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(Biography) (Edward) Benjamin, Baron Britten. 1913–76, English composer, pianist, and conductor. His works include the operas Peter Grimes (1945) and Billy Budd (1951), the choral works Hymn to St Cecilia (1942) and A War Requiem (1962), and numerous orchestral pieces
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(Edward) Benjamin, 1913–76, English composer.
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THE centenary of great British composer Benjamin Britten's birth will see a special celebration in Prestatyn today.