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A new iPad app of Britten’s music now free

The app, which is available on iTunes for free, includes a specially recorded performance of Britten‘s work by the Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder, as well as a host of games and quizzes including an aural ‘guess the instrument’ quiz and a ‘Be the composer’ game. (Have a go below!) The app aimed at introducing young children to the symphony orchestra through Britten’s A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra has been unveiled to mark the composer’s centenary.

The app is the result of a collaboration between the Britten-Pears Foundation, theRoyal Northern College of Music and AVCO, a digital arts and technology company.