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Discover British Composers

Listen to and read about famous British composers.

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Considered the greatest English composer of his time, his 'Land of Hope and Glory' has become an unofficial second national anthem.

Listen to Enigma Variations This website has sound

Watch Pomp and Circumstance March at the Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms 2006)

Who is Elgar?

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

A very 'English' composer.

Fantasia on a Theme By Thomas Tallis

Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus

The Lark Ascending performed at the Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms) Part 1

The Lark Ascending performed at the Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms) Part 2

Biography

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

The most famous British composer of the 20th century.

Four Sea Interludes This website has sound

War Requiem This website has sound

More sound clips This website has sound

Biography

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Famous Baroque composer.

Tocatta in A Major This website has sound

Here the Deities Approve This website has sound

Let Mine Eyes This website has sound

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