This is borne out by his copy of the Collected Poems, in which he has lightly crossed through those he has set, and marked those he would like to set. There are many more marked than crossed through. The earliest songs date from the s; the latest from a few months before his death in Finzi and Hardy could have met. It now belongs to the Dorchester Museum. Why did he set so much Hardy?
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Bagore The thread is an emotional one, linking the young idealist as he matures to his gentle end under the yellowing trees. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Submitted by Emily Ezust [ Administrator ] 8. The site is also available in several languages. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.
Three shared subjects stand out. I said to love. Gerald Raphael Finzi Composer. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Update Required To play the media you will rinzi to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
Skip to main content. And we shall see the waters spring, Waters spring From chinks the scrubby copses crown; And we shall trace their oncreeping To where the cascade tumbles down And sends the bobbing growths aswing, And ferns not quite but almost drown. Not all the material on ans website is in the public domain. Though he never wrote poetry, he was a superb letter-writer who obviously enjoyed for its own sake the choice, sound, and placing of a word.
Finzi Earth and Air and Rain The final song brings acceptance of the eagth cycle of the seasons. In the next song the words are as cunningly disposed, but to a bitter end as raim throbs in an old body. Proud songsters [ sung text checked 1 time ] Language: The second song, apparently artless, is subtle in the way Finzi plays stress against metre to point up the words.
The phantom [ sung text checked 1 time ] Language: Submitted by Emily Ezust [ Administrator ] When Lawyers strive to heal a breach And Parsons practise what they preach: There are few spare words or bland descriptions, but keen precise observations. When I came back from Lyonnesse With magic in my eyes, [None managed to surmise What meant my godlike gloriousness] 1When Adn came back from Lyonnesse With magic in my eyes!
The first song begins lyrically, with imitation in the piano part, as if all set for a closed form; but it slackens into quasi-recitative for the questioning fourth verse; has a Holstian march bass at the mention of passing time, and ends having started in A flat on a surprising chord of E major—all characteristic Finzi procedures. Through my youth I stirred me not, High adventure missed I, Left the shining shrines unsought; Yet — me deduxisti!
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