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Richard Rodney Bennett

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A Colloquy with God (1)
A Contemplation Upon Flowers (2)
A Farewell to Arms (1)
A Garland for Marjory Fleming (1)
A Good-night (1)
A Good Night (2)
A History of the The Dansant (2)
A Song at Evening (2)
A Week of Birthdays (1)
American Carols (4) (1)
Arabesque (1)
Barcarolle for piano (3)
By Strauss (1)
Calendar (1)
Capriccio for Piano Duet (1)
Carols (5) (2)
Carol (1)
Celebration (1)
Commedia IV (1)
Concerto for Stan Getz (1)
Country Dances (4) (1)
Country Dances (7) (1)
Coventry Carol (1)
Divertimento for 2 pianos (1)
Dormi Jesu (1)
Dream Songs (2)
Duo Concertante (3)
Early to Bed (1)
Enchanted April (1)
Every time we say goodbye (1)
Far from the Madding Crowd (1)
Fire, fire! (1)
Four Piece Suite (1)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (2)
Gloria, gloria (1)
Goodbye for Now (1)
Impromptus (5) (3)
In the bleak midwinter (1)
I saw three ships (2)
I wonder as I wander (1)
Lady Caroline Lamb (2)
Letters to Lindbergh (1)
Lullaby Baby (1)
Lullay Mine Liking (1)
Madrigal 'And can the physician' (1)
Madrigals (2) (1)
Marimba Concerto (1)
Missa Brevis (1)
» Gloria
» Kyrie
Mistress Anne (1)
Mistress Isabel (1)
Mistress Margaret (1)
Mistress Margery (1)
Murder on the Orient Express (film) (6)
» Waltz
Murder on the Orient Express: Suite (1)
My Darling Dear (1)
My dancing day (1)
Never Weather-beaten Saile (1)
New Year Carol (1)
Nowell, nowell, tidings true (1)
One Equal Music (1)
Out of your Sleep (3)
Over the Hills and Far Away (1)
Partita (2)
Partridge Pie (1)
Piano Concerto no.1 (1)
Puer Nobis (2)
Reflections on a Scottish Folk Song (1)
Reflections on a Sixteenth-Century Tune (2)
Remember, O thou man (1)
Scena III (1)
Sea Change (1)
Serenade for small orchestra (1)
Seven Days a Week (1)
Sinfonietta (1)
Sonata for cello and piano (2)
Song at Evening (1)
Songs before Sleep (Baritone and Strings) (1)
Sophisticated lady (1)
Spells (2)
Studies (5) for Piano (2)
Suite for Skip and Sadie, for piano 4 hands (1)
Summer Music (arr. for small orchestra) (1)
Summer Music (3)
Symphony no.1 (1)
Symphony no.2 (1)
Symphony no.3 (1)
Taking a line for a walk (2)
Tender is the Night (1)
The Apple Tree (1)
The Aviary (3)
The Ballad of Sweet William (1)
The Glory and the Dream (2)
The Holly and the Ivy (1)
The Hours of Sleepy Night (1)
The Insect World (3)
The Mines of Sulphur (1)
The Return of the Soldier (2)
» VIII
The Sorrows of Mary (2)
The Sun has long been set (1)
These Three (1)
The seasons of his mercies (1)
This Day (1)
Time (1)
Town and Country (1)
Travel Notes 2 (1)
Tunes (6) for the Instruction of Singing-birds (1)
Verses on Saint Cecilia's Day (2)
What Sweeter Music (2)
Winter Music (1)
Winter Nights (1)
Words and Music (1)
Zodiac (1)

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, CBE (29 March 1936 – 24 December 2012) was an English composer renowned for his film scores and his jazz performance as much as for his challenging concert works. He was based in New York City from 1979 until his death in 2012.

Bennett was born at Broadstairs, Kent, but was raised in Devon during World War II.His mother, Joan Esther (Spink), was a pianist who had trained with Gustav Holst and sang in the first professional performance of The Planets. His father, Rodney Bennett, (1890-1948) was a children's book author and poet, who worked with Roger Quilter on his theatre works and provided new words for some of the numbers in the Arnold Book of Old Songs.

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FOUR: Music for Wind Quartet
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‘B’ like Britain: Music for 2 Pianos
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Bennett - Orchestral Works Vol.3
Bennett - Orchestral Works Vol.3

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British Guitar
British Guitar

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Sing Levy Dew: A Decade of the St Catharine’s Girls’ Choir
Sing Levy Dew: A Decade of the St Catharine’s Girls’ Choir

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Bernstein - Scenes from West Side Story (arr. 2 pianos), Bennett, Grainger
Bernstein - Scenes from West Side Story (arr. 2 pianos), Bennett, Grainger

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Bennett - Orchestral Works Vol.2
Bennett - Orchestral Works Vol.2

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The Glory and the Dream: Choral Music by Richard Rodney Bennett
The Glory and the Dream: Choral Music by Richard Rodney Bennett

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(Somm)

Richard Rodney Bennett - Orchestral Works Vol.1
Richard Rodney Bennett - Orchestral Works Vol.1

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The British Cello
The British Cello

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Treblesome: The Temple Church Boys’ Choir
Treblesome: The Temple Church Boys’ Choir

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(Orchid Classics)

Love Story: Piano Themes from Cinema’s Golden Age
Love Story: Piano Themes from Cinema’s Golden Age

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Airs, Blues & Dances
Airs, Blues & Dances

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