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FINZI, G.: Finzi Anthology (A) (8-CD Box Set)

More than any other composer, Gerald Finzi (1901–1956) has come to embody the lyrical pastoralism so associated with English twentieth-century music. This anthology includes eight critically acclaimed recordings of Finzi’s works. The themes of fragility and transient existence are expressed in three early song anthologies with words by Thomas Hardy, Finzi’s favourite poet. Intimations of Immortality is a deeply touching lament for the passing of the freshness of childhood, while the tender Dies natalis is a setting of texts by the 17th-century poet Thomas Traherne. Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice takes the listener through a feast of moods and textures and ends with one of the most sublime Amens in all choral music. Finzi’s enchanting Clarinet Concerto was completed in 1949 in response to a commission from the Three Choirs Festival and the Cello Concerto, with its elegiac slow movement, was composed when Finzi learned that he was suffering from an incurable illness and is one of his finest works.



Disc 1

Finzi, Gerald

  Clarinet Concerto, Op. 31
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro vigoroso 00:07:53
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio, ma senza rigore 00:11:41
3.   Play with flash player III. Rondo: Allegro giocoso 00:08:30

Finzi, Gerald
Ashmore, Lawrence, arranger(s)

  5 Bagatelles, Op. 23a (arr. L. Ashmore for clarinet and strings)
4.   Play with flash player I. Prelude: Allegro deciso 00:03:19
5.   Play with flash player II. Romance: Andante tranquillo 00:04:14
6.   Play with flash player III. Carol: Andante semplice 00:01:57
7.   Play with flash player IV. Forlana: Allegretto grazioso 00:02:58
8.   Play with flash player V. Fughetta: Allegro vivace 00:02:12

Finzi, Gerald

  Love's Labour's Lost, Op. 28a (excerpts)
9.   Play with flash player VII. Soliloquy I: The King's Poem 00:01:58
10.   Play with flash player VIII. Soliloquy II: Longaville's Sonnet 00:01:41
11.   Play with flash player IX. Soliloquy III: Dumaine's Poem 00:01:17
  A Severn Rhapsody, Op. 3
12.   Play with flash player A Severn Rhapsody, Op. 3 00:06:46
  Romance in E-Flat Major, Op. 11
13.   Play with flash player Romance in E - Flat Major, Op. 11 00:08:16
  Introit in F Major, Op. 6
14.   Play with flash player Introit in F Major, Op. 6 00:08:22


Disc 2

Finzi, Gerald

  Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 40
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro moderato 00:15:28
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante quieto 00:12:32
3.   Play with flash player III. Rondo: Adagio - Allegro giocoso 00:09:08
  Eclogue, Op. 10
4.   Play with flash player Eclogue, Op. 10 00:10:51
  Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Op. 38
5.   Play with flash player Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Op. 38 00:13:44


Disc 3

Finzi, Gerald
Taylor, Edward, lyricist(s)

  3 Anthems, Op. 27: No. 2. God is gone up
1.   Play with flash player 3 Anthems, Op. 27: No. 2. God is gone up 00:04:26

Finzi, Gerald
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Magnificat, Op. 36
2.   Play with flash player Magnificat, Op. 36 00:09:30

Finzi, Gerald
Taylor, Edward, lyricist(s)

  3 Anthems, Op. 27: No. 1. My lovely one
3.   Play with flash player 3 Anthems, Op. 27: No. 1. My lovely one 00:02:28
  3 Anthems, Op. 27: No. 3. Welcome sweet and sacred feast
4.   Play with flash player 3 Anthems, Op. 27: No. 3. Welcome sweet and sacred feast 00:07:30

Finzi, Gerald
Bridges, Robert Seymour, lyricist(s)

  Thou didst delight my eyes, Op. 32
5.   Play with flash player Thou didst delight my eyes, Op. 32 00:02:20

Finzi, Gerald

  Let us now praise famous men, Op. 35
6.   Play with flash player Let us now praise famous men, Op. 35 00:02:52

Finzi, Gerald
Bridges, Robert Seymour, lyricist(s)

  7 Unaccompanied Partsongs, Op. 17
7.   Play with flash player No. 1. I praise the tender flower 00:02:17
8.   Play with flash player No. 2. I have loved flowers that fade 00:02:30
9.   Play with flash player No. 3. My spirit sang all day 00:01:40
10.   Play with flash player No. 4. Clear and gentle stream 00:04:13
11.   Play with flash player No. 5. Nightingales 00:03:05
12.   Play with flash player No. 6. Haste on, my joys! 00:02:00
13.   Play with flash player No. 7. Wherefore tonight so full of care 00:03:11

Finzi, Gerald
Crashaw, Richard, lyricist(s)

  Lo, the full, final sacrifice, Op. 26
14.   Play with flash player Lo, the full, final sacrifice, Op. 26 00:14:08


Disc 4

Finzi, Gerald
Hardy, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  I Said to Love, Op. 19b
1.   Play with flash player No. 1. I Need not Go 00:02:10
2.   Play with flash player No. 2. At Middle - Field Gate in February 00:03:27
3.   Play with flash player No. 3. Two Lips 00:00:56
4.   Play with flash player No. 4. In Five - score Summers (Meditation) 00:01:47
5.   Play with flash player No. 5. For Life I Had Never Cared Greatly 00:02:07
6.   Play with flash player No. 6. I Said to Love 00:03:06

Finzi, Gerald
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18
7.   Play with flash player No. 1. Come Away, Come Away, Death 00:03:30
8.   Play with flash player No. 2. Who is Silvia 00:01:36
9.   Play with flash player No. 3. Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun 00:05:42
10.   Play with flash player No. 4. O Mistress Mine 00:01:42
11.   Play with flash player No. 5. It was a Lover and his Lass 00:02:32

Finzi, Gerald
Hardy, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  Before and after Summer, Op. 16
12.   Play with flash player No. 1. Childhood among the Ferns 00:03:29
13.   Play with flash player No. 2. Before and after Summer 00:02:36
14.   Play with flash player No. 3. The Self - unseeing 00:02:54
15.   Play with flash player No. 4. Overlooking the River 00:02:38
16.   Play with flash player No. 5. Channel Firing 00:06:38
17.   Play with flash player No. 6. In the Mind's Eye 00:01:48
18.   Play with flash player No. 7. The Too Short Time 00:03:07
19.   Play with flash player No. 8. Epeisodia 00:02:03
20.   Play with flash player No. 9. Amabel 00:02:58
21.   Play with flash player No. 10. He Abjures Love 00:04:33


Disc 5

Finzi, Gerald
Wordsworth, William, lyricist(s)

  Intimations of Immortality, Op. 29
1.   Play with flash player Andante sostenuto 00:04:43
2.   Play with flash player There was a time when meadow, grove and stream 00:02:56
3.   Play with flash player The Rainbow comes and goes 00:02:04
4.   Play with flash player Now, while the birds thus sing a joyous song 00:04:44
5.   Play with flash player Ye blessed Creatures, I have heard the call 00:00:58
6.   Play with flash player Oh evil day! If I were sullen 00:02:14
7.   Play with flash player But there's a Tree, of many, one 00:01:51
8.   Play with flash player Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting 00:03:05
9.   Play with flash player Earth fills her lap with pleasures of her own 00:01:52
10.   Play with flash player Oh joy! That in our embers 00:02:49
11.   Play with flash player But for those first affections 00:03:52
12.   Play with flash player Then sing, ye Birds, sing, sing a joyous song! 00:03:21
13.   Play with flash player And O, ye Fountains, Meadows, Hills and Groves 00:04:29

Finzi, Gerald
Blunden, Edmund Charles, lyricist(s)

  For St Cecilia, Op. 30
14.   Play with flash player Delightful Goddess, in whose fashionings 00:02:31
15.   Play with flash player Changed is the age; mysterious, man's next star 00:03:18
16.   Play with flash player How came you, lady of fierce martyrdom 00:04:43
17.   Play with flash player How smilingly the saint among her friends 00:02:13
18.   Play with flash player Wherefore we bid you to the full concent 00:03:51


Disc 6

Finzi, Gerald
Hardy, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  Earth and Air and Rain, Op. 15
1.   Play with flash player No. 1. Summer Schemes 00:02:34
2.   Play with flash player No. 2. When I Set Out for Lyonesse 00:02:06
3.   Play with flash player No. 3. Waiting Both 00:03:24
4.   Play with flash player No. 4. The Phantom 00:03:45
5.   Play with flash player No. 5. So I Have Fared 00:02:49
6.   Play with flash player No. 6. Rollicum - Rorum 00:01:41
7.   Play with flash player No. 7. To Lizbie Browne 00:04:01
8.   Play with flash player No. 8. The Clock of the Years 00:04:24
9.   Play with flash player No. 9. In a Churchyard 00:03:51
10.   Play with flash player No. 10. Proud Songsters 00:03:05

Finzi, Gerald
Lucas, Frank Lawrence / Barker, George / Flecker, James Elroy / Traherne, Thomas / De la Mare, Walter / Jones, William, lyricist(s)

  To a Poet, Op. 13a
11.   Play with flash player No. 1. To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence 00:05:02
12.   Play with flash player No. 2. On Parent Knees 00:01:33
13.   Play with flash player No. 3. Intrada 00:01:34
14.   Play with flash player No. 4. The Birthnight 00:01:45
15.   Play with flash player No. 5. June on Castle Hill 00:02:01
16.   Play with flash player No. 6. Ode on the Rejection of St Cecilia 00:05:07

Finzi, Gerald
Hardy, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  By Footpath and Stile, Op. 2
17.   Play with flash player No. 1. Paying Calls 00:03:47
18.   Play with flash player No. 2. Where the Picnic Was 00:04:04
19.   Play with flash player No. 3. The Oxen 00:02:42
20.   Play with flash player No. 4. The Master and the Leaves 00:02:49
21.   Play with flash player No. 5. Voices from Things Growing in a Churchyard 00:06:34
22.   Play with flash player No. 6. Exeunt Omnes 00:03:17


Disc 7

Finzi, Gerald
Hardy, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  A Young Man's Exhortation, Op. 14
1.   Play with flash player No. 1. A Young Man's Exhortation 00:03:08
2.   Play with flash player No. 2. Ditty 00:03:28
3.   Play with flash player No. 3. Budmouth Dears 00:01:58
4.   Play with flash player No. 4. Her Temple 00:02:08
5.   Play with flash player No. 5. The Comet at Yell'ham 00:03:37
6.   Play with flash player No. 6. Shortening Days 00:02:51
7.   Play with flash player No. 7. The Sigh 00:03:41
8.   Play with flash player No. 8. Former Beauties 00:03:06
9.   Play with flash player No. 9. Transformations 00:01:42
10.   Play with flash player No. 10. The Dance Continued 00:03:38
  Till Earth Outwears, Op. 19a
11.   Play with flash player No. 1. Let me enjoy the earth 00:02:29
12.   Play with flash player No. 2. In years defaced 00:03:38
13.   Play with flash player No. 3. The Market Girl 00:01:52
14.   Play with flash player No. 4. I look into my glass 00:02:13
15.   Play with flash player No. 5. It never looks like summer here 00:01:17
16.   Play with flash player No. 6. At a Lunar Eclipse 00:03:51
17.   Play with flash player No. 7. Life laughs onwards 00:02:09

Finzi, Gerald
Rossetti, Christina / Blunden, Edmund Charles / Shanks, Edward / Gurney, Ivor / Bridges, Robert Seymour / Hardy, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  Oh Fair to See, Op. 13b
18.   Play with flash player No. 1. I say 'I'll seek her side' 00:02:46
19.   Play with flash player No. 2. Oh fair to see 00:01:36
20.   Play with flash player No. 3. As I lay in the early sun 00:01:50
21.   Play with flash player No. 4. Only the wanderer 00:01:54
22.   Play with flash player No. 5. To Joy 00:03:27
23.   Play with flash player No. 6. Harvest 00:04:19
24.   Play with flash player No. 7. Since we loved 00:01:26


Disc 8

Finzi, Gerald
Traherne, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  Dies natalis, Op. 8
1.   Play with flash player I. Intrada 00:05:36
2.   Play with flash player II. Rhapsody 00:07:32
3.   Play with flash player III. The Rapture 00:04:01
4.   Play with flash player IV. Wonder 00:04:28
5.   Play with flash player V. The Salutation 00:04:39

Finzi, Gerald

  Prelude in F Minor, Op. 25
6.   Play with flash player Prelude in F Minor, Op. 25 00:04:35
  The Fall of the Leaf, Op. 20
7.   Play with flash player The Fall of the Leaf, Op. 20 00:09:34

Finzi, Gerald
Milton, John, lyricist(s)

  2 Sonnets, Op. 12
8.   Play with flash player No. 1. When I consider 00:04:46
9.   Play with flash player No. 2. How soon hath time 00:02:51

Finzi, Gerald

  New Year Music, Op. 7
10.   Play with flash player New Year Music, Op. 7 00:09:39

Finzi, Gerald
Peele, George / Knevet, Ralph, lyricist(s)

  Farewell to Arms, Op. 9
11.   Play with flash player I. Introduction 00:03:56
12.   Play with flash player II. Aria: His golden locks 00:05:05

Total Playing Time: 08:34:31






Composer(s):
Finzi, Gerald

Lyricist(s):
Barker, George; Bible - New Testament; Blunden, Edmund Charles; Bridges, Robert Seymour; Crashaw, Richard; De la Mare, Walter; Flecker, James Elroy; Gurney, Ivor; Hardy, Thomas; Jones, William; Knevet, Ralph; Lucas, Frank Lawrence; Milton, John; Peele, George; Rossetti, Christina; Shakespeare, William; Shanks, Edward; Taylor, Edward; Traherne, Thomas; Wordsworth, William

Arranger(s):
Ashmore, Lawrence

Conductor(s):
Griffiths, Howard; Hill, David; Robinson, Christopher

Orchestra(s):
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Northern Sinfonia

Ensemble(s):
Sacconi Quartet

Choir(s):
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus; St. John's College Choir, Cambridge

Artist(s):
Ainsley, John Mark; Burnside, Iain; Donohoe, Peter; Gilchrist, James; Hatfield, Lesley; Hugh, Tim; Plane, Robert; Whitton, Christopher; Williams, Roderick

Label: Naxos

Series: Boxed Sets

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Concerto; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.508017

Barcode: 747313801732

Release Date: 09/2016

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