DANH MỤC TÁC PHẨM THEO THỂ LOẠI CỦA BENJAMIN BRITTEN

 

Opera
1941: Paul Bunyan, based on the American folktale
1945: Peter Grimes, based on George Crabbe's The Borough
1946: The Rape of Lucretia, after the play Le Viol de Lucrèce by André Obey
1947: Albert Herring, after Guy de Maupassant's story Le rosier de Mme. Husson
1948: The Beggar's Opera
1949: Let's Make an Opera (The Little Sweep), an opera for children
1951: Billy Budd, after Herman Melville's novella
1953: Gloriana, after Lytton Strachey's Elizabeth and Essex, written for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
1954: The Turn of the Screw, based on the novella by Henry James
1958: Noye's Fludde, for community performance, based on a mystery play
1960: A Midsummer Night's Dream, after Shakespeare
1971: Owen Wingrave an opera for television, after the short story by Henry James
1973: Death in Venice, based on Thomas Mann's novella
1976: An unrealized Christmas opera, intended forces unknown
 
Church parable
Curlew River (1964), based on a Japanese Noh play
The Burning Fiery Furnace (1966), after the Book of Daniel, Chapter 3
The Prodigal Son (1968), after the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 15
 
Ballet
Plymouth Town (Ballet for small orchestra) (1931)
The Prince of the Pagodas (1956)
 
Tác phẩm cho dàn nhạc
Sinfonietta, for chamber orchestra (1932)
Simple Symphony, for string orchestra (1934)
Soirées Musicales, after Rossini (1936)
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, for string orchestra (1937)
Mont Juic, a suite of Catalan Dances, jointly composed with Lennox Berkeley (1937)
Canadian Carnival (1939)
Sinfonia da Requiem (1940)
Matinées musicales, after Rossini (1941)
An American Overture (1941)
Prelude and Fugue for 18 Strings (1943)
Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes, for orchestra (1945)
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1946)
Occasional Overture (1946)
Men of Goodwill - Variations on a Christmas carol (1947)
Variations on an Elizabethan Theme, jointly composed with Lennox Berkeley, Arthur Oldham, Humphrey Searle, Michael Tippett and William Walton (1953)
Symphonic Suite from Gloriana (1954)
Suite on English Folk Tunes, A Time There Was..., for chamber orchestra (1966/1974)
 
Concertante
Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra (1932, incpt, realised by Colin Matthews)
Piano Concerto (1938, rev. 1945)
Violin Concerto (1939, rev. 1958)
Young Apollo, for piano, string quartet and string orchestra (1939)
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra (1940 rev. 1954)
Scottish Ballad, for two pianos and orchestra (1941)
Clarinet Concerto (incomplete: 1st movement only, 1942/3, orch. by Colin Matthews)
Cello Symphony (1963)
 
Tác phẩm thanh nhạc/hợp xướng cùng dàn nhạc
Quatre Chansons Françaises, for soprano and orchestra (1928)
Our Hunting Fathers, for soprano or tenor and orchestra (words W. H. Auden) (1936)
The Company of Heaven, for speakers, soloists, chorus and orchestra (1937, not performed again until 1989)
Les Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings (words Arthur Rimbaud) (1939)
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (1943)
Saint Nicolas, for tenor soloist, children's chorus, chorus, and orchestra (1948)
Spring Symphony, for soprano, contralto, and tenor soloists, mixed chorus, boys' choir and orchestra (1949)
Nocturne, for tenor, 7 obbligato instruments & strings (1958)
War Requiem (1961) for soprano, tenor and baritone soloists, chamber ensemble, boys' chorus, mixed chorus, and orchestra
Cantata misericordium for tenor and baritone soloists, small chorus, string quartet, string orchestra, piano, harp, timpani (1963)
Phaedra for mezzo-soprano, cello, harpsichord, percussion, and string orchestra (Robert Lowell after Jean Racine's Phèdre, 1975)
Praise we great men, for soloists, chorus and orchestra (Edith Sitwell) (1976, completed by Colin Matthews 1985)
Sea Symphony, for soloists, chorus and orchestra (unrealized, 1976)
 
Tác phẩm thanh nhạc
On this Island for high voice and piano (1937)
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo for tenor and piano (1940)
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne for tenor and piano (1945)
Canticle I: My beloved is mine for tenor and piano (1947)
A Charm of Lullabies for mezzo-soprano and piano (1947)
Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac for alto (or countertenor), tenor, and piano (1952)
Winter Words for high voice and piano (1953)
Canticle III: Still falls the rain for tenor, horn and piano (words Edith Sitwell) (1954)
Winter Words for tenor and piano, poetry by Thomas Hardy (1954)
The Heart of the Matter for narrator, tenor, horn, and piano (1956)
Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente for tenor and piano (1958)
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake for baritone and piano (1965)
The Poet's Echo for soprano and piano (1965)
Canticle IV: Journey of the Magi for countertenor, tenor, baritone, and piano (1971)
Canticle V: The Death of Saint Narcissus for tenor and harp (1974)
A Birthday Hansel for high voice and harp (1975)
Eight books of Folksong Arrangements from the British Isles and France, for voice and piano, guitar and harp
Many realizations of songs by Henry Purcell
 
Tác phẩm hợp xướng
Hymn to the Virgin for chorus and soli (1930?)
A Boy Was Born for treble voices and choir (1933/55)
Te Deum in C for chorus, trumpet, and organ (1934)
Friday Afternoons for children's voices and piano (1935)
A.M.D.G. (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam), seven settings of Gerard Manley Hopkins for unaccompanied SATB (1939)
A Ceremony of Carols for treble voices and harp (1942); an alternative arrangement for mixed voices and harp (or piano) is popular as well
Hymn to St. Cecilia for unaccompanied choir; poem by W. H. Auden (1942)
Rejoice in the Lamb for 4 soloists, choir, and organ; text by Christopher Smart (1943)
Festival Te Deum in E for chorus and organ (1944)
A Wedding anthem 'Amo Ergo Sum\ for soprano, tenor chorus and organ (1949)
Five Flower Songs for SATB (1950)
Hymn to St. Peter for treble soloist, SATB and organ (1955)
Antiphon for SATB and organ, (1955)
Missa Brevis for boys' voices and organ (1959)
Jubilate Deo in C for chorus and organ (1961)
A Hymn of St Columba for chorus and organ (1962)
The Golden Vanity for 5 boy soloists, treble choir and piano (1966)
The Building of the House for chorus or organ or brass and orchestra (1967)
Sacred and Profane (8 medieval lyrics) for SSATB (1974-5)
 
Tác phẩm thính phòng/khí nhạc
Five Waltzes, for piano (1925, rev. 1969)
String Quartet in F major (1928)
String Quartet in D major (1931, rev. 1974)
Phantasy, for oboe quartet (1932)
Three Divertimenti, for string quartet (1933, rev. 1936): March, Waltz, Burlesque
Holiday Diary, for piano (1934)
Suite for Violin and Piano (1935)
Two Insect Pieces, for oboe and piano (1935)
Temporal Variations, for oboe and piano (1936)
Introduction and Rondo alla burlesca, for 2 pianos (1940)
Mazurka elegaica, for 2 pianos (1941)
String Quartet No. 1 in D major (1941)
String Quartet No. 2 in C major (1945)
Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria, for organ (1946)
Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland for viola and piano (1950) after If My Complaints Could Passions Move by John Dowland, for William Primrose
arranged for viola and string orchestra (1976) for Cecil Aronowitz
Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe (1951), with quotations from Ovid's Metamorphoses poem.
Fanfare for St Edmundsbury (1959) short antiphonal and polytonal piece for three trumpets
Cello Sonata in C Major (1960)
Night-Piece (Notturno) for piano, written for Leeds International Pianoforte Competition (1963)
Nocturnal after John Dowland for guitar (1963)
Cello Suite No. 1 (1964)
Gemini Variations, for flute, violin and piano four hands (1965)
Cello Suite No. 2 (1967)
Suite for Solo Harp (1969)
Cello Suite No. 3 (1972)
String Quartet No. 3 in G major (1975)
Tema "Sacher" for cello solo (1976)
 
Nhạc phim
Night Mail (1936), with words by W. H. Auden

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