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 & Mealor: … the flowers have their angels
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Britten, Finzi & Tippett: Songs
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Britten, Maconchy & Arnold: Clarinet Concertos
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Britten, Prokofiev & Shostakovich: Cello Sonatas
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Britten: A Boy was Born & other choral works
CDH55307Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
CDA66220
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols & St Nicolas
CDA67946
Britten: Cello Suites
CDA66274Archive Service
Britten: Cello Suites
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Britten: Cello Symphony, Cello Sonata & Cello Suites
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Britten: Cello Symphony; Shostakovich: Cello Concerto
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Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana; Bliss: Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks'; Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
CDH55050Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I
Britten: Christ's Nativity & other choral works
CDA66825Archive Service
Britten: Complete Folk Song Arrangements
CDA66941/22CDs Archive Service
Britten: Complete Purcell Realizations
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Britten: Michelangelo Sonnets & Winter Words
CDH55067Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Britten: Music for Oboe & Music for Piano
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Britten: Nocturnal; Dowland: Lute Songs
CDA67648
Britten: Peter Grimes
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Britten: Phaedra & other works
CDH55225Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Britten: Piano Concerto
CDA67625
Britten: Sacred and Profane & other choral works
CDH55438Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Britten: Saint Nicolas & Hymn to Saint Cecilia
CDH55378Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Britten: Song Cycles
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Britten: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake
CDA67778
Britten: String Quartets Nos 1, 2 & 3
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Britten: The Canticles
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Britten: The Five Canticles
CDH55244Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Britten: The Red Cockatoo & other songs
CDA66823
Britten: The Turn of the Screw
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Britten: Violin Concerto, Double Concerto & Lachrymae
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Britten: War Requiem
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Britten: War Requiem
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Britten: Winter Words; Leighton: Earth, Sweet Earth
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Hymns to Saint Cecilia
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Hyperion monthly sampler – December 2014
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A Christmas Present from Polyphony
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Advent at St Paul's
CDH55463Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Allegri: Miserere
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Arnold, Britten & Maconchy: Clarinet Concertos
CDH55060Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Bliss: Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks'; Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana; Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
CDH55050Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I
Christmas through the ages
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Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal
CDA67648
English Music for Viola
CDH55085Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Finzi, Tippett & Britten: Songs
CDA67459
Hear my prayer
CDH55445Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda; Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana; Bliss: Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks'
CDH55050Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I
Homage to Paderewski
CDA67903
Incarnation
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Journey into light – Music for Advent & Christmas
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Leighton: Earth, Sweet Earth; Britten: Winter Words
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Maconchy, Arnold & Britten: Clarinet Concertos
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Mealor & Britten: … the flowers have their angels
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On this Island
CDA67227Archive Service
Passiontide at St Paul's
CDH55436Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Prokofiev, Shostakovich & Britten: Cello Sonatas
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Romantic Residues
CDA67725
Russian Songs
CDA67355
Schubert: The Complete Songs
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Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 13 – Marie McLaughlin
CDJ33013
Shakespeare's Kingdom
CDA66136Archive Service
Shostakovich, Britten & Prokofiev: Cello Sonatas
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Shostakovich: Cello Concerto; Britten: Cello Symphony
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Songs to Shakespeare
CDA66480Archive Service
The English Anthem, Vol. 7
CDA67087
The Feast of Ascension at Westminster Abbey
CDA67680
The Feast of Michaelmas at Westminster Abbey
CDA67643
The last rose of summer
CDH55210Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
The Music of Westminster Cathedral
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The Sea
CDA66165Archive Service
Tippett, Britten & Finzi: Songs
CDA67459
Trinity Sunday at Westminster Abbey
CDA67557
A Treasury of English Song
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Music for Brass and Percussion
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The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
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Complete works available for download

A boy was born, Op 3Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choristers, Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh (conductor)
A boy was born, Op 3Corydon Singers, Westminster Cathedral Choristers, Matthew Best (conductor)
A boy was born, Op 3Holst Singers, Stephen Layton (conductor)
A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)
A Hymn of St ColumbaGordon Jones (baritone), Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (organ), David Hill (conductor)
A Hymn of St ColumbaSt Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
A Hymn to the VirginPolyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
A Hymn to the VirginWestminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
A Hymn to the VirginHolst Singers, Stephen Layton (conductor)
A Hymn to the VirginThe Choir of Jesus College Cambridge, Mark Williams (conductor)
A Hymn to the VirginThe Rodolfus Choir, Ralph Allwood (conductor)
A Poison TreeGerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
A Poison TreeIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
A shepherd's carolHolst Singers, Stephen Layton (conductor)
A Wedding Anthem 'Amo ergo sum', Op 46Corydon Singers, Janet Coxwell (soprano), Philip Salmon (tenor), Thomas Trotter (organ), Matthew Best (conductor)
A.M.D.G.Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Birthday Song for ErwinIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Canticle I 'My beloved is mine and I am his', Op 40Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Canticle I 'My beloved is mine and I am his', Op 40Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Canticle I 'My beloved is mine and I am his', Op 40James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano)
Canticle I 'My beloved is mine and I am his', Op 40Ben Johnson (tenor), James Baillieu (piano)
Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac', Op 51Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac', Op 51Ben Johnson (tenor), Christopher Ainslie (countertenor), James Baillieu (piano)
Canticle III 'Still falls the Rain', Op 55Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano), Michael Thompson (horn)
Canticle III 'Still falls the Rain', Op 55Ben Johnson (tenor), James Baillieu (piano), Martin Owen (horn)
Canticle IV 'The Journey of the Magi', Op 86Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), Alan Opie (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Canticle IV 'The Journey of the Magi', Op 86Ben Johnson (tenor), Christopher Ainslie (countertenor), Benedict Nelson (baritone), James Baillieu (piano)
Canticle V 'The Death of Saint Narcissus', Op 89Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Sioned Williams (harp)
Canticle V 'The Death of Saint Narcissus', Op 89Ben Johnson (tenor), Lucy Wakeford (harp)
Cello Suite No 1, Op 72Jamie Walton (cello)
Cello Suite No 1, Op 72Tim Hugh (cello)
Cello Suite No 1, Op 72Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Cello Suite No 2, Op 80Jamie Walton (cello)
Cello Suite No 2, Op 80Tim Hugh (cello)
Cello Suite No 2, Op 80Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Cello Suite No 3, Op 87Jamie Walton (cello)
Cello Suite No 3, Op 87Tim Hugh (cello)
Cello Suite No 3, Op 87Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Choral dances from Gloriana, 1954 versionPolyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Choral dances from Gloriana, 1967 versionMartyn Hill (tenor), Thelma Owen (harp), Holst Singers, Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)
Chorale after an old French CarolPolyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Christ's NativityHolst Singers
Cradle Song for EleanorIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Deus in adiutorium meum …Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Diversions, Op 21Steven Osborne (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor)
Double Concerto in B minorAnthony Marwood (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor)
Ekho poeta 'The poet's echo', Op 76Joan Rodgers (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Elegy for solo violaPaul Coletti (viola)
FancieSarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
FancieAnthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Festival Te Deum in E, Op 32Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)
Festival Te Deum in E, Op 32Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor), Thomas Trotter (organ)
Festival Te Deum in E, Op 32Jeremy Budd (treble), St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Andrew Lucas (organ)
Fish in the unruffled lakesIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Five Flower Songs, Op 47The Rodolfus Choir, Ralph Allwood (conductor)
Five Flower Songs, Op 47Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Five WaltzesMichael Dussek (piano)
Holiday Diary, Op 5Michael Dussek (piano)
Hymn to Saint Cecilia, Op 27Royal Holloway Choir, Rupert Gough (conductor), Sophie Edwards (soprano), Samantha Cobb (soprano), Leilani Barratt (alto), James Gallimore (tenor), Amon-Ra Twilley (bass) NEW
Hymn to Saint Cecilia, Op 27Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
Hymn to Saint Cecilia, Op 27Grace Davidson (soprano), Natalie Clifton-Griffith (soprano), Anna Stephany (alto), Christopher Watson (tenor), Simon Grant (baritone), Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor)
Hymn to St Peter, Op 56aEdward Burrowes (treble), St Paul's Cathedral Choir, Huw Williams (organ), John Scott (conductor)
If thou wilt ease thine heart 'Dirge for Wolfram'Ian Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Jubilate Deo in E flatWestminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (organ), David Hill (conductor)
Jubilate in CWestminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)
Jubilate in CHolst Singers, Stephen Layton (conductor), David Goode (organ)
Lachrymae, Op 48aRoger Chase (viola), The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)
Lachrymae, Op 48aLawrence Power (viola), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor)
Mazurka elegiaca, Op 23 No 2Jonathan Plowright (piano), Aaron Shorr (piano)
Missa brevis, Op 63Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (organ), David Hill (conductor)
Movement for clarinet and orchestraDame Thea King (clarinet), English Chamber Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
Night covers up the rigid landIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Night Mail. End sequenceNigel Hawthorne (narrator), The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)
Night Piece 'Notturno'Michael Dussek (piano)
Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op 70Craig Ogden (guitar)
Not even summer yetIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
On this island, Op 11James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano)
On this island, Op 11Lynne Dawson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Phaedra, Op 93Jean Rigby (contralto), The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)
Phantasy Quartet, Op 2Sarah Francis (oboe), Galina Solodchin (violin), John Underwood (viola), Jonathan Williams (cello)
Piano Concerto in D major, Op 13Steven Osborne (piano)
Prelude and Fugue on a theme of VittoriaTom Winpenny (organ)
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30The Rodolfus Choir, Ralph Allwood (conductor)
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30Corydon Singers, Westminster Cathedral Choristers, Matthew Best (conductor)
Russian FuneralLondon Brass Virtuosi, David Honeyball (conductor)
Sacred and Profane, Op 91Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Saint Nicolas, Op 42Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Best (conductor)
Saint Nicolas, Op 42Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Sechs Hölderlin-FragmenteMark Padmore (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op 22James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano)
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op 22Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Sinfonietta, Op 1The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)
Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op 49Sarah Francis (oboe)
Sonata for cello and piano in C, Op 65Jamie Walton (cello), Daniel Grimwood (piano)
Sonata for cello and piano in C, Op 65Alban Gerhardt (cello), Steven Osborne (piano)
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
String Quartet No 1 in D major, Op 25Takács Quartet
String Quartet No 2 in C major, Op 36Takács Quartet
String Quartet No 3, Op 94Takács Quartet
Symphony for cello and orchestra, Op 68Jamie Walton (cello), Philharmonia Orchestra, Alexander Briger (conductor)
Symphony for cello and orchestra, Op 68Alban Gerhardt (cello), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze (conductor)
Te Deum in CWestminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ), Yeachan Park (treble)
Te Deum in CHolst Singers, Stephen Layton (conductor), David Goode (organ)
Te Deum in CSt Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Andrew Lucas (organ), Connor Burrowes (treble)
Tema SacherAlban Gerhardt (cello)
Tema SacherJamie Walton (cello)
Temporal VariationsSarah Francis (oboe), Michael Dussek (piano)
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano)
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35Ian Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
The Red CockatooIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
The Sword in the StoneThe Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)
This way to the tombIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
This way to the tombGerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Tit for TatGerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
To lie flat on the back with the knees flexedIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Two Insect PiecesSarah Francis (oboe), Michael Dussek (piano)
Um MitternachtMark Padmore (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Um MitternachtGerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Um MitternachtIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Violin Concerto, Op 15Anthony Marwood (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor)
War Requiem, Op 66Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh (conductor)
War Requiem, Op 66London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
When you're feeling like expressing your affectionIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Who are these children?, Op 84Mark Padmore (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Wild with passion 'Song on the water'Ian Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Winter Words, Op 52James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano)
Winter Words, Op 52Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Young Apollo, Op 16Steven Osborne (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor)
ANONYMOUS - TRADITIONAL
At the mid hour of nightRegina Nathan (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Avenging and brightRegina Nathan (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Bird Scarer's SongJamie MacDougall (tenor), Bryn Lewis (harp)
Bird Scarer's SongGerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Bonny at morn 'with guitar'Lorna Anderson (soprano), Craig Ogden (guitar)
Bonny at morn 'with harp'Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Bryn Lewis (harp)
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn 'Watching the Wheat'James Gilchrist (tenor), Alison Nicholls (harp)
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn 'Watching the Wheat'Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Bryn Lewis (harp)
Ca' the yowesLorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Come you not from Newcastle?Lorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Dear harp of my country!Regina Nathan (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Early one morningLorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Eho! Eho!Lorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
FileuseLorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
GreensleevesGerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
How sweet the answerAnn Murray (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
How sweet the answerRegina Nathan (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
I will give my love an appleJamie MacDougall (tenor), Craig Ogden (guitar)
I wonder as I wanderGerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Il est quelqu'un sur terreLorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
La belle est au jardin d'amourJamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
La noël passéeJamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Le roi s'en va-t'en chasseLorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
LemadyGerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
LemadyJamie MacDougall (tenor), Bryn Lewis (harp)
Little Sir WilliamAnthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Little Sir WilliamJamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Lord! I married me a wifeJamie MacDougall (tenor), Bryn Lewis (harp)
Master KilbyJamie MacDougall (tenor), Craig Ogden (guitar)
O can ye sew cushions?Lorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
O the sight entrancingAnn Murray (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
O the sight entrancingRegina Nathan (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
O Waly, WalyJames Gilchrist (tenor), Alison Nicholls (harp)
O Waly, WalyAnthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
O Waly, WalyLorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Oft in the stilly nightAnn Murray (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Oft in the stilly nightRegina Nathan (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Oliver CromwellLorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Quand j'étais chez mon pèreJamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Rich and rareRegina Nathan (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Sail on, sail onSarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Sail on, sail onRegina Nathan (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Sailor-boyJamie MacDougall (tenor), Craig Ogden (guitar)
She's like the swallowJamie MacDougall (tenor), Bryn Lewis (harp)
She's like the swallowGerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Sweet Polly OliverLorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
The ash groveJamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
The bonny Earl O'MorayLorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
The brisk young widowJamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
The CrocodileGerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
The Deaf Woman's CourtshipGerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
The false knight upon the roadLorna Anderson (soprano), Bryn Lewis (harp)
The foggy, foggy dewJamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
The last rose of summerAnn Murray (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
The last rose of summerRegina Nathan (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
The Lincolnshire poacherJamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
The miller of DeeJamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
The minstrel boyRegina Nathan (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
The Salley GardensJames Gilchrist (tenor), Alison Nicholls (harp)
The Salley GardensAnthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
The Salley GardensJamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
The shooting of his dearJamie MacDougall (tenor), Craig Ogden (guitar)
The soldier and the sailorJamie MacDougall (tenor), Craig Ogden (guitar)
The trees they grow so highAnthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
The trees they grow so highLorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
There's none to sootheJamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Voici le printempsLorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
HENRY CAREY (c1690-1743))
Sally in our alleyJamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
WILLIAM CROFT (1678-1727))
A Hymn on Divine MusickIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
PELHAM HUMFREY (1647-1674))
Hymn to God the FatherIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Lord! I have sinnedIan Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
DAVID OWEN (1709-1739))
David of the White RockGerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
David of the White RockJames Gilchrist (tenor), Alison Nicholls (harp)
David of the White RockJamie MacDougall (tenor), Bryn Lewis (harp)
HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695))
A morning hymn, Z198Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Dulcibella, when e'er I sue for a kiss, Z485Ian Bostridge (tenor), Richard Jackson (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Evening Hymn, Z193Michael Chance (countertenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Evening Hymn, Z193Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
I spy Celia, Z499Ian Bostridge (tenor), Richard Jackson (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
I take no pleasure in the sun's bright beams, Z388Ian Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
If music be the food of love, Z379aDame Felicity Lott (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
If music be the food of love, Z379cJohn Mark Ainsley (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
In the black dismal dungeon of despair, Z190Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
In the black dismal dungeon of despair, Z190Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Job's curse, Z191Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Lord, what is man?, Z192Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Lost is my quiet for ever, Z502Susan Gritton (soprano), Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Mad Bess, Z370Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400James Bowman (countertenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
O solitude, my sweetest choice!, Z406John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
On the brow of Richmond Hill, Z405Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z410Ian Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Saul and the witch at Endor, Z134Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation when our Saviour, at twelve years of age, had withdrawn himself, Z196Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
The knotting song, Z371James Bowman (countertenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
The Queen's Epicedium, Z383Ian Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Turn then thine eyes, Z425John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
We sing to him whose wisdom form'd the ear, Z199James Bowman (countertenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
What can we poor females do?, Z518Susan Gritton (soprano), Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
When Myra sings, Z521Ian Bostridge (tenor), Richard Jackson (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828))
Gretchens Bitte 'Gretchen im Zwinger', D564Marie McLaughlin (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
WILLIAM SHIELD (1748-1829))
The plough boyJamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
JOHN WELDON (1676-1736))
Alleluia, ZS14Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A baby watched a ford, whereto  
A boy was born  
A boy was born, Op 3 (Britten)
A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28 (Britten)
A cold coming we had of it  
A death  
A flaxen-headed cowboy, as simple as may be  
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  
A little black thing among the snow  
A morning hymn, Z198 (Purcell/Britten)
A Poison Tree  
A Poison Tree (Britten)
A Riddle 'The child you were'  
A Riddle 'The Earth'  
A shepherd's carol (Britten)
A Song of Enchantment  
A time there was — as one may guess  
A Wedding Anthem 'Amo ergo sum', Op 46 (Britten)
A.M.D.G. (Britten)
Abraham, my servant, Abraham  
Ach, neige  
After the blast of lighting from the East  
Ah, Sun-flower  
Alas, my love, you do me wrong  
Alleluia, ZS14 (Weldon/Purcell/Britten)
Andante lento  
Angel  
Arethusa, who, flying from the love of Alpheus the river god, was turned into a fountain  
As dew in Aprille  
As it is, plenty  
As sweet Polly Oliver lay musing in bed  
as the soldier and the sailor was a-walking one day  
At day-close in November  
At the mid hour of night (Anon/Britten)
At the railway station, Upway 'The convict and the boy with the violin'  
At the round earth's imagined corners, blew  
Autumn  
Avenging and bright (Anon/Britten)
Awake, glad heart!  
Bacchus, at whose feast is heard the noise of gaggling women's tattling tongues and shouting out of boys  
Ballad of green Broom  
Balulalow  
Barcarola: Lento  
Batter my heart three person'd God; for, you  
Be slowly lifted up, thou long black arm  
Bed-time  
Before life and after  
Behold, a silly tender babe  
Bird Scarer's Song (Anon/Britten)
Bird Scarer's Song (Anon/Britten/Matthews)
Birthday Song for Erwin (Britten)
Black Day  
Bonny at morn 'with guitar' (Anon/Britten)
Bonny at morn 'with harp' (Anon/Britten)
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn 'Watching the Wheat' (Anon/Britten)
Bugles sang, saddening the evening air  
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  
Canto segundo: Sostenuto  
Canto terzo: Sostenuto  
Canto: Con moto  
Cariwch, medd Dafydd, Fy nhelun i mi 'Bring me my harp'  
Carol  
Celemene  
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  
Come under the shadow of this gray rock  
Come ye sons of Art, away, Z323 (Purcell/Britten)
Come you not from Newcastle? (Anon/Britten)
Come, stranger sent from God!  
Concord  
Concord, Concord is here  
Confutatis maledictis  
Country girls  
Cradle Song for Eleanor (Britten)
Creak, little wood thing, creak  
Dark is the night  
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  
Death, I hear thy summons and I come  
Declamato: Largo  
Deo gracias  
Deus in adiutorium meum … (Britten)
Dialogo: Allegretto  
Die Heimat  
Die Jugend  
Die Linien des Lebens  
Dies irae  
Diversions, Op 21 (Britten)
Domine Jesu Christe  
Double Concerto in B minor (Britten)
Down by the Salley Gardens my love and I did meet  
Down yonder green valley where streamlets meander  
Dulcibella, when e'er I sue for a kiss, Z485 (Purcell/Britten)
Early one morning (Anon/Britten)
Easter day was a holiday  
Eho! Eho! (Anon/Britten)
Ekha 'Echo'  
Ekho poeta 'The poet's echo', Op 76 (Britten)
Elegy for solo viola (Britten)
Epigramma 'Epigram'  
Evening  
Evening Hymn, Z193 (Purcell/Britten)
Every Night and every Morn  
Ev'n like two little bank divided brooks  
Fair daffodils, we weep to see  
Fairest isle  
Famine tracks us down the lanes  
Fancie (Britten)
Festival Te Deum in E, Op 32 (Britten)
Fileuse (Anon/Britten)
Final dance of homage  
First, April, she with mellow showers  
Fish in the unruffled lakes (Britten)
Five Flower Songs, Op 47 (Britten)
Five Waltzes (Britten)
For forty years our Nicolas  
For H is a spirit and therefore he is God  
For H is a spirit and therefore he is God – For the instruments are by their rhimes  
For I am under the same accusation with my Saviour  
For I will consider my Cat Jeoffrey  
For the flowers are great blessings  
For the instruments are by their rhimes  
For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour  
Foweles in the frith  
From fen and meadow  
From silent shades and the Elysian groves  
From springs of bounty  
Fuga: Andante  
Fuga: Andante espressivo  
God's grandeur  
Greensleeves (Anon/Britten)
Gretchens Bitte 'Gretchen im Zwinger', D564 (Schubert/Britten)
Hälfte des Lebens  
Hallelujah  
Hallelujah from the heart of God  
Hark the ech'ing air!  
Have you been catching of fish, Tom Noddy?  
He journeys to Palestine  
He often would ask us  
He spar'd not his own son  
Hears not my Phillis how the birds  
Heaven-Haven  
Here the strong mallow strikes her slimy root  
Here, a sheer hulk, lies poor Tom Bowling  
Herod  
His piety and marvellous works  
Hodie Christus natus est  
Holiday Diary, Op 5 (Britten)
Hostias et preces tibi  
How blest are shepherds  
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  
I Fuga: Andante moderato  
I have desired to go  
I mon waxe wod  
I sing of a maiden  
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  
I was angry with my friend  
I was angry with my friend  
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  
III Serenata: Allegretto, pizzicato  
Il est quelqu'un sur terre (Anon/Britten)
I'll sail upon the dog-star  
Impromptu: Andante lento  
In a garden shady this holy lady  
In Chester town there liv'd a brisk young widow  
In freezing winter night  
In guilty night, and hid in false disguise  
In the black dismal dungeon of despair, Z190 (Purcell/Britten)
In the bleak mid-winter / Lully, Lulley, lully, lulley  
In the gardens of God, in the daylight divine  
In the heat of the day when the sun shines so freely  
In the third-class seat sat the journeying boy  
Incassum Lesbia, incassum rogas  
Introduzione: Lento  
It seemed that out of battle I escaped  
IV Marcia: Alla marcia moderato  
Jesu that dost in Mary dwell  
Jesu, as thou art our saviour  
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  
Let Nimrod, the mighty hunter  
Let the dreadful engines of eternal will  
Let the florid music praise!  
Let the night perish; cursed be the morn  
Let us sleep now …  
Liber scriptus  
Life and its follies are fading away  
Little Fly  
Little Sir William (Anon/Britten)
London  
Look, stranger, at this island now  
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  
Lost is my quiet for ever, Z502 (Purcell/Britten)
Lullay, Jesu  
Mad Bess, Z370 (Purcell/Britten)
Maiden in the mor lay  
Man is for the woman made  
March: Allegro moderato – sempre alla marcia  
Marcia: Allegro  
Marsh flowers  
Master Kilby (Anon/Britten)
Mazurka elegiaca, Op 23 No 2 (Britten)
Menschenbeifall  
Mi sy'n fachgen ifanc ffôl 'I am a young and foolish lad'  
Midnight on the Great Western 'The journeying boy'  
Mine own dear mother, sing lullay!  
Mirie it is, while sumer ilast  
Missa brevis, Op 63 (Britten)
Morning  
Moto perpetuo: Presto  
Move him into the sun  
Movement for clarinet and orchestra (Britten/Matthews)
Music for a while  
My parents died  
Narcissus, who fell in love with his own image and became a flower  
Nicolas and the pickled boys  
Nicolas comes to Myra and is chosen Bishop  
Nicolas devotes himself to God  
Nicolas from Prison  
Nicolas sailed for Palestine  
Nicolas was born in answer to prayer  
Night  
Night covers up the rigid land (Britten)
Night Mail. End sequence (Britten)
Night Piece 'Notturno' (Britten)
Nightmare  
Niobe, who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into a mountain  
No, resistance is but vain  
Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op 70 (Britten)
Nocturne  
Noël  
'None', said the other  
Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400 (Purcell/Britten)
Not even summer yet (Britten)
Now listen you landsmen unto me  
Now that the sun hath veiled his light  
Now the leaves are falling fast  
Now through night's caressing grip  
O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands  
O can ye sew cushions? (Anon/Britten)
O come all you young fellows that carry a gun  
O Deus, ego amo te  
O God, I love thee  
O lift your little pinkie  
O merry rang the hymn  
O might those sighes and teares returne againe into my breast and eyes  
O my deare hert, young Jesu sweit  
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  
Of one that is so fair and bright  
Oft in the stilly night (Anon/Britten)
Oh my blacke Soule! now thou art summoned  
Oh, to vex me, contraryes meet in one  
Old woman, old woman, are you fond of smoking?  
Oliver Cromwell (Anon/Britten)
Oliver Cromwell lay buried and dead  
On the brow of Richmond Hill, Z405 (Purcell/Britten)
On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
One ever hangs where shelled roads part  
One midsummer's morn as I was a-walking  
One midsummer's morn as I were a-walking  
Oroonoko, Z584 (Purcell/Britten)
Our eyes are blinded by the holiness you bear  
Our fathers whose creative will asked  
Out there, we've walked quite friendly up to Death  
Pan, who played upon the reed pipe which was Syrinx, his beloved  
Passacaglia: Lento solenne  
Pausanias, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585 (Purcell/Britten)
Persecution sprang upon our Church  
Peter Grimes (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  
Phantasy Quartet, Op 2 (Britten)
Piano Concerto in D major 'original 1938 version', Op 13 (Britten)
Piano Concerto in D major, Op 13 (Britten)
Pie Jesu Domine  
Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z410 (Purcell/Britten)
Pleasure it is  
Prayer I  
Prayer II  
Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria (Britten)
Prisons are built with stones of Law  
Procession  
Proud songsters 'Thrushes, finches and nightingales'  
Proverb I  
Proverb II  
Proverb III  
Proverb IV  
Proverb V  
Proverb VI  
Proverb VII  
Quand j'étais chez mon père (Anon/Britten)
Recession  
Recitative and Aria: Lento  
Recitativo: Fantastico  
Recordare Jesu pie  
Regis regum rectissimi  
Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues  
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (Britten)
Requiem aeternam  
Requiescant in pace  
Rich and rare (Anon/Britten)
Rosa mystica  
Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, Z587 (Purcell/Britten)
Russian Funeral (Britten)
Rustics and fishermen  
Sacred and Profane, Op 91 (Britten)
Sail on, sail on (Anon/Britten)
Sailor-boy (Anon/Britten)
Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Sainte Marye Virgine  
Sally in our alley (Carey/Britten)
Saul and the witch at Endor, Z134 (Purcell/Britten)
Scherzo: Allegro molto  
Seascape ('For Kit Welford')  
Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente (Britten)
Sed signifer sanctus  
See how the sun  
Sent as a present from Annam  
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op 22 (Britten)
Shepherd, leave decoying  
She's like the swallow (Anon/Britten)
She's like the swallow (Anon/Britten/Matthews)
Shoo all 'er birds you be so black  
Silver  
Since she whom I love hath payd her last debt  
Sinfonietta, Op 1 (Britten)
Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op 49 (Britten)
Slaughter  
Sleep, my darling, sleep  
Slowly, silently, now the moon  
So Abram rose, and clave the wood  
Sokrates und Alcibiades  
Solovey i roza 'The nightingale and the rose'  
Sonata for cello and piano in C, Op 65 (Britten)
Sonetto XXXI: A che più debb'io mai l'intensa voglia  
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (Britten)
Sound the trumpet  
Spring Carol  
St Godric's Hymn  
Stikhi, sochinennïye noch'yu vo vremya bessonnitsï 'Lines written during a sleepless night'  
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  
Sweet flag and cuckoo flower  
Sweet Polly Oliver (Anon/Britten)
Sweeter than roses  
Symphony for cello and orchestra, Op 68 (Britten)
Take not a woman's anger ill  
Te decet hymnus  
Te Deum in C (Britten)
Tell me, some pitying angel, quickly say  
Tell me, where is fancy bred  
Tema Sacher (Britten)
Temporal Variations (Britten)
That yongë child  
The ash grove (Anon/Britten)
The Auld Aik  
The bird a nest, the spider a web  
The birth of Nicolas  
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  
The Chimney-Sweeper  
The choirmaster's burial 'The tenor man's story'  
The Comical History of Don Quixote, Z578 (Purcell/Britten)
The Crocodile (Anon/Britten)
The Deaf Woman's Courtship (Anon/Britten)
The death of Nicolas  
The evening primrose  
The Fairy Queen, Z629 (Purcell/Britten)
The false knight upon the road (Anon/Britten)
The Fly  
The foggy, foggy dew (Anon/Britten)
The Grasshopper  
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
The hours of folly are measur'd by the clock  
The Indian Queen, Z630 (Purcell/Britten)
The knight met the child in the road  
The knotting song, Z371 (Purcell/Britten)
The Larky Lad  
The last rose of summer (Anon/Britten)
The Lincolnshire poacher (Anon/Britten)
The little old table  
The long night  
The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any rather than Fail, Z601 (Purcell/Britten)
The Masque begins  
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  
The Queen's Epicedium, Z383 (Purcell/Britten)
The Red Cockatoo (Britten)
The red fox, the sun, tears the throat of the evening  
The Rival Sisters, or The Violence of Love, Z609 (Purcell/Britten)
The Salley Gardens (Anon/Britten)
The sheep's in the meadows  
The sheep's in the meadows, the kye's in the corn  
The shooting of his dear (Anon/Britten)
The soldier  
The soldier and the sailor (Anon/Britten)
The succession of the four sweet months  
The Sword in the Stone (Britten)
The ten hours’ light is abating  
The three kings  
The thrushes sing as the sun is going  
The trees they grow so high (Anon/Britten)
The Turn of the Screw, Op 54 (Britten)
The Tyger  
The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction  
The Wasp  
The water is wide, I cannot get o'er  
The world is charged with the grandeur of God  
Thee, God, I come from, to thee go  
There is no rose  
There is not much that I can do  
There was a jolly miller once lived on the river Dee  
There was an old man liv'd out in the wood  
There's a wind where the rose was  
There's none to soothe (Anon/Britten)
There's not a swain of the plain  
These tokens of our love receiving  
Think in the morning  
This little babe  
This way to the tomb (Britten)
Thou hast made me, and shall thy work decay?  
Thou shalt make the princes over all the earth  
Thou wakeful shepherd, that does Israel keep  
Time  
Time and Concord  
Tit for Tat (Britten)
To daffodils  
To lie flat on the back with the knees flexed (Britten)
To see a World in a Grain of Sand  
Toccata: Allegro molto e con brio  
Tom Bowling  
Turn then thine eyes, Z425 (Purcell/Britten)
Two Insect Pieces (Britten)
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright  
Um Mitternacht (Britten)
V Bordone: Moderato quasi recitativo  
VI Moto perpetuo e Canto quarto: Presto  
Vigil  
Violin Concerto, Op 15 (Britten)
Voici le printemps (Anon/Britten)
Wagtail and baby 'A satire'  
Waltz: Allegretto  
Wanne mine eyhnen misten  
War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
We go walking on the green grass  
We praise thee, O God  
We sing to him whose wisdom form'd the ear, Z199 (Purcell/Britten)
Whanne ic se on Rode  
What art thou? From what causes dost thou spring?  
What can we poor females do?, Z518 (Purcell/Britten)
What if this present were the world's last night?  
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?  
When I was a bachelor I lived all alone  
When I was bound apprentice in famous Lincolnshire  
When Myra sings, Z521 (Purcell/Britten)
When once the sun sinks in the west  
When you're feeling like expressing your affection (Britten)
Who are these children?  
Who are these children?, Op 84 (Britten)
Wild with passion 'Song on the water' (Britten)
Wilt thou forgive that Sin, where I began?  
Wind Sextet (Britten)
Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
Wolcum Yole!  
Ya dumal, serdtse pozabïlo 'My heart, I fancied it was over'  
Ye Hielands and ye Low-lands  
Ye that pasen by  
Yes he is Time  
Yes. Why do we all, seeing a soldier, bless him?  
Yet if his Majesty, our sovran Lord  
Yif ic of luve can  
Young Apollo, Op 16 (Britten)