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Benjamin Britten
Simple Symphony

About Benjamin Britten

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

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

Classics for Kids Quiz

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

Nurses

Music

Art

Policemen

Horses


2.What was Brittens first job after graduation?

Mailman

Baker

Church Organist

Composing music for documentary films

Orchestra Conductor


3. Where did Britten write A Ceremony of Carols?

In the United States

In the forest

Onboard ship traveling back to England

At school

On a movie set


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