Britten, Benjamin

(22 November 1913, Lowestoft, England – 4 December 1976, Aldeburgh)
   Composer, conductor, and pianist famous especially for operas, Britten wrote some 20 choral and solo vocal works on sacred themes, the best known of which are the cantata A Ceremony of Carols (1942), a Missa Brevis in D for boys’ choir (1959), and the War Requiem (1962).

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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  • Benjamin Britten — Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor, violist and pianist.LifeBritten was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, the son of a dentist and a talented amateur musician. He showed …   Wikipedia

  • Benjamin Britten — noun major English composer of the 20th century; noted for his operas (1913 1976) • Syn: ↑Britten, ↑Edward Benjamin Britten, ↑Lord Britten of Aldeburgh • Instance Hypernyms: ↑conductor, ↑music director, ↑director, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Britten's Children — Britten’s Children is a scholarly 2006 book by John Bridcut that describes the English composer Benjamin Britten’s love for a continuous series of adolescent boys throughout his life. Bridcut has been praised for treating such a sensitive subject …   Wikipedia

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