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Benjamin Britten:

The Simple Symphony

Benjamin Britten composed his Simple Symphony when he was twenty, but he based it on music that he'd written much earlier -- some of it when he was only 10! The "Simple Symphony" has four movements, each of which has a very catchy name: Boisterous Bouree, Playful Pizzicato, Sentimental Sarabande, and Frolicsome Finale.

Music heard in this episode:

Britten: Simple Symphony: Boisterous Bouree
Britten: Simple Symphony: Playful Pizzicato
Bach: Violin Partita #3: Gavotte
Britten: Simple Symphony: Sentimental Serenade
Falla: Simple Symphony: Frolicsome Finale

More shows about Benjamin Britten

About Benjamin Britten
Pizzicato and Other Musical Terms
The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 1
The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 2

Learn more about Benjamin Britten | This is an Activity Sheet available

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz!

Britten wrote The Simple Symphony for what ensembles?

 Quartets

 Choral Groups

 Jazz Bands

 School Orchestras

 Marching Bands

What is a Bouree?

 A Dance

 A Brass Instrument

 A Book

 A French Song

 A Dish

What does Pizzicato mean?

 Happy

 Soft

 Plucked

 Plain

 Bowed

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Benjamin Britten:

The Simple Symphony

Benjamin Britten composed his Simple Symphony when he was twenty, but he based it on music that he'd written much earlier -- some of it when he was only 10! The "Simple Symphony" has four movements, each of which has a very catchy name: Boisterous Bouree, Playful Pizzicato, Sentimental Sarabande, and Frolicsome Finale.

Music heard in this episode:

Britten: Simple Symphony: Boisterous Bouree
Britten: Simple Symphony: Playful Pizzicato
Bach: Violin Partita #3: Gavotte
Britten: Simple Symphony: Sentimental Serenade
Falla: Simple Symphony: Frolicsome Finale

More shows about Benjamin Britten

About Benjamin Britten
Pizzicato and Other Musical Terms
The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 1
The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 2

Learn more about Benjamin Britten | This is an Activity Sheet available

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz!

Britten wrote The Simple Symphony for what ensembles?

 Quartets

 Choral Groups

 Jazz Bands

 School Orchestras

 Marching Bands

What is a Bouree?

 A Dance

 A Brass Instrument

 A Book

 A French Song

 A Dish

What does Pizzicato mean?

 Happy

 Soft

 Plucked

 Plain

 Bowed