Britten Manuscripts: Musical compositions of Benjamin Britten

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2027 Add MS 60593-60626
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000036.0x000132
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English Latin
  • Physical Description
      34 volumes

Scope and Content

All scores are wholly autograph, with the exception of some full scores which were prepared with the help of an amanuensis; these have been indicated as partly autograph.

Access Information

Restrictions to access apply please consult British Library staff

Not Public Record(s)

Acquisition Information

Accepted by the Treasury in satisfaction of Capital Transfer Tax and allocated to the British Library.

Alternative Form Available

Digital facsimiles are available online at and a microfilm copy is available for reference at the British Library (shelfmark M. 881/1-5).

Conditions Governing Use

These manuscripts are normally held, on loan, at the Britten-Pears Library, Aldeburgh, but they are currently available at the British Library while the Britten-Pears Library completes building work.