Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

This thoroughly researched database will be of tremendous use to anyone studying or planning to perform Britten's songs. The comprehensive nature of the resource means that students cannot only access information about the works in isolation, but locate them in the rich, multi-dimensional context to which they belong. A great asset to Britten scholarship.

                    -Dr. Lucy Walker, Director of Learning and Development

                    Britten-Pears Foundation

The Comprehensive Britten Song Database is a most welcome resource for all students and lovers of Britten's vocal music. While the site will be of great interest to all, it will be of enormous value to those beginning their love affair with the composer's art songs.

                    -Gregory Massingham, Head of Opera

                     Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

The Britten Song Database by Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak Perna should be on every singing teacher's bookmark list of important websites. Thoroughly researched and skillfully organized, this fine new website will be an aid to teachers and students of English song for years to come. Best of all, it is free to all users and available worldwide via the internet. Thank you Dr. Perna and Dr. Spivak Perna, for creating this great resource.

                  -John Nix, Associate Professor of Voice and Vocal Pedagogy

                   The University of Texas-San Antonio

Thank you for this wonderful database of Britten's song output. It will be extremely helpful to all of us that are involved in singing or supplying his music. 

                    -Glendower Jones, Owner

                     Classical Vocal Reprints


© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013