Britten: The Complete Works

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(65 CD | DVD)

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Anonymous God Save The Queen.
Benjamin Britten Paul Bunyan,
Peter Grimes,
The Rape Of Lucretia,
Albert Herring,
Billy Budd,
The Turn Of The Screw,
A Midsummer Night’S Dream,
Owen Wingrave,
Death In Venice,
Noye’S Fludde,
The Golden Vanity,
Curlew River,
The Burning Fiery Furnace,
The Prodigal Son,
The Little Sweep Op. 45,
Children’S Crusade Op. 82,
The Prince Of The Pagodas Op. 57,
Plymouth Town – Ballet,
Night Mail,
The Tocher (Rossini Suite),
The King’S Stamp,
The Way To The Sea,
Peace Of Britain,
Men Behind The Meters,
Coal Face,
Love From A Stranger,
Johnson Over Jordan Suite,
The Rescue Of Penelope Parts 1 And 2,
The Company Of Heaven,
The Sword In The Stone,
Russian Funeral,
On The Frontier,
War Requiem Op. 66.
Benjamin Britten Spring Symphony Op. 44,
Cantata Academica Op. 62,
Hymn To St Cecilia Op. 27,
St Nicolas Op. 42,
Five Flower Songs Op. 47,
Cantata Misericordium Op. 69,
A Boy Was Born Op. 3,
Corpus Christi Carol,
A Wealden Trio: Christmas Song Of The Women,
Christ’S Nativity,
A Ceremony Of Carols Op. 28,
The Holly And The Ivy,
Songs From «Friday Afternoons» Op. 7,
Psalm 150 Op. 67,
3 Two-Part Songs,
Two Two-Partsongs,
The Birds,
A Hymn To The Virgin,
Jubilate Deo In E Flat Major (1934),
Te Deum In C,
Advance Democracy,
Deus In Adjutorium Meum (Psalm 70),
Rejoice In The Lamb Op. 30,
The Ballad Of Little Musgrave And Lady Barnard (Text: The Oxford Book Of Ballads),
Chorale After An Old French Carol,
Festival Te Deum In E Op. 32,
A Wedding Anthem Op. 46,
Hymn To St. Peter Op. 56A,
Antiphon Op. 56B,
Missa Brevis In D Major Op. 63,
Jubilate Deo In C Major (1961),
Venite Exultemus Domino,
A Hymn Of Saint Columba,
Voices For Today Op. 75,
Sacred And Profane Op. 91.
Benjamin Britten Welcome Ode Op. 95,
Praise We Great Men,
Quatre Chansons Françaises,
Our Hunting Fathers Op. 8,
Ballad Of Heroes Op. 14,
Serenade For Tenor Horn & Strings Op. 31,
Les Illuminations Op. 18,
Nocturne Op. 60 For Tenor Obbligato Instruments And Strings,
Phaedra Op. 93,
Canticles I-V,
A Birthday Hansel Op. 92,
The Heart Of The Matter,
Tit For Tat,
On This Island Op. 11,
Cabaret Songs,
Seven Sonnets Of Michelangelo Op. 22,
The Holy Sonnets Of John Donne Op. 35,
A Charm Of Lullabies For Mezzo-Soprano And Pianoforte Op. 41 (1947),
Winter Words Op. 52,
If It’S Ever Spring Again (Hardy),
The Children And Sir Nameless (Hardy),
Songs From The Chinese Op. 58,
Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61,
Songs And Proverbs Of William Blake Op. 74,
Ekho Poeta (The Poet’S Echo) Op. 76,
Who Are These Children? Op. 84,
Dawtie’S Devotion,
The Gully,
Folksongs (Selection),
Sinfonietta Op. 1,
Simple Symphony Op. 4,
Soirées Musicales (After Rossini) Op. 9,
Matinées Musicales (After Rossini) Op. 24,
Rondo Concertante For Piano And Strings,
Untitled Fragment For Strings.
Benjamin Britten String Quartet In F Major (1928),
Two Portraits,
Double Concerto,
Movements For A Clarinet Concerto For Clarinet And Strings,
Piano Concerto Op. 13,
Violin Concerto In D Minor Op. 15,
Mont Juic – Suite Of Catalan Dances Op.12 (With Lennox Berkeley),
Young Apollo Op. 16,
Canadian Carnival Overture Op. 19,
Sinfonia Da Requiem Op. 20,
Diversions For Piano (Left Hand) And Orchestra Op. 21,
Scottish Ballad Op. 26,
An American Overture,
Prelude & Fugue For 18 Strings Op. 29,
The Young Person’S Guide To The Orchestra Op. 34,
Men Of Goodwill (Variations On A Christmas Carol For Orchestra),
Variations On An Elizabethan Theme,
Occasional Overture Op. 38,
Symphony For Cello And Orchestra Op. 68,
In Memoriam Dennis Brain For 4 Horns And Strings,
The Building Of The House Overture,
Suite On English Folk Tunes ‘A Time There Was’ Op. 90,
Lachrymae For Viola & Strings Op. 48A,
Reflection For Viola & Piano,
Elegy For Unaccompanied Viola,
Lachrymae For Viola & Piano Op. 48,
Suite Op. 6,
Two Insect Pieces For Oboe And Piano,
Temporal Variations For Oboe & Piano,
Six Metamorphoses After Ovid For Solo Oboe Op. 49,
Suites For Cello Solo Nos. 1-3,
Nocturnal After John Dowland Op. 70,
Suite For Harp In C Major Op. 83,
String Quartet No. 3 Op. 94,
Temas ‘Sacher’.
Benjamin Britten Miniature Suite,
Rhapsody For String Quartet,
Phantasy In F Minor For String Quintet,
Alla Marcia,
Three Divertimenti,
String Quartet In D Major (1931),
String Quartet No. 1 In D Major Op. 25,
String Quartet No. 2 In C Major Op. 36,
Phantasy Quartet For Oboe & String Trio Op. 2,
Alpine Suite For Recorder Trio,
Scherzo For Recorder Quartet,
Fanfare For St. Edmondsbury For Three Trumpets,
Lamentation – Voluntary On A Theme Of Thomas Tallis,
They Walk Alone: Prelude,
Village Organist’S Piece,
Prelude & Fugue On A Theme Of Vittoria,
Gemini Variations Op. 73,
Introduction And Rondo Alla Burlesca Op.23 No.1,
Mazurka Elegiaca Op.23 No.2,
Five Waltzes For Piano,
A Little Idyll,
Three Character Pieces,
Variations (12) On A Theme,
Two Lullabies For Two Pianos,
Holiday Diary Op. 5 For Solo Piano,
Sonatina Romantica (1940),
Night Pieces (Notturno) For Piano,
Variations For Piano Solo.
John Gay The Beggar’S Opera.
Henry Purcell Sweeter Than Roses (From Pausanius The Betrayer Of His Country Z585).


Benjamin Britten (Piano), Anne Collins (Mrs Peachum), Arda Mandikian (Miss Jessel), Bruce Webb (Voice Of Spirit), Bryn Terfel (Henry Cuffe), David Hemmings (Sam), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone & Simon Preston), Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano), Helen Watts (Hippolyta), James Bohn (Hel Helson), John Rawnsley (Lockit ), Kenneth Macdonald (Red Whiskers), Lawrence Weller (Fourth Swede), Marie Thérèse Pinto (Mrs Ham), Marion Studholme (First Niece), Mary King (Mezzo), Peter Glossop (Billy Budd), Yvonne Kenny (Lucy Lockit), Alfred Deller (Oberon), Ann Murray (Mrs Peachum), Anne Pashley (Cis), April Cantelo (Miss Wordsworth), Bryan Drake (Junius), Catherine Wilson (Nancy), Dan Dressen (Johnny Inkslinger), David Pinto (Sem), Eileen O’Donovan (Mrs Jaffett), Geraint Evans (Ned Keene), Janis Hardy (Poppet), Jean Watson (Auntie), Nuala Willis (Mrs Trapes), Olive Dyer (Flora), Peter Pears (Tenor), Sheila Rex (Mrs Noye), Stephen Alexander (Jaffett), Sylvia Fisher (Miss Wingrave).

London Symphony Chorus, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Chorus Of Welsh National Opera.

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Benjamin Britten

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Orchestra Of Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

English Opera Group, Benjamin Britten

English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Bbc Symphony Orchestra, Grant Llewellyn

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

Northern Sinfonia, Thomas Zehetmair.

Decca announces first Britten complete works
65-CD limited edition box set to launch at this June’s Aldeburgh Festival
Decca Classics celebrates Britten’s centenary with a handsome box set of his entire canon of works. Britten and Decca enjoyed a unique relationship with the composer recording most of his key works for the label. Decca’s 1963 set of the War Requiem remains oneof the fastest-selling classical releases of all time.

Beyond the huge catalogue of Britten’s own recordings for Decca – 75% of this complete edition – many other labels have kindly provided recordings of the remaining works: a total of 20 labels including EMI Classics, Virgin Classics, Naxos, Warner Classics and NMC, making this a rare example of cross-industry collaboration.

“In this very special Britten year,» says Managing Director Paul Moseley, «it seemed to us at Decca that something unique had to be attempted to honour such a huge figure in British music. The first ever ‘complete works’ on disc best fitted the bill, and we are most grateful to all participating labels and to the Britten-Pears Foundation for their support in making this happen.”

Watch Decca’s video about the Britten Complete Works box set

The set is organised into 4 principal sections, each with its own individual book which offers a detailed article on Britten’s contribution to each genre, as well track listings and recording information:

  • The Operas (20 CDs)
  • Stage & Screen (12 CDs)
  • Voices (16 CDs)
  • Instruments (13 CDs)

In addition 4 bonus CDs include a series of newly conducted interviews with surviving musicians who worked closely with Britten, historic recordings and rarities, and Britten’s rehearsals at the recording sessions for the War Requiem which itself has been newly remastered this year from the analogue master tapes.

The set also features a DVD of Tony Palmer’s film on the making of the 1967 recording of The Burning Fiery Furnace, chosen specifically for its unrivalled insight into the Britten-Decca recording relationship and the working methods of producer John Culshaw and his pioneering Decca team.

These 66 discs are housed in a handsome and individually numbered box featuring a newly-commissioned illustration depicting the young Britten surrounded by visual icons inspired by his music. To crown the set a 208-page full-colour hardback book offers a host of fascinating articles and insights, a complete alphabetical index of works included in the edition, a gallery of original Decca LP sleeves from 1953 onwards and copious recording session pictures and beautiful Aldeburgh landscapes newly photographed for this edition.

Decca’s Complete Works includes all works with opus numbers and all works commercially recorded to date. Includes folksongs, excludes Purcell realisations and Hindmarsh’s arrangements of incidental music to King Arthur and World of the Spirit. Hundreds of (mainly teenage) fragments and juvenilia remain unpublished or recorded.