement 9 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Declamato: Largo  Movement 1 of Cello Suite No 2, Op 80 (Britten)
Deo gracias  No 10 of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
Deus in adiutorium meum … (Britten)
Dialogo: Allegretto  Movement 5 of Cello Suite No 3, Op 87 (Britten)
Die Heimat  No 2 of Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente (Britten)
Die Jugend  No 4 of Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente (Britten)
Die Linien des Lebens  No 6 of Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente (Britten)
Diversions, Op 21 (Britten)
Double Concerto in B minor (Britten)
Down by the Salley Gardens my love and I did meet  First line to The Salley Gardens (Anon/Britten)
Down yonder green valley where streamlets meander  First line to The ash grove (Anon/Britten)
Dulcibella, when e'er I sue for a kiss, Z485 (Purcell/Britten)
Early one morning (Anon/Britten)
Easter day was a holiday  First line to Little Sir William (Anon/Britten)
Eho! Eho! (Anon/Britten)
Ekha 'Echo'  No 1 of Ekho poeta 'The poet's echo', Op 76 (Britten)
Ekho poeta 'The poet's echo', Op 76 (Britten)
Elegy for solo viola (Britten)
Epigramma 'Epigram'  No 5 of Ekho poeta 'The poet's echo', Op 76 (Britten)
Evening  No 1 of This way to the tomb (Britten)
Evening Hymn, Z193 (Purcell/Britten)
Every Night and every Morn  No 14 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Ev'n like two little bank divided brooks  First line to Canticle I 'My beloved is mine and I am his', Op 40 (Britten)
Fair daffodils, we weep to see  First line to To daffodils, No 1 of Five Flower Songs, Op 47 (Britten)
Fairest isle  Song of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell/Britten)
Famine tracks us down the lanes  First line to Nicolas and the pickled boys, Movement 7 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Fancie (Britten)
Festival Te Deum in E, Op 32 (Britten)
Fileuse (Anon/Britten)
Final dance of homage  No 6 of Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 version (Britten)
First, April, she with mellow showers  First line to The succession of the four sweet months, No 2 of Five Flower Songs, Op 47 (Britten)
Fish in the unruffled lakes (Britten)
Five Flower Songs, Op 47 (Britten)
Five Waltzes (Britten)
For forty years our Nicolas  First line to His piety and marvellous works, Movement 8 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
For H is a spirit and therefore he is God  Movement 6 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
For I am under the same accusation with my Saviour  Movement 5 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
For I will consider my Cat Jeoffrey  Movement 2 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
For the flowers are great blessings  Movement 4 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
For the instruments are by their rhimes  Movement 7 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour  Movement 3 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
Foweles in the frith  First line to I mon waxe wod, Movement 2 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
From fen and meadow  First line to Rustics and fishermen, No 5 of Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 version (Britten)
From silent shades and the Elysian groves  First line to Mad Bess, Z370 (Purcell/Britten)
From springs of bounty  First line to Time and Concord, No 3 of Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 version (Britten)
Fuga: Andante  Movement 2 of Cello Suite No 2, Op 80 (Britten)
Fuga: Andante espressivo  Movement 6 of Cello Suite No 3, Op 87 (Britten)
God's grandeur  Movement 3 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
Greensleeves (Anon/Britten)
Gretchens Bitte 'Gretchen im Zwinger', D564 (Schubert/Britten)
Hälfte des Lebens  No 5 of Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente (Britten)
Hallelujah from the heart of God  Movement 8 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
Hark the ech'ing air!  Song of The Fairy Queen, Z629 (Purcell/Britten)
Have you been catching of fish, Tom Noddy?  First line to Tit for Tat, No 5 of Tit for Tat (Britten)
He journeys to Palestine  Movement 4 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
He often would ask us  First line to The choirmaster's burial 'The tenor man's story', No 5 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
He spar'd not his own son  First line to New prince, new pomp, No 4 of Christ's Nativity (Britten)
Hears not my Phillis how the birds  First line to The knotting song, Z371 (Purcell/Britten)
Heaven-Haven  Movement 7 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
Here the strong mallow strikes her slimy root  First line to Marsh flowers, No 3 of Five Flower Songs, Op 47 (Britten)
Here, a sheer hulk, lies poor Tom Bowling  First line to Tom Bowling, Song of The Oddities (Dibdin/Britten)
Herod  Variation 2 of A boy was born, Op 3 (Britten)
His piety and marvellous works  Movement 8 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Hodie Christus natus est  First line to Procession, No 1 of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
Holiday Diary, Op 5 (Britten)
How blest are shepherds  Song of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell/Britten)
How sweet the answer (Anon/Britten)
Hymn to God the Father (Humfrey/Britten)
Hymn to Saint Cecilia, Op 27 (Britten)
Hymn to St Peter, Op 56a (Britten)
I attempt from love's sickness to fly  Song of The Indian Queen, Z630 (Purcell/Britten)
I Fuga: Andante moderato  Part 2 of Cello Suite No 1, Op 72 (Britten)
I have desired to go  First line to Heaven-Haven, Movement 7 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
I mon waxe wod  Movement 2 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
I sing of a maiden  First line to As dew in Aprille, No 5 of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
I spy Celia, Z499 (Purcell/Britten)
I take no pleasure in the sun's bright beams, Z388 (Purcell/Britten)
I wander thro' each charter'd street  First line to London, No 2 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
I was angry with my friend  First line to A Poison Tree, No 6 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
I was angry with my friend  First line to A Poison Tree (Britten)
I will give my love an apple (Anon/Britten)
I wonder as I wander (Anon/Britten)
If music be the food of love, Z379a (Purcell/Britten)
If music be the food of love, Z379c (Purcell/Britten)
If thou wilt ease thine heart 'Dirge for Wolfram' (Britten)
II Lamento: Lento rubato  Part 3 of Cello Suite No 1, Op 72 (Britten)
III Serenata: Allegretto, pizzicato  Part 5 of Cello Suite No 1, Op 72 (Britten)
Il est quelqu'un sur terre (Anon/Britten)
I'll sail upon the dog-star  Song of A Fool's Preferment, or The Three Dukes of Dunstable, Z571 (Purcell/Britten)
Impromptu: Andante lento  Movement 3 of Piano Concerto in D major, Op 13 (Britten)
In a garden shady this holy lady  First line to Hymn to Saint Cecilia, Op 27 (Britten)
In Chester town there liv'd a brisk young widow  First line to The brisk young widow (Anon/Britten)
In freezing winter night  No 8 of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
In guilty night, and hid in false disguise  First line to Saul and the witch at Endor, Z134 (Purcell/Britten)
In the black dismal dungeon of despair, Z190 (Purcell/Britten)
In the bleak mid-winter / Lully, Lulley, lully, lulley  Variation 5 of A boy was born, Op 3 (Britten)
In the gardens of God, in the daylight divine  First line to Rosa mystica, Movement 2 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
In the heat of the day when the sun shines so freely  First line to Master Kilby (Anon/Britten)
In the third-class seat sat the journeying boy  First line to Midnight on the Great Western 'The journeying boy', No 2 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
Incassum Lesbia, incassum rogas  First line to The Queen's Epicedium, Z383 (Purcell/Britten)
Introduzione: Lento  Movement 1 of Cello Suite No 3, Op 87 (Britten)
IV Marcia: Alla marcia moderato  Part 6 of Cello Suite No 1, Op 72 (Britten)
Jesu that dost in Mary dwell  First line to Prayer I, Movement 1 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
Jesu, as thou art our saviour  Variation 3 of A boy was born, Op 3 (Britten)
Job's curse, Z191 (Purcell/Britten)
Jubilate Deo in E flat (Britten)
Jubilate in C (Britten)
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell/Britten)
La belle est au jardin d'amour (Anon/Britten)
La noël passée (Anon/Britten)
Lachrymae, Op 48a (Britten)
Le roi s'en va-t'en chasse (Anon/Britten)
Lemady (Anon/Britten)
Lemady (Anon/Britten/Matthews)
Lenten is come  Movement 3 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
Let the dreadful engines of eternal will  Part 1, Song of The Comical History of Don Quixote, Z578 (Purcell/Britten)
Let the florid music praise!  No 1 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
Let the night perish; cursed be the morn  First line to Job's curse, Z191 (Purcell/Britten)
Life and its follies are fading away  First line to David of the White Rock (Owen/Britten/Matthews)
Little Fly  First line to The Fly, No 10 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Little Sir William (Anon/Britten)
London  No 2 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Look, stranger, at this island now  First line to Seascape ('For Kit Welford'), No 3 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
Lord! I have sinned (Humfrey/Britten)
Lord! I married me a wife (Anon/Britten)
Lord, what is man?, Z192 (Purcell/Britten)
Lorsque j'étais jeunette, je gardais les moutons  First line to Fileuse (Anon/Britten)
Lost is my quiet for ever, Z502 (Purcell/Britten)
Lullay, Jesu  Variation 1 of A boy was born, Op 3 (Britten)
Mad Bess, Z370 (Purcell/Britten)
Maiden in the mor lay  First line to Carol, Movement 6 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
Man is for the woman made  Song of The Mock Marriage, Z605 (Purcell/Britten)
March: Allegro moderato – sempre alla marcia  Movement 4 of Piano Concerto in D major, Op 13 (Britten)
Marcia: Allegro  Movement 2 of Cello Suite No 3, Op 87 (Britten)
Marsh flowers  No 3 of Five Flower Songs, Op 47 (Britten)
Master Kilby (Anon/Britten)
Mazurka elegiaca, Op 23 No 2 (Britten)
Menschenbeifall  No 1 of Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente (Britten)
Mi sy'n fachgen ifanc ffôl 'I am a young and foolish lad'  First line to Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn 'Watching the Wheat' (Anon/Britten)
Midnight on the Great Western 'The journeying boy'  No 2 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
Mine own dear mother, sing lullay!  First line to Lullay, Jesu, Variation 1 of A boy was born, Op 3 (Britten)
Mirie it is, while sumer ilast  First line to The long night, Movement 4 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
Missa brevis, Op 63 (Britten)
Morning  No 2 of This way to the tomb (Britten)
Moto perpetuo: Presto  Movement 8 of Cello Suite No 3, Op 87 (Britten)
Movement for clarinet and orchestra (Britten/Matthews)
Music for a while  Song of Oedipus, Z583 (Purcell/Britten)
My parents died  First line to Nicolas devotes himself to God, Movement 3 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Narcissus, who fell in love with his own image and became a flower  No 5 of Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op 49 (Britten)
Nicolas and the pickled boys  Movement 7 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas comes to Myra and is chosen Bishop  Movement 5 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas devotes himself to God  Movement 3 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas from Prison  Movement 6 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas sailed for Palestine  First line to He journeys to Palestine, Movement 4 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas was born in answer to prayer  First line to The birth of Nicolas, Movement 2 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Night  No 3 of This way to the tomb (Britten)
Night covers up the rigid land (Britten)
Night Mail. End sequence (Britten)
Night Piece 'Notturno' (Britten)
Nightmare  No 3 of Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
Niobe, who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into a mountain  No 3 of Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op 49 (Britten)
No, resistance is but vain  Duet of The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any rather than Fail, Z601 (Purcell/Britten)
Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op 70 (Britten)
Nocturne  No 4 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
Noël  Variation 6, Finale of A boy was born, Op 3 (Britten)
Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400 (Purcell/Britten)
Not even summer yet (Britten)
Now listen you landsmen unto me  First line to The Crocodile (Anon/Britten)
Now that the sun hath veiled his light  First line to Evening Hymn, Z193 (Purcell/Britten)
Now the leaves are falling fast  No 2 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
Now through night's caressing grip  First line to Nocturne, No 4 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands  First line to Jubilate in C (Britten)
O can ye sew cushions? (Anon/Britten)
O come all you young fellows that carry a gun  First line to The shooting of his dear (Anon/Britten)
O Deus, ego amo te  Movement 5 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
O God, I love thee  First line to O Deus, ego amo te, Movement 5 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
O lift your little pinkie  First line to A shepherd's carol (Britten)
O merry rang the hymn  First line to Carol of King Cnut, No 5 of Christ's Nativity (Britten)
O might those sighes and teares returne againe into my breast and eyes  No 3 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
O my deare hert, young Jesu sweit  First line to Balulalow, No 4b of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
O solitude, my sweetest choice!, Z406 (Purcell/Britten)
O the sight entrancing (Anon/Britten)
O Waly, Waly (Anon/Britten)
Oedipus, Z583 (Purcell/Britten)
Of all the girls that are so smart  First line to Sally in our alley (Carey/Britten)
Of one that is so fair and bright  First line to A Hymn to the Virgin (Britten)
Oft in the stilly night (Anon/Britten)
Oh my blacke Soule! now thou art summoned  No 1 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Oh, to vex me, contraryes meet in one  No 4 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Old woman, old woman, are you fond of smoking?  First line to The Deaf Woman's Courtship (Anon/Britten)
Oliver Cromwell (Anon/Britten)
Oliver Cromwell lay buried and dead  First line to Oliver Cromwell (Anon/Britten)
On the brow of Richmond Hill, Z405 (Purcell/Britten)
On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
One midsummer's morn as I was a-walking  First line to Lemady (Anon/Britten)
One midsummer's morn as I were a-walking  First line to Lemady (Anon/Britten/Matthews)
Oroonoko, Z584 (Purcell/Britten)
Our eyes are blinded by the holiness you bear  First line to Introduction, Movement 1 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Our fathers whose creative will asked  First line to Chorale after an old French Carol (Britten)
Pan, who played upon the reed pipe which was Syrinx, his beloved  No 1 of Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op 49 (Britten)
Passacaglia: Lento solenne  Movement 9 of Cello Suite No 3, Op 87 (Britten)
Pausanias, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585 (Purcell/Britten)
Persecution sprang upon our Church  First line to Nicolas from Prison, Movement 6 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Phaedra, Op 93 (Britten)
Phaeton, who made upon the chariot of the sun for one day and was hurled into the river Padus by a thunderbolt  No 2 of Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op 49 (Britten)
Phantasy Quartet, Op 2 (Britten)
Piano Concerto in D major 'original 1938 version', Op 13 (Britten)
Piano Concerto in D major, Op 13 (Britten)
Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z410 (Purcell/Britten)
Pleasure it is  First line to Spring Carol, No 9 of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
Prayer I  Movement 1 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
Prayer II  Movement 4 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
Prisons are built with stones of Law  First line to Proverb II, No 3 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Procession  No 1 of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
Proud songsters 'Thrushes, finches and nightingales'  No 6 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
Proverb I  No 1 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Proverb II  No 3 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Proverb III  No 5 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Proverb IV  No 7 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Proverb V  No 9 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Proverb VI  No 11 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Proverb VII  No 13 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Quand j'étais chez mon père (Anon/Britten)
Recession  No 11 of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
Recitative and Aria: Lento  Movement 3 of Piano Concerto in D major 'original 1938 version', Op 13 (Britten)
Recitativo: Fantastico  Movement 7 of Cello Suite No 3, Op 87 (Britten)
Regis regum rectissimi  First line to A Hymn of St Columba (Britten)
Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues  Movement 1 of Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
Rich and rare (Anon/Britten)
Rosa mystica  Movement 2 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, Z587 (Purcell/Britten)
Russian Funeral (Britten)
Rustics and fishermen  No 5 of Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 version (Britten)
Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
Sail on, sail on (Anon/Britten)
Sailor-boy (Anon/Britten)
Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Sainte Marye Virgine  First line to St Godric's Hymn, Movement 1 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
Sally in our alley (Carey/Britten)
Saul and the witch at Endor, Z134 (Purcell/Britten)
Scherzo: Allegro molto  Movement 3 of Cello Suite No 2, Op 80 (Britten)
Seascape ('For Kit Welford')  No 3 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente (Britten)
See how the sun  First line to Birthday Song for Erwin (Britten)
Sent as a present from Annam  First line to The Red Cockatoo (Britten)
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op 22 (Britten)
Shepherd, leave decoying  Duet of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell/Britten)
She's like the swallow (Anon/Britten)
She's like the swallow (Anon/Britten/Matthews)
Shoo all 'er birds you be so black  First line to Bird Scarer's Song (Anon/Britten/Matthews)
Silver  No 3 of Tit for Tat (Britten)
Since she whom I love hath payd her last debt  No 6 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Sinfonietta, Op 1 (Britten)
Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op 49 (Britten)
Slaughter  No 6 of Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
Sleep, my darling, sleep  First line to Cradle Song for Eleanor (Britten)
Slowly, silently, now the moon  First line to Silver, No 3 of Tit for Tat (Britten)
Sokrates und Alcibiades  No 3 of Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente (Britten)
Solovey i roza 'The nightingale and the rose'  No 4 of Ekho poeta 'The poet's echo', Op 76 (Britten)
Sonata for cello and piano in C, Op 65 (Britten)
Sonetto XXXI: A che più debb'io mai l'intensa voglia  No 2 of Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op 22 (Britten)
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Sound the trumpet  Movement 3 of Come ye sons of Art, away, Z323 (Purcell/Britten)
Spring Carol  No 9 of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
St Godric's Hymn  Movement 1 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
Stikhi, sochinennïye noch'yu vo vremya bessonnitsï 'Lines written during a sleepless night'  No 6 of Ekho poeta 'The poet's echo', Op 76 (Britten)
String Quartet No 1 in D major, Op 25 (Britten)
String Quartet No 2 in C major, Op 36 (Britten)
String Quartet No 3, Op 94 (Britten)
Supper  No 10 of Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
Sweet flag and cuckoo flower  First line to Country girls, No 4 of Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 version (Britten)
Sweet Polly Oliver (Anon/Britten)
Sweeter than roses  Song of Pausanias, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585 (Purcell/Britten)
Symphony for cello and orchestra, Op 68 (Britten)
Take not a woman's anger ill  Song of The Rival Sisters, or The Violence of Love, Z609 (Purcell/Britten)
Te Deum in C (Britten)
Tell me, some pitying angel, quickly say  First line to The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation when our Saviour, at twelve years of age, had withdrawn himself, Z196 (Purcell/Britten)
Tell me, where is fancy bred  First line to Fancie (Britten)
Tema Sacher (Britten)
Temporal Variations (Britten)
That yongë child  No 4a of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
The ash grove (Anon/Britten)
The Auld Aik  No 12 of Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
The bird a nest, the spider a web  First line to Proverb III, No 5 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
The birth of Nicolas  Movement 2 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation when our Saviour, at twelve years of age, had withdrawn himself, Z196 (Purcell/Britten)
The bonny Earl O'Moray (Anon/Britten)
The brisk young widow (Anon/Britten)
The Children  No 11 of Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
The Chimney-Sweeper  No 4 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
The choirmaster's burial 'The tenor man's story'  No 5 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
The Comical History of Don Quixote, Z578 (Purcell/Britten)
The Crocodile (Anon/Britten)
The Deaf Woman's Courtship (Anon/Britten)
The death of Nicolas  Movement 9 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
The evening primrose  No 4 of Five Flower Songs, Op 47 (Britten)
The Fairy Queen, Z629 (Purcell/Britten)
The false knight upon the road (Anon/Britten)
The Fly  No 10 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
The foggy, foggy dew (Anon/Britten)
The Grasshopper  No 1 of Two Insect Pieces (Britten)
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
The hours of folly are measur'd by the clock  First line to Proverb VI, No 11 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
The Indian Queen, Z630 (Purcell/Britten)
The knight met the child in the road  First line to The false knight upon the road (Anon/Britten)
The knotting song, Z371 (Purcell/Britten)
The Larky Lad  No 8 of Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
The last rose of summer (Anon/Britten)
The Lincolnshire poacher (Anon/Britten)
The little old table  No 4 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
The long night  Movement 4 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any rather than Fail, Z601 (Purcell/Britten)
The Masque begins  First line to Choral dances from Gloriana, 1967 version (Britten)
The miller of Dee (Anon/Britten)
The minstrel boy (Anon/Britten)
The Mock Marriage, Z605 (Purcell/Britten)
The Oddities (Dibdin/Britten)
The plough boy (Shield/Britten)
The pride of the peacock is the glory of God  First line to Proverb I, No 1 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
The Queen's Epicedium, Z383 (Purcell/Britten)
The Red Cockatoo (Britten)
The red fox, the sun, tears the throat of the evening  First line to Evening, No 1 of This way to the tomb (Britten)
The Rival Sisters, or The Violence of Love, Z609 (Purcell/Britten)
The Salley Gardens (Anon/Britten)
The sheep's in the meadows  First line to Bonny at morn 'with guitar' (Anon/Britten)
The sheep's in the meadows, the kye's in the corn  First line to Bonny at morn 'with harp' (Anon/Britten)
The shooting of his dear (Anon/Britten)
The soldier  Movement 6 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
The soldier and the sailor (Anon/Britten)
The succession of the four sweet months  No 2 of Five Flower Songs, Op 47 (Britten)
The Sword in the Stone (Britten)
The ten hours’ light is abating  First line to At day-close in November, No 1 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
The three kings  Variation 4 of A boy was born, Op 3 (Britten)
The thrushes sing as the sun is going  First line to Proud songsters 'Thrushes, finches and nightingales', No 6 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
The trees they grow so high (Anon/Britten)
The Tyger  No 8 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction  First line to Proverb V, No 9 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
The Wasp  No 2 of Two Insect Pieces (Britten)
The water is wide, I cannot get o'er  First line to O Waly, Waly (Anon/Britten)
The world is charged with the grandeur of God  First line to God's grandeur, Movement 3 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
Thee, God, I come from, to thee go  First line to Prayer II, Movement 4 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
There is no rose  No 3 of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
There is not much that I can do  First line to At the railway station, Upway 'The convict and the boy with the violin', No 7 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
There was a jolly miller once lived on the river Dee  First line to The miller of Dee (Anon/Britten)
There was an old man liv'd out in the wood  First line to Ballad of green Broom, No 5 of Five Flower Songs, Op 47 (Britten)
There's a wind where the rose was  First line to Autumn, No 2 of Tit for Tat (Britten)
There's none to soothe (Anon/Britten)
There's not a swain of the plain  Song of Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, Z587 (Purcell/Britten)
These tokens of our love receiving  First line to Final dance of homage, No 6 of Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 version (Britten)
Think in the morning  First line to Proverb IV, No 7 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
This little babe  No 6 of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
This way to the tomb (Britten)
Thou hast made me, and shall thy work decay?  No 8 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Thou shalt make the princes over all the earth  First line to Hymn to St Peter, Op 56a (Britten)
Thou wakeful shepherd, that does Israel keep  First line to A morning hymn, Z198 (Purcell/Britten)
Time  No 1 of Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 version (Britten)
Time and Concord  No 3 of Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 version (Britten)
Tit for Tat (Britten)
To daffodils  No 1 of Five Flower Songs, Op 47 (Britten)
To lie flat on the back with the knees flexed (Britten)
To see a World in a Grain of Sand  First line to Proverb VII, No 13 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Toccata: Allegro molto e con brio  Movement 1 of Piano Concerto in D major, Op 13 (Britten)
Tom Bowling  Song of The Oddities (Dibdin/Britten)
Turn then thine eyes, Z425 (Purcell/Britten)
Two Insect Pieces (Britten)
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright  First line to The Tyger, No 8 of Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Um Mitternacht (Britten)
V Bordone: Moderato quasi recitativo  Part 8 of Cello Suite No 1, Op 72 (Britten)
VI Moto perpetuo e Canto quarto: Presto  Part 9 of Cello Suite No 1, Op 72 (Britten)
Vigil  No 4 of Tit for Tat (Britten)
Violin Concerto, Op 15 (Britten)
Voici le printemps (Anon/Britten)
Wagtail and baby 'A satire'  No 3 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
Waltz: Allegretto  Movement 2 of Piano Concerto in D major, Op 13 (Britten)
Wanne mine eyhnen misten  First line to A death, Movement 8 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
We go walking on the green grass  First line to Sailor-boy (Anon/Britten)
We praise thee, O God  First line to Festival Te Deum in E, Op 32 (Britten)
We sing to him whose wisdom form'd the ear, Z199 (Purcell/Britten)
Whanne ic se on Rode  First line to Yif ic of luve can, Movement 5 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
What art thou? From what causes dost thou spring?  First line to A Hymn on Divine Musick (Croft/Britten)
What can we poor females do?, Z518 (Purcell/Britten)
What if this present were the world's last night?  No 5 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
When I was a bachelor I lived all alone  First line to The foggy, foggy dew (Anon/Britten)
When I was bound apprentice in famous Lincolnshire  First line to The Lincolnshire poacher (Anon/Britten)
When Myra sings, Z521 (Purcell/Britten)
When once the sun sinks in the west  First line to The evening primrose, No 4 of Five Flower Songs, Op 47 (Britten)
When you're feeling like expressing your affection (Britten)
Who are these children?  No 9 of Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
Wild with passion 'Song on the water' (Britten)
Wilt thou forgive that Sin, where I began?  First line to Hymn to God the Father (Humfrey/Britten)
Wind Sextet (Britten)
Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
Wolcum Yole!  No 2 of A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
Ya dumal, serdtse pozabïlo 'My heart, I fancied it was over'  No 2 of Ekho poeta 'The poet's echo', Op 76 (Britten)
Ye Hielands and ye Low-lands  First line to The bonny Earl O'Moray (Anon/Britten)
Ye that pasen by  Movement 7 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
Yes he is Time  First line to Time, No 1 of Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 version (Britten)
Yes. Why do we all, seeing a soldier, bless him?  First line to The soldier, Movement 6 of A.M.D.G. (Britten)
Yet if his Majesty, our sovran Lord  First line to Preperations, No 3 of Christ's Nativity (Britten)
Yif ic of luve can  Movement 5 of Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
Young Apollo, Op 16 (Britten)
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