Benjamin Britten was a famous English composer whose name is known in many countries of the world. He was born in the 1913. He was only five when he started to play the piano and compose music. By the time he was nineteen, he was already both a musician for a film company and a composer. He wrote music for the plays of several English writers. In 1962 Benjamin Britten finished a very big musical work: the “War Requiem”. Benjamin Britten became vice-president of the peace organization of musicians. Benjamin Britten also wrote songs and operas for children. He wrote a piece of music called “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”. It can be taken as a handbook on all the instrument of the orchestra. A teacher can use this music to teach children how to understand each of the instruments in an orchestra. Benjamin Britten’s name was so popular that the title of an article in the “Morning Star” on one of his birthdays was “Great Britten”. He died in 1976.